"Fitrah" (Deep primordial nature)
As opposed to certain popular doctrines, which hold that the cosmos is flawed and human nature is basically bad, Islam tells us that our deepest nature is beautiful, harmonious and right. It is only ignorance and bad choices, not an original built-in flaw, that can prevent us from realizing the fullest.. More
The word Ghusl in Arabic means to wash the entire body with water. Allah Says in the Quran (what means): "And they ask you [O Muhammad] about menstruation. Say: 'It is harm, so keep away from women during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure...'" [Quran 2: 222]
Herein, we continue stating other actions that require.. More
Initially, after his birth, Thuwaybah, the freed slave-girl of Abu Lahab Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib, suckled him for seven days. She had suckled Hamzah, may Allah be pleased with him, the uncle of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, also. Thus, both Masruh Ibn Thuwaybah and Hamzah were his foster brothers. According to the custom of the Arab nobles,.. More
He sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam passed his childhood days in a manner quite strange for the Arabian society. Instead of playing with children of his age group, he felt disgusted in their company and preferred to be in solitude. Allah the Almighty had kept him aloof from every kind of debasement and immorality. A few boys of Quraysh forced him to enjoy.. More
Soon after emigrating to Al-Madeenah and making sure that the pillars of the new Islamic community were well established on strong bases of administrative, political and ideological unity, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) embarked upon the task of establishing regular and clearly-defined relations with the.. More
Using pills that prevent menstruation
Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Question: There are pills that prevent menses or delay their occurrence. Is it allowed for a woman to use such pills during the time of Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) only out of fear of her menses arriving?
Response: It is allowed for a woman to use pills that prevent her menses during.. More
Ruling concerning a discharge of blood five days before giving birth
Question: A woman had bleeding during pregnancy five days before giving birth, during the month of Ramadan. Should that blood be considered menstruation or Istihaadhah [prolonged flow of blood or menorrhagia], and what are the obligations upon her?
Response: If the matter.. More
Question: A woman had blood beginning to flow (i.e., her menses) while she was in the Mosque of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. She stayed in the mosque for a short while, until her husband had finished his prayer, so that she could leave with him. Did she commit a sin?
Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –I
Much has been said, up to the moment, about the late deadly earthquake that hit Sumatra with devastating effects which extended far to the East African coast, distributing different degrees of damage to nearly 10 countries. This much talk is, no doubt, justified and worth listening to to some extent. Economists discuss this great.. More
Anas Ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "Whilst we were in the Mosque with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) a Bedouin came and stood urinating in the Mosque. The Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, 'Stop it! Stop it!' and were about to attack him... More
After an eight-day journey, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) arrived at Quba' on Rabia al-Awwal 8, the 14th year of Prophethood (corresponding to September 23, 622 CE) at noon. Quba' lies at a distance of a few miles from Al-Madeenah and was generally taken as the locality of Al-Madeenah. It was largely.. More
In this article I will deal with some personal responsibilities of the individual throughout his life. Fulfilling these responsibilities can lead to the formation of a well-established individual, family, and eventually a society where peace, and tranquility prevail and where the utmost purpose (the pleasure of Allah) is obtained.
The Holy Qur'an,.. More
One of the stories in the Quran, is the story of Haroot and Maroot. Allah Says what means: “And they [i.e., the Children of Israel] followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign...More