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.
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 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.
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.
Sacrifice is testing the sincerity of our faith; We will not be left alone after we say that we are believers.
`Eid is an expression of the testimony of faith. if you truly desire Paradise, all that is required of you is obedience
True `Eid requires us to be cheerful. We should congratulate one another on its comings and put sorrows away.
`Eid, in Islam, is a day of joy, thanksgiving, worship, brotherhood, solidarity, and morality. A Muslim should take the advantage of this day to bring himself nearer to Allah, Most High. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Every nation has its festival, and this is your festival.” Here, he referred to the
Hajj (Pilgrimage) intention and rites can be observed through the three ways of Ihram. These ways are available to ease the rites on the pilgrims
Eid Al-Adha has unique meanings that implant in the Muslim's heart the spirit of sharing and caring.
In Eid, social manners should be highly respected in a way that pleases others and does not hurt anyone.
Even though the `Eid is not celebrated as in other countries, in Trinidad, the essence remains the same.
How do you plan to spend your Eid Day? Here are some tips on its celebration and sharing.
In Islam, sacrifice carries many shades of meanings. These meanings represent the heart of Islamic faith on this earth.
Not long after the dust has settled from the excitement of Eid Al-Fitr in the dusty, humid seaport of Karachi, the bleating of goats and cattle signals the imminence ofEid Al-Adha. Goat-sellers appear in open spaces amid the hustle and bustle of budget-bazaars to display their wares. Soon the streets of high-rise apartment blocks and
Some useful tips on how to avoid pilgrims' accidents due to the huge crowd during the performance of Hajj rites
Hajj is considered a healing program because it touches the human self.
In every worship there is wisdom; it just needs some reflection and meditation to explore the secrets.
Eat and drink of that which Allah has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth.
Islam is a religion of relatively few symbols because it is an open, rational and practical faith. Where symbols do occur, their nature conforms with and confirms the nature of the faith. The central and foremost symbol of Islam is the Kabah and the rituals associated with it. In the Qur’an, God calls the Kabah
By Dalia Salah El Deen Devoted believers of different religions isolate themselves from people in order to purify their hearts. In the quest for intimacy with the divine, they retreat to mountain caves, monasteries, or hermitages and prefer solitude to the company of others.God has favored Islam – as the last Testament – with Hajj
Outside the world of theology, philosophy and literature, there were many Europeans whose thirst and curiosity for the Orient could not be quenched by reading books. So they went to the Islamic world and produced a sizeable literature of travel accounts about Muslim countries, their customs, cities, and so on. These were the European travelers
Eid celebrations in the Muslim world was largely absent in American Eid, the Eid was celebrated nonetheless.
Brotherhood holds an important place in Islam. It harvests the fruits of faith and love for the sake of Almighty Allah.
As Muslims, we wonder - how can we get our children to be that excited about Eid? How can we create an atmosphere of Eid?
Eids in Islam are not man-made; Allah is the One Who created them. He also laid down special rules and etiquette to be followed during these Eids.
The article explains the stance of classical jurists of Islam in considering the element of time and place
Tips on many ways to nurture and sustain marital love in Islam reading it from the Quran and its commentary.
After arriving in Madinah the Prophet (Pbuh) turned his attention to cementing the ties of mutual brotherhood among the Muslims
Tips to read and reflect on the verses of Qur'an that explained the animal ritual sacrifice offered during the Eid celebration of Adha
The article addresses the most important ethics the pilgrims should acquire during the rituals of hajj as characterized in the Sunnah
The moral and religious lessons from the eventful story of Ibrahim and Ismail and their struggles in protecting and guarding their faith
Muslims commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his first-born son at the command of God, and how Allah spared his son and made him a Prophet
Avarice and greed are blameworthy flaws that the Prophet (Pbuh) forbade, stressing that no one will get anything except what Allah willed.
Thanksgiving in Islam is known as Shukr. It is mentioned in the Qur’an many times. It is the quality of human beings and it is also the quality of Allah
The basic principles required from the person who intends sacrificing Udhiyah to mark Eid al Adha festival.
The conviction of Muslims about Islam and the ethics of Muslims in establishing the truth of Islam explained through this article.
The model of sacrifice that can be learnt from the story of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma'il who was himself a prophet of Allah.
Every event that happens to the Muslim has one sort or another of goodness in it. Allah states that even events that seem to be unfavorable..
Here is the list of the five things that the Noble Qur'an demands from every Muslim. They forms the obligations that Muslims owe the Qur'an.
Anger is a flame of fire, and when man is angry he has some relation to the accursed Satan who said, as the Qur’an tells, [… Thou didst create Me from fire, and him from clay.] (Al-A`raf: 12) Anger is condemned in Islam because it produces malevolence and envy. Once a man said to the
Determination is the most significant attribute of a believer. Believers never lose their enthusiasm and their devotion. Believers engage in their struggles only to earn the pleasure of God, which is why no difficulty proves to be a hindrance to their endeavors. The only goal of believers is to deserve the favor of their Lord,
Certain basic states and attitudes of the heart and mind are necessary prerequisites to any fruitful relationship with the Qur’an. Develop them as much as you can. Make them part of your consciousness, keep them ever-alive and active. Integrate them in your actions. Let them penetrate the depth of your being. Without the help of
Learn about the Islamic view on self-admiration, its destructive nature and the remedy prescription from the Prophet (Pbuh) tradition
The meanings and etiquettes of Dhikr (Allah's remembrance) and Du'aa (Supplication) are described through this article.
It is frequently claimed that Islam is valid only for primitive people, as it elevates them to a better standard, and that is why it appealed to tribal communities, while in civilized societies it is no longer in use. But, what is meant by civilized societies? Does this refer to modern societies which are based
It is a common allegation by Christians that the Qur’an is a mere copy of the Bible; that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) simply plagiarized “his” book from the pages of the Bible. It is true that Prophet Muhammad received the Qur’an AFTER the Bible came into existence; and it is also
A Sikh friend of mine was given some literature to read. While reading it, he raised this objection: “You say that Allah speaks to the prophets and through these special people He sent a universal way of life for all mankind. The question is, why is such an important way of life prescribed in this
True believers are those who maintain a clear level of faith throughout the worldly fluctuations. This article explains some benefits of hardship in Muslim's life
Whenever we are in any difficulty, the above verse inspires us to patiently persevere in our efforts and place our full hope and trust in Allah
The giving of Zakah (obligatory charity) is the third pillar of Islam. It has two types: zakat al-mal (charity paid on one’s wealth) and zakat al-fitr.
An explanation to the way Muslims can conduct themselves, their thoughts and decisions in compliance only with the Qur'an.
Introduction Alhamdu lillah. Indeed, all Glory and Praise is due to Allah. We glorify and praise Him and we ask Him for help and forgiveness. In Allah we seek refuge from the evils in ourselves and from our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides shall not be misguided, and he whom He misguides shall never
Learn about the significant values and virtues of Eid Al Fitr celebration as a day of joy in Islam
Some commendable sunnah acts that a Muslim should make on the day of Eid ul Fitr
Merits of the Glorious Qur’an The most important virtue of the Glorious Qur’an is that it is the Word of Allah Most High, Who describes His Book, saying: [And this is a book, which We have sent down.] (Al-An`am 6:92) and [Verily this Qur’an doth guide to that which is most right.] (Al-Israa’ 17:9) Ibn
Spiritual health is as important, if not more, as the physical and mental health. What is the functions of Spiritual health?
There are many examples in the Qur’an and Hadith of the virtues of a positive mental attitude, perseverance and optimism in the face of adversity. However, did you know that patience and a positive outlook on life are two of the greatest healing tools that you can use? The Qur’an (2:155) says, “Give glad tidings
The Qur'an defines the true meaning of (Sabr) Patience, its advantages, characteristics and categories, through many verses.
The story of the people of the pit is a good example of endurance. Despite the turmoil the believers never gave up their faith.
There is a problem in our approach toward the Qur'an. We opt for the easiest choice, just reading.
Taqwa (piety) is a comprehensive term denoting a believer’s strict observance of the commandments of the Shari`ah and the Divine laws of nature and life
Allah describes the discourse between Himself and the reckless and negligent on the Day of Judgement
We must examine ourselves now and see what we have learned and achieved during this month of Ramadan
Showing off is dispraised both in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah. In the Qur’an, Allah the Almighty says, [So woe to the worshippers who are neglectful of their Prayers; those who (want but) to be seen (of men).] (Al-Ma`un 107: 4-6) And in the Sunnah, it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings
Backbiting (ghaybah or ghibah) is forbidden in the Glorious Qur’an, which likens a person who backbites to one who eats the flesh of his dead brother.
The article explains how fasting in the month of Ramadan sets higher religious and moral standard. This is identified through the reward of fasting
The concept of Taqwa in Islam and the value it adds to fasting in the month of Ramadan and other pillars of Islam.
Muslims wait for the sighting of the crescent with eagerness as it heralds the beginning of this blessed fasting period.
This article outlines the connection between Ramadan and frequent reading of the Qur’an. It shows some ways to connect with Qur'an.
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset
The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan
The Night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) is the holiest night of Ramadan. The complete Qur’an was sent down from the Preserved Tablet in this night
Voluntary abstinence from food has been a spiritual purification rite in many religions. The Qur'an also indicates that as a practice of the past religions.
The heart of one who sincerely fasts is open to the contemplation of the magnificence of the countless bounties of God
What makes Ramadan a blessed month? Why do Muslims fast during this month? What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?
Suhaib Ar-Rumi performed the hijrah (migration to Madinah) and sacrificed his personal wealth. His intention was not hyped to the public.
The Prophet shared in the hardship when things were hard, and he shared in the comforts when things were plentiful
the Prophet (Pbuh) chose Mus`ab to be his "ambassador" to Yathrib to teach a small group of believers who had come to pledge allegiance to Islam.
The Qur’an provides clear-cut evidence that woman is completely equated with man in the sight of God in terms of her rights and responsibilities
Asma’ bint Abi Bakr belonged to a distinguished Muslim family. Her father, Abu Bakr, was a close friend of the Prophet and the first caliph.
In Islamic law, women have an unqualified right to own property, a right that does not change on marriage.
Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. She was the daughter of one of the notables in the Makhzum clan.
Ibn Mas`ud received a unique kind of training in the household of the Prophet. "He was the closest to the Prophet in character."
Abdullah's heart was enthusiastic and his mind was pure and uncluttered, so he was able to commit the Prophet's words to memory
Abu `Ubaydah is one of the ten Companions who were given the glad tidings of entering Paradise.
Abdur-Rahman accepted Islam only two days after Abu Bakr as-Siddiq before the Prophet entered the house of al-Arqam.
The article highlights some points that prove the authenticity of the Muhammad's prophethood.