“Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him” (Chapter 53, Verse 3 & 4).have a confession to make. I never really took my time to make ‘ablution’ the way I ought to. By ‘ought to’ I’m referring to the detailed care that was encouraged
One could easily lose something precious in Mauritania’s million square kilometers of dune fields and rocky steppes, stretching north from the Senegal River and east from the Atlantic into the Sahara’s most desolate corners. Nomadic encampments are few, villages are far between, and the wind blows inexorably from the west, scattering all that comes before
“And complete the Hajj or `Umrah in the service of Allah…” (Al-Baqarah: 196) Once in a lifetime, if able, Muslim men and women perform the pilgrimage or the Hajj. On a clear morning, 9 Dhul-Hijjah 1421 (4 March 2001), I was one of thousands who set out towards `Arafah. On `Arafah, the pinnacle of this
The mission of Prophet Yunus is a timeless story that tells us there is a way out, if only we have faith.
No matter how much people may try to stifle faith or make it seem irrelevant to the needs of modern man, the spiritual still remains deep in the hearts of men and women. For example, the communist regime in Soviet Russia or any of its satellites in Eastern Europe was unable to eradicate faith. In
Indonesia is blessed with the greatest and most diverse biological resources in the world, after Brazil. This natural wealth can be sustainably utilized for the welfare of the population. Unfortunately enough, however, the country has not been able to successfully use the enormous natural wealth to improve the welfare of her people. In 1996, before
The basic role of the human being on earth is to worship Allah [S.W.T.]: “I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.” (Qur’an, 51:56) To serve God or to worship Him is a comprehensive way that covers every aspect of life. Fulfilling all that God has demanded from us in terms
The Epistemological Framework: Islam is considered a comprehensive way of life whose teachings cover, directly or indirectly, every possible human relationship including that with the environment. These teachings are primarily available in the revealed knowledge which comprises the Qur’an and the Sunnah. There remains two other sources, namely the Ijma` and Qiyas; they are dependent
Part of the challenges the Muslim families face in the west is the question of how to raise the children as Good Muslims.