Suffering is well-nigh an inescapable phenomenon for the Islamic movement of old and new, the reason being that Islam is a call to rebel against the institutions, thoughts and customs of ignorance (pre-Islamic era) in all its forms and shapes. This characteristic which distinguishes Islam has made the Islamic movement more susceptible to suffering.
The importance of calling to Allah and its virtue:
Calling to Allah yields many great rewards, and it was the task of the Messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention, of Allah. Sahl Ibn Sa`d, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported: “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said on the day of the Battle of Khaybar to `Ali Ibn Abi.. More
It is necessary to reform methods of thinking and build a genuine clear vision of its different stages. There is no field of science that cannot be regulated by the comprehensive Quranic perspective, which extends over all its core issues: goals, methods, facts and application.
With knowledge being directed towards the consolidation of power, hegemony,,.. More
Allah, the Exalted, Says in the Quran (what means):
"Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma`roof (i.e., Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.''.. More
Offering Da’wah(call to Islam) is a great responsibility that requires not only knowledge, but wideness and kindness as well. Offering Da’wah to new Muslims is a greater responsibility since it is difficult for recent reverts, who often have little information about Islam, to realize whether or not their guides are truly versed in the teachings.. More
Islam has imposed high standards for how the Muslim who follows the methodology of the Prophetic Sunnah (tradition) should deal with his fellow Muslim brother who has differed with him on an issue of 'Ijtihad' (exercise of independent judgment in matters that have no specific mention in the Quran or Sunnah).
How outstanding is the statement of the.. More
According to the Quran, dialogue and reasoning in the best possible way are important methods of communicating, upholding the truth and resisting falsehood. The ultimate aim of doing this is to arrive at the truth. Within the framework of Islamic Da’wah, dialogue is a tool of correction, construction and self-evaluation. Dialogue is a shared tool.. More
Islam is a universal way of life and therefore addresses the entire community. This flows firstly from the fact that Islam is the religion prescribed by Allah, the Almighty, to the whole of humanity. Secondly, Islam, being a complete code of life, providing clear-cut criteria for man's activity in all domains of life, social, economic, political and.. More
Ancient Ifreeqiyyah (Africa) and its Boundaries
The Arabs call Africa 'Ifreeqiyyah.' They gave this name to the Eastern part of Barbary and called the western part of Barbary the Maghrib, the name used until today. The Romans called it Africa after the destruction of Carthage. They included Barbary in it and later called the whole continent as Africa... More
This is the third and most revised edition of one of the best textbook on the subject of Usool Al-Fiqh Al-Islami, (The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence).
Usool Al-Fiqh is one of the main realms of Islamic knowledge and is so essential that not only Fiqh—which is the practical aspect of Islam and the way of living and applying its laws –but.. More
The methodology of discourse in Da'wah (Islamic propagation) constitutes the following principles:
A.Establishing the principle of submission
The principle of submitting to Allah The Almighty should be established and stressed. Muslims should realize that they must submit to the ordinances of Allah The Almighty, whether they understand the wisdom.. More
If as a researcher, I were to compare the men of yesterday and today whose prejudices have scarred the very core of religion, then I am overwhelmingly inclined to convict the latter. This is because their attitudes and prejudices do not merely affect them personally, but threaten to undermine and devastate the future of humankind.
Racism and discrimination.. More
The actual timing and introduction of the Islamic religion and its practice to Southeast Asia is subject to debate. European historians have argued that it came through trading contacts with India, whereas some Southeast Asian Muslim scholars claim it was brought to the region directly from Arabia in the Middle East. Other scholars claim that Muslim.. More
To call people to Allah is the duty of every responsible and conscientious Muslim. Since there is no priesthood in Islam or sacerdotal class among Muslims, the duty of the call to Allah cannot be limited to an ill-conceived and imaginary group called the 'men of religion as is the case with other religions.' In Islam, everyone is a man (or woman) of.. More
Author: Mahmoud Mohamed Shaker / Source: From the book of 'Group of Articles' Since Islam religion was revealed on Earth, it spread north, south, east, and west, crossing the boundaries of the surrounding...More