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  • The Significance of Fasting

    Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous." [Quran; 2:183] That is: that you may fear Allah,.. More

  • The story of Haroot and Maroot – I

    One of the stories in the Quran, is the story of Haroot and Maroot. Allah Says what means: “And they [i.e., the Children of Israel] followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Sulayman (Solomon). It was not Sulayman who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two.. More

  • 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 to Disneyland somehow made the whole situation even creepier. .. More

  • 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, he went to Egypt, where he was asked to find ways of controlling.. More

  • 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 a temple in Yemen and persuaded the Arabs to perform Hajj at the temple.. More

  • Fornication and Adultery: Major Sins in Islam

    Chastity is defined as "controlling oneself from forbidden desires due to the love of Allah The Almighty in response to His command, as well as for seeking His reward in return." Islam has always been keen to establish chastity in the Muslim community and has thus legislated many laws that reduce the strong impact of these desires.. More

  • The use of the Internet to propagate Islam - II

    Another matter regarding the Internet which is associated with the preconditions of the Hour is the saying of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, as in the book of Imam Ibn Hibban, may Allah have mercy upon him: “Lying will spread.” A liar will be punished in his grave by having his face ripped down to his rectum, because of how his.. More

  • At-Tawakkul: Reliance on Allah – II

    Tawakkul of the bee: First, let us look at the fascinating life of the bee. Allah Says (what means): "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.. More

  • The origin of April Fools’ day

    Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. Unfortunately, none of them are conclusive. Thus, the origin of the “custom of making April fools” remains as much a mystery to us as it was back in 1708 CE. The most popular theory about the origin of April Fools’ Day involves the French calendar reform of the sixteenth.. More

  • Hinduism - I

    I. Introduction to Hinduism The most popular among the Aryan religions is Hinduism. ‘Hindu’ is actually a Persian word that stands for the inhabitants of the region beyond the Indus Valley. However, in common parlance, Hinduism is a blanket term for an assortment of religious beliefs, most of which are based on the Vedas, the Upanishads.. More

  • How to Perform 'Umrah'

    What is Umrah? In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or.. More

  • Explanation of Soorah Al-Ma'oon

    The verses: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Almighty Allah Says (what means): "Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense? For that is the one who drives away the orphan. And does not encourage the feeding of the poor. So woe to those who pray. [But] are heedless of their prayer – Those who make show [of.. More

  • The fruits of oppression

    The following is a personal account: There was once a man who hired a worker; this worker would work, day after day, but not receive any payment. One day, the worker demanded his pay, but the employer refused to give him his money. It seems that the employer was in the habit of oppressing people and not giving them their money, to the point that it.. More

  • The Prophet's guidance on treating skin rashes and scabies

    In the books of Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim, may Allaah have mercy upon them, it is narrated that Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, has allowed Abdur-Rahman Ibn 'Awf and Az-Zubayr Ibn Al-'Awwam, may Allaah be pleased with them, to wear silk garments because of a skin rash they had.".. More

  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More