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  • The Importance of Water to Human Beings

    Author: Dr. Raaghib As-Sirjaani Water is one of the most important environmental elements for all living creatures on earth. The great emphasis that Islam lays on proper utilization of water starts with edifying man on the extreme importance of this vital element, and how Allah, The Exalted, created all living beings from it, and that none but Him.. More

  • Our Relationship with the Universe

    • Author: Extracted from Mushkilaat Fee Tareeq Al-Hayaah Al-Islaamiyyah by Muhammad Al-Ghazaali I hate the (adulterated) religiosity that blinds a person to the beauty and grandeur of the universe and impairs his understanding against grasping its secrets and harnessing them for his benefit. As I recite the Quran, I sometimes feel that Allah,.. More

  • Building a Society characterized by Solidarity - II

    One of the most important manifestations of solidarity which Islam is keen to instill in our communities is how to treat the elderly and take care of them, starting with one’s parents, acting upon the verse that reads (what means): {And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth.. More

  • Building a Society characterized by Solidarity - I

    From a social perspective, the teachings of Islam aim to bring together all Muslims to be a unified entity, in conformity with the words of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: “The example of the believers as regards their mutual love and compassion is like that of a single body. If any of its parts aches, all the other parts share.. More

  • Reading for Life

    Author: Dr. ‘Abdul-Kareem Bakkaar Allah, The Exalted, inculcated in mankind inquisitiveness and love for exploration, and this allowed them to develop themselves as “cognitive beings” and to be always prompted to acquire more knowledge without any limits of saturation or repletion. In the past, the process of knowledge acquisition.. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Coronavirus and Gratitude for Blessings

    All praise be to Allah, The Exalted, for His countless blessings and inestimable bounties. Praise be to Him as many times as the number of His slaves who stand before Him in prayer. Praise be to Allah and Glory be to Him. None is worthy of worship but Him, and He is The Most Great. Undoubtedly, what the world has witnessed and what we have experienced.. More

  • Dignity: The Trait of the Righteous

    Praise be to Allah, The Exalted. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his family, Companions, and whoever follows his example. It is becoming of a Muslim to adhere to all that adorns him of noble traits and shun all that disgraces and discredits him. One of the noble traits that are befitting.. More

  • Oppression and Scheming… and the Expedited Punishment

    Author: Dr. Sa‘eed ‘Abdul-‘Atheem In the name of Allah, praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his family and Companions, and those who follow him. The divine norms of Allah, The Exalted, have no scope for favoritism or flattery; He Says (what means): ·.. More

  • Having Good Expectations of Allah: An Act of Worship and Key to Happiness

    Having good expectations of Allah, The Exalted, is a great act of worship that a believer should fill his heart with in all his states and throughout his life. He should evoke his good expectations of Allah with regard to receiving guidance and Rizq (provision) and whenever he hopes for the righteousness of his offspring, the acceptance of his supplications,.. More

  • Respect for the Truth

    By Dr. ‘Abdul Kareem Bakkaar The greatness of a person, my sons and daughters, lies in the greatness of what he believes in, what he is willing to sacrifice for, and what he defends. Our true religion, to which we proudly belong, urges us to love and respect the truth and embrace it as it is, without any polishing or distortion. Indeed, one.. More

  • Know Allah in Prosperity, and He Will Know You in Adversity

    In his comprehensive advice to Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, and all Muslims after him, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Know Allah in prosperity, and He will know you in adversity.” [This addition was authentically attributed to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, cited by At-Tirmithi.. More

  • Our Non-Muslim Relatives: Their Rights Upon us

    By Kimberly Ben When I reverted to Islam over 10 years ago, I received mixed reactions from my friends and family. While attending my first family gathering wearing Hijab, I was eyed very curiously at first, but with time they have come to accept my choice. Now, no one even seems to notice much except for the occasional complement on my choice of.. More

  • A Believer Should Not Be Stung Twice from the Same Hole!

    To be precautious and prudent is a Prophetic directive, especially when dealing with those who have been proven deceitful and dishonest. It is unbecoming of a Muslim to be gullible that he would be deceived twice by the same trick. A person may see things in other than their real form and, thus, he gets deceived by them – and this is normal –.. More