I still remember the night my wife gave birth to my first son. I was not yet thirty years of age and had stayed out with my friends in a restaurant all night. It was an evening full of vain talk, not to mention backbiting and vulgar comments. I was often the one who instigated the comments and backbiting that made them laugh.
I remember that I made.. More
The merits and benefits of keeping good family relations:
1. The Way to Paradise
The Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, then let him be generous to his guest, and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bond of kinship, and whoever believes in Allah and the Last.. More
In Jaami‘ Al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam, Ibn Rajab, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, "Know that there are two types of bashfulness: that which is innate and not acquired. It is one of the most sublime morals that Allah The Almighty grants to the slave. Therefore, it was narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More
“Choose your neighbor before choosing your residence,” is a widespread Arabic proverb that means that it is according to the value and merit of the neighbor that the price of the residence should be estimated. A good neighbor is a source of happiness.
The Virtue of Being Kind to one’s Neighbor in Islam
Islam considers the rights.. More
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
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
· 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
· 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
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