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  • The Muslim in Ramadan

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not.. More

  • Points to Ponder in Ramadan

    A person might contemplate during Ramadan upon numerous subjects. He should reflect upon his affairs, his final abode, and what is awaiting him, as regards his departure to Allah The Almighty. He can also contemplate over his morals and evil aspects, in the hope of getting rid of the latter; his acts of worship in which he was negligent and which were.. More

  • Ramadan: The season of mercy

    There is no better time to start making positive changes in our lives than this blessed month. Ramadan is a Muslim's recurring opportunity for spiritual enhancement and soul redemption. It is also an annual exercise in self-control and self-restraint, but above all, it is a physical manifestation of our total submission and obedience to Allah Almighty... More

  • Being Grateful for the Blessings of Ramadan

    The first thing one should do upon entering Ramadan is to praise Allah The Almighty for conveying him to Ramadan, the month of mercy. What confirms those blessings, and opens the mercy of Allah The Almighty for you is your gratitude for this blessing being the first thing you think of doing, and that He has opened this season in your lifetime. If a.. More

  • The etiquettes of fasting

    Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The reason is that it strengthens.. More

  • Being Bashful of Allah The Almighty

    A person who is bashful of people seeing him commit an evil act, should be more bashful of Allah The Almighty. Consequently, he should neither neglect an obligation nor commit a sin as he knows that Allah The Almighty sees him and that He will inevitably call him to reckoning on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, he feels bashfulness of his Lord. It.. More

  • The origin of April Fools’ day

    Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. Unfortunately, none of them are conclusive. Thus, the origin of the “custom of making April fools” remains as much a mystery to us as it was back in 1708 CE. The most popular theory about the origin of April Fools’ Day involves the French calendar reform of the sixteenth.. More

  • Some Characteristics of the Muslim Home

    One of the great blessings that Allah, The Exalted, bestowed upon mankind is the provision of homes that give them shelter and tranquility. He reminded them of this blessing in Soorat An-Nahl (no. 16), also known as the Soorah of blessings (as it speaks of numerous blessings conferred by Allah upon mankind). Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): {And.. More

  • The Benefits of Hoping for the Best

    Having hope in Allah The Almighty bears fruit to the following: • It makes one strive more and exert greater effort in performing acts of worship. • It makes one even more inclined to be constantly obedient to Allah The Almighty. • It makes one enjoy drawing closer to Allah The Almighty, and makes one experience the thrill of supplicating.. More

  • Acting upon the Quran VI

    It is narrated on the authority of ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, may Allaah be pleased with him, that he said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, say, "Indeed, there will be a Fitnah." I asked, "What is the way out of it, O Messenger of Allah?" He said, "The Book of Allah, which includes the stories.. More

  • Acting upon the Quran - V

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallaalaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "The Quran has been revealed in five divisions: the lawful, the unlawful, the precise (in meaning), the unspecific (in meaning), and the examples. Act upon the lawful, avoid the unlawful, follow.. More

  • Acting upon the Quran - IV

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "He who recites and memorizes the Quran, making lawful what is lawful in it and making unlawful what is unlawful in it, Allah will admit him to Paradise and accept his intercession.. More

  • Acting upon the Quran - III

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: He who recites the Quran and acts upon what it contains; on the Day of Judgment his parents will be crowned with the crown (of dignity), whose light is brighter than the light of the sun in the World.. More

  • Acting upon the Quran - II

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr, may Allaah be pleased with him, that he said: The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: No envy is (acceptable) but in two cases: a man whom Allah has endowed with the (memorization and knowledge of the) Quran with which he stands (and acts upon) at the approaches.. More

  • Acting upon the Quran – I

    It was narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudri, may Allaah be pleased with him, that he said: In the year of Tabook, the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, addressed the people, while supporting his back against a date-palm, saying: Should I not tell you about the best of people and the worst of people? The best.. More