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  • Celebrating the Mother's Day

    What is known among many people as Mother's Day and which is claimed to be the 21st of March is nothing but an innovation and a non-Islamic ritual which has entered the Muslim's homes because of their inadvertence and ignorance of the Islamic values and rites. In fact this so called "Mother's Day" is an imitation of the non-Muslims, namely.. More

  • Effects of 'Tawheed' (monotheism) on human life

    When an individual pronounces the testimony: “Ash-hadu An-Lailaha Illallah Wa Ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan Rasoolullah” (I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah), believing in it and acting upon it, he experiences a noticeable change in his life. By understanding.. More

  • Valentine Day birthdays, and other daze

    There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of Bid'ah (producing something, theoretical or practical, in matters of religion which is not part of it). Like Bid'ah, they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance and outside influence. Like Bid'ah, they entail rituals. But unlike Bid'ah, the rituals have not been given an.. More

  • Are We True Muslims? – I

    Brothers in Islam! Who are true Muslims? Let us see whatthe Almighty Allahand His Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, have to say about their lives and hearts: Allah Says (what means): {Say: My prayers and my sacrifices, and my living and my dying are for Allah Alone, the Lord of all the worlds. No partner has He. Thus I have been commanded, and.. More

  • Are We True Muslims? - II

    Two Kinds of Muslims Now let’s talk about the two kinds of Muslims which are the ‘Partial Muslims’ and the ‘True Muslims’ Partial Muslims Some Muslims profess faith in Allah Almighty and the Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and declare Islam as their religion; but then they confine this Islam to only a part.. More

  • Innovation in Religion - II

    The Righteous Predecessors Warned Against Religious Innovation Maalik, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “A person who introduces a religious innovation in Islam and thinks that it is good, is as if he is claiming that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, betrayed his message. This is because Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {This.. More

  • Innovation in Religion - I

    Innovation in religion signifies transgressing the texts of the Sharee’ah in issuing rulings, non-observance of the teachings of the Sunnah, following diverse opinions and whims and abandoning the example of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Imaam Ash-Shaatibi, may Allah have mercy upon him, defined innovation in religion as a religious.. More

  • The Emergence of Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj (Gog and Magog)

    During the reign of Prophet 'Eesa (Jesus) may Allah exalt his mention, who will descend at the end of time before Doomsday, people will live an extremely peaceful life filled with prosperity and abundance. Then the wall which imprisons Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj (Gog and Magog, who are the tribes which inhabited the land behind two huge mountains) will break.. More

  • Celebrating Valentine's Day

    Allah has chosen for us Islam as our religion and He will not accept any other religion from anyone, as He Almighty Says (what means): "And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." [Quran 3:85] Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam told us that.. More

  • Why Do We Muslims Not Celebrate Valentine's Day?

    This question may be answered in several ways: 1- In Islam, the festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted. They are an essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion. They have been prescribed for us by Allah and His Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. Ibn Taymiyyah,.. More

  • The need for Prophets- II

    Present attitude towards the Messengers: As people in the past used to argue with the Messengers, may Allah exalt their mention, reject their teachings and turn away from them, mankind today - when they have reached the pinnacle of material advancement, penetrated the depths of the oceans, gone far into space, split the atom and discovered many of.. More

  • The Need for Prophets - I

    Prophets were sent to illuminate the way for mankind Allah sent the Messengers, may Allah exalt their mention, to mankind throughout the ages so that mankind might be guided to the truth and be purified of sins. Those who were enlightened by the Messengers of Allah, found the way to the Divine Presence and attained the highest rank of humanity. The.. More

  • Soul's Journey after Death- V

    What can the Living Do to Rescue the Dead Person from Punishment? Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said,'When a man dies, his actions cease except for three things: a charity which goes on, knowledge which continues to benefit people or a righteous son who makes supplication for him.' [Ahmad] There are many things which the living can.. More

  • The Soul's Journey after Death -I

    The Soul's Journey after Death Allah, the Most Exalted, Says in the Quran (what means): "Then why, when it [i.e. the soul at death] reaches the throat. And you are at that time looking on. And We [i.e. Our angels] are nearer to him than you, but you do not see." [Quran 56-85] When someone dies, the Angel of Death comes to take his soul,.. More

  • The Soul's Journey after Death - IV

    The Punishment of the Interspace Almighty Allah Says (what means): "And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], 'Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation…'" [Quran 6: 93] The Grave is an unknown territory... More