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  • One year after battle for Mosul, a city lies in ruins

    One year ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stood in front of cameras in Mosul and declared the city recaptured after three years of being occupied by ISIL, also known as ISIS. Clad in a black uniform and flanked by army commanders and heads of security forces that were involved in a ferocious, nine-month long battle against ISIL, al-Abadi confirmed.. More

  • The story of Prophet Nooh -I

    Prophet Nooh (Noah), may Allaah exalt his mention, was one of the prominent Prophets whom Allah Almighty sent to guide people to His Path - that of Monotheism. Ibn 'Abbas, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "The period between Adam and Nooh was ten centuries." [Al-Bukhari] Nooh,.. More

  • Soofism in the scale – I

    Sadly, rites and ceremonies are practiced at graves and graveyards by people who believe that the inhabitants of the graves can bring benefit to them; such rites and ceremonies have reached the level of being Shirk (i.e. association with Allah) and take place in different forms. The following are some of the actions performed by such people: Swearing.. More

  • Preparing for Hajj and ‘Umrah – II

    After preparing oneself internally and financially for one of the most important events in the life of a Muslim, the pilgrim must plan and make actual logistic decisions regarding his/her journey. While one can always make the trip by himself or with a small group of individuals close to him, in this modern day this is not always the best choice. It.. More

  • Rights of the kin in the light of Islam –I

    Keeping bonds of kinship is not as easy as it sounds. Families and friends give warmth and meaning to our lives, keep us strong and fulfilled, make us feel loved and wanted, help us grow, struggle and stay the course of an unpredictable and at times unkind life. In Islam, Allah requires us to revere the womb and the relation-ships that emanate from.. More

  • Morals in the Life and Da‘wah of the Prophets - I

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was commanded to maintain the same methodology that had been adopted by all the previous prophets and messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention, as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Those are the ones whom Allah has guided, so from their guidance take an example.} [Quran 6:90] Allah the Almighty.. More

  • Modesty is a Part of Faith

    It was related on the authority of Abu Mas'ood Al-Badri, may Allah be pleased with him, that: "The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "One of the admonitions of the previous prophets which has been conveyed to people is that if you have no shame, you can do whatever you wish." [Al-Bukhari] Explanation of the Hadeeth: The.. More

  • The ‘Eed Prayer

    First: The ‘Eed Prayer consists of two Rak’ahs (units of prayer). Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “The traveller's prayer consists of two Rak’ahs; the Al-Adh-ha ('Eed) prayer consists of two Rak’ahs and the Al-Fitr ('Eed) prayer consists of two Rak’ahs. They are complete prayers (in this form).. More

  • Raising new Muslim generations

    The greatest concern of the conversant Muslim reformer is to raise a new Muslim generation that deserves to be named the 'victorious generation'. This is the top priority of our nation. A generation that brings Islam to its pure springs, understands it rightly and completely, free from redundancy and blemishes. It is not an Islam of myths in its doctrines,.. More

  • Giving Without Limits

    She said, “Az-Zubayr married me when he had nothing but a horse that I used to groom and provide with fodder. I used to grind date stones for his camel (which was used for carrying water), bring water and knead the dough. I used to carry the date stones on my head from the plot of Az-Zubayr which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • How to improve your relationship with the Quran

    It is recommended for every believing man and woman to recite the Book of Allah, the Noble Quran, often, with due contemplation and understanding. This may be done by using a copy of the Quran or from one's memory. Allah - the Most High – Says (what means): "[This is] a blessed Book (the Quran) which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad,.. More

  • The benefits of belief in Divine Decree and Predestination

    Belief in Al-Qadha’ Wal-Qadr (The Divine Decree and The Predestination) is one of the pillars of faith in Islam. None of the Muslim’s faith will complete unless he believes that whatever befalls him could not have missed him, and whatever misses him could not have befallen him. Everything is subject to the Will and Decree of Allah, as Allah.. More

  • Congratulations O Close Friend of Allah!

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah The Exalted Says, 'I will declare war against him who shows hostility to an ally of Mine. The dearest thing to Me with which My slave comes nearer to Me is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing voluntary acts of worship until I.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Umar -III

    Conquest of Jerusalem, 15 AH/ 636 AD In course of time, when Muslim troops were winning victories in Antakiyah and its suburbs, Yazeed bin Abu Sufyan, may Allaah be pleased with him, the governor of Damascus sent his brother, Mu'awiyah bin Abu Sufyaan, may Allaah be pleased with him, towards Qaisariyah (Caesarea or Kayseri) as per the Caliph's order... More

  • The Doubtful Things between Halal and Haram

    On the authority of Abu 'Abdullah, Al-Nu'man Ibn Bashir, may Allaah be pleased with them both, who said : 'I heard Allah's Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, say: "The Halal (lawful) is clear and the Haram (prohibited) is clear, and in between them there are some things that are doubtful ,which most people do not know - if they are Halal.. More