I heard that when Prophet Muhammad started preaching Islam, the Jews were very upset and they wanted to test him to find out whether he was a true Prophet, so they prepared 40 difficult questions and asked him. Is this true, if yes, please, explain what are the 40 questions and what were the answers given.. More
Assalamu alaykum: I have been married for a few years. My husband agreed to accept Islam. We agreed to live as Muslims by performing the prayer and the fast to begin with. Praise be to Allah, we lived good years practicing Islam together and even managed to get out of interest by selling some of our property. To give you a brief background.. More
Asalamu alaykum, Shaykh.
May Allah bless u. Please read everything before answering the question.
I really need this question answered, and I have asked other shaykhs, but they did not give good answers like you. I am not insane, so you do not have to worry. I study at university and am at the top of my class. How can I be insane if I.. More
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
I have a question regarding choosing a spouse and the ruling in Islam. I have known an Arab man from Algeria for about a year and two months, and I am a Muslim non-Arab. He is 29 while I am 33 years old and have been divorced since more than two years. We met about four months ago, and he visited.. More
Linguistically, 'Al-Luqatah' refers to anything that is found and picked up from the ground. Technically, as Imam Ibn Qudamah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, a Muslim scholar, defined it as: 'Property that the owner loses and a person finds and takes away (to preserve it in trust).'
Muslim scholars vary about the ruling... More
Training in the field of Da'wah:
On the theoretical side of this step, training women to work in the field of Da'wah (call to Islam) may need to consider the following aspects:
- Educational preparation through providing a good presentation of appropriate materials.
- Psychological preparation by ensuring that the women callers have faith.. More
Undeniably, changing one's morals for the better is the toughest change for the human being, but it is not impossible. There are many ways and methods to help one acquire refined morals, which include the following:
Having a pure creed is a serious matter, as one's conduct and behavior are, very often, the fruits of one's creed and ideology... More
Infallibility is a must for Prophets as Models
The infallibility of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, is an established fact based on reason and tradition. Reason requires the infallibility of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, because the Prophets came to convey to people the Message of Allah. If we liken this Message or the.. More
The virtues of the congregational prayer:
Performing the (obligatory) prayers in congregation is mandatory and required of every believing adult male who has no excuse for not doing so. Many authentic Ahadeeth highlight the superiority and excellence of praying in congregation. Among these Ahadeeth are:
The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,.. More
The role of the Quran in shaping the Muslim personality:The treasures of the Quran are hidden and buried as far as many Muslims are concerned, as they have not yet discovered these precious treasures that Allah has placed in it.
Besides the fact that a Muslim is rewarded for reciting the Quran and applying its rulings, it is also the case that the.. More
On a recent shopping trip, I happened to pass by a pet shop, where a big monkey in a small cage outside the entrance broke my heart. I gathered up the guts to enter the shop, only to leave in tears, deeply saddened by what I had seen. Poor, helpless animals imprisoned in tiny cages withouteven enough space to turn around; their sad, pleading eyes.. More
When this religion was revealed and the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam taught it and raised people according to its instructions, it delivered brilliant men and women who illuminated history and were esteemed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
This religion produced such people who upheld its exalted standards and applied its edicts all over.. More
His religious knowledge and the Prophet's praise of him:
Allah, the Magnificent and Glorified, had willed goodness for `Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, and thus rendered him well versed in the religion and enriched him with knowledge. Many scholars have compiled numerous narrations of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam regarding Umar's.. More
It is narrated in the books of Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim, may Allah have mercy upon them, that Anas Ibn Malik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said:
"Some people of (the tribes of) 'Ukl and 'Uraynah came to Al-Madeenah and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, ordered them to go to the herd of camels.. More
For eight centuries, the conquest of Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey, was a dream for the Muslim commanders. Ever since the era of the revered companion, Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan, there had been many attempts to conquer it, but none had succeeded.
Every Muslim commander wanted to be the conqueror praised in the narration in which the Prophet,.. More
When the son of Adam dies and his soul departs and he is placed in his grave, then he is in the first stage of the Hereafter, because the grave is the first of the stages of the Hereafter. It was narrated...More