When your kinfolk are non-Muslim
We should know that kindness to parents is a personal duty imposed by Allah on every son and daughter. To be a dutiful child is to ensure that one is closer to Allah the Almighty. It makes it easier to win Allah’s pleasure and be eventually admitted into Paradise. Parents must be obeyed unless they order us to.. More
Adhering to Tawheed (Islamic monotheism) does not only apply to deeds but also to words. Some of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, asked the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to make a tree for them that was known as “Thaat Anwaat” so that they could hang their weapons on it in order to seek its blessings as the.. More
The word Hajj, linguistically, means heading to a place for the sake of visiting; in Islamic terminology, it implies heading to Makkah to observe the rituals of pilgrimage.
Hajj is obligated by Allah upon every Muslim, male and female, who is physically and financially capable. It is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim. Allah The Almighty.. More
The narrators of Hadeeth are the most honourable and respectable Muslims, as they are keepers and preservers of Sunnah. Most of them are the companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, who witnessed the acts and learnt the sayings of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. Others are the successors of the companions. Who were blessed.. More
The days of Ramadan are a special time when the blessings and mercies of Allah The Almighty are bestowed abundantly. So let us hasten to acquire the gifts of our Lord in the mosques and look for them during the third part of the night.
Purify yourselves physically and spiritually as you stand before Allah, The King, conversing with Him through reciting.. More
Hajj is one of the most prominent forms of worship in Islam. It is an embodiment of true following of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, example. Unfortunately, it has recently become apparent that too much emphasis is being placed upon rulings pertaining to common mistakes committed by pilgrims during Hajj, and to what validates.. More
4- Heeding Allah's hudood (limits)
Heeding Allah's limits is the highest degree of piety. It is an indication of true belief, and a sign of perfect submission to Allah. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, more than anyone else, was a strict observant of Allah's limits. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was the most devout of all, and used to.. More
All Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, worked on reforming their societies by calling people to the message that Allah Almighty sent them with. Today, Muslims are suffering in all spheres of life, while non-Muslim nations continue in their ignorance of purpose and path in this life. To reform these, it is essential for Muslims to follow the model.. More
Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated: “Once the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and I went out during the day. While on the journey, he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, did not talk to me and I did not talk to him. When we reached the market of Bani Qaynuqaa’, he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, sat in the front-yard.. More
Here are some practical steps to control your gaze:
1- First, let us agree upon an issue that greatly affects the way you control your gaze, namely, the issue of the relativity of beauty.
The criteria of beauty vary from one person to another and from one sensibility to another. For example, you may like certain clothes and consider them the most.. More
It was a bit ironic to see a small group of Israeli settlers enter the large solidarity tent stationed at the entrance of Khan al-Ahmar last Wednesday. They had come, they said, to show "solidarity" with the Palestinian Bedouins protesting a demolition order.
Since 2017, the whole Bedouin village has been threatened with demolition by the.. More
One year ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stood in front of cameras in Mosul and declared the city recaptured after three years of being occupied by ISIL, also known as ISIS.
Clad in a black uniform and flanked by army commanders and heads of security forces that were involved in a ferocious, nine-month long battle against ISIL, al-Abadi confirmed.. More
Prophet Nooh (Noah), may Allaah exalt his mention, was one of the prominent Prophets whom Allah Almighty sent to guide people to His Path - that of Monotheism. Ibn 'Abbas, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "The period between Adam and Nooh was ten centuries." [Al-Bukhari]
Sadly, rites and ceremonies are practiced at graves and graveyards by people who believe that the inhabitants of the graves can bring benefit to them; such rites and ceremonies have reached the level of being Shirk (i.e. association with Allah) and take place in different forms. The following are some of the actions performed by such people:
After preparing oneself internally and financially for one of the most important events in the life of a Muslim, the pilgrim must plan and make actual logistic decisions regarding his/her journey. While one can always make the trip by himself or with a small group of individuals close to him, in this modern day this is not always the best choice. It.. More
Text of the Hadeeth It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Whoever relieves a believer...More