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  • Sharia Stance on Astrology - I

    In the thick of the battle of the Islamic sharia to free minds from the errors of illusions and myths, as well as the falsities of soothsaying and divination, it has nullified all the customs of the pre-Islamic era that pertained to this practice. The sharia has adopted a strict stance regarding this issue through clarification, warning, advising and.. More

  • The gulf between words and deeds

    Speaking true words is a facet of action referred to as the action of the tongue. It is the first tangible deed that someone performs when he announces his entry into Islam: “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger.” But what I mean here, more specifically, is the importance.. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ostentation

    There is an abundance of proof in the Quran and Sunnah regarding the impermissibility of ostentation; and those who show off are often dispraised, as when Allah The Almighty Said (what means): {So woe to those who pray*[But] who are heedless of their prayer -*those who make show [of their deeds]} [Quran 107:4-6]; and, {So whoever would hope for the.. More

  • Innovations during the Month of Rajab

    Allah Almighty bestows favors and grants bounties upon His slaves, during all times, to help expiate their sins, elevate their ranks and make up for their shortcomings. Allah Almighty legislated for us a month during which we observe fasting, another which we perform pilgrimage in, and one or two extra days to fast during the remaining months. He also.. More

  • Tactics of the accursed devil in misleading people - III

    Examples of the plots and cunning of the devil 8. Private conversation is from the devil. The private conversation that is from the devil is the one that involves conspiring against the truth or conspiring to harm a Muslim individual or to cast doubts in his heart. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Private conversation is only from Satan that.. More

  • Tactics of the accursed devil in misleading people - II

    Examples of the plots and cunning of the devil 1. Changing the creation of Allah. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah.} [Quran 4: 119] His mischief is not limited to be against Allah The Almighty in His religion; rather, it went beyond that to be against His creation. Scholars of.. More

  • 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