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The Pagan Origins of Halloween

All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, feast of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the day God is glorified for all his saints known and unknown. Roman Catholics are obliged to hear Mass on this day. In medieval England it was called All Hallows; hence the name Halloween (Hallows' eve) for... More

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Imam Ash-Shafi'ee: The Grand Jurist for the Sunnah

Everything was placid in the large valley except for the voice of a two-year old child who was weeping. His mother embraced him, took him close to her chest, and patted his shoulders with tenderness and compassion. The youngster quickly went into sleep as his mother stared at the... More

Alms Giving (Zakaat)

Zakat (The Poor Due): Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar... More

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  • Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

    by Abdullah Al-Arian The death of former President Mohamed Morsi is only the latest in a series of untold tragedies that have afflicted Egypt since the spark of revolution flickered more than eight years ago. His unlikely rise to the presidency reflected the aspirations of millions of Egyptians for a future free of despotic military rule. His subsequent.. More

  • Hypocrisy is Internal Destruction

    Hypocrisy is a chronic disease and a dangerous moral deviation in the life of individuals, communities and nations. Its danger is great and the hypocrites are the cause of this great evil. This danger is clearly noticeable when the destructive consequences of hypocrisy afflict the entire Ummah (Muslim nation) and the charitable reform movements in particular,.. More

  • The Chronological Analysis of the Quran

    The Quran was revealed in Arabic to the Prophet Mohammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam in 610 CE over 22 years. In the first twelve years of the revelation, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was living in Makkah (Mecca). Persecution, at the hands of the tribe of Quraysh then forced him, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his companions, may.. More

  • Pilgrimage: The Fifth Pillar of Islam

    Pilgrimage was ordained in the sixth year after the migration of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. It suffices for a pilgrim to do it once in a lifetime, and performing it more than once is voluntary. A Pilgrim whose Hajj is accepted by Allah is given the good tidings that he would return with all his sins being forgiven. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Al-Khansaa': Poetess and Mother of Martyrs

    According to the connoisseurs of Arabic poetry, there has never been a woman whose poetry was as replete with knowledge, or who was more knowledgeable than Al-Khansaa', may Allaah be pleased with her. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to ask her to recite her poetry, which he admired, in front of him. She composed a great deal of.. More

  • The Prophet's way in correcting people's mistakes

    Anas Ibn Malik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "Whilst we were in the Mosque with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, a Bedouin came and stood urinating in the Mosque. The Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, 'Stop it! Stop it!' and were about to attack him. But the.. More

  • Giving sincere advice

    The giving of sincere advice enjoys a sublime and exalted position in Islam, and how could this not be so? The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, considered the giving of sincere advice on a par with the religion as whole. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Religion is giving sincere advice.” A person would give sincere.. More

  • Renewing Faith through Fear and Hope

    Texts from the Quran: • The hope of the believers which is accompanied with good deeds; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah - those hope (i.e., expect) the mercy of Allah.} [Quran, 2: 218] They believed, gave up their homes, migrated to strange countries,.. More

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Importance of Time in the Life of the Muslim

Everything, when lost, can be regained, except time. If it is lost, there is no hope to regain it. That is why time is the most precious thing that can ever be possessed in this life. Islam is a religion...More