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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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  • 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 ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) .. 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

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

    His religious knowledge and the Prophet's praise of him: Allah, the Magnificent and Glorified, had willed goodness for `Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, and thus rendered him well versed in the religion and enriched him with knowledge. Many scholars have compiled numerous narrations of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam regarding Umar's.. More

  • The Prophet's remedy for dropsy

    It is narrated in the books of Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim, may Allah have mercy upon them, that Anas Ibn Malik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "Some people of (the tribes of) 'Ukl and 'Uraynah came to Al-Madeenah and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, ordered them to go to the herd of camels.. More

  • Muhammad Al-Fatih: about whom the Prophet gave glad tidings

    For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey, was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded. Every Muslim commander wanted to be the conqueror praised in the narration in which the Prophet,.. More

  • Prophet Muhammad's trust in Allah

    Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, preached to the people to trust in Allah. His whole life was a sublime example of the precept. In the loneliness of Makkah, in the midst of persecution and danger, in adversity and tribulations, and in the thick of enemies in the battles of Uhud and Hunayn, complete faith and trust in Allah appears as the dominant.. More

  • Prophetic prohibition against economic monopolies

    Monopoly, or Ihtikar in Arabic, is a prohibited practice in Islam because it leads to injustice. The Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, has made explicit and specific statements about it. For example, he said: "Whoever withholds food (in order to raise its price), has certainly erred!" [Muslim] Also: "Whoever strives to increase.. More

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In Da‘wah: Violence Begets no Good

Using gentleness with those who are hoped to embrace Islam is a desirable thing, in order to attract their hearts to it. This is with regards to the disbelievers; what then should the attitude be towards...More