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Avoiding anger

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, that Allah's Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "No one does anything more excellent in the sight of Allah, The Great and The Glorious, than restraining his anger, seeking to please Allah."... More

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History of the Sunnah – IV: The era of the Companions and their Followers

6 - Writing of the Hadeeth Earlier in this series we discussed in some detail the writing of the Sunnah in the era of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and also showed that the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, were encouraged by him, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,... More

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Taariq Ibn Ziyaad: The Conqueror of Andalusia

Tariq Ibn Ziyad is one of the most prominent commanders who recorded his name in the glorious Islamic history which includes names like Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed, S`ad Ibn Abi Waqas, `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas, Salahuddeen and Muhammad Al-Fatih. Through Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a Muslim state... More

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  • The significance of the month of Sha’ban

    All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger. The actions of people are presented to Allah in the month of Sha’ban, so the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) used to fast repeatedly in this.. More

  • The month of Sha’baan - I

    Sha’ban is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or emerges) i.e., it appears between the months of Rajab.. More

  • The month of Sha’ban - II

    Another benefit of fasting in Sha’ban is that it is a kind of training for the Ramadan fast, in case a person finds it difficult to fast when Ramadan starts; if he fasts in Sha’ban he will have gotten used to fasting and he will feel strong and energetic when Ramadan comes. Sha’ban is like an introduction to Ramadan and it has some.. More

  • Yemenis resort to burning firewood and rubbish to cook food

    When Yahia al-Amari's three gas cylinders ran dry, he scoured the entire Yemeni capital to find a place where he could refill them. The 50-year-old walked to nearly every petrol station in Sanaa last month, hoping to find enough fuel to cook his family of seven their first hot meal of the week. But he was turned away everywhere he went, either by.. More

  • How Mossad carries out assassinations

    The killing of 35-year-old Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has taken the wraps off a covert programme of targeted killings of Palestinians deemed a threat by Israel. Al-Batsh studied electrical engineering in Gaza before going on to earn a PhD in the same subject in Malaysia. He specialized in power systems.. More

  • After girl's rape and killing, fear engulfs Muslim nomads

    For Amjad Ali, a Muslim nomad, this year's migratory journey from Jammu towards the mountains of Kashmir is going to be longer than usual. Each year, the 40-year-old and other members of his Bakarwal community typically leave their houses in Rasana and adjoining villages in Indian-administered Kashmir in mid-May. Their destination is the green pastures.. More

  • Fasting during Sha’ban

    This is the great month of Sha`ban, most of which our beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast. It is of paramount importance for us to keep alive this Sunnah and use it to get ready for the best time of the year to be a Muslim and feel like a Muslim—the month following this one, blessed Ramadan. And what can be a better.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - III

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, may Allah have mercy upon him, and other scholars of Tafseer(exegesis) that the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {On that night is made distinct every precise matter}[Quran 44:4] refers to the night of mid-Sha’baan. The correct interpretation is that it refers to the Night.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - II

    The wisdom of fasting Sha’baan more than other months: Ibn Al Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said in Tahtheeb As-Sunan, “There are three points about fasting the month of Sha’baan more than other months: First: the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast three days every month. Perhaps he was busy and could.. More

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