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  • The Pagan Origins of Halloween

    All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, feast of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the day God is glorified for all his saints known and unknown. Roman Catholics are obliged to hear Mass on this day. In medieval England it was called All Hallows; hence the name Halloween (Hallows' eve) for the preceding day (Oct. 31). From the Compton's Family Encyclopedia,.. More

  • Imam Ash-Shafi'ee: The Grand Jurist for the Sunnah

    Everything was placid in the large valley except for the voice of a two-year old child who was weeping. His mother embraced him, took him close to her chest, and patted his shoulders with tenderness and compassion. The youngster quickly went into sleep as his mother stared at the far horizon saying in a low weakened voice : “may Allah have mercy.. More

  • Zakat (The Poor Due): Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

    The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): "And establish.. More

  • Using food for cosmetic purposes

    Allah The Almighty has created man in the best shape and form; He says (what means): · {He Created the heavens and earth in truth and Formed you and perfected your forms; and to Him is the [final] destination.} [Quran 64:3] · {Who Created you, Proportioned you, and Balanced you?} [Quran 82:7] Allah The Exalted created everything in.. More

  • Directions on giving advice - II

    Manners of givingNaseeha (advice) · Seeking the Pleasure of Allah by giving Naseehah It is necessary that a person has the intention of seeking the pleasure of Allah the Almighty when giving Naseehah. Only such an intention deserves reward from Allah and acceptance from His slaves. If the intention is other than that, then that person deserves.. More

  • Consumption of What is Unlawful Corrupts the Hearts

    Consumption of What is Unlawful Corrupts the Hearts and Prevents Supplications from Being Answered There is clearly a strong relationship between the soundness or corruption of a person’s heart and his food and earnings. A person’s heart becomes corrupt when he earns what is prohibited and dares to eat of it. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alay.. More

  • The love of Allah

    An exceptional love The love of Allah should occupy man's heart and get total possession of it; and if it does not seize it entirely, it should at least outweigh the love of all other things in it. Allah Says about the believers, (what means): "He loves them and they love Him," [Quran 5:54] and the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said:.. More

  • Physical characteristics of Angels- I

    What they were created from and when The substance from which Allah, the Most Exalted, created angels is light. It is narrated on the authority of `Aa'ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was.. More

  • The Virtue of Reconciling People

    Reconciling people is among the great noble morals. The sharia urged it in more than one occasion as Allah Almighty says (what means): {So fear Allah and amend that which is between you.} [Quran 8: 1] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: Sadaqa (i.e. charity) is due on every joint of a person every day the sun rises... More

  • The explanation of Chapter Al-Humazah

    The Soorah (Qur'anic chapter) Al-Humazah (The Mocker) [No. 104] is one of the short Chapters of the thirtieth part of the Noble Quran. Herein is its explanation extracted from 'Tafseer Ibn Katheer', which is one of the most reliable books of Tafseer (interpretation). The text of the chapter: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 1... More

  • The Muslim Hero: Salahuddeen Al-Ayyoobi (Saladin)

    Salahuddeen's full name in Arabic was Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf bin Ayyoob, also called Al-Malik An-Nasir Salah Ad-Deen Yoosuf I. He was born in 1137/38 CE in Tikrit, Mesopotamia and died March 4, 1193, in Damascus. He later became the Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, and one of the most famous of Muslim.. More

  • Lamartine

    "If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes... More

  • Tips on safeguarding and improving your prayers

    The following is some advice to help you preserve and safeguard your prayer, and perform it in a proper manner, which makes it more likely to be accepted, • Perform Wudhoo’ (ablution) properly because the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah made compulsory upon Himself to Admit into Paradise any Muslim who properly.. More

  • The Right to Life

    Allah Almighty honored man and created him with His own Hand and blew into him from His Spirit. Then, He made His angels prostrate to him and subjected to him all that is in the heavens and the earth – all from Him. Moreover, He made him a successor on earth and bestowed talents and blessings upon him so that he can dominate the earth. He preferred.. More

  • Conditions of Repentance

    Humankind is encouraged to seek the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and repent sincerely for their sins and mistakes so that they may receive His Mercy. However, there are five conditions of repentance, which must be met for one's repentance to be accepted. First: The most important condition for the acceptance of one's repentance is that the act.. More