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  • False Monasticism - II

    Shaykh Yoosuf said, “Mu‘aath, there are other proofs from the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) which prove what I said. Allah The Almighty says (what means): { Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.} [Quran 2:30] Allah The Almighty enjoined the believers to be a successive authority on earth by inhabiting it in.. More

  • False Monasticism - I

    The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "This life is cursed; cursed is everything in it except remembrance of Allah and what is relevant to that, or a scholar, or a learner." Mu‘aath read this Hadeeth (narration) on Thursday morning while turning the pages of a book. He was terrified by what he saw and read,.. More

  • Points to Ponder for Smokers

    If you ask any smoker why he smokes, you would receive many different answers, such as • "I smoke because it relieves depression" • "I smoke because it eases the stress of my family problems". • "I smoke when I'm out with my friends to have fun." • "Smoking helps me forget my work-related worries.. More

  • How Do You Face Good and Bad Times?

    The more one ponders over the apparent and hidden favours from Allah The Almighty upon him, the more he will realise that his Lord has granted him abundant blessings and protected him from a number of evils; this will certainly remove grief and anxiety and bring happiness and contentment.Thus, take heed of the advice of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Our Non-Muslim Relatives: Their Rights Upon us

    By Kimberly Ben When I reverted to Islam over 10 years ago, I received mixed reactions from my friends and family. While attending my first family gathering wearing Hijab, I was eyed very curiously at first, but with time they have come to accept my choice. Now, no one even seems to notice much except for the occasional complement on my choice of.. More

  • Following the Salaf in Taking Ourselves to Account

    Our Salaf (righteous predecessors), may Allah have mercy upon them, would admonish themselves and hold themselves to account, while we on the other hand, who are far worthier of such reproach, are utterly heedless of this, despite committing actions that are destructive and despite being afflicted with diseases of the heart and soul that require major.. More

  • When there is a Sick Person in Our House

    Illness is a trial from Allah The Almighty, with which He, The Exalted, afflicts whomever He wills from among His servants; to test this person and purify them from any sins. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "A pious Muslim's situation is amazing, for it is all good; and this is not for anyone except for the pious Muslim. If he.. More

  • Severing ties of kinship

    The righteousness and uprightness of the family is the gateway towards a safe and secure community, and maintaining ties with kinfolks is the way to the preservation of the Muslim nation. Islam calls for and mandates maintaining ties with kinfolks due to the great effect it has on establishing strong social bonds, as well as for the love and cooperation.. More

  • Handling the Pain in Our Neck

    We all have stresses and burdens in our daily lives. Whether it is school or work or just the trials of life, we carry much on our shoulders. Some of us carry our own loads and some of us carry loads that we share with others health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could go on... More

  • Etiquettes of dialogue and speech -I

    Islam came to instil and spread fine manners and noble etiquettes. When in conversation or discussion, a Muslim must maintain these because Islam comprehensively addresses all aspects of life, and requires a Muslim to be distinct in his character, creed, worship, manners, etiquettes and appearance. Undoubtedly, Islam is the superior and lofty religion... More

  • A Gleam on the Way

    How effective was the first generation of the Ummah (nation) of Islam? What is the importance of positivity in the life of a Muslim? How has the Quran recorded this effectiveness? These are important and serious questions about the value of positivity and effectiveness and what they represented in the life of the youth who established the civilization.. More

  • Etiquettes of Supplicating - I

    During the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, there was no rain for an entire year and the people were about to perish. So ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, gathered the people and they went out to the desert. He then asked Al-‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, the paternal uncle of the Prophet,.. More

  • Knowledge in Islam and how to seek it

    In this article we’ll try to shed some light on knowledge from Islamic perspective. Generally speaking, the Arabic word for knowledge is 'ilm, which, in most cases, indicates to Islamic knowledge or matters related to Sheree’ah (Islamic Law). Although, some of the Quranic verses in this article refer to Islamic knowledge, yet they are general.. More

  • Protective Jealousy is the Characteristic of the Noble - II

    The Protective Jealousy of the Husband over his Wife As stated previously, it was narrated that Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubaadah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If I were to see a man with my wife, I would strike him with a sword, and not with the flat side of it.” When the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Protective Jealousy is the Characteristic of the Noble - I

    Protective jealousy is an innate noble characteristic upon which a sound person whom Allah has honored and favored was created. Islam elevated the rank of this sublime trait and laudably mentioned it to the extent that it considers defending one's honor and being protectively jealous about inviolable matters a type of Jihaad. For this, a person may.. More