The Prophet’s philosophy of nature principles are based on tawheed (unity), khalifa (stewardship) and amana (trust)
The quality of our success as social beings depends on our capacity to develop the magnetic power of caring enough
The Fiqh Council of North America — after careful research, deliberations, and discussion — has adopted a new position regarding the determination of the beginning of the Islamic lunar months. This position is based primarily on the following fiqhi premises: Sighting the hilal (ru’yah, crescent sighting) is not an act of `ibadah in itself; it
All Islamic religious rituals are based on this natural basis as mere intention expressed privately and abstract spiritual meditation are not enough to satisfy the requirements of religious worship.
Take the good that people are able to give and forgive the rest. No one will ever be exactly the way you want them to be.
In the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), we discover the strong emphasis he placed on recognizing that a gap between generations will exist and that it must be bridged.
The brightest name in Egyptian Islamic science is that of mathematician and scholar Abu 'Ali al-Hasan bin al-Hasan bin al-Haytham, known as "Alhazen" to the Western world.
Botanical research by Muslim scholars can be traced back to the second year after Hijrah (7th century AD) when a keen interest developed into the medicinal and agricultural aspects of the floral kingdom
The word "algebra," like the subject, is a consequence of the intellectual ferment that occurred in Baghdad during the ninth century reign of Caliph al-Ma'mun (813-33).
About the repentance story of a man who murdered not one, two, or even a dozen of people. He slew 100 people but was still eager to repent and turn over a new leaf
A quick tour of some Islamic countries and see how the art of architecture is similar, even though the eras in which this art emerged were different.
Circumambulating the Ka`bah is a symbolic act of worship, whose wisdom may be hidden from some. It indicates the believers’ utter submission to Almighty Allah alone
[It is God who raised the skies without support, as you can see, then assumed His throne, and enthralled the sun and the moon (so that) each runs to a predetermined course. He disposes all affairs, distinctly explaining every sign that you may be certain of the meeting with your Lord] (Ar-Ra`d 13:2) The last
For 14 centuries, Muslims have been eyeing Earth’s only natural satellite to decide upon the beginning and ending of their Hijri calendar months, not the least of which to observe the fasting month of Ramadan and the pilgrimage season to Makkah. With the dawn of the space age, Muslim nations had joined the international community
Every time the adhan is raised in Molenbeek, the Muslim call to prayer echoes 20 times in the Belgian capital’s western neighborhood. That’s because the district is home to 21 mosques, rightfully earning it the reputation of Brussels’ Islamic center. At the heart of Molenbeek, lies Al-Khalil, the biggest mosque in all Belgium. “The building
Explaining Misyar marriage in which the wife gives up her rights, its ruling, conditions and impacts on the family.
How Hajj is a journey of the soul and heart. The importance of Hajj in Islam.
What are the objectives of Hajj in Islam? How is the present day hajj is connected to the path of Ibrahim (AS), the first caller to Hajj.
A woman holds a very high status in the Islamic faith. She is honored and respected at all times, but many startling transgressions have crept into Islamic practice. These transgressions have been caused by cultural influences that have no basis in Islam. One such influence is the dowry. Muslims living on the Indian subcontinent have
According to the World Health Organization this year, depressive disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health and disability amongst adults worldwide. By 2020, it is expected that mental health disorders will represent the world’s largest health problem (Duckworth p.2). The spread of urbanization has been viewed as a major contributory factor to this
Allah (all glory be to Him) tells us in the Holy Quran about Ramadan that, “(He wants you) to complete the prescribed period (of fasting), and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (2:185) Many benefits, in addition to the spiritual, result from completing this prescribed period
The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our pre-occupations. In trying to keep up with the schedules of the day it becomes increasingly difficult to switch-off the problems of the outside world we take home affecting domestic commitments.
“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.