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  • Sharia Stance on Astrology - I

    In the thick of the battle of the Islamic sharia to free minds from the errors of illusions and myths, as well as the falsities of soothsaying and divination, it has nullified all the customs of the pre-Islamic era that pertained to this practice. The sharia has adopted a strict stance regarding this issue through clarification, warning, advising and.. More

  • Belief in the Angels

    Every Muslim must believe in angels. We know from the Quran that Allah Says (what means): {…Whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.} [Quran: 4:136] In the Hadeeth (sayings of Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) of the angel Jibreel, may Allaah exalt his mention,.. More

  • The gulf between words and deeds

    Speaking true words is a facet of action referred to as the action of the tongue. It is the first tangible deed that someone performs when he announces his entry into Islam: “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger.” But what I mean here, more specifically, is the importance.. More

  • The Signs of the Hour

    The Noble Quran and Prophetic narrations contain many references to the Hour (Day of Judgement) and both the major and minor signs which foretell its coming. Herein is a brief summary of the signs of the Day of Judgement. There are many books, articles, and sites etc., which discuss these in greater detail. These Signs are roughly listed in a chronological.. More

  • The eternal enemy - I

    Mu‘ath came on time to meet Shaykh Yoosuf as usual to learn something new about adherence to Islam. Shaykh Yoosuf met him with much affection and cheerfulness and they sat together. Shaykh Yoosuf began to speak, saying, “How are you, Mu‘ath?” Mu‘ath replied with a smile, “Very well, Shaykh Yoosuf. And you?” Shaykh.. More

  • Faith in Qadhaa` and Qadr - Predestination

    Definition of "Qadhaa' and Qadar" When mentioned separately, either one means the other; but when stated together, they differ in their meanings e.g.: when it is generalised, Qadar encompasses Qadhaa' and vice versa. But when it is stated: 'Qadar and Qadhaa', then Qadar means the predestination of things and when the predestined matter occurs.. More

  • A Glimpse of Paradise - II

    The greatest pleasure of the dwellers of Paradise will be the sight of their Lord. When the dwellers of Paradise see Him, they will forget everything, including all the types of pleasure that they had previously enjoyed. The bounty of seeing Allah in Paradise is one of its distinct features, and is a means of Allah The Almighty honoring its dwellers: {&ldqu.. More

  • A Glimpse of Paradise - I

    Allah The Almighty has created Paradise for His believing slaves; He has created in it pleasures that no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and no mind could ever comprehend. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah, the Exalted, has said: `I have prepared.. More

  • Celebrating the Mother's Day

    What is known among many people as Mother's Day and which is claimed to be the 21st of March is nothing but an innovation and a non-Islamic ritual which has entered the Muslim's homes because of their inadvertence and ignorance of the Islamic values and rites. In fact this so called "Mother's Day" is an imitation of the non-Muslims, namely.. More

  • Effects of 'Tawheed' (monotheism) on human life

    When an individual pronounces the testimony: “Ash-hadu An-Lailaha Illallah Wa Ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan Rasoolullah” (I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah), believing in it and acting upon it, he experiences a noticeable change in his life. By understanding.. More

  • Valentine Day birthdays, and other daze

    There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of Bid'ah (producing something, theoretical or practical, in matters of religion which is not part of it). Like Bid'ah, they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance and outside influence. Like Bid'ah, they entail rituals. But unlike Bid'ah, the rituals have not been given an.. More

  • Are We True Muslims? – I

    Brothers in Islam! Who are true Muslims? Let us see whatthe Almighty Allahand His Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, have to say about their lives and hearts: Allah Says (what means): {Say: My prayers and my sacrifices, and my living and my dying are for Allah Alone, the Lord of all the worlds. No partner has He. Thus I have been commanded, and.. More

  • Are We True Muslims? - II

    Two Kinds of Muslims Now let’s talk about the two kinds of Muslims which are the ‘Partial Muslims’ and the ‘True Muslims’ Partial Muslims Some Muslims profess faith in Allah Almighty and the Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and declare Islam as their religion; but then they confine this Islam to only a part.. More

  • Innovation in Religion - II

    The Righteous Predecessors Warned Against Religious Innovation Maalik, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “A person who introduces a religious innovation in Islam and thinks that it is good, is as if he is claiming that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, betrayed his message. This is because Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {This.. More

  • Innovation in Religion - I

    Innovation in religion signifies transgressing the texts of the Sharee’ah in issuing rulings, non-observance of the teachings of the Sunnah, following diverse opinions and whims and abandoning the example of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Imaam Ash-Shaatibi, may Allah have mercy upon him, defined innovation in religion as a religious.. More