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  • The conquest of Makkah, 20 Ramadan - I

    According to the terms of the treaty of Hudaybiyah, the Arab tribes were given the option to join either of the parties with which they desired to enter into treaty alliance, the Prophet's sallalahu alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) or the Quraysh's. As a consequence, Banu Bakr joined the Quraysh, and Khuzaa'ah joined the Prophet,.. More

  • The conquest of Makkah, 20 Ramadan - II

    Abu Sufyaan honored Al-'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, appeared before the Prophet of Allah, sallalahu alayhi wa sallam, and submitted, "Abu Sufyaan is a person who loves honor, so would you please give him some special honor." At this he, sallalahu alayhi wa sallam, said, "He who enters the Sacred Mosque will be safe, he who enters.. More

  • Social System in Islam - II

    The Unique feature of Islam: Islam was born with the unique feature of amalgamating the secular with religious, the worldly with the other-worldly, and with a clear approach to socio-economic affairs and with a well-defined administrative system. The famous Italian orientalist Dr. Laura Veccia Vaglieri, stated: "With Islam, the spirit was liberated.. More

  • When Children Lie

    Lying is the intentionally supplying of false information. On the other hand, when a person says something that is untrue, that he actually believes to be true, he has made a mistake. In this case, he may be misguided or uninformed, but not lying. A lot of what a child says begins in his imagination. He may imagine an action and tell others about it.. More

  • Women's liberation through Islam -II

    Economic Rights: Allah Says (what means): "By Him Who created male and female; Verily, your efforts and deeds are diverse." [Quran 92:3-4] In these verses, Allah declares that He created men and women to be different, with unique roles, functions and skills. As in society, where there is a division of labor, so too in a family; each.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification -II

    Question: Is the intention obligatory, meaning that when a person intends to wear socks or shoes, should he have the intention that he will also wipe over them when doing Wudhoo' (ablution)? Likewise, should he have the intention that he is going to wipe over them as a resident or a traveller, or is the intention non obligatory? Answer: The intention.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification - I

    Question 1 What is the ruling of wiping over the socks, and what is the evidence for that from the Quran and Sunnah (prophetic tradition)? A. Wiping over the socks is a Sunnah which has come to us from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and it is better for the one wearing socks to wipe over them, rather than taking them off to wash.. More

  • Physical characteristics of Angels - II

    The great size of the bearers of the Throne: Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "I have been granted permission to speak about one of the angels of Allah, one of the bearers of the Throne. The distance from his earlobes to his shoulders is the distance of a seven - hundred year journey." [Abu Daawood] Anas Ibn Maalik,.. More

  • Optional aspects of ablution

    'Sunnah' (optional) Acts of Ablution: The following acts are not obligatory, yet, once done, are rewarded for since they constitute the way the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to perform ablution: Reciting 'Bismillah' (saying: 'Bismillahir-rahmaanir-raheem', which means: 'In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate)... More

  • 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