Instances from the life history of the Prophet Muhammad and his services and mercy to humanity which begun from his hometown to a whole nation
Some benefits of playing sports, and the Islamic moral training and guidance in choosing the right sport.
Mr Ali Aadullah recounted on the sports he practiced in his community and how this be related to religious and spiritual practices.
what is self-confidence? What are its benefits and the most important steps to enhance it? How can we acquire it? And is there a difference between self-confidence and boastfulness?
A study from USA concluded that exercise reduces the appearance of symptoms of mental illness and improves mood.
The report on how Muslim footballers cope during the month of Ramadan. How the managers of sports teams made up of Muslim players adapt to the occasion.
Some narrations that show the kindness and mercy of the Prophet Muhmmad upon the orphan
A glimpse to the home life of the Prophet Muhammad both in Makkah and Madinah and his noble characters with his domestic helpers
Understanding the system of Mu'akhah (brotherhood) among Muslims in Madinah and how the Prophet successfully established it.
A glimpse of the great farsighted strategic plan practiced by Muhammad in the process of building the Muslim state
The biography of one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, Abdullah ibn Salam, a former Jewish Rabbi.
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (164-241 AH) was one of those rightly guided imams who lived in the earlier Hijri centuries.
A brief biography of Abdullah bn Abbas, one of the young companions of the Prophet (SAW) and one of the best narrators of Hadith.
The article is on how the Prophet used wisdom in leading his companions and the Muslim community.
Allah is more Merciful than His wanting us to punish ourselves with hardship, pain, self-imposed weakness and heaviness.
To protect the new religion, the Prophet sent approx 80 people, including one of his own daughters, to Ethiopia.
Muslims will often say to those of the Christian faith, “We love Jesus too.” as a prophet.
The detailed story of the creation of Adam, his purpose in this life and his qualities from Qur'an.
The prophecies of Muhammad in the new testament of Bible and their fulfilment in the life of Muhammad
The article explains how the holy bible attends to Prophet Muhammad, his advent and message to the mankind.
Food intake should not be excessive therefore preventing us from our duties to ourselves, each other and God.
Discourse on hijab is often accompanied by a list of dos and don’ts that women are supposed to follow.
In ancient civilization, astronomy was a mystery, but in the Abbasid period, it gained a special status.
The Muslim calendar, based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced by the second Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab using the event of Hijra
`Eid Al-Adha is a major religious event in the lives of Muslims. Usually, communities celebrate this occasion over a period of several days.
Indeed, there are many causes behind naming months of the Islamic calendar as such. In what follows we will try to shed some light on some of those causes: 1. Muharram: is named so because the Arabs used to prohibit fighting during it. 2. Safar: is named so because the Arabs used to leave their
In the ninth year after Hijrah, following the Prophet’s return from the battle of Tabuk, he appointed Abu Bakr a number of Muslims to Hajj
When a pilgrim reaches the Miqat and embarks on uttering Talbiyah, he feels himself answering the call of the Almighty and fulfilling His obligation. There is a mixed feeling of hope and fear in his heart. There is also a feeling of utter surrender and dependence on Allah. Sufyan Ibn `Uyaynah said: “Ali Ibn Al-Husain,
Part of the lessons learnt from the first Hijra, was the fact that it gave Muslims the opportunity to establish Islam across the globe.
The Ansar did more than open their homes and help the Muhajirun financially. They did more.
The purpose of fasting is not to make us hungry and thirsty, or to deprive us some of our comfort but its purpose is to learn taqwa
This article attempts to evaluate the theory of evolution in the light of the textual sources of Islam.
Worship sets aright our relations with our Creator, with our own selves, with our families and with others.
The article reflects the unique legacy of Ibrahim and his sons, Mary and her son Jesus, and the legacy of Muhammad (Pbuh).
In Eid, Muslims gather together, sensing the deep belonging to this Ummah and this religion.
Eid is not simply a matter of celebration and joy. It is also a chance to share the feelings of those around us.
We are expected to remember on each Eid the following things we mention in this article.
This article contains a list of what a Muslim should do on the day of Eid.
I had been to many other `Eid Prayers before; this one was somehow different for me.
If our problems had been caused by others, we would have been dependent upon others for solution.
There are two dilemmas facing a Muslim in the west today- feasting and competing with Christmas.
The first House appointed for men was that at Bakka: full of blessing and guidance for all beings.
Apostasy, or riddah in Arabic, literally means defection or backsliding.1 As an Islamic legal term, it means denouncing Islam as one’s religion by a Muslim. There has been a wide variety of opinions by Muslim scholars throughout nearly fourteen centuries concerning punishment for apostasy with the majority of the opinion that apostasy is a capital
Mount Uhud is located north of Madinah. Uhud has an attractive look. The Prophet loved and felt relieved on seeing it.
The article contains different fabricated acts to be done before the Ihram.
The point we should ponder over is why Allah and His Messenger granted Hajj so much importance.
Ar-Ramal is the ritual where male pilgrims are required to walk briskly in dignity.
Hajj is a divine ordinance that brings to the Muslim nation the need and importance of unity.
Halq means the complete shaving of the head by the male pilgrim on the 10th of Zul Hijjah.
One should know that this place was always trodden by Allah’s Prophets, peace and blessing be upon them all, who used to adorn and worship Allah there. This act of worship was inherited by all Muslims all over the world in a way to follow the Sunnah of Allah’s Prophets, peace and blessing be upon
Of the 99 beautiful names of Allah, it is Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim that we use most frequently in our prayers and du`aa’. Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim are both derived from the same Arabic root word, rahma, meaning “mercy, compassion.” Pickthall translates Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim as “the Beneficent, the Merciful,” and Yusuf Ali says “the Most Gracious, the
The pilgrim spends the whole day walking towards Mina. In order for him to have some rest and to relieve himself, the Divine Legislator (Allah the Almighty) prescribed for him spend the night in Muzdalifah as a sign of mercy and pity for his labor all day long. It is a fact that Islam is
Al-Mash`ar Al-Haram is the Valley between Muzdalifah and Mina, where pilgrims should make a Du`a’ after they have slept in Muzdalifah while they are going to Makkah to throw Jamrat Al-`Aqabah on the morning of the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah. The rationale behind this is that the Arabs during the Pre-Islamic period used to gather together
Those whom Allah favored to perform Hajj and `Umrah, should be thankful to Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, Who has chosen them from among His servants to perform these acts of worship, and they should implore Almighty Allah to accept their good deeds. That is very important, for it reflects their belief that being
How to protect yourself from the whispers of Satan? How to repel his continuous attempts to ensnare you? How to guard your faith against his malicious tricks? Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim recommends the following ten shields in your ceaseless war with Satan: 1. Seeking refuge with Allah from Satan. Allah the Most High says,
When one’s supposed-to-be good deeds are not accepted, the loss in this world and the Hereafter is manifest!
Khutbah of 'Eid is a source of inspiration but it gets squeezed in between salah and celebration.
The following are not authenticated regarding going to or staying at Muzdalifah.
This consists of specialized terms relating to Hajj with their meanings.
All Muslims who fulfill certain conditions must perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime.
It is recommended for Muslims to visit the Mosque of the honorable Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). People usually visit it either before or after performing pilgrimage. During this visit, people make some of the following mistakes: 1- Some people rub the walls and the steel plates of the Prophet’s tomb, believing that
Some mistakes that have to be avoided by the pilgrims on Eid day.
When a value decreases due to familiarity, such thing no longer receives hospitality.
To this day, millions upon millions of Muslims continue to answer the call of Prophet Abraham. How?
The opportunity that comes with the First ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is so vital and can be compared to earning the "bonus marks" offered to us.
The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah have been singled out especially for great merits and excellences like no other days in the Islamic calendar
Here is the list of some mistakes in form of innovation (Bida'h) which some pilgrims make during the standing on Arafah.
There is no day better than the Day of `Arafah. On this day, Allah descends to the nearest heaven.
This article discusses matters relating to women and Hajj. It is in question and answer form.
Muslims must make greater efforts to understand tawheed - worshipping Almighty Allah alone.
The meaning of (an accepted hajj), its conditions and the evidences that show the virtues of hajj in Islam.
`Eid Al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the 12th month (Dhul Hijjah) of the Islamic calendar. This is the day when the pilgrims gather in Makkah by the millions come, after having completed many of the essential rites of Hajj, out of ihram and out of the restrictions that go with ihram (e.g. the
Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th.
Pilgrimage is an allegory of human life on earth. It's a way man tries to connect to the Ultimate Reality.
Repentance, once accomplished, will undoubtedly wipe out sins, and guarantee a clean record.
All the rituals of hajj are actually related to the life and example of Prophet Abraham and his family. Muslims in Hajj work to emulate this family.
The Day of Arafah is an excellent time to repent. While Eid Al-Adha combines two great acts of worship, salah and sacrifice.
The neighbor holds a special status in Islam that encourages Muslims to treat neighbors in a gentle way.
Here is the reflection of the writer on his Journey to Makkah for Hajj. He shows how Hajj is a time for Sabr (patience).
Within the context of his upbringing and his times, Deedat became a visionary.
The religious practice of slaughtering animals by a swift cut to the throat of the animal, practiced by both Muslims and Jews, has recently come under attack in the UK. The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), an advisory group to the British government on ways to avoid cruelty to livestock, wants to see these methods
The term "halal meat" is in danger of becoming a term for commercial profit.
There are means in Islam that strengthen a person's connection with God, one of which is Hajj.
The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is a season of worship that brings many benefits and opportunities.
I revere the same Allah as my Christian mother and my Jewish father - Michael Wolfe.
Repentance (Tawbah ) means that one feels regret and filled with remorse for his or her sins.
This article is about the benefits of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Muslims are bound together, in heart and in spirit. This unity is the means of our strength.
The article explains what is to be done with our sacrificial animal after slaughtering.
The article covers several versions of the story of Ibrahim and how he arrived in Makkah and how he raised the foundations of the Ka`bah.
It is a sunnah to leave for Arafah after the sunrise of the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah. This is while uttering takbir, which is saying: Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest), tahlil, which is saying: la ilaha ila-Allah (there is no God but Allah) and talbiyah, which is saying: labbayka Allahumma labbayk. The importance of
Indeed, these days are the most excellent of all the days with Allah, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.