Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated, Once the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and I went out during the day. While on the journey, he did not talk to me and I did not talk to him. When we reached the market of Bani Qaynuqaa’, he, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, sat in the front-yard of (his daughter) Faatimah's house and asked: “Is Luka’ home? (i.e., 'the small boy' - his grandson Al-Hasan)” But ...

Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates. Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, is reported to have said: "If anyone of you is fasting, let him break his fast with dates. In case he does not have them, then with water. Verily water is a purifier." The Prophet , sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, used to break his fast by eating some dates before offering Maghrib (sunset) prayer, and if ripe dates were not availab...

She is an American from California. Her card gives you some clue: "Khadija Watson, ex-professor of theology." She has a BA and an MA in theology. She was an ordained, licensed minister, a Christian missionary who spent seven years preaching in the Philippines. That was six years ago. Today she is a Muslim and a teacher at Al-Hamra Islamic Education Foundation in Jeddah. When she first visited her children in the United States in an ...

As a Doctor of Medicine, and a descendant of a French Catholic family, the very choice of my profession has given me a solid scientific culture that had prepared me very little for a mystic life. Not that I did believe in Allah, but that the dogmas and rites of Christianity in general and of Catholicism in particular never permitted me to feel His presence. Thus, my unitary sentiment for God forbade my accepting the dogma of the Trinity, and co...

4- The permissibility of and the duration of a truce between Muslims and their enemies: The Al-Hudaybiyah peace treaty provides evidence to religious scholars and Imaams of the permissibility of making a truce between Muslims and their enemies for a specific term, whether or not it is in return for compensation to be taken from them. The permissibility of it not being for compensation is based upon the fact that the peace truce of Madeenah wa...

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Pearls of wisdom

"Had this world been, in the sight of Allah, equal to even a mosquito's wing, He would not have provided the disbeliever with even a sip of water thereof." [At-Tirmithi and others]...... More

Lessons from his life

Some more of the admirable qualities of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as a leader: · Recognition of talent in some of his followers and encouraging them in fields where they excelled or showed interest: For example, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,...... More
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