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Towards Animals and Environment

Ecology and Islamic values - I

I could understand "do not drink the water." Or even "no swimming—polluted water." But "do not touch the water"!? Something about that sign, and the reality it pointed to seemed deeply, irrevocably wrong. The fact that it was the nearest campground... More

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Ibn Al-Haytham: The father of modern optics

Abu 'Ali Al-Hasan bin Al-Haytham (965-1040 C.E.) was one of the most eminent physicists, whose contributions to optics and scientific methods are outstanding. Known in the West as Alhazen, Ibn Al-Haytham was born in 965 CE in Basrah, and was educated in Basrah and Baghdad. Thereafter,... More

Before Hijrah (Migration)

The lineage of the Prophet Muhammad-II

The Elephant Raid The King of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) had captured Yemen for a very short period. During the lifetime of ‘Abdul-Muttalib, Yemen was under the rule of the King of Abyssinia. In those days Abrahah Ashram was the governor of Yemen on behalf of the king. He built... More

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  • 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

  • Concepts Clarified in the Quran -III

    The concept that the future belongs to the Muslims: Allah will certainly make this religion prevail and grant the Muslims victory over the disbelievers, even if after a while. Allah Says (which means): “They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect his light, although the disbelievers dislike it. It is He.. More

  • Avoiding anger

    Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, that Allah's Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "No one does anything more excellent in the sight of Allah, The Great and The Glorious, than restraining his anger, seeking to please Allah." [Ahmad and At-Tirmithi] Murphy's Law is commonly known as: "Anythi.. More

  • History of the Sunnah – IV: The era of the Companions and their Followers

    6 - Writing of the Hadeeth Earlier in this series we discussed in some detail the writing of the Sunnah in the era of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and also showed that the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, were encouraged by him, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, to learn writing and that many of them learned and mastered it. Thus,.. More

  • Taariq Ibn Ziyaad: The Conqueror of Andalusia

    Tariq Ibn Ziyad is one of the most prominent commanders who recorded his name in the glorious Islamic history which includes names like Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed, S`ad Ibn Abi Waqas, `Amr Ibn Al-`Aas, Salahuddeen and Muhammad Al-Fatih. Through Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a Muslim state was established in Andalusia, known nowadays as Spain and Portugal. This.. More