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  • The Gravity of Accessing Doubters’ Websites

    Author: Badr Ad-Deen Araaq – Islamweb.net One of the most prominent features of our present time is the easy access to information, thanks to the modern means of communication that have helped us overcome many obstacles and made easy what was once difficult. Sadly, many Muslim youths are being hit by an avalanche of websites and web pages that.. More

  • Memory: A Divine Blessing Conferred on Mankind

    Deduced from the book: Al-Qadeem wal-Hadeeth by Muhammad Kurd ‘Ali What greater blessing a person could be given than a memory that records everything that he wishes to retain and retrieves it later when needed to benefit thereof. A good memory is one of the influencing factors in the advancement of individuals and groups, and without it, it.. More

  • Intellectual Emptiness Is the Main Gate to Atheism

    Author: Abu ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Idreesi By intellectual emptiness, we mean that state that a person often passes through in his childhood and youth and which may extend into old age and even until death. It is a state of ignorance that includes religious creed. An ignorant person is not necessarily an illiterate who does not understand anything.. More

  • The Concept of Prophethood in Islam

    Prophethood is a high honor, an arduous and prestigious assignment, a refined status, and a great bounty that Allah, The Exalted, bestows on whomever He chooses of His Slaves. He Says (what means): {Those were the ones upon whom Allah bestowed favor from among the prophets of the descendants of Adam and of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah, and.. More

  • The origin of April Fools’ day

    Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. Unfortunately, none of them are conclusive. Thus, the origin of the “custom of making April fools” remains as much a mystery to us as it was back in 1708 CE. The most popular theory about the origin of April Fools’ Day involves the French calendar reform of the sixteenth.. More

  • 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

  • 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 creation is in need for Allah

    Man always looks for what benefits him and what protects him from harm. However, to accomplish this, man must be able to realize what is harmful. He must then know whom he should need, trust, and love so that he can attain what is beneficial as well as to feel good about his choice. He also must know the proper and good approach that would make him.. More

  • Hypocrisy is Internal Destruction

    Hypocrisy is a chronic disease and a dangerous moral deviation in the life of individuals, communities and nations. Its danger is great and the hypocrites are the cause of this great evil. This danger is clearly noticeable when the destructive consequences of hypocrisy afflict the entire Ummah (Muslim nation) and the charitable reform movements in particular,.. More

  • The Grave: The First Station of Hereafter

    When the son of Adam dies and his soul departs and he is placed in his grave, then he is in the first stage of the Hereafter, because the grave is the first of the stages of the Hereafter. It was narrated that Hani’, the freed slave of ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan, may Allaah be pleased with them, said: "When ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan.. More

  • Hinduism -II

    The concept of God in Hinduism 1. Common Concept of God in Hinduism: Hinduism is commonly perceived as a polytheistic religion. Indeed, most Hindus would attest to this, by professing belief in multiple Gods. While some Hindus believe in the existence of three gods, some believe in thousands of gods, and some others in thirty three crore.. More

  • Hinduism - I

    I. Introduction to Hinduism The most popular among the Aryan religions is Hinduism. ‘Hindu’ is actually a Persian word that stands for the inhabitants of the region beyond the Indus Valley. However, in common parlance, Hinduism is a blanket term for an assortment of religious beliefs, most of which are based on the Vedas, the Upanishads.. More

  • Dominance of the Quran over previous Scriptures

    Allah, the Almighty, revealed the Quran to be His last, all-embracing Scripture containing the final manifestation of the Divine Law. This necessitates that it has to be safeguarded from the mischievous hands of men and from all corruption. This protection has been a reality from the time the Quran was revealed until today and will remain so forever... More

  • Infallibility of the Prophets - II

    Tradition also proves the Prophets’ infallibility. Almighty Allah Says in the Quran concerning Prophet Moosa, may Allaah exalt his mention, (what means): "And I bestowed upon you love from Me that you would be brought up under My eye [i.e. observation and care]." [Quran 20:39] Prophet Moosa was brought up by Allah Himself and prepared.. More

  • Infallibility of the Prophets - I

    Infallibility is a must for Prophets as Models The infallibility of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, is an established fact based on reason and tradition. Reason requires the infallibility of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, because the Prophets came to convey to people the Message of Allah. If we liken this Message or the.. More