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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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  • Hafsah Bint ‘Umar: the Prophet’s wife in Paradise - I

    Hafsah Bint ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with her, was born five years before the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) (may Allah exalt his mention) became a Prophet. She was six years older than her brother 'Abdullaah, may Allah be pleased with him. She was a beautiful and pious woman. Her first marriage was to KhunaysIbn.. More

  • Hafsah Bint ‘Umar: the Prophet’s wife in Paradise -II

    We learn from the book of Imaam Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy upon him, that Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with her, was a bit short-tempered and sometimes would even answer the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) back. One day, her father, ‘Umar bin al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, who had.. More

  • The plight of the People of Hell

    Hell has various levels and degrees of torment. In some of them, the torment and horror is greater than the others. The people who are to be doomed to enter Hell will be given different levels of punishment according to the deeds they used to do during their worldly life. The worse one's deeds were in the worldly life the lowest one's level will be.. More

  • Lying: an Islamic perspective

    What is Lying? Lying is the complete opposite of truth. So, anything that is untrue and deliberately intended to mislead another person is a lie. A lie, therefore, can be anything spoken or written that is totally or partially baseless, unreal, made-up, distorted or exaggerated; for example, if someone were to deliberately state that a five foot.. More

  • Etiquettes related to gatherings

    Introduction Every religion and culture, besides a number of other things, have their own distinct set of customs, traditions and etiquettes. In fact, one of the important distinguishing features between one nation and one tribe and another has generally been its distinct set of customs, traditions and etiquettes. The nation or tribe formed by the.. More

  • The effects of using weak Hadeeth

    The term “weak Hadeeth” refers to any narration which does not fulfill the conditions of authenticity. The scholars of Hadeeth, may Allah have mercy upon them, agree that a “weak Hadeeth” must not be attributed to the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, by saying: “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said …&rdquo.. More

  • Al-Baraa' Ibn Maalik Al-Ansaari

    His skin's color was pale and his hair was knotted. But it was his skinny frame that made those who did not know him turn away from him in disapproval. Yet it was he who had defeated one hundred of the knights in duels, to say nothing of those whom he had slain in battle. He, may Allaah be pleased with him, was the courageous, ferocious champion at.. More

  • The birth of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam

    Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, the Master of Prophets, was born in Bani Hashim lane in Makkah on Monday morning, the ninth of Rabi‘ Al-Awwal, the same year of the Elephant Event, and forty years of the reign of Kisra (Khosru Nushirwan), i.e. the twentieth or twenty-second of April, 571 A.D., according to the scholar Muhammad Sulaimân.. More

  • Tayammum (dry ablution)

    Definition In Arabic, the word Tayammum literally means an 'aim' or 'purpose.' In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of purification and preparing oneself to pray, and so on." Proof of its Legitimacy This act of ritual cleansing is proven by the Quran, Sunnah (prophetic.. More