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  • Loving and glorifying the Sunnah – III

    ‘Abdullah ibn Mas`ood  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him reported that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Never has a Prophet been sent before me by Allah to his people except that he had, among his people, disciples and companions who followed his way and obeyed his command. Then there came after them their successors.. More

  • Loving and glorifying the Sunnah – II

    The worst disaster to ever strike this nation was the death of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, who instructed us to remember the affliction of his death whenever we are trialled by any hardship, so that we may thereby condole ourselves and ease the impact of that hardship, which would be insignificant in comparison. Signs that prove one’s.. More

  • Loving and glorifying the Sunnah – I

    Do you truly love the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam? A fundamental of our religion, and a tenet of our faith, is to love him. Allah Says what means: “Say [O Muhammad]: ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings.. More

  • Henna and its uses in the past and today

    "The best thing with which to color your gray hair is henna or katm." [Abu Dawood and At-Tirmithi] Jabir Ibn 'Abdullah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that Abu Quhafa, the father of Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with them, came on the day of the conquest of Makkah with his hair and beard extremely white. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • ‘Estrangement and the strangers’

    The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "Islam began as something strange, and it will return to being something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers." [Muslim] The meaning of ‘strange’ in the Hadeeth Many times in many situations the people that follow the religion of Allah feel a sense of not belonging,.. More

  • History of the Sunnah – III: The era of the Companions and their followers

    As a part of our discussion of the Companions’, may Allaah be pleased with them, methodology in preserving the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, we mentioned thus far two of its aspects; namely, prudence in narrating the Hadeeth, and verification and substantiation of the Hadeeth before accepting it. Three more aspects are presented.. More

  • History of the Sunnah -II: The era of the Companions and their followers

    Most scholars group the main aspects of the methodology of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, in preserving the Sunnah into the following seven categories: prudence in narrating the hadeeths, verification and substantiation of the hadeeths before accepting them, critique, discussions and assessment of the narration, traveling for search.. More

  • The seven under the Shade of Allah Almighty - II

    4. Two men who love each other for Allah's sake, meeting for that and parting upon that: Allah Almighty Says (what means): “The believers are nothing else than brothers, so make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy." [Quran 49:10] Having mutual love for the sake of Allah is one of the great doors.. More

  • The seven under the Shade of Allah Almighty - I

    On the Day of Resurrection, all people that ever lived will be gathered before Allah to await His judgment for all they have done of said during their lives. During this time, the sun will come very close to the people (as close as one mile according to some narrations). People will want to get away from the heat of the sun but there will be no Shade.. More

  • Miswaak: The natural toothbrush

    The Miswaak was known before Islam, but Islam added a religious perspective to its usage. The Prophetic guidance: The Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, recommended Muslims to clean their teeth using a Miswaak every day; especially upon waking up, when performing ablution, before prayer, when reciting the Quran, before sleeping, when.. More

  • The buzzing of the bees and honey

    “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 from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that.. More

  • The Concept of Tawatur

    The first thing to be considered when a report reaches us is how did it reach us, is it by way of Tawatur, or by way of Ahad? Tawatur in the Arabic language comes from the tri-literal root wa • to • ra, represented in English by the letters ‘w’ • ‘t’ • ‘r’. Some words derived from this root have.. More

  • Deterring people from backbiting (Gheebah)

    Definition of Gheebah: When the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked about backbiting, he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, answered: “To mention your brother in a manner which he dislikes”. Then he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, “What if my brother actually has (this failing) that I made mention of?” The.. More

  • A Muslim must accept and follow the Sunnah

    {Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed.} [Quran 53:3-4] Muslim scholars are in total agreement that if a person refuses to accept the Sunnah (the complete trustworthy rites and teachings) of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and obey it as an integral part of the religion (Islam), a revelation from.. More

  • The Prophetic Guidance on Perfumes

    If speech is blessed by sending blessings upon the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, how could Madeenah not have been blessed during his days, while he inhabited it; he, who refreshed its breeze, perfumed its atmosphere and renewed its fragrance; whose scent preceded him to wherever he went and remained after he had left. It was he, sallallaahu.. More