The Arabic noun Hijrah literally refers to the act of abandoning or relinquishing. Hence, the derived word Muhaajir, as mentioned in a Hadeeth, is a person who renounces what Allah The Almighty prohibited. This is not confined to a certain time or place; anyone who abides by the commands of Allah the Almighty and abandons sins, is considered a Muhaajir...
U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses and the expansion of Jewish settlements to limited Palestinian access to water and their farmland.
Israel's delegation defended its record before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which examined respect for civil..
Israeli police have detained more than 100 Palestinians in East Jerusalem since July for allegedly "throwing stones" at trains.
In a Tuesday statement, police said that more than 100 Palestinians had been arrested since July – when a Palestinian teenager was murdered by suspected Jewish settlers – for pelting passing trains with..
When `Umar Ibnul-Khatab (the second Caliph) entered Jerusalem at the head of a Muslim army in 638CE, he entered the city on foot, as a gesture of humility. There was no bloodshed. On the contrary, those who wanted to leave were allowed to do so with all their possessions and were guaranteed a safe passage. While those who wanted to stay were granted..
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa kills seven out of 10 victims and new cases could hit 10,000 a week within two months if it is not brought under control, the World Health Organization has said.
The organization's assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday that the death rate was higher than the official 50 percent rate and that..
Shia militias have abducted and murdered scores of Sunni civilians in Iraq in crimes committed in retribution against the actions of ISIL, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
The London-based rights group on Tuesday published what it said was evidence that Shia militias abducted civilians in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk, and killed them..
What can the Living Do to Rescue the Dead Person from Punishment?
Prophet Muhammad, sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), said,
'When a man dies, his actions cease except for three things: a charity which goes on, knowledge which continues to benefit people or a righteous son who makes supplication for him.' [Ahmad]
The Punishment of the Interspace
Almighty Allah Says (what means):
"And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], 'Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation…'" [Quran 6: 93]
The Grave is an unknown territory...
The Bliss of the Interspace between the Two Worlds
Allah, the Most Exalted, Says in the Quran (what means):
"[To the righteous it will be said], “O reassured soul. Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him]. And enter among My [righteous] servants. And enter My Paradise.” [Quran 89-30]
'The Grave'...the Grave is a word..
The Meaning and Truth of Death
Almighty Allah Says in the Quran (what means): "Every soul will taste death." [Quran 3: 185]
What is death? Is it total annihilation? Or is it simply the severing of the soul from the body? When the soul is separated from the body, what happens to each of them? What happens to man himself, the owner of this..
The Soul's Journey after Death -IAllah, the Most Exalted, Says in the Quran (what means):
"Then why, when it [i.e. the soul at death] reaches the throat. And you are at that time looking on. And We [i.e. Our angels] are nearer to him than you, but you do not see." [Quran 56-85]
When someone dies, the Angel of Death comes to take his soul,..
At a steep rocky hillside by the road that winds down to the Dead Sea, children of this Palestinian Bedouin community run up and down the rugged slopes, as goats graze on thorny weeds and sheep bleat nearby.
The encampment falls on a bare ridge between Jerusalem and Jericho, almost at sea level, as its name suggests. Just several hundred meters north..
As a Palestinian citizen of Israel, 21-year-old Shadan Jabareen says she has experienced institutionalized discrimination since she was a child. In 1994, her parents wanted to get away from the constant noise and the overcrowded Umm al-Fahm and move to a Jewish-Israeli community.
"My dad heard an advertisement on the radio for homes in Katzir,"..
Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by late January 2015, up from the current total of 5,800, according to a new study by a US medical agency.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on Tuesday suggesting that Ebola cases could increase to between 550,000 and 1.4 million in four months, based on several factors including..
On a bustling street in this city near the border with Syria, a tiny boy among other children tries to sell chocolate biscuits in a box. "Would you buy one?" he keeps asking, while pulling his loose, dirty trousers up to his thin waist.
Seven-year-old Atman Khalil is the youngest member of his family, having fled its war-torn hometown of..