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  • Warning against despair of the Mercy of Allah

    By Dr. Mustafa Al-‘Adawi One should never despair of the Mercy of Allah because this is a grave major sin. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): • {And who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord except for those astray?} [Quran 15: 56] • {Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people.} [Quran 12:87] In.. More

  • The perils of lying

    Lying is a reprehensible quality against which the Islamic Sharee’ah (Islamic legislation) has issued severe warnings. Man’s sound nature is instinctively repelled by such a quality and all sound-minded and noble people refuse it to indulge in it. Truthfulness is one of the pillars of the survival of the Universe, the origin of all praiseworthy.. More

  • Advice regarding Halloween

    Every year, on the evening of October 31st, millions of children across North America paint their faces, dress up in costumes, and go from door to door in order to collect treats. The adults often decorate their houses with ghostly figures, carve scary faces on pumpkins, and put candles in them to create 'Jack-O-Lanterns.' Unfortunately, among the millions.. More

  • Dealing with Halloween: 13 tips for parents

    Suppose that your kids have come home on Halloween night (October 31) and begged you to go trick-or-treating. They can't wait for all of the bubble gum, lollipops and jawbreakers, not to mention dressing up in a Pokemon or witch costume like the rest of their friends. You watch all of this in dismay. Knowing that Halloween is about Shirk (making partners.. More

  • Bid’ah (Innovation) - I

    The Islamic definition of Bid’ah: Imam Ash-Shafi’i, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “A Bid’ah is anything that has no basis in the Quran, Sunnah or sayings of any of the companions, may Allaah be pleased with them.” Ibn Al-Jawzi, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “A Bid’ah is any form of worship.. More

  • Sharia Stance on Astrology - II

    Texts on the sharia ruling on astrology: There are some reported sharia texts that discuss astrology and clarify its relevant rulings and issues. Since it is included in the practice of divination and is part of the world of magic and sorcery, astrology is prohibited under the sharia and is ranked as one of the grave major sins. It is narrated on.. More

  • Sharia Stance on Astrology - I

    In the thick of the battle of the Islamic sharia to free minds from the errors of illusions and myths, as well as the falsities of soothsaying and divination, it has nullified all the customs of the pre-Islamic era that pertained to this practice. The sharia has adopted a strict stance regarding this issue through clarification, warning, advising and.. More

  • Belief in the Angels

    Every Muslim must believe in angels. We know from the Quran that Allah Says (what means): {…Whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.} [Quran: 4:136] In the Hadeeth (sayings of Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) of the angel Jibreel, may Allaah exalt his mention,.. More

  • The gulf between words and deeds

    Speaking true words is a facet of action referred to as the action of the tongue. It is the first tangible deed that someone performs when he announces his entry into Islam: “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger.” But what I mean here, more specifically, is the importance.. More

  • The Signs of the Hour

    The Noble Quran and Prophetic narrations contain many references to the Hour (Day of Judgement) and both the major and minor signs which foretell its coming. Herein is a brief summary of the signs of the Day of Judgement. There are many books, articles, and sites etc., which discuss these in greater detail. These Signs are roughly listed in a chronological.. More

  • The eternal enemy - I

    Mu‘ath came on time to meet Shaykh Yoosuf as usual to learn something new about adherence to Islam. Shaykh Yoosuf met him with much affection and cheerfulness and they sat together. Shaykh Yoosuf began to speak, saying, “How are you, Mu‘ath?” Mu‘ath replied with a smile, “Very well, Shaykh Yoosuf. And you?” Shaykh.. More

  • Faith in Qadhaa` and Qadr - Predestination

    Definition of "Qadhaa' and Qadar" When mentioned separately, either one means the other; but when stated together, they differ in their meanings e.g.: when it is generalised, Qadar encompasses Qadhaa' and vice versa. But when it is stated: 'Qadar and Qadhaa', then Qadar means the predestination of things and when the predestined matter occurs.. More

  • A Glimpse of Paradise - II

    The greatest pleasure of the dwellers of Paradise will be the sight of their Lord. When the dwellers of Paradise see Him, they will forget everything, including all the types of pleasure that they had previously enjoyed. The bounty of seeing Allah in Paradise is one of its distinct features, and is a means of Allah The Almighty honoring its dwellers: {&ldqu.. More

  • A Glimpse of Paradise - I

    Allah The Almighty has created Paradise for His believing slaves; He has created in it pleasures that no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and no mind could ever comprehend. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah, the Exalted, has said: `I have prepared.. More

  • Celebrating the Mother's Day

    What is known among many people as Mother's Day and which is claimed to be the 21st of March is nothing but an innovation and a non-Islamic ritual which has entered the Muslim's homes because of their inadvertence and ignorance of the Islamic values and rites. In fact this so called "Mother's Day" is an imitation of the non-Muslims, namely.. More