The Prophet said: “No one who severs the ties of kinship will enter Paradise.” [At-Tirmithi]
The religion of Islam places great importance on maintaining the ties of kinship between family members. All Muslims are to show kindness, generosity, and respect toward both their nearest and most distant relatives,.. More
In this article, we will talk about hoping for Allah's mercy. The believers’ relationship with their Lord is characterized both by fear and hope, such that the former deters them from sins and disobedience, whereas the latter drives them towards good deeds.
Ibn Al-Qayyim said:
“Hoping for the reward of Allah.. More
Allaah The Almighty has made our parents the means of giving us life and made them the source of providing us with unparalleled love and a sound upbringing. However, when we grow up, we tend to forget the period of our infancy and childhood and disregard their efforts. What ingratitude can be worse than this?
The very least we can do for our parents.. More
The Prophet used to invoke Allaah The Exalted saying: “Allaahumma anta rabbi la ilaaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduk, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa‘dika mastata‘t, a‘oothu bika min sharri maa sana‘t, aboo’u laka bini‘matika, wa aboo’u laka bithanbi.. More
During the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, there was no rain for an entire year and the people were about to perish. So ‘Umar, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, gathered the people and they went out to the desert. He then asked Al-‘Abbaas, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, the paternal uncle of the Prophet,.. More
Once upon a time, there was a man named Ibn Gud‘aan. He related his story: 'I once went out during the spring and I saw my camels healthy and with big udders that were filled with milk. I looked at my favorite she-camel and told myself that I would offer it as charity for my poor neighbor, who had seven daughters. I took it and knocked on my poor.. More
• Specialization: If a Muslim wants to specialize in one science, he should choose the most honorable branch of science and the most beneficent one that suits his abilities. It was said, “If you want to be a scholar, you should know everything about one thing, but if you want to be cultured, then know something about everything.”
Abu Rifaa‘ah, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, came to the Prophet while he was delivering a Khutbah (sermon) and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, I am a stranger who came to ask about matters of his religion because he does not know about his religion.” The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More
In this article we’ll try to shed some light on knowledge from Islamic perspective. Generally speaking, the Arabic word for knowledge is 'ilm, which, in most cases, indicates to Islamic knowledge or matters related to Sheree’ah (Islamic Law). Although, some of the Quranic verses in this article refer to Islamic knowledge, yet they are general.. More
The position of the oppressed in relation to the oppressor:
Allaah Says (what means): “And those who, when tyranny strikes them, they defend themselves. And the retribution for an evil act is an evil one like it, but whoever pardons and makes reconciliation - his reward is [due] from Allaah. Indeed, He does not like wrongdoers... More
The obligation upon an oppressor:
The one who oppresses others should fear Allaah and beware of transgression, because it will be counted as multiples of transgressions on the Day of Resurrection: one for him disobeying Allaah, another for him oppressing his fellow Muslim, and a third for initiating and opening the gate of transgression.. More
There have been people who insisted on leaving their imprints on life, and this is why history has immortalized their mention. They formed the civilization of their Ummah (nation); their renaissance became a source of goodness and light for the entire world, and they were the lanterns which lit the way for the West during their age of darkness.
By Kimberly Ben
When I reverted to Islam over 10 years ago, I received mixed reactions from my friends and family. While attending my first family gathering wearing Hijaab, I was eyed very curiously at first, but with time they have come to accept my choice.
Now, no one even seems to notice much except for the occasional complement on my choice of.. More
We all have stress and burdens in our daily lives. Whether it is school or work or just the trials of life, we carry much on our shoulders. Some of us carry our own loads and some of us carry loads that we share with others, such as health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could.. More
A Muslim thinks about the countless blessings that Allaah has bestowed upon him. He considers the numerous bounties that Allaah has given him -- from the time that he was a “drop of fluid” in his mother’s womb. These bounties continue until he meets His Lord. Therefore, a Muslim must thank Allaah for these bounties with his tongue,.. More