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  • Ecology and Islamic values -III

    "Tawheed" and "'Adl" Unity and Justice Allah's Tawheed or Unity is central to the Quranic message, and with that unity comes perfect justice. The idea that everything in this world, indeed everything in all of the many worlds that surround us in space and time, and perhaps other dimensions as well, stems from a single source, is.. More

  • Who is bombing hospitals in Syria?

    And why is the UN not naming the perpetrators? by Rashed al-Ahmad My name is Rashed al-Ahmad. I'm a pharmacist originally from Kurnaz, a small village in the countryside of Syria's Hama province. I fled my home years ago to avoid being detained or killed by the regime for providing medicine and drugs to the injured protesters. In 2014, I moved with.. More

  • Palestine: The Arab 'deal of the century'

    by Marwan Bishara A man stands charged with biting the finger of another man during a fight. A witness for the prosecution takes the stand, and the defence lawyer asks: "Did you see my client bite off that man's finger?" "No," says the witness. "Aha," probes the smug lawyer, "How then could you be sure he did it?" &qu.. More

  • Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

    by Abdullah Al-Arian The death of former President Mohamed Morsi is only the latest in a series of untold tragedies that have afflicted Egypt since the spark of revolution flickered more than eight years ago. His unlikely rise to the presidency reflected the aspirations of millions of Egyptians for a future free of despotic military rule. His subsequent.. More

  • Hypocrisy is Internal Destruction

    Hypocrisy is a chronic disease and a dangerous moral deviation in the life of individuals, communities and nations. Its danger is great and the hypocrites are the cause of this great evil. This danger is clearly noticeable when the destructive consequences of hypocrisy afflict the entire Ummah (Muslim nation) and the charitable reform movements in particular,.. More

  • The Chronological Analysis of the Quran

    The Quran was revealed in Arabic to the Prophet Mohammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam in 610 CE over 22 years. In the first twelve years of the revelation, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was living in Makkah (Mecca). Persecution, at the hands of the tribe of Quraysh then forced him, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his companions, may.. More

  • Pilgrimage: The Fifth Pillar of Islam

    Pilgrimage was ordained in the sixth year after the migration of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. It suffices for a pilgrim to do it once in a lifetime, and performing it more than once is voluntary. A Pilgrim whose Hajj is accepted by Allah is given the good tidings that he would return with all his sins being forgiven. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Al-Khansaa': Poetess and Mother of Martyrs

    According to the connoisseurs of Arabic poetry, there has never been a woman whose poetry was as replete with knowledge, or who was more knowledgeable than Al-Khansaa', may Allaah be pleased with her. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to ask her to recite her poetry, which he admired, in front of him. She composed a great deal of.. More

  • The Prophet's way in correcting people's mistakes

    Anas Ibn Malik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: "Whilst we were in the Mosque with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, a Bedouin came and stood urinating in the Mosque. The Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, 'Stop it! Stop it!' and were about to attack him. But the.. More

  • Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –II

    Question: A woman had blood beginning to flow (i.e., her menses) while she was in the Mosque of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. She stayed in the mosque for a short while, until her husband had finished his prayer, so that she could leave with him. Did she commit a sin? Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –I Response:.. More

  • Giving sincere advice

    The giving of sincere advice enjoys a sublime and exalted position in Islam, and how could this not be so? The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, considered the giving of sincere advice on a par with the religion as whole. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Religion is giving sincere advice.” A person would give sincere.. More

  • Renewing Faith through Fear and Hope

    Texts from the Quran: • The hope of the believers which is accompanied with good deeds; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah - those hope (i.e., expect) the mercy of Allah.} [Quran, 2: 218] They believed, gave up their homes, migrated to strange countries,.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -II

    Living with and loving Allah's Creation Let us think about some of the ways that Islam's spiritual orientation and its concrete rules for social and economic life, offer potential solutions to concrete problems that face us. Islam asks us to submit to Allah, to bend toward our creator as a reed bends in the wind. Put in another way, this suggests.. More

  • The Grave: The First Station of Hereafter

    When the son of Adam dies and his soul departs and he is placed in his grave, then he is in the first stage of the Hereafter, because the grave is the first of the stages of the Hereafter. It was narrated that Hani’, the freed slave of ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan, may Allaah be pleased with them, said: "When ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan.. More

  • The Story of Haaroot and Maaroot – II

    Magic is a reality and not mere illusion; some people consider tricks of the hand or deceptions of the eye to be magic, but magic is much more than that; it is a reality, and could lead one to hate what he used to love, such as the case which Allah informs us of in the abovementioned verse where it can separate man from his wife. Indeed the goal that.. More