Once upon a time, there was a man named Ibn Gud‘aan. He related his story: 'I once went out during the spring and I saw my camels healthy and with big udders that were filled with milk. I looked at my favorite she-camel and told myself that I would offer it as charity for my poor neighbor, who had seven daughters. I took it and knocked on my poor.. More
Out of the several ways people harm each other, the harms of the tongue are the most widespread. Harming others by one's tongue is a heinous act that can only be committed by evil people or those who have given in to the evil whispers of Satan.
Some of the evils of the tongue that we have been warned against in the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition).. More
Allah, The Almighty, has made our parents the cause of our existence and made them the source of providing us with unparalleled love and a sound upbringing. However, when we grow up, we tend to forget the period of our infancy and childhood and disregard their efforts. What ingratitude can be worse than this?
The very least we can do for our parents.. More
Good manners, respecting others, and ensuring their rights result in friendly bonds between people, and removes dislike and grudges from their hearts. In this way the hearts become pure, sympathetic, and kind; so feelings of love and brotherhood prevail. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “He is not from my nation,.. More
Allah Almighty Says what means: "You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient." [Quran 3:110]
If you are not giving your neighbors their due rights, then you are missing an important part of your duties as a Muslim.
A neighbor is someone who lives in the same neighborhood as you; he could be a friend, but does not necessarily have to be one. The definition of a neighbor can have various meanings; for example, it can refer to someone who.. More
Illness is a trial from Allah The Almighty, with which He, The Exalted, afflicts whomever He wills from among His servants; to test this person and purify them from any sins. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "A pious Muslim's situation is amazing, for it is all good; and this is not for anyone except for the pious Muslim. If he.. More
The righteousness and uprightness of the family is the gateway towards a safe and secure community, and maintaining ties with kinfolks is the way to the preservation of the Muslim nation.
Islam calls for and mandates maintaining ties with kinfolks due to the great effect it has on establishing strong social bonds, as well as for the love and cooperation.. More
Islam came to instil and spread fine manners and noble etiquettes. When in conversation or discussion, a Muslim must maintain these because Islam comprehensively addresses all aspects of life, and requires a Muslim to be distinct in his character, creed, worship, manners, etiquettes and appearance.
Undoubtedly, Islam is the superior and lofty religion... More
The Protective Jealousy of the Husband over his Wife
As stated previously, it was narrated that Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If I were to see a man with my wife, I would strike him with a sword, and not with the flat side of it.” When the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More
Protective jealousy is an innate noble characteristic upon which a sound person whom Allah has honored and favored was created. Islam elevated the rank of this sublime trait and laudably mentioned it to the extent that it considers defending one's honor and being protectively jealous about inviolable matters a type of Jihaad. For this, a person may.. More
No one is free from illness, it’s something that is in our genes passed through generations; or it’s because of something as simple as what we ate for lunch. Just when you think it could never happen to you, there it is and now you’re left to cope with it — the good, the bad and the ugly.... and sometimes it can.. More
When visiting is not possible
If visitation is not possible then calling the sick on the telephone or writing to them can also have a very positive effect. However, the actual visitation has a stronger result and gives the patient a feeling of warmth that no telephone call or letter could ever accomplish.
The visitation causes truthful emotions.. More
What we can do when visiting the sick
There are many things we can do when visiting the sick. Below are some important things that will enable us to make our visits more productive:
The Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, used to treat illness with Ruqya (words said for the express purpose of protection or cure charms) for person afflicted with.. More
I wiped away his tears with my hands and held his hand. I wanted to take him to the mosque by car but he refused, arguing that it was close by and that he wanted to walk to the mosque. I felt ashamed because I could not even remember the last time I had entered the mosque. However, it was the first time I was feeling fear and regret for my negligence.. More
One of the most important manifestations of solidarity which Islam is keen to instill in our communities is how to treat the elderly and take care of them, starting with one’s parents, acting upon...More