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Ecology and Islamic values - I

I could understand "do not drink the water." Or even "no swimming—polluted water." But "do not touch the water"!? Something about that sign, and the reality it pointed to seemed deeply, irrevocably wrong. The fact that it was the nearest campground... More

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Ibn Al-Haytham: The father of modern optics

Abu 'Ali Al-Hasan bin Al-Haytham (965-1040 C.E.) was one of the most eminent physicists, whose contributions to optics and scientific methods are outstanding. Known in the West as Alhazen, Ibn Al-Haytham was born in 965 CE in Basrah, and was educated in Basrah and Baghdad. Thereafter,... More

Before Hijrah (Migration)

The lineage of the Prophet Muhammad-II

The Elephant Raid The King of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) had captured Yemen for a very short period. During the lifetime of ‘Abdul-Muttalib, Yemen was under the rule of the King of Abyssinia. In those days Abrahah Ashram was the governor of Yemen on behalf of the king. He built... More

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  • Concepts clarified in the Quran -II

    The concept of the conflict between the followers of truth and those of falsehood: This conflict can only be to the advantage of the Muslims if their ranks are cleared of hypocrites and those of weak faith. If any believing group wishes to attain victory from Allah, then it must fulfil the requirements of victory as Allah explains to us in the following.. More

  • Makkah - The dearest of all lands to Allah and His Messenger

    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.. More

  • True belief

    Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “No one of you becomes a true believer until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Islam, through its instructions and legislations, was keen to organize people’s relation with their Lord the.. More

  • The learned master of the Ummah, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas

    He is the glorious Companion, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, the paternal cousin of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He was born three years before the Hijrah, and gave the pledge of allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, when he was very young, and had.. More

  • Questions that the Jews posed to the Prophet

    Question: I heard that when Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, started preaching Islam, the Jews were very upset and they wanted to test him to find out whether he was a true Prophet, so they prepared 40 difficult questions and asked him. Is this true, if yes, please, explain what are the 40 questions and what were the answers given.. More

  • Sharing Religious Spirituality with Spouse

    Question Assalamu alaykum: I have been married for a few years. My husband agreed to accept Islam. We agreed to live as Muslims by performing the prayer and the fast to begin with. Praise be to Allah, we lived good years practicing Islam together and even managed to get out of interest by selling some of our property. To give you a brief background.. More

  • Struggling with Severe OCD

    Question Asalamu alaykum, Shaykh. May Allah bless u. Please read everything before answering the question. I really need this question answered, and I have asked other shaykhs, but they did not give good answers like you. I am not insane, so you do not have to worry. I study at university and am at the top of my class. How can I be insane if I.. More

  • Doubs regarding Suitor

    Question Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I have a question regarding choosing a spouse and the ruling in Islam. I have known an Arab man from Algeria for about a year and two months, and I am a Muslim non-Arab. He is 29 while I am 33 years old and have been divorced since more than two years. We met about four months ago, and he visited.. More

  • The Islamic ruling on Al-Luqatah (lost and found)

    Definition Linguistically, 'Al-Luqatah' refers to anything that is found and picked up from the ground. Technically, as Imam Ibn Qudamah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, a Muslim scholar, defined it as: 'Property that the owner loses and a person finds and takes away (to preserve it in trust).' Legal Validity Muslim scholars vary about the ruling... More