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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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  • History of the Sunnah – IV: The era of the Companions and their Followers

    6 - Writing of the Hadeeth Earlier in this series we discussed in some detail the writing of the Sunnah in the era of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and also showed that the Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them were encouraged by him  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) to learn writing and that many of them learned and mastered it. Thus,.. More

  • Taariq Ibn Ziyaad: The Conqueror of Andalusia

    Tariq Ibn Ziyad is one of the most prominent commanders who recorded his name in the glorious Islamic history which includes names like Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed, S`ad Ibn Abi Waqas, `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas, Salahuddeen and Muhammad Al-Fatih. Through Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a Muslim state was established in Andalusia, known nowadays as Spain and Portugal. This.. More

  • Umm Salamah- II

    Her widowhood and marriage to the Prophet,sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. In the third year of Hijrah (Migration of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, from Makkah to Madeenah), Abu Salamah, may Allaah be pleased with him, fought in the Battle of Uhud. In that historic and crucial battle, his arm was wounded by a poisoned arrow shot by the enemy... More

  • Improper dress for women and intermingling between sexes

    The greatest and most important of all the favors and blessings bestowed by Allah is Islam and the honorable Islamic law, which is derived from the Book of Allah and the Prophetic Sunnah. This Law has outlined all that which is beneficial for mankind in this life and the Hereafter. One of the virtues of this Law is that its rules and regulations have.. More

  • Dawah in history

    From an Islamic perspective, there is absolutely no compulsion on people to embrace it. People have always entered Islam willingly. The historical presence of non-Muslim minorities living among Muslims is evidence of tolerance in Islam. Islam spread in the most populated Muslim countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and within.. More

  • Fascination with this world

    The life of this world is fleeting and is often focused on materialism – it is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of it all – but how does that affect our faith? We all love this life to some extent or another – our homes, our cars, and most of all our family – but what we do not know is just how much of a corruption.. More

  • Infallibility of the Prophets - II

    Tradition also proves the Prophets’ infallibility. Almighty Allah Says in the Quran concerning Prophet Moosa, may Allaah exalt his mention, (what means): "And I bestowed upon you love from Me that you would be brought up under My eye [i.e. observation and care]." [Quran 20:39] Prophet Moosa was brought up by Allah Himself and prepared.. More

  • The channels of Zakah

    Allah Almighty classifies the eligible recipients of Zakah under eight categories. He, Almighty Says (what means): "Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [Zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah.. More

  • 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

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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