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  • Etiquettes with respect to the glorious Quran –II

    Beautifying the Voice With the Quran You should strive to read the Quran in a nice sounding voice. One who was given a pleasant voice should strive as much as they are able. This should never resemble the style of music and songs. Al-Baraa' Ibn 'Aazib may Allah be pleased with him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Beauti.. More

  • Etiquette related to dressing

    A Muslim acknowledges that Allah has ordered him to wear clothing in the verse (which means):"O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying and going round the Ka'bah, and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance. Certainly, He (Allah) likes not the extravagant."[Quran 7:31] Clothing is also a bounty.. More

  • The value of glorifying the Sacred City

    The importance of values lies in the fact that they are the criterion by which people, ideologies, actions, positions and subjects can be judged and measured; moreover, values decide the identity of the community; the values in a given community have a direct effect and influence on the manners and conduct which the members of that community adopt. Whenever.. More

  • Attire and adornment – I

    Allah Says what means:“O children of Adam! We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness — that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember.”[Quran 7: 26] One of the visible favours of Allah upon His slaves is that He has created.. More

  • Call yourself to account - II

    Being hard-hearted: A widespread disease is that of being hard-hearted, lazy, and lethargic towards performing acts of worship. Many people put off the idea of performing acts of worship and therefore delay them to a later time, and this is from the whispers of Satan, so that we would end up not performing them at all. Contrary to this were the Salaf,.. More

  • Call yourself to account - I

    Calling ourselves to account is what frees the soul from being captive to its desires and lusts; it frees it from the darkness of misguidance and maintains it upon the Straight Path. Allah encourages the Muslims to do this by saying (what means): “O you who have believed! Fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow…&.. More

  • Attire and adornment – II

    A Muslim is encouraged to adorn himself when going to the Mosque. The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever performs Ghusl (i.e., a ritual bath) on Friday, wears from the best of his clothing, goes to the Mosque, does not step over people’s heads (in trying to reach the front rows) and does not talk whilst the Imam.. More

  • Etiquette towards animals

    Islamic guidelines: A Muslim considers most animals to be deserving of a certain level of respect as creatures. He shows mercy to them due to the mercy of Allah upon them. He also adheres to the following manners with respect to them, which are part of the etiquettes that Islam encourages Muslims to fulfill: 1. A Muslim feeds or gives water to an.. More

  • Gratitude - II

    Again, knowing and recognising the favors, as well as their source, is the initial step and it precedes thanking Allah. Recognising favors such as the favors of being able to move, walk, work, exercise, sleep, eat etc. all branch from the great favor of being healthy. The favor of being humans; the favor of being Muslims; the favor of being guided;.. More

  • Praising Allah – II

    When wearing a new garment: Whenever the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, used wear a new garment, he sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam would say: “Allahumma lakal-hamdu Anta kasawtaneeh, as’aluka min khayrihi wa khayri maa suni’a lah, wa a’oothu bika min sharrihi wa sharri maa suni’a lah (O Allah, for You is all praise, You have.. More

  • Etiquettes related to debt and loaning – I

    Many social problems result from loans because many people overlook the etiquettes which Islam legislated for the debtor and the creditor, and should the debtors and the creditors adhere to such etiquettes, then many problems would be solved. Some of these etiquettes regarding the creditor are to delay the debtor who is unable to pay on due.. More

  • Etiquettes related to debt and loaning – II

    Repaying in the best manner: The debtor should repay in the best manner. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: “A harsh Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, asking him to repay a young camel he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, had borrowed from this Bedouin. The Bedouin used harsh words when.. More

  • Etiquettes of dialogue and speech -III

    · Not revealing the secrets of the gathering: If the person to whom one is speaking to clearly requests him not to reveal what took place in the gathering, or even hints at this, then it is binding upon him to honor the request, unless doing so entails harm being afflicted upon other Muslims, in which case one must inform the concerned.. More

  • Etiquettes of dialogue and speech -II

    · Having sincerity: Some people speak in order to display their knowledge of a certain topic, or show their eloquence. Others hate anyone except themselves speaking in a gathering. Such insincerity does not of course include teaching those who have only a rudimentary understanding of Islam, or to enjoin good and forbid evil. · Using comprehensible.. More

  • Individual Responsibilities in Islam

    In this article I will deal with some personal responsibilities of the individual throughout his life. Fulfilling these responsibilities can lead to the formation of a well-established individual, family, and eventually a society where peace, and tranquility prevail and where the utmost purpose (the pleasure of Allah) is obtained. The Holy Qur'an,.. More