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  • Geoffrey Parrinder

    "No great religious leader has been so maligned as Prophet Mohammed. Attacked in the past as a heretic, an impostor, or a sensualist, it is still possible to find him referred to as "the false prophet." A modern German writer accuses Prophet Mohammed of sensuality, surrounding himself with young women. This man was not married until he was twenty-five.. More

  • W. Montgomery Watt

    "His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so.. More

  • Ramakrishna Rao

    "The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet. There is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge.. More

  • Bosworth Smith

    "He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without.. More

  • Prof. C. Snouck Hurgronje

    "The league of nations founded by the prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show candle to other nations." He continues: "The fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the League of.. More

  • Islamic etiquette related to gatherings – II

    Verily, every get-together must include mentioning and thinking of Allah; do you hear a verse from the Quran, a Prophetic Hadeeth, a religious advice, discussion revolving around an Islamic ruling or an Islamic reminder in today’s gatherings except for those upon whom Allah has mercy? We must pay attention to this dangerous, negative trend.. More

  • Islamic etiquette related to gatherings – I

    We must pay attention to our gatherings and meetings, because they have a major effect on us. If one were to take a quick look at Muslim gatherings today, he would find that it is nothing but a means of people occupying themselves with life, each according to his interest or field of work; this is aside from indulging in some prohibitions and.. More

  • Praising Allah – II

    When wearing a new garment: Whenever the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, used wear a new garment, he sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam would say: “Allahumma lakal-hamdu Anta kasawtaneeh, as’aluka min khayrihi wa khayri maa suni’a lah, wa a’oothu bika min sharrihi wa sharri maa suni’a lah (O Allah, for You is all praise, You have.. More

  • Our salaf's (predecessors) endeavors in calling to Allah – II

    Examples of our salaf calling people to Allah: The Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, shouldered this responsibility during the lifetime of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam and after his death. They were very zealous in calling people to Allah and guiding them to the right path. This is why they, may Allaah be pleased with.. More

  • Etiquettes related to debt and loaning – I

    Many social problems result from loans because many people overlook the etiquettes which Islam legislated for the debtor and the creditor, and should the debtors and the creditors adhere to such etiquettes, then many problems would be solved. Some of these etiquettes regarding the creditor are to delay the debtor who is unable to pay on due.. More

  • Etiquettes related to debt and loaning – II

    Repaying in the best manner: The debtor should repay in the best manner. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: “A harsh Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, asking him to repay a young camel he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, had borrowed from this Bedouin. The Bedouin used harsh words when.. More

  • The Muslim's attitude towards Valentine's Day

    The Muslim's attitude towards this holiday should be clear:1- He should not celebrate it, or join others in their celebrations of it, or attend their celebrations because it is forbidden to celebrate the festivals of non-Muslims.Ath-Thahabi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: "If the Christians have a festival and the Jews have a festival, which.. More

  • Dangers of smoking

    Many people are afflicted with the habit of consuming this poison, which wastes their money, ruins their health and weakens their bodies. There is another, more evil, consequence that smoking has, which is materialised in those who smoke having an evil end. A smoker was on his deathbed, and his brother came to him and urged him to utter the two testimonies.. More

  • Domestic violence against women in the West – II

    England: · 1 in 4 women may experience violence in their relationships with men (Women's Aid Federation [England] report, 1992) · Severe, repeated and systematic violence occurs in at least 5 of every hundred marriages in Britain;Between 40 and 45% of murdered women are killed by their male partners; Between 1 of every 2 women are murdered.. More

  • Domestic violence against women in the West – I

    Where does the western woman stand in scale of humanity and who represents her? Are they represented by the artificial ladies of Hollywood who appear on the TV screens, who are suppressed by the massive work load and by men? When comparing two different cultures, can a real study be made in order to compare between.. More