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  • The caliphate of Abu Bakr -I

    Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, became the Caliph on June 8, 632 CE and he died on August 23, 634 CE. The period of his Caliphate covers two years, two months and fifteen days only. Judged by the usual standards, this period was too short to make an impact on history. However, the Caliphate of Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, did.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Uthmaan -V

    Abu ‘Ayyoob Al-Ansaari leads the Prayer In the wake of his inability to come to the mosque, the Caliph appointed Abu ‘Ayyoob Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him, to do the job. However, after a few days, Al-Ghaafiqi bin Harb, the chief of the rioters, started leading the prayers. Like Muhammad bin Abu Bakr, the governor of Egypt,.. More

  • The caliphate of 'Uthmaan -IV

    Edict of Uthmaan, 34 AH On the occasion of Hajj, 'Uthmaan bin 'Affaan, may Allah be pleased with him, announced his readiness to listen to complaints among the governors. Thus, following his orders, all the governors reached Makkah. In accordance with 'Abdullaah bin Saba’s scheme, his followers too set out from every province and center but.. More

  • A fishy tale: transition from water to land

    Evolutionists assume that the sea invertebrates that appear in the Cambrian stratum somehow evolved into fish in tens of million years. However, just as Cambrian invertebrates have no ancestors, there are no transitional links indicating that an evolution occurred between these invertebrates and fish. It should be noted that invertebrates and.. More

  • Media: fertile ground for evolution

    When we look at the Western media carefully, we frequently come across news dwelling on the theory of evolution. Leading media organisations, and well-known and “respectable” magazines periodically bring this subject up. When their approach is examined, one gets the impression that this theory is an absolutely proven fact leaving no room for.. More

  • The story of Prophet Moosaa -II

    His Nursing The queen summoned a few wet nurses to suckle baby Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, but he would not take any of their breasts. The queen was distressed and sent for more wet nurses. Moosaa’s sister was also worried, as her baby brother had gone without milk for a long time. Seeing the queen's anxiety, she blurted that.. More

  • The story of Prophet Moosaa -VII

    The Exodus Allah Almighty inspired Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, to conduct his people from Egypt, but only a few of his people believed in his message. Almighty Allah revealed in the Quran (what means): “But none believed Moosaa, except [some] offspring [i.e., youths] among his people, for fear of Pharaoh [Pharaoh] and his establishment.. More

  • SARS & bird flu: two messages from God to mankind

    During the first half of the year 2002, people would have understood any reference to cars, bars, or Mars, but not SARS - a disease which emerged at the end of 2003. They would have asked for the meaning of this strange word, because Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, had not yet emerged. Similarly, before the emergence of AIDS.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -IV

    "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

  • Actions that require Ghusl -II

    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

  • Muhammad the orphan -I

    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

  • Muhammad the Orphan -II

    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

  • The covenant between the Prophet and the Jews

    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

  • The disastrous Asian quake & Tsunami: who made it and why?

    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

  • Individual Responsibilities in Islam

    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