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  • Qualities to look for in a spouse -II

    Beauty Beauty is another important characteristic to be looked for in a spouse. It has a certain role to play since one of the purposes of marriage is to keep both mates from sin. The best way to achieve this is if there is a strong attraction between the husband and wife.Although this will surely grow over time, initial impressions can in.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification -III

    Question: What is your stance on the saying of Ibn 'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him: “The Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam did not wipe [over his Khuffs (leather socks)] after (the revelation) of Soorah (Quranic chapter) Al- Maa’idah” and that what is related from 'Ali may Allah be pleased with him preceded this revelation?.. More

  • Methods of Tafseer -II

    Tafseer of the Quran by Aathaar (explanations of the Sahaabah) Whenever the Sahaabah (companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) could not find the Tafseer (exegesis) of a passage in the Quran itself or in the Sunnah (Prophetic narrations), they would use their own reasoning based on their knowledge of the contexts of the.. More

  • Nullifiers of Tayammum

    Literally, the Arabic word Tayammum means an 'aim or purpose'. In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of preparing oneself for prayer, and so on." This way of purification is resorted to only in limited cases, such as lack of water, difficulty in using it for one reason.. More

  • Qualities to look for in a spouse -I

    Making sure that Muslims are well-matched in marriage is one of the most important and potentially difficult functions in Muslim society.The individual seeking marriage must have his/her priorities straight and be clear about which characteristics are most important in a spouse in order to have a successful marriage.There are many characteristics.. More

  • The caliphate of Abu Bakr -II

    When Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, became the Caliph in 632 CE, the Islamic State was threatened with disunity and chaos. Within a year, Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, was strong enough to attack the Persian Empire in the north-east and the Byzantine Empire in the north-west. There were legitimate purposes for this conquest: 1-.. More

  • The caliphate of Abu Bakr -I

    Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, became the Caliph on June 8, 632 CE and he died on August 23, 634 CE. The period of his Caliphate covers two years, two months and fifteen days only. Judged by the usual standards, this period was too short to make an impact on history. However, the Caliphate of Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, did.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Uthmaan -V

    Abu ‘Ayyoob Al-Ansaari leads the Prayer In the wake of his inability to come to the mosque, the Caliph appointed Abu ‘Ayyoob Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him, to do the job. However, after a few days, Al-Ghaafiqi bin Harb, the chief of the rioters, started leading the prayers. Like Muhammad bin Abu Bakr, the governor of Egypt,.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Uthmaan -IV

    Edict of Uthmaan, 34 AH On the occasion of Hajj, 'Uthmaan bin 'Affaan, may Allah be pleased with him, announced his readiness to listen to complaints among the governors. Thus, following his orders, all the governors reached Makkah. In accordance with 'Abdullaah bin Saba’s scheme, his followers too set out from every province and center but.. More

  • A fishy tale: transition from water to land

    Evolutionists assume that the sea invertebrates that appear in the Cambrian stratum somehow evolved into fish in tens of million years. However, just as Cambrian invertebrates have no ancestors, there are no transitional links indicating that an evolution occurred between these invertebrates and fish. It should be noted that invertebrates and.. More

  • Media: fertile ground for evolution

    When we look at the Western media carefully, we frequently come across news dwelling on the theory of evolution. Leading media organisations, and well-known and “respectable” magazines periodically bring this subject up. When their approach is examined, one gets the impression that this theory is an absolutely proven fact leaving no room for.. More

  • The story of Prophet Moosaa -II

    His Nursing The queen summoned a few wet nurses to suckle baby Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, but he would not take any of their breasts. The queen was distressed and sent for more wet nurses. Moosaa’s sister was also worried, as her baby brother had gone without milk for a long time. Seeing the queen's anxiety, she blurted that.. More

  • The story of Prophet Moosaa -VII

    The Exodus Allah Almighty inspired Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, to conduct his people from Egypt, but only a few of his people believed in his message. Almighty Allah revealed in the Quran (what means): “But none believed Moosaa, except [some] offspring [i.e., youths] among his people, for fear of Pharaoh [Pharaoh] and his establishment.. More

  • SARS & bird flu: two messages from God to mankind

    During the first half of the year 2002, people would have understood any reference to cars, bars, or Mars, but not SARS - a disease which emerged at the end of 2003. They would have asked for the meaning of this strange word, because Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, had not yet emerged. Similarly, before the emergence of AIDS.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -IV

    "Fitrah" (Deep primordial nature) As opposed to certain popular doctrines, which hold that the cosmos is flawed and human nature is basically bad, Islam tells us that our deepest nature is beautiful, harmonious and right. It is only ignorance and bad choices, not an original built-in flaw, that can prevent us from realizing the fullest.. More

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