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  • Pilgrimage: The Fifth Pillar of Islam

    Pilgrimage was ordained in the sixth year after the migration of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). It suffices for a pilgrim to do it once in a lifetime, and performing it more than once is voluntary. A Pilgrim whose Hajj is accepted by Allah is given the good tidings that he would return with all his sins being forgiven. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Al-Khansaa': Poetess and Mother of Martyrs

    According to the connoisseurs of Arabic poetry, there has never been a woman whose poetry was as replete with knowledge, or who was more knowledgeable than Al-Khansaa', may Allaah be pleased with her. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to ask her to recite her poetry, which he admired, in front of him. She composed a great deal of.. More

  • The Prophet's way in correcting people's mistakes

    Anas Ibn Malik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "Whilst we were in the Mosque with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, a Bedouin came and stood urinating in the Mosque. The Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, 'Stop it! Stop it!' and were about to attack him. But the.. More

  • Giving sincere advice

    The giving of sincere advice enjoys a sublime and exalted position in Islam, and how could this not be so? The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, considered the giving of sincere advice on a par with the religion as whole. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Religion is giving sincere advice.” A person would give sincere.. More

  • Renewing Faith through Fear and Hope

    Texts from the Quran: • The hope of the believers which is accompanied with good deeds; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah - those hope (i.e., expect) the mercy of Allah.} [Quran, 2: 218] They believed, gave up their homes, migrated to strange countries,.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -II

    Living with and loving Allah's Creation Let us think about some of the ways that Islam's spiritual orientation and its concrete rules for social and economic life, offer potential solutions to concrete problems that face us. Islam asks us to submit to Allah, to bend toward our creator as a reed bends in the wind. Put in another way, this suggests.. More

  • The Grave: The First Station of Hereafter

    When the son of Adam dies and his soul departs and he is placed in his grave, then he is in the first stage of the Hereafter, because the grave is the first of the stages of the Hereafter. It was narrated that Hani’, the freed slave of ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan, may Allaah be pleased with them, said: "When ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan.. More

  • The Story of Haaroot and Maaroot – II

    Magic is a reality and not mere illusion; some people consider tricks of the hand or deceptions of the eye to be magic, but magic is much more than that; it is a reality, and could lead one to hate what he used to love, such as the case which Allah informs us of in the abovementioned verse where it can separate man from his wife. Indeed the goal that.. More

  • The etiquettes of fasting

    Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The reason is that it strengthens.. More

  • A glimpse on the history of Makkah

    History informs us about what happened during specific points in the past as well as events that have taken place over time and gives us information related to this. Such information may be true or false, and every Muslim is obliged to seek the truth and confirm any information he hears so that he may ascertain what is correct from what is fabricated... More

  • The warm welcoming by the “Ansar”

    After an eight-day journey, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, arrived at Quba' on Rabia al-Awwal 8, the 14th year of Prophethood (corresponding to September 23, 622 CE) at noon. Quba' lies at a distance of a few miles from Al-Madeenah and was generally taken as the locality of Al-Madeenah. It was largely inhabited by Banu Amr bin Auf (an Arabic.. More

  • Q & A on menstruation and post partum bleeding -III

    Ruling concerning a discharge of blood five days before giving birth Question: A woman had bleeding during pregnancy five days before giving birth, during the month of Ramadan. Should that blood be considered menstruation or Istihaadhah [prolonged flow of blood or menorrhagia], and what are the obligations upon her? Response: If the matter.. More

  • Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –II

    Question: A woman had blood beginning to flow (i.e., her menses) while she was in the Mosque of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. She stayed in the mosque for a short while, until her husband had finished his prayer, so that she could leave with him. Did she commit a sin? Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –I Response:.. More

  • Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –I

    Using pills that prevent menstruation Shaykh Ibn Baaz Question: There are pills that prevent menses or delay their occurrence. Is it allowed for a woman to use such pills during the time of Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) only out of fear of her menses arriving? Response: It is allowed for a woman to use pills that prevent her menses during the time.. More

  • The use of the Internet to propagate Islam -III

    It is sad to note that when a researcher looks through some of the international libraries available on the Internet in order to find information and references regarding any type of data he requires, he finds what he is looking for indexed in a very accurate manner, but, at the same time, we as Muslims do not have a single library about Islam that.. More