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  • The ruling on celebrating Mother’s Day and Family Day

    An article was published by An-Nadwah newspaper on 30/11/1384 A.H. entitled Takreem Al-Umm wa Takreem Al-Usrah (Honoring The Mother and The Family). The writer appreciated some aspects of the Western innovation of allocating one day during the year to mothers. He mentioned something that was overlooked by the people who introduced this day, namely,.. More

  • In the Dark of the Night …

    Once, there was a pious Muslim merchant who used to trade cattle. He would buy cows from Iraq or Iran and sell them in Syria. This trader was a righteous Muslim: pious, devout and pure hearted; he would pray at night, fast and give charity frequently. On one of his trade journeys, as he was shepherding a herd of cows to sell them, it began to snow.. More

  • Let Those who have Dead Hearts Rejoice - II

    Reflect on the meaning of the following Hadeeth (narration). The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "There was among the people who came before you a man who killed ninety-nine persons. Then he asked about the most knowledgeable person on earth, and was directed to a monk, so he went to him, told him that he had killed ninety-nine.. More

  • Let Those who have Dead Hearts Rejoice - I

    I can no longer feel it. It is certainly inside me, but I have not felt it for so long now. In fact, I do not know when, where or even how it happened. What I know now is that I do not feel it. I have lost it. It was inside me. I truly felt it. Nevertheless, it has died. I remember when it was alive and energetic. I felt then that I was alive... More

  • Fataawa Regarding Mother's Day-II

    5- Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, I read the article that was published by An-Nadwah Journal, on 30-11-1384 AH, under the title "Honoring the Mother and Honoring the Family", and felt that the writer appreciated, from many perspectives, the Western innovation of fixing a day in the year to.. More

  • Fataawa Regarding Mother's Day-I

    1- The scholars of the Permanent Committee, may Allah have mercy upon them, said, All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds and may His peace and blessing be upon His Messenger, his family and Companions. First: The word “‘Eed” [festival] is a term given to the occasion of assembly which customarily recurs annually,.. More

  • The ruling of celebrating the Prophet's Birthday

    The year of his noble birth According to the most correct opinion of the scholars, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam was born in the city of Makkah in the year of the Elephant (in the year 571or 570CE), in the month of Rabee' Al-Awwal. The day of his birth There is an agreement amongst the scholars that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa.. More

  • The problem of lust (a dad-son dialogue) – III

    Son: Dad, were there more things that help increase one’s faith? Dad: One has to remember that he will stand before Allah on the Day of Reckoning when all secrets are disclosed. Nothing will be hidden from Him, and the mouths of the disbelievers will be sealed and their limbs will testify against them. Allah Aays (what means): “Until,.. More

  • The problem of lust (a dad-son dialogue) – II

    Son: What are the most dangerous of such temptations? Dad: On top of such temptations is looking boldly at a woman as an object of sexual desire. This serves as a stimulus that may lead to an unlawful response. Also, it is the first step towards major sins. Allah warns us against such a forbidden look; He Almighty Says (what means): “Tell.. More

  • The problem of lust (a dad-son dialogue) – I

    According to the teachings Islam, the desires and lusts play a vital part in the makeup of every human being; they cannot be ignored. Humans, unlike the angels, have to face the challenge in this life of mastering these forces within us. If we fail to do so, then we become enslaved by our desires and thus fall below the level of the animal kingdom. The.. More