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  • Start with yourself before others

    Who to start with? In Da'wah (call to Islam), start with yourself before the members of your family and other people and look at what is lacking in you in order that you may start treating it. So if there is a common deficiency between you and one of your companions or family members, then join him with you in resolving this problem because the Messenger.. More

  • For Palestinians, US embassy move cements occupation status quo

    Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers, surrounded by police protection, have marched around the Old City, celebrating Jerusalem Day on the eve of the US embassy move from Tel Aviv. The annual event, which commemorates the Israeli annexation of occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, is regarded by the city's Palestinian population as a deliberate provocation. Past.. More

  • A glimpse of Islam's great concern for women

    1- When the religion of Islam was revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, it was the custom of the people of the pre-Islamic era to hate and detest women. Allaah, The Exalted, Says (what means): {And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.} [Quran 16: 58] They disdained.. More

  • Enhancing zuhd in Ramadan

    Let us welcome the blessed month of Ramadan this time with a fresh commitment to our Merciful Creator and Sustainer to reorient our lives in His way. The most salient lesson of this month of divine training for the believers is self-restraint and abstinence. As we train ourselves in abstinence from the necessities of life for part of a day through.. More

  • Virtues of reading the Quran

    To reflect upon the verses of Allah is a form of worship; it is something that will draw one close to Allah, Most High. This reflection is not a reckless and wandering one, rather, it includes a study of the classical Tafseer (exegesis) of the verses being pondered over. Allah, Most High, Says in the Quran (what means): “Then do they not reflect.. More

  • The pillars of belief in Predestination and Divine Decree - II

    In part one of this topic we clarified the four pillars of belief in the Divine Decree and Predestination. On the other hand, belief in Divine Decree does not provide an excuse for mankind to sin or abandon what they are obligated to do. This excuse can be refuted by the following seven arguments: 1. Allah Says (what means): “Those who associated.. More

  • Relatives raise concern over 'missing' Russian citizens in Egypt

    Relatives of as many as 18 Russian citizens, including eight children, have expressed concern about the wellbeing of their Egypt-based family members, saying they are unable to establish their whereabouts after they were taken away by suspected secret police officers. According to the relatives, Sakinat Baisultanova - a 31-year-old divorced mother.. More

  • Monsoons threaten thousands of Rohingya refugees

    The Rohingya people have still been fleeing to Bangladesh from restive Rakhine state of Myanmar and they reside in the areas that are at high risk of landslides and flooding, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. About 8,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh so far this year, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic said in a news conference on Friday.. More

  • Palestinians face explosive bullets, dangerous gas bombs

    When he was hit by a bullet fired by Israeli forces during demonstrations in Gaza on April 6, Mohammed al-Zaieem lost so much blood, and his left leg was so deformed, he feared he wouldn't survive. His arteries, veins and a large piece of bone were destroyed. His right leg wasn't spared either as the round created a massive exit wound and then hit.. More

  • Etiquette towards The Messenger of Allah

    One of the joys that Allah grants His servant is to love His beloved Noble Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and how can it be otherwise, when to love the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, is one of the conditions of faith? Imam Al-Bukhari, may Allaah have mercy upon hin, related from Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Umar -II

    After the defeat of Buwayb, the Persian chiefs and nobles buried their differences and mobilized their forces to serve their country even in the face of death. Rustam and Fayrouz (prime minister of the Persian Empire) were the pillars of the State, but a violent friction raged between them. Now both of them were persuaded to shake hands in the interest.. More

  • Israel and the loss of collective hope

    For seven decades the UN has failed to fulfill its original mission. Israel is the epitome of this grand failure. by Stanley L Cohen The United Nations sits on First Avenue, just off of 41st Street, overlooking the East River in New York City. It opened to great applause and expectation. A wishful answer to the madness that had become a world unleashed.. More

  • UNRWA: 3,500 Palestinian refugees flee Syria's Yarmouk camp

    People 'sleeping in the streets and begging for medicine' as Assad regime steps up offensive in southern Damascus. An estimated 3,500 Palestinians have fled the embattled Yarmouk refugee camp during a week of violence, according to the UN, as the Syrian regime escalates its ongoing military operation in southern Damascus. Yarmouk, which has been besieged.. More

  • The significance of the month of Sha’ban

    All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. The actions of people are presented to Allah in the month of Sha’ban, so the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, used to fast repeatedly in this.. More

  • The month of Sha’baan - I

    Sha’ban is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or emerges) i.e., it appears between the months of Rajab.. More

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