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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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  • 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

  • Women in Da'wah - III

    Training in the field of Da'wah: On the theoretical side of this step, training women to work in the field of Da'wah (call to Islam) may need to consider the following aspects: - Educational preparation through providing a good presentation of appropriate materials. - Psychological preparation by ensuring that the women callers have faith.. More

  • Means of Acquiring Refined Morals

    Undeniably, changing one's morals for the better is the toughest change for the human being, but it is not impossible. There are many ways and methods to help one acquire refined morals, which include the following: Pure creed: Having a pure creed is a serious matter, as one's conduct and behavior are, very often, the fruits of one's creed and ideology... More

  • Infallibility of the Prophets - I

    Infallibility is a must for Prophets as Models The infallibility of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, is an established fact based on reason and tradition. Reason requires the infallibility of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, because the Prophets came to convey to people the Message of Allah. If we liken this Message or the.. More

  • The congregational prayer

    The virtues of the congregational prayer: Performing the (obligatory) prayers in congregation is mandatory and required of every believing adult male who has no excuse for not doing so. Many authentic Ahadeeth highlight the superiority and excellence of praying in congregation. Among these Ahadeeth are: The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Concepts clarified in the Quran -I

    The role of the Quran in shaping the Muslim personality:The treasures of the Quran are hidden and buried as far as many Muslims are concerned, as they have not yet discovered these precious treasures that Allah has placed in it. Besides the fact that a Muslim is rewarded for reciting the Quran and applying its rulings, it is also the case that the.. More

  • Islam teaches the love of animals

    On a recent shopping trip, I happened to pass by a pet shop, where a big monkey in a small cage outside the entrance broke my heart. I gathered up the guts to enter the shop, only to leave in tears, deeply saddened by what I had seen. Poor, helpless animals imprisoned in tiny cages withouteven enough space to turn around; their sad, pleading eyes.. More

  • A glimpse at the life of ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab – I

    When this religion was revealed and the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam taught it and raised people according to its instructions, it delivered brilliant men and women who illuminated history and were esteemed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This religion produced such people who upheld its exalted standards and applied its edicts all over.. 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