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Glory be to Almighty Allah. Peace and blessings be our Master, the Prophet Muhammad (sall-allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). Benedictions be over his pure Ahl al-Bait and over all his just and devoted companions (radi-Allahu ta’ala ‘anhum ajmain).
Of all the branches of Islam, two are by far the largest: the Shi’ah or the Shi’ites, partisans of Hazrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with him); and the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-jama’ah, people who follow the prophetic practices and the majority, popularly known as the Sunnis. Read the rest of this entry
Imam Ahle Sunat Shah Ahmad Raza’s (may Allah be pleased with him) writings convey a sense of pessimism about the condition of Islam during his time, while urgently calling upon Muslims to reform their ways. Like most of the 19th century reformers in British India, he blamed his fellow Muslims, rather than others, for their current situation. He denounced the views of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and his ‘modernist’ Aligarh school, and ulema such as the Ahle Hadis, the Deobandis, the Nadwat al-Ulema, and the Ahmadis. In addition the Sh’is came under attack and the Hindu reform movement of the Arya Samaj was also a concern.
By IslamReligion.com / 7 Mar 2013
Allah instructs men to be nice to their wives and to treat them well to the best of their ability:
“…And live with them in kindness…” (Quran 4:19)
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.’ [Al-Tirmidhi]
Source : Missionislam.com / 1 June 2013
Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji’oon
Yeah, sure we say this statement when someone dies. Also some of us may say this sentence when they lose something, suffer a setback or harm. But………..do you know what it means? Read the rest of this entry
By Ayub A. Hamid / 8 Apr 2013
Whoever relies on Allah (has Tawakkul), He is sufficient for him. (At-Talaaq 65:3)
Tawakkul is another attribute that results from a true Iman in Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta`ala. It is an attitude that emanates from the conviction that:
Allah has put me in this world temporarily for a test and all of my good and bad circumstances are part of the test. Read the rest of this entry
Source : The-faith.com / 18 Mar 2013
It is widely known that some important persons in any given land are given extraordinary privileges and immunity. They are not treated like the ordinary people and laymen. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Agencies / 16 Mar 2013
What is Aqiqah?
‘Aqīq consists of giving a name to the baby, shaving its hair, and offering a sacrifice. It is recommended that the new-born baby should be given either a compound name containing one of the most beautiful names of Allah (e.g. ‘Abd al-Hamīd), or the name of holy figures. Read the rest of this entry
By NewMuslims.com / 28 Mar 2013
Remembrance of Allah
Almost every person in the modern world is involved in some basic worldly activity like earning a living, going to school, eating, sleeping, and socializing. Naturally, we forget Allah and the obligations due to Him. When we forget Allah, this life and its worries become the central occupation of the human mind. Desires run wild. A person begins to ‘chase his shadow’, something he can never catch. For many, money becomes the sole goal of life. The more you make, the more you spend, the more you want. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Islamicacademy.org / 14 Mar 2013
Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Rasool Allah ﷺ said,“Should I not tell you of such a thinga which are the best and purest deeds in the court of your Lord, high in ranks (darajat), better for you then spending gold and silver (in Allah’s path), and better than slaying the neck of the enemy during war? The Sahaba said, “Yes, Oh Rasool Allah ﷺ!” He ﷺ said,“It is Zikr of Allah.” (Tirmizi) Read the rest of this entry
By Agencies / 16 Jan 2013
1. WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE A MEAL
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The blessings in the meal is by washing before and after it.”(Hadith- Abu Dawud)
2. WHEN A MEAL IS SERVED AS THE PRAYER IS CALLED, TAKE THE MEAL FIRST Read the rest of this entry
Source : Islamonline.com / 8 Feb 2013
Islam is a religion of peace – peace to humanity and one and all. It is a religion to lead mankind from the depths of darkness and ignorance towards the path of light and knowledge. The literal meaning of Islam, derived from the Arabic word Salaam, means peace. The word “Islam” has another root derivation – Slim – which means surrender or submission. In short, Islam means peace acquired by humans by submitting their will to the Will of Allah. Read the rest of this entry
source : Hopeitw.com / 14 Feb 2013
- 1. “As-Salaamu Alaikum”is a means of immense reward
A man passed by the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) while he was sitting with others, and said “As-salaamu ‘alaykum.” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat.”Another man passed by and said “As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah).” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] twenty hasanaat.” Another man passed by and said “As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings).” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said,“[He will have] thirty hasanaat.” Read the rest of this entry
By Jihan Anwar / 23 Jan 2013
Have you ever met someone guilty of cannibalism? Probably not, yet if many of us who gossiped were to go by any name – it would be this. This is the way backbiting is described in Islam and many of us know it.
Allah warns us: “O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.” (Holy Quran 49: 12) Read the rest of this entry
By Deana Nassar / 31 Oct 2013
With the average child more able to use the computer and surf the internet rather than ride a bike and high-schoolers already owning a cell phone it is without doubt the question of how much control should we as parents have on our children’s gadgets is a difficult question for today’s digital parent to answer. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Islamic Life / 20 Feb 2014
Allah creates the children with pure innate nature, without defects and whatever defects that happens later on is the result of the bad education. prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.) said, ‘‘Every new born has the correct instinct, his parents make him Jewish, Christian or a fire worshipper.” Read the rest of this entry
Source : Sherin Saad / 26 Oct 2013
By Khafayah Abdulsalam / 23 Mar 2013
Our children are an amanah (trust) on to us from Allah: it’s our duty to nurture, educate and protect them as they grow into productive adults. Read the rest of this entry
By Ahlam Yassin / 13 Sep 2013
The back to school season is in full swing and you’re probably already readjusting to busy school days, the anticipation of new lessons learned and the happy (and sometimes not so happy) stories that come home with your child everyday. It can get pretty hectic and overwhelming. That’s why I’ve asked some pretty busy moms their productivity hacks for maintaining order, reducing stress and keeping their sanity. Enjoy and please implement! Read the rest of this entry
By Hina Khan-Mukhtar | SeekersGuidance | 21 Jun 2012
I still vividly remember the first night I spent by myself in the hospital after delivering my eldest son Shaan. The guests were gone for the day, the hallway lights were dimmed, the nurses were speaking outside my room in muted tones. Read the rest of this entry
By Andrew M. Seaman / 19 Aug 2013
Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don’t drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study. Read the rest of this entry
By Sadaf Farooqi / 9 Apr 2013
Out of all the hi-fi, over-hyped, glamorized, overpaid and stereotyped careers that make news today, peppered with extensive media attention such as red-carpet awards, talk-shows, exclusive interviews and photo-shoots, the single most important and pivotal occupation a person – especially a woman – can have, is that of being a parent.
By Sana Gul / 16 Apr 2013
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “When a group of people assemble for the remembrance of Allah (glorified and exalted be He), the angels surround them (with their wings), (Allah’s) mercy envelops them, Sakinah or tranquility descends upon them and Allah makes a mention of them before those who are near Him.” [Sahih Muslim].
Source: Hilalplaza / 4 Feb 2013
Children are easily influenced by their surroundings. These days, it is extremely difficult to expose our children to an ideal Islamic environment given the influences from media, friends and even other members of the family.
With television, radio, Internet and forms of media mostly touting un-Islamic values, it is up to parents and adults close to the children to set the correct example. Read the rest of this entry
By Sofia Nasir / 18 Mar 2013
Motherhood is a blessing which has been given to us by Allah (glorified and exalted be He). It’s full of ups and downs, tears and laughs. At times tiring, other times energising. Let’s face it, being a mother in the 21st century is not easy; so here are a few tips to keep you on your toes.
What is motherhood? The responsibility of nurturing a child. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) stated: ’Paradise lies at the feet of your mother’ [Sunan An-Nasâ’i]. Read the rest of this entry
by Hina Khan-Mukhtar | SeekersGuidance | 21 Jun 2012
I still vividly remember the first night I spent by myself in the hospital after delivering my eldest son Shaan. The guests were gone for the day, the hallway lights were dimmed, the nurses were speaking outside my room in muted tones.
“Knock, knock!” came a cheerful voice from the doorway. “Someone’s hungry and wants his mommy!”
The nurse wheeled in the crib that held my newborn, only a few hours old at the time. She cooed over him as I struggled to sit up, then efficiently handed him into my waiting arms, bustling out of the room after giving me a few words of encouragement.
By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 13 Jul 2013
Children are one of the most precious and greatest gifts of Allah. And to raise them in a good manner is every parent’s responsibility.
Children are a trust given to the parents. Parents are essentially responsible for the moral, ethical and religious teachings of their children.
However, raising children seems to be the most essential and perhaps the most difficult effort in today’s modern life. Read the rest of this entry
by Mufti Ali Gomaa / 14 May 2013
In our lives we encounter some hard days in which we find ourselves in deep need of resorting back to God and although the invocation of God in all times is the assured path of success and advancement, the human being always forgets about invocation. An Arabic poet once said,
The human was not called (insan) except for his forgetfulness (Nisyehi)…and the first forgetful (Nas) is the first human… Read the rest of this entry
Source : The-faith.com / 2 Mar 2013
Islam is the religion of all times and places. It is a perfect system of temporal values. By practicing its laws Muslims all over the world not only attain spirituality but the pinnacle of all other glories and gain the wealth of health.
There is a great inter-relationship between modern medicine and some of our Islamic teachings.
By Ali-Gomaa.com / 30 May 2013
Does Islam give a father the right to force his daughter to marry someone that she doesn’t want to marry? Can a woman end a marriage in Islam or is that solely the right of the man? Read the rest of this entry
ource : Agencies / 20 Feb 2013
1. Sitting After Subuh Salah
“Whomsoever prays Al-Ghadaa (Fajr) in congregation, then sits remembering Allah until sunrise, then prays two rak’ats of Salah has a complete reward of Hajj and Umrah.”The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) repeated the word ‘complete’ three times for emphasis. (TIRMIDHI) Read the rest of this entry
by Muhammad Abdel Haleem / 9 Mar 2013
In the Qur’an life in this world is an inseparable part of a continuum, a unified whole – life, death, life – which gives our life a context and relevance. In this context, the life of the individual is made meaningful and enriched inasmuch as it is full of ‘good works’. Life in this world leads to the afterlife, a belief which is fundamental in the Qur’an. The afterlife is not treated in the Qur’an in a separate chapter, or as something on its own, for its own sake, but always in relation to life in this world. Read the rest of this entry
By Sadullah Khan / 29 Apr 2013
Islam is salaam (peace) and tasleem (submission to the Divine). In Islam Peace is the standard, it is the principle, and each person of faith has the moral obligation to maintain peace, without compromising on justice and truth. Islam invites to the subul as-salaam (pathway of peace); peace of mind, peace of conscience, peace in the family and society, peace with one’s Creator and His creation. One of the attributes of the Divine is As-Salaam (The Source of Peace) and Muslim greeting universally, upon meeting and departing, is as-salamu ‘alaykum or “peace be unto you”. The final and ultimate reward for human endeavor is Paradise, referred to in the Qur’an as Dar-us-Salaam (Abode of Peace) Read the rest of this entry
Source : Steps2Paradise / 7 May 2013
1. Sitting After Subuh Salah (fajr prayer)
“Whomsoever prays Al-Ghadaa (Fajr) in congregation, then sits remembering Allah until sunrise, then prays two rak’ats of Salah has a complete reward of Hajj and Umrah.”The Prophet SAW repeated the word ‘complete’ three times for emphasis. (TIRMIDHI)
2. Praying the Twelve Sunnat Prayers Each Day
“Allah will build a house in Jannah for whomsoever that is diligent in observing 12 Sunnat Rak’ahs (as follows): 4 rak’ahs before and 2 after Dhuhr, 2 after the Maghrib, 2 after ‘Ishaa, and 2 before Fajr.” (TIRMIDHI) Read the rest of this entry
Source : Iqrasense.com / 26 Mar 2013
This story about “Istighfar” is from the life of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal, who is considered as a renowned scholar of Islam and a famous theologian. Imam Ahmed is also considered to be the founder of the Hanbali school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and is one of the most celebrated Sunni theologians, often referred to as the “Sheikh ul-Islam” or the “Imam of Ahl al-Sunnah.” Read the rest of this entry
Source : Agencies / 5 Feb 2013
- 1. PENALTY FOR WEARING PERFUME AMONGST PUBLIC (FOR WOMEN. The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam has stated,
“If a woman was to apply perfume to herself, then leave her home and wander past people who were tocatch her fragrance, she would be sinful of adultery and she would also be sinful of adultery for every glance she received”. (Ahmad, Nasai and Al-Haakim:Abu Moosa Al-Ashari)
By Ustahdha Bint Ahmad / 27 Mar 2013
Each and every human is in pursuit of happiness, whether it be a child, or an adult, a Muslim or a non-Muslim, and this is a true fact. In order to achieve this true happiness, one must comprehend what this emotion really is. Happiness is ‘feeling, causing, or giving pleasure’ and it is being ‘satisfied’according to the Oxford dictionary. It is essential to understand the psychology of happiness so we know how much of it we have control over. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Navedz.com / 24 Apr 2013
“A father cannot give a better gift to his child than a good education.” (Tirmidhi)
Becoming a parent was an amazing experience. Good parenting is like being a Good Muslim – both require continuous struggles to stay focused on our goals (that is, if we take the time to even set them in the first place), being conscious of the consequences of our choices, an ongoing and honest evaluation of ourselves, and the best efforts to improve our condition. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Agencies / 6 Feb 2013
There are certain times dua (supplication) is more likely to be accepted by Allah (SWT) as mentioned by Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). These times are as follows:
1. The Last Third Of The Night
Source : Islamstory.com / 23 Mar 2013
It is narrated on the authority of Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “All actions are judged by motives, and each person will be rewarded according to their intention. Thus, he whose migration was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim) Read the rest of this entry
By ISWM / 6 May 2013
Umar ibn Wasil al-Basri that Sahl al-Tustari said: “My uncle once told me:`Remember Allah Who created you.’ I said: `How should I remember him?’ He replied: `Say in your heart, whenever you are alone at night, three times, without moving your tongue: Allah is with me; Allah is looking at me; Allah is watching me.” Read the rest of this entry
By Dr. M. Amir Ali / 23 Feb 2013
In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word “jihad” means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense a student struggles and strives to get an education and pass course work; an employee strives to fulfill his/her job and maintain good relations with his/her employer; a politician strives to maintain or increase his popularity with his constituents and so on.
The term strive or struggle may be used for/by Muslims as well as non-Muslims; for example Allah says in the Qur’an:
All praise be to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is His slave and messenger.
The home is a blessing.
Source : Shawuniversitymosque.org / 8 Mar 2013
Throughout the school year, parents usually ponder the skills that their children need to develop. Many parents choose to practice reading with their children, knowing that better reading skills bring better achievement in school and better understanding of life.
But, you ask, “How, in my hectic schedule, am I going to fit in time to sit down and read with my kids every night?” The solution is not to relegate reading to a specific time and place each day. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Productive Muslim / 11 Jun 2014
Children are a product of our society and the most valuable asset of our future. We, as adults, greatly influence how a child feels and behaves. We have the power to motivate and inspire them. We need to create a positive image about learning about our deen. The only way to achieve this is by leading by example. As a parent, you will have very little impact on your child’s want to learn if you do not make the effort to do the same. Read the rest of this entry
Source : IslamWeb / 02 June 2014
Cultivation in Islam is very important, for indeed all of the religion is based upon upbringing. It starts first of all with of our own selves, then of our families, and then of the community at large. But this cultivation is most important with respect to our children, so that they are brought up upon the correct path of Islam. Read the rest of this entry
Source : Makkah.wordpress.com / 13 Mar 2013
Here are some dua’a to make when under stress and experiencing anxiety. They are a means of dispelling fear, of seeking forgiveness of Allah, seeking His aid, protection and guidance. They are the words of the Messenger of Allah (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) and hence anyone that sincerely makes these dua during times of great need Allah will always answer the dua of the sinere seeker. May they be of benefit to us all for there is not a time in the life of a believer when he or she does not need the protection, guidance and mercy of Allah. Read the rest of this entry
source : Khilafatworld.com / 28 Jan 2013
Feeling down in the dumps, depressed, having the blues… These are just some of the terms used to describe a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can hit even the most positive of us at some point in our lives. However when sadness, gloom and unhappiness becomes a permanent mark of our lives, when it creates a feeling of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness, when it interferes with our ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and mix with people we may be suffering from abnormal levels of despair otherwise called depression. Read the rest of this entry
Source : OnIslam.ru / 22 Apr 2013
Al Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I asked my father how the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) behaved in his sittings, and he said, ‘the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) never got up or sat down without mentioning the name of Allah. He forbade designating a certain spot to a person so that he would consider it as his own. He sat wherever he found a spot. He also ordered others to do the same, when they entered a sitting. He divided his time equally and justly among his companions who sat with him. Read the rest of this entry
Source : FollowIslamonline.com / 30 Apr 2013
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) would put his blessed right hand under his blessed right cheek. He would lie on his blessed right side facing the Qibla.
Supplication Before Sleeping: Read the rest of this entry
By Abu Amina Elias / 30 Apr 2013
Hadith 1: Intention (an-Niyyah)
Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say:
By Ola El-Shamy / 10 Apr 2013
Ever felt like you’re having an Iman dip? That after being a very active, productive Muslim – praying on time, reading Qur’an frequently, always looking forward to doing good deeds – you are becoming lazy and that your enthusiasm to perform the same way is fading?
I’ve felt like that so many times. Life is full of ups and downs, and the downs are sometimes powerful enough to distract us and lower our enthusiasm. Yet, there are easy solutions that can help us get over an Iman low. Here are some tips that can help you refresh your Iman in sha Allah: Read the rest of this entry
By Agencies / 2 Mar 2013
The blessings of reciting Ayat Al Kursi (2:255)
Ayat Al-Kursi has a high status. It was reported from the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) that “It is the greatest verse in the Book of Allah.” It was narrated from Ubayy ibn Ka`b that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked him which verse in the Book of Allah was the greatest. He said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He repeated it several times, then he said, “Ayat Al-Kursi.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Congratulations upon your knowledge, Abul-Mundhir. By the One in Whose hand is my soul, it has a tongue and two lips, and it glorifies the Sovereign (i.e., Allah) at the foot of the Throne.” Read the rest of this entry
By NewMuslims.com / 12 Feb 2013
What should you do in the situation where you have to pray salah, yet neither have no water suitable for making Wudoo’, nor the time be able to find such water soon enough to pray on time?
What if you are sick and either not able to make Wudoo’, or making Wudoo’ is detrimental to your health. What is the correct procedure in such a case? Read the rest of this entry
Source : Islamcan.com / 16 Mar 2013
Some people joke too much and it becomes a habit for them. This is the opposite of the serious nature which is the characteristic of the believers. Joking is a break, a rest from ongoing seriousness and striving; it is a little relaxation for the soul. ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez (may Allah have mercy on him) said:“Fear joking, for it is folly and generates grudges.” Read the rest of this entry
source : Islamweb.net / 6 Mar 2013
Asceticism, or Zuhd, is to abandon the desire for something for the sake of something which is better, and to abandon the comfort of this world for the sake of that of the Hereafter. It also means that the heart should not desire anything that one does not possess. Knowing that this worldly life is temporary and will eventually come to an end helps the slave of Allah to be this way. Read the rest of this entry