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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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  • Nights of Hope - I

    The days of Ramadan are a special time when the blessings and mercies of Allah The Almighty are bestowed abundantly. So let us hasten to acquire the gifts of our Lord in the mosques and look for them during the third part of the night. Purify yourselves physically and spiritually as you stand before Allah, The King, conversing with Him through reciting.. More

  • The Prophet's acts of worship during Hajj -I

    Introduction Hajj is one of the most prominent forms of worship in Islam. It is an embodiment of true following of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, example. Unfortunately, it has recently become apparent that too much emphasis is being placed upon rulings pertaining to common mistakes committed by pilgrims during Hajj, and to what validates.. More

  • The Prophet's acts of worship during Hajj -II

    4- Heeding Allah's hudood (limits) Heeding Allah's limits is the highest degree of piety. It is an indication of true belief, and a sign of perfect submission to Allah. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, more than anyone else, was a strict observant of Allah's limits. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was the most devout of all, and used to.. More

  • Da'wah priorities in the Sunnah

    All Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, worked on reforming their societies by calling people to the message that Allah Almighty sent them with. Today, Muslims are suffering in all spheres of life, while non-Muslim nations continue in their ignorance of purpose and path in this life. To reform these, it is essential for Muslims to follow the model.. More

  • Kindness to children

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated: “Once the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam and I went out during the day. While on the journey, he sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam did not talk to me and I did not talk to him. When we reached the market of Bani Qaynuqaa’, he sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam sat in the front-yard of Fatimah's.. More

  • Practical Steps to Help Lower the Gaze

    Here are some practical steps to control your gaze: 1- First, let us agree upon an issue that greatly affects the way you control your gaze, namely, the issue of the relativity of beauty. The criteria of beauty vary from one person to another and from one sensibility to another. For example, you may like certain clothes and consider them the most.. More

  • Bulldozing Palestine, one village at a time

    It was a bit ironic to see a small group of Israeli settlers enter the large solidarity tent stationed at the entrance of Khan al-Ahmar last Wednesday. They had come, they said, to show "solidarity" with the Palestinian Bedouins protesting a demolition order. Since 2017, the whole Bedouin village has been threatened with demolition by the.. More

  • One year after battle for Mosul, a city lies in ruins

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  • The story of Prophet Nooh -I

    Prophet Nooh (Noah), may Allaah exalt his mention, was one of the prominent Prophets whom Allah Almighty sent to guide people to His Path - that of Monotheism. Ibn 'Abbas, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "The period between Adam and Nooh was ten centuries." [Al-Bukhari] Nooh,.. More