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  • Tactics of the accursed devil in misleading people - I

    The world of devils is the hidden and the most atrocious enemy of the Children of Aadam (People). They ceaselessly attempt to corrupt the manners and beliefs of mankind. They instill hostility and hatred among them. Therefore, there is no wonder that there are numerous verses in the Noble Quran and narrations of the Prophetic traditions that point out.. More

  • A Muslim perspective on Christmas -II

    Of course, there is also the problem of the children. They are bombarded with numerous advertisements for toys and are essentially brainwashed so that they should expect something "under the tree" on Christmas Day. One must admit that the brightly lit, multicolored Christmas tree is an attractive sight, made even more tempting when there are.. More

  • A Muslim perspective on Christmas -I

    To a Muslim living in the West, the Christmas Holiday period is one of the most stressful times because of the differences in our attitudes towards holidays and celebrations of the status quo. Even in Islamic countries, there can be misunderstandings on these issues with our Christian colleagues. The following essay is my personal attempt at bridging.. More

  • The Ruling on Lying and its Evil Consequences

    The prohibition of lying: Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {“They only invent falsehood who do not believe in the verses of Allah, and it is those who are the liars.”} [Quran 16:105] Commenting on this verse, Ibn Katheer, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said,“Allah The Almighty informs us that His Messenger, sallallaahu 'alayhi.. 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.. More

  • Liars and lying

    Lying is the source of all evils. It is the negation of faith. It can never exist in a person who has true faith in Allah Almighty. It is universally condemned by all humans with a minimally sound nature. But because it is so universally condemned, we have prettier names for it: It is often mitigated and excused as "forgetting," "stretching.. More

  • Doubting Leads to Disbelief

    Doubt is the opposite of certainty and is a serious disease of the heart. Once it becomes deep-rooted, it destroys the Muslim's soul through hesitation, suspicion and obsessive diffidence. It also prevents the Muslim from achieving his aims because it makes him unable to make a decision or adopt an opinion; rather it renders him constantly bewildered.. More

  • Bid’ah (Innovation) - II

    Claimed Evidence: ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allaah be pleased with him, remarked upon seeing people praying Taraweeh in congregation that: “This is a good Bid’ah.” [Al-Bukhari] Refutation: Imam Ibn Rajab may Allaah have mercy upon him said: "Any words from the Salaf (righteous predecessors) considering something as.. More

  • Those who openly sin – I

    It is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam that we take the light of guidance regarding this crucial issue, which is one that requires urgent attention due to it being one of the most important matters that will assist in preserving the Muslim community with regards to its religion and chastity. Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased.. More

  • Those who openly sin – II

    Allah likes bashfulness and likes to conceal people’s faults. He also likes those who conceal their faults. According to the consensus of the Islamic scholars, it is impermissible to expose those whose sins become exposed unintentionally. Why is this the case? It is because the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us to conceal the faults.. More

  • The obligation of differing from others

    Allah, the Almighy, has granted the Muslims a comprehensive set of rules (Sharee'ah) that cover all religious and worldly matters. He made happiness both in this world and in the Hereafter contingent on working according it and adhering to its guidance. Allah the Almighty Says (what means): {Whoever follows My guidance will neither go astray [in the.. More

  • Ruling on celebrating Christmas

    Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said in his commentary on the verse (which means): "And [they are] those who do not testify to falsehood…" [Quran 25:72]: As regards the festivals of the polytheists, they combine confusion, physical desires and falsehood. There is nothing in them that is of any religious benefit, and the.. More

  • Valentine’s Day – Its reality and ruling – II

    Allah warned us from following the disbelievers or supporting them and commanded us to differ from them. He Almighty Says (what means): “O you who have believed! Take not those who have taken your religion in ridicule and amusement among the ones who were given the Scripture before you nor the disbelievers as allies. And fear Allah if you should.. More

  • Valentine’s Day – Its reality and ruling – I

    Allah blessed us with this great religion and guided us to the straight path; and it is more than sufficient for our requirements. Through this great religion, we receive contentment and guidance; from it we attain peace and security; and because of it love and harmony are spread. Allah will grant might and honour to people in proportion to how much.. 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