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  • The tremendous teachings of the Prophet, peace be upon him

    There is a large collection of the Prophet's  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) ideas, thoughts, instructions, teachings, beliefs, morals, manners and principles. The greatness and glory of Islam rests upon these ideals. Only a portion of them are listed here. Purity of self 1. Wise is he who regards himself small, and performs deeds that are useful.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - III

    4. Lifelong commitment This principle deals with the question of effectiveness how can we insure that our tazkiyah efforts bear their expected fruits, help us achieve piety, and fulfill our purpose in this life? Allah Almighty gave a hint: "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it, that perhaps you may become righteous&q.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - II

    Principles of Tazkiyah As shown earlier, tazkiyah is a fundamental part of Prophet Muhammad's mission, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his life constitutes a unique example of it. Together with his teaching, this example was responsible for altering the lives of his Companions to such an extent that they became the pinnacle and paradigm generation.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - I

    Lexically, the Arabic word `tazkiyah' means purification and development—of anything—to the level of perfection. As a Quranic term, it expresses a way of ridding ourselves of flawed tendencies and leanings as well as providing one with the means to attain piety and to help our souls develop to become as perfect as humanly possible. In other.. More

  • The importance of Tajweed

    The Noble Quran is the literal words of Allah that He revealed as an infallible source of legislation for mankind to live an organised life by. It contains regulations and recommendations about all aspects of life and references to the Hereafter. Being so important, the Quran must be read, written, and recited correctly and clearly, so as not to create.. More

  • Explanation of soorah Quraysh

    The verses: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Almighty Allah Says (what means): "For the accustomed security of the Quraysh – Their accustomed security [in] the caravan of winter and summer – Let them worship the Lord of this House, Who has fed them, [saving them] from hunger and made them safe, [saving.. More

  • The dangers of envy

    Envy refers to the desire that a person feels for the destruction or removal of a blessing that another person has – a destruction which the bearer of this feeling would himself carry out if he had the power to. This is quite different to wanting such blessings for oneself while not wishing for them to be removed from others, for that is, indeed,.. More

  • Etiquettes of reading the Noble Quran

    It is very significant, for you, dear reader of the Quran, to observe the following: · Do not touch the Quran except when in the state of ritual purity (Wudhoo), and only recite it when you are in that state. Brush your teeth with a wooden tooth stick (Siwak), remove food particles from between them, and freshen your mouth before.. More

  • Our Relationship with the Universe

    • Author: Extracted from Mushkilaat Fee Tareeq Al-Hayaah Al-Islaamiyyah by Muhammad Al-Ghazaali I hate the (adulterated) religiosity that blinds a person to the beauty and grandeur of the universe and impairs his understanding against grasping its secrets and harnessing them for his benefit. As I recite the Quran, I sometimes feel that Allah,.. More

  • Moral Excellence in Islam

    • Author: Shaykh Muhammad Al-Khidhr Husayn, may Allah have mercy upon him Islam was revealed to people so that they would build with it a moral civilization in this worldly life and savor genuine bliss in the Hereafter. One of the requirements of achieving this lofty goal entailed that the Islamic teachings should incorporate systems regulating.. More

  • Building a Society characterized by Solidarity - II

    One of the most important manifestations of solidarity which Islam is keen to instill in our communities is how to treat the elderly and take care of them, starting with one’s parents, acting upon the verse that reads (what means): {And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth.. More

  • Building a Society characterized by Solidarity - I

    From a social perspective, the teachings of Islam aim to bring together all Muslims to be a unified entity, in conformity with the words of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: “The example of the believers as regards their mutual love and compassion is like that of a single body. If any of its parts aches, all the other parts share.. More

  • Reading for Life

    Author: Dr. ‘Abdul-Kareem Bakkaar Allah, The Exalted, inculcated in mankind inquisitiveness and love for exploration, and this allowed them to develop themselves as “cognitive beings” and to be always prompted to acquire more knowledge without any limits of saturation or repletion. In the past, the process of knowledge acquisition.. More

  • The Concept of Prophethood in Islam

    Prophethood is a high honor, an arduous and prestigious assignment, a refined status, and a great bounty that Allah, The Exalted, bestows on whomever He chooses of His Slaves. He Says (what means): {Those were the ones upon whom Allah bestowed favor from among the prophets of the descendants of Adam and of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah, and.. More

  • The Bestowal of Friday upon the Ummah of Muhammad

    Allah, The Exalted, endowed the Ummah of Muhammad with distinct characteristics – in this worldly life and the Hereafter – that were not conferred upon any of the nations before it. Although it is the last nation to arise in this worldly life, it surpasses all preceding nations in status, for it is a witness over them all. Its divine law.. More