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  • 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

  • The Ruling on Lying and its Evil Consequences

    The prohibition of lying: Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {“They only invent falsehood who do not believe in the verses of Allah, and it is those who are the liars.”} [Quran 16:105] Commenting on this verse, Ibn Katheer, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said,“Allah The Almighty informs us that His Messenger, sallallaahu 'alayhi.. More

  • Strength in Faith – a Virtue of the Believers - II

    Examples of Strength in Faith in the Lives of the Prophets, may Allah exalt their mention Anyone who reads the books of Sunnah and Seerah (biography), and reviews the stories of the Prophets and Messengers, will find that strength in practicing the religion, facing the disbelievers, as well as in calling others to Allah The Almighty was evident in.. More

  • Strength in Faith – a Virtue of the Believers – I

    Strength in religion, determination in practicing it and patience in enduring hardships for its sake constitute an aspect of true mettle. Such is the personality of Prophets, Messengers and those who follow them willingly and sincerely until the Day of Judgment. Some of their other qualities are their strict adherence to the religion of Allah The Almighty.. More

  • Hypocrisy is internal destruction

    Hypocrisy is a chronic disease and a dangerous moral deviation in the life of individuals, communities and nations. Its danger is great and the hypocrites are the cause of this great evil. This danger is clearly noticeable when the destructive consequences of hypocrisy afflict the entire Ummah (Muslim nation) and the charitable reform movements in.. More

  • Liars and lying

    Lying is the source of all evils. It is the negation of faith. It can never exist in a person who has true faith in Allah Almighty. It is universally condemned by all humans with a minimally sound nature. But because it is so universally condemned, we have prettier names for it: It is often mitigated and excused as "forgetting," "stretching.. More

  • The Indisputable Event - II

    Summarizing the Chapter The chapter of Al-Waaqi'ah opens with a booming clarion cry, a crashing epiphany, that ushers its witness's mind to the edge of creation's cataclysmic fate and onto the near shores of his or her own swift passage into undisputed reality, when this earth has been leveled into mere strewn dust. Quickly dispensing with a world.. More

  • The Indisputable Event - I

    When the indisputable Event [of the Last Hour] occurs, no one then shall belie its occurrence! These two lines are among the most unforgettable opening verses of any chapter in the Quran. They belong, of course, to the chapter of Al- Waaqi `ah. The Arabic word 'waaqi'ah' means `event,’ ‘happening,' or `occurrence’. The revelation.. More

  • Taoism: the religion of magic and Yoga

    Taoism, or Daoism, is the Chinese philosophical and religious system, dating from about the 4th century BC. Taoism has, along with Confucianism, shaped Chinese life for more than 2,000 years. Taoist clergy flourished in China until 1927, when the Chinese Communists ousted them. While the future of 'Taoist practice on the Chinese mainland remains in.. More

  • Confucianism

    Definition Confucianism is the religion of the ancient Chinese, named after the great philosopher Confucius who appeared in the sixth century B.C, calling for the revival of the religious values and traditions that the Chinese had inherited from their forefathers. To these values, he added his own philosophy and moral values leading to sound behaviour.Altho.. More

  • Allah's Knowledge is infinite

    One of the Divine Attributes Allah, The Most Exalted, Has is Infinite Knowledge that encompasses everything in the heavens and earth and what is in between them; in the worldly life and the Hereafter. Therefore, among His Divine Names is the All-Knowing. Allah the Almighty Says in the Quarn (what means): "Verily, He, only He, is the All-Hearer,.. More

  • Refuting Al-Baatiniyyah - IV

    The beliefs of Al-Baatiniyyah are, as previously mentioned, based on the principle that knowledge cannot be attained except through the infallible Imaam and seeking that from any other source, as they believe, will be of no avail. The Imaam is the only one who can interpret texts and his interpretation is decisive and cannot be in any way rejected... More

  • Al-Baatiniyyah: Their Principles and Beliefs-III

    Examples of the deviated interpretations of Al-Baatiniyyah It has previously been mentioned that the belief of Al-Baatiniyyah is based on the distortion of the apparent meanings of the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) to other esoteric meanings. Amongst such naïve distortions is their claim that fornication does not mean the illicit insertion.. More

  • Al-Baatiniyyah: Their Principles and Beliefs-II

    The beliefs of Al-Baatiniyyah The beliefs of Al-Baatiniyyah are hidden as their name indicates. However, their doctrine and beliefs became known, although they were very keen on hiding them, via those who embraced Islam from them. However, they deny such beliefs. They show the adherents of other faiths what they (the people of those faiths) like and.. More

  • Al-Baatiniyyah: Their Principles and Beliefs-I

    Al-Baghdaadi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said in Al-Farq bayn Al-Firaq, “You, may Allah please you, should know that the effect of Al-Baatiniyyah is more adverse and harmful on all Muslim groups than that of the Jews, Christians and Magians. Rather, it is more destructive than Ad-Dahriyyah and all the other sects of disbelievers.” Al-Baatiniyy.. More