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  • At-Tawakkul: Reliance on Allah – II

    Tawakkul of the bee: First, let us look at the fascinating life of the bee. Allah Says (what means): "And your Lord inspired to the bee: 'Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges.. More

  • The origin of April Fools’ day

    Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. Unfortunately, none of them are conclusive. Thus, the origin of the “custom of making April fools” remains as much a mystery to us as it was back in 1708 CE. The most popular theory about the origin of April Fools’ Day involves the French calendar reform of the sixteenth.. More

  • Hinduism - I

    I. Introduction to Hinduism The most popular among the Aryan religions is Hinduism. ‘Hindu’ is actually a Persian word that stands for the inhabitants of the region beyond the Indus Valley. However, in common parlance, Hinduism is a blanket term for an assortment of religious beliefs, most of which are based on the Vedas, the Upanishads.. More

  • How to Perform 'Umrah'

    What is Umrah? In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or.. More

  • Explanation of Soorah Al-Ma'oon

    The verses: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Almighty Allah Says (what means): "Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense? For that is the one who drives away the orphan. And does not encourage the feeding of the poor. So woe to those who pray. [But] are heedless of their prayer – Those who make show [of.. More

  • The fruits of oppression

    The following is a personal account: There was once a man who hired a worker; this worker would work, day after day, but not receive any payment. One day, the worker demanded his pay, but the employer refused to give him his money. It seems that the employer was in the habit of oppressing people and not giving them their money, to the point that it.. More

  • The Prophet's guidance on treating skin rashes and scabies

    In the books of Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim, may Allaah have mercy upon them, it is narrated that Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, has allowed Abdur-Rahman Ibn 'Awf and Az-Zubayr Ibn Al-'Awwam, may Allaah be pleased with them, to wear silk garments because of a skin rash they had.".. More

  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More

  • Al-Layth Ibn Sa'd: the Imam of the Egyptians

    He was one of the great Imams of jurisprudence. He was a pious, ascetic, truthful scholar who abstained from unlawful acts. He was also sincere, humble, forbearing, and kind-hearted when dealing with people. He had strong faith in Allah and was fearful of Him all the time. He used to frequently recite the Quran. As well as this, he was very generous.. More

  • The lineage of the Prophet Muhammad-I

    The lineage of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, has three versions: The first was authenticated by biographers and genealogists and states that Prophet Muhammad's, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, genealogy has been traced to Adnan. The second is subject to controversies and doubt. It traces his lineage beyond Adnan back to.. More

  • Artificial Insemination

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made for you from your mates sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of Allah they disbelieve? } [Quran 16:72]. Allah The Exalted also Says (what means): {He gives to whom He.. More

  • The use of the Internet to propagate Islam - I

    In the beginning of the year 1969 CE, in the state of California, people were able to transfer data between two personal computers which were few metres apart via a telephone line, and this was the first such connection to be established anywhere. Before this incident, such a link was only a concept which was to be implemented in the computer laboratories.. More

  • At-Tawakkul: Reliance on Allah – I

    Allah the Most High has created us of the best stature and granted us many abilities so that we may look after our needs and those of our relatives and fellow Muslims. He Almighty has invited us to explore the earth and use it for our subsistence. Allah Sayas what means: "It is He who made the earth tame for you – so walk among its slopes.. More

  • Dominance of the Quran over previous Scriptures

    Allah, The Almighty, revealed the Quran to be His last, all-embracing Scripture containing the final manifestation of the Divine Law. This necessitates that it has to be safeguarded from the mischievous hands of men and from all corruption. This protection has been a reality from the time the Quran was revealed until today and will remain so forever... More

  • Making up missed days of fasting

    Excuses that exempt a person from Fasting: It is from the mercy of Allah and the easiness of the religion that we are allowed to break the fast if there is any danger, hardship or difficulty in it. Allah Says (what means): "...He (Allah) has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty..." [Quran 22:7.8] It is.. More