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  • The intention is the foundation of every action

    The Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended. So the one whose ‘hijrah’ (migration) was to Allah and His Messenger, then his ‘hijrah’ was to Allah and His Messenger. And the one whose ‘hijrah’ was for the world to gain.. More

  • Rohingya: 'Better to kill us in India than deport us to Myanmar'

    Jafar Alam sits by a small grocery shop in the Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. A police officer who visited the camp had asked Alam to fill a six-page "personal data" form. Alam refused. "Today, if you will not cooperate with us, we will not cooperate with you tomorrow," the policeman warned. He then walked.. More

  • Summary of Events after Hijrah

    1st year of Hijrah 1. As soon as the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, reached Madinah, he built a Mosque for prayers. The walls were made of mud and the roof was made of leafy stalks of date trees. 2. Up until then there were only two compulsory Rak'ahs (units of prayer) for the noon (Dhuhr), afternoon (‘Asr) and night (‘Isha) prayers;.. More

  • Doctor Bee

    In the Quran, Allah, The Almighty Says (what means): {And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: ‘Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy [for you].’ There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying color wherein is healing for.. More

  • Calling to Islam - the duty of every Muslim

    While all the messengers appointed by Allah were charged by Him with the responsibility to disseminate the revealed guidance with which they were entrusted, their respective nations too, were called upon to share in the fulfilment of Allah’s orders. Allah reminds us in the Holy Quran with (what means): “And [mention, O Muhammad], when Allah.. More

  • Backbiting & Slander - An Islamic perspective

    Allah Says in the Quran what means: "And why, when you heard it, did you not say: 'It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah]; this is a great slander?'" [Quran 24:16] Backbiting & Slander Defined Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam(may Allah exalt his mention) once asked: "Do you know what backbiting.. More

  • The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What happened?

    It has been 45 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria. The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a new reality in the Arab world and changed the face of US foreign policy towards the Middle East. Here's a breakdown of what happened: Why did the three countries go.. More

  • White Lies: Are They Permissible?

    Many take the permission of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, to lie in three exceptional cases in the wrong way as a justification for white lies. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "A liar is not one who tries to bring reconciliation amongst people and speaks good (in order to avert dispute), or he conveys good." [Muslim] C.. More

  • The weakness of Muslims: The causes and the cure

    Allah Almighty has promised victory for this Ummah (Muslim nation), even if it be after a long stretch of time. Unfortunately, the Ummah today is passing through a bitter state of division, discord and weakness, incurring regress and humiliation, so much so that the heart of any Muslim is painfully affected. But this should not cause us to forget Allah’.. More

  • Dire consequences of Injustice - I

    Injustice is deviation from justice and violation of the truth. There are three broad types of injustice: 1- To be unjust towards Allah The Almighty: The most heinous forms of this type are disbelief, polytheism, and hypocrisy. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): · {And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing.. More

  • Rain Prayer

    This prayer is a means of seeking rain from Allah, the Exalted, during times of drought. That is, people are naturally disposed to ask help from the One Who is able to support them; Allah Alone. This prayer was known among the previous nations. It is regarded also as one of the acts of the prophets, peace be upon them all, as Allah, the Exalted, Says.. More

  • The story of Prophet Nooh -III

    Building the Ark Prophet Nooh (Noah), may Allah exalt his mention, chose a place outside the city, far from the sea. He collected wood and tools and began working day and night to build the ark. The people's mockery continued: "O Nooh! Does carpentry appeal to you more than prophethood? Why are you building an ark so far from the sea? Are you.. More

  • Gratitude - I

    Gratitude is the greatest way to live for those who possess high ranks of righteousness, and such people did not reach these lofty ranks except through their gratitude; this is because belief is comprised of two halves; one half is gratitude and the other is perseverance. Gratitude is to acknowledge being treated well by Allah; it is also to praise.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - I

    The days of Hajj passed, its rituals are over and most of the pilgrims returned home, carrying the memories of their journey to the House of Allah The Almighty. However, if the rituals of Hajj are over, its benefits and objectives are not and will never come to an end. A Christian missionary once said: Islam will remain the strong rock that will destroy.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, also said: - "All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, who are those who refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused." - "Whoever does any action that is not.. More