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  • Backbiting & Slander - An Islamic perspective

    Allah Says in the Quran what means: "And why, when you heard it, did you not say: 'It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah]; this is a great slander?'" [Quran 24:16] Backbiting & Slander Defined Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )(may Allah exalt his mention) once asked: "Do you know what backbiting.. More

  • The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What happened?

    It has been 45 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a new reality in the Arab world and changed the face of US foreign policy towards the Middle East. Here's a breakdown of what happened: Why did the three countries go.. More

  • White Lies: Are They Permissible?

    Many take the permission of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, to lie in three exceptional cases in the wrong way as a justification for white lies. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "A liar is not one who tries to bring reconciliation amongst people and speaks good (in order to avert dispute), or he conveys good." [Muslim] C.. More

  • The weakness of Muslims: The causes and the cure

    Allah Almighty has promised victory for this Ummah (Muslim nation), even if it be after a long stretch of time. Unfortunately, the Ummah today is passing through a bitter state of division, discord and weakness, incurring regress and humiliation, so much so that the heart of any Muslim is painfully affected. But this should not cause us to forget Allah’.. More

  • Dire consequences of Injustice - I

    Injustice is deviation from justice and violation of the truth. There are three broad types of injustice: 1- To be unjust towards Allah The Almighty: The most heinous forms of this type are disbelief, polytheism, and hypocrisy. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): · {And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing.. More

  • Rain Prayer

    This prayer is a means of seeking rain from Allah, the Exalted, during times of drought. That is, people are naturally disposed to ask help from the One Who is able to support them; Allah Alone. This prayer was known among the previous nations. It is regarded also as one of the acts of the prophets, peace be upon them all, as Allah, the Exalted, Says.. More

  • The story of Prophet Nooh -III

    Building the Ark Prophet Nooh (Noah), may Allah exalt his mention, chose a place outside the city, far from the sea. He collected wood and tools and began working day and night to build the ark. The people's mockery continued: "O Nooh! Does carpentry appeal to you more than prophethood? Why are you building an ark so far from the sea? Are you.. More

  • Gratitude - I

    Gratitude is the greatest way to live for those who possess high ranks of righteousness, and such people did not reach these lofty ranks except through their gratitude; this is because belief is comprised of two halves; one half is gratitude and the other is perseverance. Gratitude is to acknowledge being treated well by Allah; it is also to praise.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - I

    The days of Hajj passed, its rituals are over and most of the pilgrims returned home, carrying the memories of their journey to the House of Allah The Almighty. However, if the rituals of Hajj are over, its benefits and objectives are not and will never come to an end. A Christian missionary once said: Islam will remain the strong rock that will destroy.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, also said: - "All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, who are those who refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused." - "Whoever does any action that is not.. More

  • The Sunnah of the Prophet: Definitions

    “Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.”[Quran 53:3-4] Lexically, the word Sunnah has several, different yet close meanings. Sunnah may mean a way of life, or a path or behavior that is followed whether praiseworthy, or otherwise. Mostly, however, it refers to something good. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Restrictions for a Person in the State of Ihraam - II

    Clipping nails, shaving, cutting or removing hair: This is restricted regardless of the means with which they are done, and regarding the hair, then the restriction applies whether it is from the head or any other part of the body. Allah Says (what means): {And do not shave your heads until the Hady (offering) reaches the place of sacrifice…}.. More

  • Jabir Ibn Abdullah

    When Abdullah Ibn 'Amr, may Allaah be pleased with him, joined the Muslim army in the battle of Uhud, he left in Madeenah his son Jabir to take care of the family. Abdullaah, may Allaah be pleased with him, had many daughters; he ordered his only son to take care of them, and did not allow him to join the fighters. The Muslims returned defeated from.. More

  • Dispute and Arguments bring about Enmity

    In sessions, forums and dialogue, it is easy to observe people engaged in arguments, debate and disputes that may arouse discord and hostility. This is an evil and incurable characteristic that occupies many people. Dispute is Part of Man's Nature The Noble Quran clearly states that man is naturally argumentative, despite the evidence, arguments,.. More

  • Restrictions for a Person in the State of Ihraam - I

    A person in the state of Ihraam is a person who made intention and entered into one of the two sacred rituals, Hajj or 'Umrah, accompanied by the removal of normal clothing and putting on special clothing and then reciting the Talbiyyah. There are certain restrictions that apply to the one who assumes this state. The following are the acts that.. More