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  • In Allah’s Hands alone - I

    The true nature of might and power In an ultimate way, the answer to these and other similar questions is simple: Allah Almighty has willed it. This is so because nothing can happen in this world except by the permission of its mighty Creator and wise Lord, Allah, The Most High. All of this happens because Allah Almighty, in His infinite wisdom,.. More

  • The Muslim Home and Modern Technology

    Faatimah and Ruqayyah are sisters. Faatimah is the elder one and is seven years older than her sister. Allah The Exalted has granted her a sound mind and an eloquent tongue. Hence, her younger sister Ruqayyah discusses life’s affairs with her and asks for her opinion on issues or problems that she encounters or any of the various manifestations.. More

  • Making our home a Masjid

    A Muslim's home should be an embodiment of Islam, with all its goodness and blessings; and it is from the guidance of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, that we have in our homes a Masjid; and that Muslim men make it a habit to pray the voluntary prayers at home. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "O people, pray in your.. More

  • Women's Scholarship: Remembering a Fading Heritage

    Women have had a strong presence in society since the beginning of Islam. Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, may Allah be pleased with her, was the first person ever to believe in the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. She was a great support for the Da‘wah (Islamic propagation) until her demise in the tenth year after the Bi‘thah (the.. More

  • Your Time During Ramadan

    Time is the essence of life, and man’s life is but the seconds and minutes he/she lives. Every hour we live through in this life takes us that much closer to our destiny in the Hereafter. Even though time is the most precious item in our lives (or at least it should be) and we should be guarding it with all the power we possess, it seems to be.. More

  • 'Our Hearts are Still Adhering to the Truth'

    In his book, Siyar A‘laam An-Nubalaa’ (11/238), Ath-Thahabi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said that during the ordeal of Imaam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon him, it was said to him, “O Abu ‘Abdullaah! Do you not see that falsehood is being victorious over the truth?” He replied, “No. The victory of falsehood.. More

  • Hijab is Obligatory: Evidences from the Quran and Sunnah

    Wearing the Hijab (Islamic covering) is a great act of worship and one of the most important obligations in Islam, as Allah The Almighty has ordained it in His Book and has forbidden its opposite, which is uncovering and dressing improperly. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, commanded it in his Sunnah (tradition) and forbade its opposite... More

  • Hijab: A Divine Honor for Women

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness -- that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember. O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping.. More

  • Social Evils that are Destroying Muslim Communities - II

    Severing ties with kinfolk: The most important of kinfolk are one's parents, and yet we find many people dealing with them in an inappropriate manner or even severing ties with them altogether. As for those who do try to fulfil the needs of their parents, many of them do it begrudgingly, while expressing discontent or complaining that it is a burden.. More

  • Infertility: the struggle to conceive – I

    BY DR. `AA`ISHAH HAMDAN Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do anything to get it? Would you spend all of your time and money just to get that one thing? Have you ever felt a yearning that would never go away? Would you pray so often and so intense that tears would come to your eyes? Read the following story to find out the struggles.. More

  • Infertility: the struggle to conceive –II

    BY DR. AISHA HAMDAN Infertility from an Islamic Viewpoint In the previous edition, we presented Imaan's story in the struggle to conceive as well as various lessons that can be learned through such experiences. In this article, we will outline several issues that infertile couples often encounter, along with an Islamic perspective on each of these... More

  • Religious Wisdom - II

    Rules Pertaining to Religious Wisdom 1- Religious wisdom is either obligatory or recommended to use. When this term is mentioned, many people think it refers to details of religious wisdom and avoiding doubtful matters. Therefore, they think that religious wisdom is not an obligation and that it is specifically for people who have been selected and.. More

  • Religious Wisdom - I

    All praise is due to Allah The Almighty; we praise Him, ask His help and forgiveness and repent to Him. We seek refuge with Allah The Almighty from the evil of our souls and the consequences of our evil deeds. No one can mislead a person whom Allah The Almighty guides, and no one can rightly guide a person whom Allah The Almighty misguides. I testify.. More

  • A Day in the Life of a Muslim Woman - II

    Afternoon Preparing a healthy lunch. Performing Thuhr prayer (4 Rak'ah of Sunnah, 4 Rak'ah Fard, and 2 Rak'ah Sunnah) Regarding the Sunnah prayer, `Aa`ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said: "When the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, used to be in my house, he would offer four Sunnah Rak’ahs before Thuhr, then he would go and.. More

  • A Day in the Life of a Muslim Woman - I

    Normal and everyday activities become acts of worship if they are done for the sake of pleasing Allah. The regular and consistent deeds are the best among these deeds. `Aa`ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said that Allah’s Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: "The deeds most loved by Allah are those done regularly, even if.. More