From the time immemorial, people have sought means of physical training and invented all kinds of sports to make their bodies strong, but each to its purposes and conditions. A nation where fighting and battles were the norm, sports like weightlifting, archery and dueling would be very common, while swimming became the favorite sports to
The ruling of prostration in some sports and how a Muslim should refrain from it when practicing sport.
“Pray to me and I will hear your prayer” the Qur’an says (40:60). “Say Du’a for the Bosnia’s and Palestinians” an Islamic human rights organization pleads. “Say Du’a for me.” Your friend pleads as she goes to interview for a job. Muslims are accustomed to using du’a and prayer in a number of situations mentioned
How best can a Muslim celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad through using the lawful means and avoiding any form of innovation.
The article shows how the scholars' Ijtihadic reasoning evaluates the ruling of sports both in the past and the present
The article details about some features of sports in Islam which were practiced at the early time of Islam, in the time of Prophet.
How does Islam reckon the difference between prizes acquired from permissible competition and betting?
Some benefits of playing sports, and the Islamic moral training and guidance in choosing the right sport.
Introducing the Quran as a revered revelation of Allah and how best a Muslim can read it and ponder on the meaning of its messages.
Tips on the meaning of Tawakkul (relaince on God) especially during the time of trials and anxiety, and what does it take to fully rely on God
A brief commentary on the Prophet's saying: This religion is easy. How it define for us the concept of moderation in its proper Islamic context.
Explaining the Forms of Allah's guidance on the Prophet Muhammad through the revelation (Wahi)
How to read the Quran in a perfect way and fulfil the necessary condition of proper reading and understanding.
Tips for how to benefit from the Quran, understand its meaning and learn from his teachings and wisdoms
The interview addressed how a Muslim can cultivate the deep love for the Prophet Muhammad, and How well this love can be shown.
This article speaks on the significance prayer and how it is a medium of connecting with the Most High.
This articles reflects on how muslims need to turn Allah always in every situation, good or bad.
The mercy of Prophet can be shown from the story of the acholic man 'Abdullah through his jovial relationship with him
Tips on the best way for observing the health of body, the integrity if organs and faculties.
This article speaks in details on how salah (prayer) contributes to the purification of a Muslim's soul and life.
This articles focuses on time management and how time should be properly implemented in a way that pleases Allah.
This article demonstrates how all Muslims should put trust in Allah and have faith in anything decreed by Him.
This article revolves around motivating every servant of Allah towards thinking of their feeling and taking positivity out of adversities always.
This article speaks in detail on how every Muslim should assess themselves and the record of good and bad deeds.
This article speaks in detail about how all Muslims should try as much as possible to be better worshippers of Allah.
Tips for living an exemplary life as a Muslim. How happiness and misery are mere products of thought
This article speaks about how Muslims should be grateful for Allah's favors by magnifying it in their actions.
This article reflects on how Muslims can find their path back to Allah.
A biography of Ibn Majah, one of the authors of six books of hadith and the compiler of Sunan, and his journey for knowledge.
The virtue of visiting the sick in Islam illustrating the empathy that Muslims are required to feel for all mankind.
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
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (164-241 AH) was one of those rightly guided imams who lived in the earlier Hijri centuries.
A biography of Imam Al-Bukhari, his early years, his interest in hadith and remarkable memory, and the story of Sahih al-Bukhari
How Islam helps the average human being in dealing with sadness and worry on a daily basis.
Allah is more Merciful than His wanting us to punish ourselves with hardship, pain, self-imposed weakness and heaviness.
In this environment where external peace is difficult to find, a Muslim can at least search for inner peace.
The article highlights the positive impact of faith on inner peace, with reflections on how a Muslim increases in peace.
This section of article reflects on some important issues in our personal relation with Allah
To remember Allah, Most Gracious, means to remember Him through His cosmic and Quranic signs.
Some useful tips for constant God's remembrance and the reflection on its impact on Muslim daily practical life.
The benefit of having hope in turning in a new life and awakening a deadened will.
One of the habits rooted from the period of the pre-Islamic period, the wrong belief attributed with month of Safar.
Quran is read and memorized by many Muslims all over the world—many of them non-Arabic speakers.
God tested Adam so that he learn and gain experience. He prepared him for the role of a caretaker.
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 pregnancy of Mary, the greatest example of purity, was a miracle of God and a wonder of divine.
The detailed story of the creation of Adam, his purpose in this life and his qualities from Qur'an.
Many people may be surprised that Muslims love Mary, the mother of Jesus.
There were too many Companions to give an accurate figure of them all but estimated around 114,000.
Zayd ibn Thabit became an official interpreter and translator for the Prophet and the scribes.
Once we recognize this spiritual core of our personalities, we could change our whole perspective on life.
Muslims have prepared for the fast, and they enter into it with their whole mind and body.
If Ramadan has passed and a person has regretted wasting it, the chance of repentance is still there.
In the holy month of Ramadan, one should do one’s best in observing Allah’s teachings.
A global Islamic calendar can be published by precalculating the presence of the Al-Hilal (the first visible crescent moon on earth).
There is this fallacious belief that gives rise to such an exaggerated notion of no sahur when fasting.
Ten means of keeping on doing good deeds after Ramadan and actualizing the lessons learnt from during Ramadan
Watching TV and videos has become the most popular modern pastime for young people. Business people have made good use of this and are continually producing more and more exciting, enthralling films. We can sit down to a smorgasbord of soap operas, live talk shows, scary films, horror films, science-fiction films, action films, old black-and-whites,
Many benefits, in addition to the spiritual, result from completing this prescribed period of fasting.
Food intake should not be excessive therefore preventing us from our duties to ourselves, each other and God.
The shift from obeying Allah in Ramadan to disobeying Him after Ramadan has its reasons.
Having a guided heart is the basis of all guidance, the secret of all success, and the core of every action.
Joy and sadness are the feelings all people experience. A Muslim combines them in obedience to God.
Discourse on hijab is often accompanied by a list of dos and don’ts that women are supposed to follow.
The dualism between the body and the soul is very clearly evident in the physical world. The body is subservient and the soul is in charge; however, both are indispensable. It is just that the soul is the master while the body is the obedient servant. People have a habit of letting themselves become fully
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic, Hijrah calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which Allah says, “The number of months in the sight of Allah are twelve (in a year). So ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; Of them four are sacred: That
From a historical angle, all of the events and celebrations of Islamic history are recorded in the Hijra Calendar
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,
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.
Congratulation on the blessed Eid! May Allah make such occasions a continuous joy for all Muslims! O my beloved, this isEid; it is the day of joy, delight, and purity. Allah says: [Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard] (Yunus 10:58).
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
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,
Visiting Madinah is not a rite of Hajj or `Umrah, but the unique merits of the Prophet’s city and his mosque attract every pilgrim to visit it. Muslims’ hearts are always drawn to the city that witnessed the construction of the edifice of Islam and from which the shining rays of the message spread. Muslims
When one’s supposed-to-be good deeds are not accepted, the loss in this world and the Hereafter is manifest!