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  • Tactics of the accursed devil in misleading people - I

    The world of devils is the hidden and the most atrocious enemy of the Children of Aadam (People). They ceaselessly attempt to corrupt the manners and beliefs of mankind. They instill hostility and hatred among them. Therefore, there is no wonder that there are numerous verses in the Noble Quran and narrations of the Prophetic traditions that point out.. More

  • Sects and Schools of Thought

    The emergence of Islamic sects was marked during the era of ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, May Allah Be Pleased with him. However, there were indications of their appearance prior to this but they did not take any official form. The most important of these sects are: Al-Khawaarij: This sect appeared during the time of ‘Ali and Mu‘aawiyah,.. More

  • The Description of Paradise – III

    The Soil of Paradise Describing the soil of Paradise, the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “I entered Paradise, where I saw lights of pearl, its soil was musk.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Ibn Sayyaad, may Allah be pleased with him, asked the Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • The Description of Paradise - I

    There is nothing Like It The delights of Paradise surpass imagination and defy description. They are like nothing known to the people of this world no matter how advanced we may become. What we achieve is nothing in comparison with the joys of the Hereafter. As is mentioned in several Ahadeeth, there is nothing like Paradise: “It is sparkling.. More

  • The Description of Paradise –II

    The Grades of Paradise The evidence that Paradise has various grades and its inhabitants will be in different ranks and categories: Paradise consists of grades, some of which are above others, and its people will be of differing levels and categories according to their position in Paradise. Almighty Allah Says (what means): {But whoever comes to.. More

  • The Terrors of the Day of Resurrection - III

    The crushing of the earth and the blowing away of the mountains Allah Almighty tells us that on the Day of Judgment, when the Trumpet will be blown, this stable earth of ours, with its strong and heavy mountains, will be crushed with a single crushing, as Allah, the Exalted, Says (what means): {Then when the Horn is blown with one blast. And the earth.. More

  • The Terrors of the Day of Resurrection-II

    Length of that Day Almighty Allah Says (what means): {The angels and the Spirit [i.e. Jibreel (Gabriel)] will ascend to Him (Allah) during a Day the extent of which is fifty thousand years. So be patient with gracious patience. Indeed, they see it [as] distant. But We see it [as] near.} [Quran70: 4-7] The context of these verses clearly indicates.. More

  • The Terrors of the Day of Resurrection - I

    Evidence of the enormity of the terrors of that day The Day of Resurrection will be a Day of tremendous significance and immense horror, the like of which mankind will never have seen. Allah Almighty clarified the enormity of its terrors in many verses. 1) Allah, the Most Exalted, described that Day as being great. His description of it as such is.. More

  • The Reckoning and Requital - II

    In part one of this article, the definition of Reckoning and an introductory explanation of its scene were discussed. In this part, an important question is to be answered as regards whether or not the disbelievers will be questioned on the Day of Judgment. Will the disbelievers be questioned and why? The Muslim scholars, may Allah have mercy upon.. More

  • The Reckoning and Requital - I

    Definition What is meant by the Reckoning and Requital is that Allah, The Most Exalted, will make His slaves (all people) stand before Him on the Day of Judgment, and He will remind them of the deeds that they did, the words that they said, the faith or disbelief that they followed in this world, whether they followed the Straight Path (Islam) or deviated.. More

  • A Muslim perspective on Christmas -II

    Of course, there is also the problem of the children. They are bombarded with numerous advertisements for toys and are essentially brainwashed so that they should expect something "under the tree" on Christmas Day. One must admit that the brightly lit, multicolored Christmas tree is an attractive sight, made even more tempting when there are.. More

  • A Muslim perspective on Christmas -I

    To a Muslim living in the West, the Christmas Holiday period is one of the most stressful times because of the differences in our attitudes towards holidays and celebrations of the status quo. Even in Islamic countries, there can be misunderstandings on these issues with our Christian colleagues. The following essay is my personal attempt at bridging.. More

  • The Delights of the people of Paradise- III

    The food and drink of the people of Paradise does not produce any impure excrement: It might come to one’s mind that the food and drink of Paradise might produce the same as the food and drink of this world, namely excrement, urine, mucus, saliva, and so on. But this is not the case. Paradise is a place that is free from all impurities, and.. More

  • The Delights of the people of Paradise - II

    The pleasures of this world are transient whilst the joys of the Hereafter are lasting and eternal: This is why Almighty Allah calls the pleasures of this world “temporary conveniences” because they are enjoyed for a short while, then they come to an end, but the joys of the Hereafter have no end; there are many verses in this regard,.. More

  • The Delights of the people of Paradise - I

    The Superiority of the Delights of Paradise over the Pleasures of this World The pleasures of this world are tangible and present, “here and now,” whilst the delights of Paradise are as yet unseen promises. People are readily influenced by what they can see and know instantly. It is hard enough for them to forgo something that is in front.. More