Referring this issue back to the Book of Allah, we find it ordaining upon us to follow the Messenger of Allah in his commandments and warning us against whatever he prohibits. Furthermore it tells us that Allah has perfected the religion for the people. So, as long as Milad (birthdaycelebration) is not among the teachings..
It is not permissible to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or somebody else. In fact, it must be stopped, as it is an innovation in the religion. The Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, neither celebrated it, nor commanded others to do this for himself or for any one who died before him amongst the Prophets, for his..
Mercy is one of the attributes of Allah The Almighty. It is from the mercy of Allah The Almighty that calamities and trials expiate one's sins, and a believer is rewarded for showing patience through these calamities. Another aspect that manifests the mercy of Allah The Almighty is that He conceals our sins and faults in this life and forgives them..
Texts on the sharia ruling on astrology:
There are some reported sharia texts that discuss astrology and clarify its relevant rulings and issues. Since it is included in the practice of divination and is part of the world of magic and sorcery, astrology is prohibited under the sharia and is ranked as one of the grave major sins.
It is narrated on..
In the thick of the battle of the Islamic sharia to free minds from the errors of illusions and myths, as well as the falsities of soothsaying and divination, it has nullified all the customs of the pre-Islamic era that pertained to this practice. The sharia has adopted a strict stance regarding this issue through clarification, warning, advising and..
The greatest pleasure of the dwellers of Paradise will be the sight of their Lord. When the dwellers of Paradise see Him, they will forget everything, including all the types of pleasure that they had previously enjoyed.
The bounty of seeing Allah in Paradise is one of its distinct features, and is a means of Allah The Almighty honoring its dwellers:
Allah The Almighty has created Paradise for His believing slaves; He has created in it pleasures that no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and no mind could ever comprehend. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah, the Exalted, has said: `I have prepared..
The days of Ramadan are a special time when the blessings and mercies of Allah The Almighty are bestowed abundantly. So let us hasten to acquire the gifts of our Lord in the mosques and look for them during the third part of the night.
Purify yourselves physically and spiritually as you stand before Allah, The King, conversing with Him through reciting..
During the reign of Prophet 'Eesa (Jesus) may Allah exalt his mention, who will descend at the end of time before Doomsday, people will live an extremely peaceful life filled with prosperity and abundance. Then the wall which imprisons Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj (Gog and Magog, who are the tribes which inhabited the land behind two huge mountains) will break..
Present attitude towards the Messengers:
As people in the past used to argue with the Messengers, may Allah exalt their mention, reject their teachings and turn away from them, mankind today - when they have reached the pinnacle of material advancement, penetrated the depths of the oceans, gone far into space, split the atom and discovered many of..
Prophets were sent to illuminate the way for mankind
Allah sent the Messengers, may Allah exalt their mention, to mankind throughout the ages so that mankind might be guided to the truth and be purified of sins. Those who were enlightened by the Messengers of Allah, found the way to the Divine Presence and attained the highest rank of humanity. The..
What can the Living Do to Rescue the Dead Person from Punishment?
Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said,'When a man dies, his actions cease except for three things: a charity which goes on, knowledge which continues to benefit people or a righteous son who makes supplication for him.' [Ahmad]
There are many things which the living can..
The Punishment of the Interspace
Almighty Allah Says (what means):
"And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], 'Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation…'" [Quran 6: 93]
The Grave is an unknown territory...
The Bliss of the Interspace between the Two Worlds
Allah, the Most Exalted, Says in the Quran (what means):
"[To the righteous it will be said], “O reassured soul. Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him]. And enter among My [righteous] servants. And enter My Paradise.” [Quran 89-30]
'The Grave'...the Grave is a word..
The Meaning and Truth of Death
Almighty Allah Says in the Quran (what means): "Every soul will taste death." [Quran 3: 185]
What is death? Is it total annihilation? Or is it simply the severing of the soul from the body? When the soul is separated from the body, what happens to each of them? What happens to man himself, the owner of this..