Interacting with others in life is necessary, as a person is surrounded by neighbors, relatives and colleagues in institutions of study and workplaces. Due to this dealing with different types of people, it is natural to be made susceptible to harm from some of them. Suppose that every such act one is subjected to, is met by an evil one in its like,.. More
Envy refers to the desire that a person feels for the destruction or removal of a blessing that another person has – a destruction which the bearer of this feeling would himself carry out if he had the power to. This is quite different to wanting such blessings for oneself while not wishing for them to be removed from others, for that is, indeed,.. More
5- Causing diseases (especially the plague) to the humans: Abu Moosa Al-Ash‘ari reported that the Prophet said, “The end of my Ummah would come through stabbing and Taa‘oon.” They said, “O messenger of Allaah! We know stabbing, but what is the Taa‘oon?&r.. More
The world of Jinns and devils and the world of humans are two different worlds. The world of the humans is visible to the Jinns, while the world of Jinns is a matter of the unseen for humans. The connection between the two worlds exists - in its worst form - in the form of subjection, sorcery, jugglery and mutual exploitation.
If we contemplated the.. More
All perfect praise is due to Allaah; I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; as well as his family and all his companions.
Fear of an evil end had broken the hearts of our righteous Salaf (predecessors) . Sufyaan Ath-Thawri,.. More
Allaah Almighty Says (what means):“O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful.”[Quran 49: 6]
Deception is a necessary tool for the success of wickedness.Fortunately, most of us are not so corrupted.. More
The pictures appear to tell a familiar story. In one a pile of bodies lies on a street corner, shot down, apparently where they were gathered. Among them is a girl in a red blouse, perhaps five years old, spread-eagled among a dozen other family members, some covered in sheets. A baby's legs are visible and a crumpled man has apparently been shot through.. More
When the military doctors force-feed Guantánamo Bay detainee Fayiz al-Kandari with a tube shoved into his stomach there are three stages to the pain.
First, there is the sensation of the tube passing near his sinuses as it is pushed through his nose and into his throat, which causes his eyes to water. Then there is an intense burning and gagging.. More
Kids aren't mind readers, but they are capable of reading our body language
When we hear about the tragedies in the world, such as the horrific tsunami; or about all of the people and children hurt in the worn-torn countries found all around the world; the millions of children who are starving to death or dying of AIDS ...we each should be much, much.. More
Anger and protests against the UN relief agency continue in Gaza, where Palestinians believe the agency should do more.
“It’s all so surreal to me,” 15-year-old Ala’a al Masri told Al Jazeera. “We have to try and satisfy our physical needs for vitamins and fruit by watching it on TV.”
The teenager and her family.. More
The Somali capital has suffered decades of war and failed governance, but is still looking to its future.
Here in Mogadishu, Somalia's shattered capital, a sustained period of relative calm holds, allowing the city's buildings to come back to life, thanks to a massive reconstruction effort. Laborers gather at dawn, hauling pails of stone and work tools,.. More
How is psychological and emotional abuse defined in Islam? What constitutes these emotional scars that cannot be seen on the skin? Emotional abuse is similar to verbal abuse but sometimes it can be a little more twisted and suddenly alarming. It reaches into each fiber of the self esteem, leaving the victim in deep emotional pain about his or herself.. More
Chastity is defined as "controlling oneself from forbidden desires due to the love of Allaah The Almighty in response to His command, as well as for seeking His reward in return."
Islam has always been keen to establish chastity in the Muslim community and has thus legislated many laws that reduce the strong impact of these desires and control.. More
Generations of Afghan refugees raised in Pakistan now face the prospect of returning to a home they have never known.
Ali Muhammad, an Afghan resident of Chaghai, in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, was born in 1981, as his family was fleeing the Afghan-Soviet war for the relative safety of Pakistan.
Today, 32 years later, he and 12 of.. More
He is Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari Khaalid ibn Zayd, May Allaah Be Pleased with him. He was the grandson of Maalik ibn An-Najjaar and his mother was Hind bint Sa‘eed. The Prophet made him the brother of Mus‘ab ibn ‘Umayr, May Allaah Be Pleased with them. He witnessed the Second Pledge of Al-‘Aqabah.