Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

Reaping the opportunities in Ramadan – 11 Lessons

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Reaping the opportunities in Ramadan

The Prophet’s (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) companions used to say, “Let not the day that you fast and the day that you do not fast be equal.” It is important that one’s behaviour, attitude and outlook should not be the same on the day that one is fasting and when one is not fasting. There should be a change, as one is trying to worship Allah more, so one’s fasting should have an effect.
Lesson 1: Gaining taqwa (fear of Allah) Read the rest of this entry

Real Love in few words of Rumi

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Looking at my life
I see that only Love
Has been my soul’s companion
From deep inside
My soul cries out:
Do not wait, surrender
For the sake of Love.

~ Mawlana Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi/Rumi

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Muslims “are Britain’s top Charity Givers”

540279_641406375870739_611422843_nMuslims ‘Give Most To Charity’, Ahead Of Christians, Jews And Atheists, Poll Finds

Muslims give more to charity than other religious groups, new research suggests.

At almost £371 each, Muslims topped the poll of religious groups that give to charity. Read the rest of this entry

Way to Enter Jannah 03: Whenever there’s an opportunity to contribute to build a mosque, help out in any way possible inshaAllah

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The Mysteries Of The Soul

wedghtiklop“And they ask you (O Muhammad), concerning the Ruh (the spirit); Say: “The Ruh (the Spirit): its knowledge is with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given a little,”

[Holy Quran, Surah Al-Isra 17:85]

The majority of Islamic scholars agree that nafs (soul) and ruh (spirit) are two names for one in the same thing, and as such are interchangeable. You will find throughout the Qur’an and the Sunnah the term ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ used intermittently. Some scholars of Hadith hold the opinion, that the ruh is other than the nafs , but the nafs, which is in the form of man, is dependent on the ruh for existence. Read the rest of this entry

What Every Muslim Should Know about their Deen

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Prophet Muhammad (saws) said: “Seeking Knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.”

(Related by Ibn ‘Adiyy, Al-Bayhaqi & Al-Tabarani)

Though this Hadith is known and memorised by most Muslims, the essence, the amount, and the kind of knowledge referred to in this Hadith remains misunderstood by many. Read the rest of this entry

Holding Qur’an during Taraweeh prayer

7056_464203773664758_1393706982_nFatwa No : 83531
Holding Qur’an during Taraweeh prayer
Fatwa Date : Ramadan 26, 1422 / 13-12-2001
Question
I have seen many people holding Qur’an while praying Taraweeh. I want to know if it is a allowable or not? Read the rest of this entry

The Best criteria for Marriage (choosing pious life partner)

Abdullah Gul (president of Turkey's) Daughter, kissing hand of her father in her marraige

Abdullah Gul (president of Turkey’s) Daughter, kissing hand of her father in her marraige

The only two criteria for marriage are religion and character. Everything else is second to these two criteria. The problem for North American Muslims is that there is a focus on ethnicity, wealth and beauty. The merit of religion is seldom considered. Read the rest of this entry