Do they wait until the Angels come to them?

The Tafseer of Imaam As-Sa’dee: "Do they wait until the angels come to them...." [Surah An'am 6:158] Translation: Abu Shu’ayb Omar As-Soomaalee Allah the most high says, "Do they wait until the More »

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and More »

The Prostration is on all Seven

If a person does not prostrate on all seven parts of the body, then is his prayer invalid? Praise be to Allah.   When a worshiper prostrates, he must prostrate on all More »

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out More »

Interpersonal Skills: Convince him of his error so he may accept advice

Some people tend to engage others uselessly by offering excessive unsolicited advice and remarks, which may be solely based on their personal liking. For instance, after attending a wedding party that you More »

Anyone who possesses a speck of Pride in his heart will not enter Paradise

Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) was asked: Regarding the Prophet’s statement: “Anyone who possesses a speck of pride (kibr) in his heart will not enter Paradise” – Is this hadeeth specific only to More »

Where is Allah?

WHO IS ALLAH? Allah is the proper name applied to the true God who exists necessarily by Himself comprising all the excellent Divine names and attributes of perfection. Allah is One and More »

Jinn and the meteors

Among the jinn are those who eavesdrop on the angels in the lowest heaven. The jinn then convey this information to some fortunetellers. 'Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas reported an incident: "A person from More »

The Kingdom: look again and yet again..

Surah 67 - Al-Mulk, The Kingdom (The Sovereignty) Surah al-Mulk is strong in tone and was revealed during the early stages of Islam. It gives a wake up call of Warnings. You don’t have More »

What your Lord has prohibited you from

Allah the Exalted says in the Quran: "Say (O Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam)): "Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with More »

 
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Do they wait until the Angels come to them?

The Tafseer of Imaam As-Sa’dee: "Do they wait until the angels come to them...." [Surah An'am 6:158] Translation: Abu Shu’ayb Omar As-Soomaalee Allah the most high says, "Do they wait until the Angels come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the signs of your Lord should come. That day, in which some of the signs of your Lord will come, no good will it do a person to believe then, if he wasn’t one who believed before, or gained good with their belief Say: “Wait, we too are waiting”." [Surah An'am 6:158] Imaam As-Sa’dee said: He the most high says: Do they wait, those who are continuant in their oppression and stubbornness Read more ...
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Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and destruction of homes, the pattern of violence, illegal detentions, segregation of necessary resources like water and olive trees, segregation on travel and the wall. Just as was done during South African Apartheid, there is a campaign to put economic pressure on Israel using boycotts, divestment and sanctions. All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics Read more ...
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The Prostration is on all Seven

If a person does not prostrate on all seven parts of the body, then is his prayer invalid? Praise be to Allah.   When a worshiper prostrates, he must prostrate on all seven parts of the body on which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded us to prostrate. They are: the face, including the forehead and nose; the two hands; the two knees; and the edges of the two feet (i.e., the toes). Al-Nawawi said: "If he omits any of them, then his prayer is not valid." [From Sharh Muslim] Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:  "It is not permissible for a worshiper to lift up any of these seven parts of the body when prostrating, because the Read more ...
drawing water bucket

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allah wished from it. Ibn Abi Quhafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two full buckets, but there was weakness in his pull – may Allah forgive him. Then the bucket turned into a very large one and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab took it. I have never seen any person draw water with such strength as 'Umar did, until the people [drank to their satisfaction and] watered their camels to their fill; whereupon the camels sat beside the water." Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Convince him of his error so he may accept advice

Some people tend to engage others uselessly by offering excessive unsolicited advice and remarks, which may be solely based on their personal liking. For instance, after attending a wedding party that you and your wife had planned and organised, an invitee complains to you, “Dear brother, the wedding party was not very appropriate. You tired yourself in vain. I was under the impression that the party would be of a higher standard.” “How so?” you ask, civilly. He says, “Dear brother, most of the meat was fried. I personally prefer boiled meat. The salad was sour due to too much lemon, not exactly to my taste. The sweets were all decorated with Read more ...
mustard-plant

Anyone who possesses a speck of Pride in his heart will not enter Paradise

Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) was asked: Regarding the Prophet’s statement: “Anyone who possesses a speck of pride (kibr) in his heart will not enter Paradise” – Is this hadeeth specific only to the believers or (is it specific only to the) unbelievers? If we were to say that it is specific for the Believers then (is not) our statement trivial considering (the fact that) the believers shall enter Paradise due to their Eemaan. If, on the other hand, we were to say that the hadeeth is specific for the unbelievers then what is the relevance of the statement (since it is already known that the unbelievers shall not gain admission to Read more ...
Minar-sky

Where is Allah?

WHO IS ALLAH? Allah is the proper name applied to the true God who exists necessarily by Himself comprising all the excellent Divine names and attributes of perfection. Allah is One and Unique. He has no son, no partner, nor equal. He is the sole Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Every creature bears witness to His Oneness, Divinity, and Ruboobiyyah [Ruboobiyyah, inf. of Rubb], and to the uniqueness of His attributes and names. His essence does not resemble the essences. He does not inhere in anything, nor does anything inhere in Him. “There is none like unto Him.” He is the One, the Sole, the Indivisible. He is the Rubb [Some translate the Read more ...
jinn and fortuneteller

Jinn and the meteors

Among the jinn are those who eavesdrop on the angels in the lowest heaven. The jinn then convey this information to some fortunetellers. 'Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas reported an incident: "A person from the Ansar who was amongst the Companions of Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) reported to me: "As we were sitting during the night with Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), a meteor shot gave a dazzling light. Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "What did you say in the pre-Islamic days when there was such a shot (of meteor)?" They said: "Allah and His Messenger know best (the actual position), but we, however, used Read more ...
heedlessness

The Kingdom: look again and yet again..

Surah 67 - Al-Mulk, The Kingdom (The Sovereignty) Surah al-Mulk is strong in tone and was revealed during the early stages of Islam. It gives a wake up call of Warnings. You don’t have forever, you need to realize the true purpose in life and fulfill that purpose. On one hand, the teachings of Islam have been introduced briefly, and, on the other, the people living in heedlessness have been aroused from their slumber in a most effective way. A characteristic of the earliest surahs of the Makkan period is that they present the entire teachings of Islam and the object of the Holy Prophet's mission, not in detail, but briefly, so that they are assimilated Read more ...
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What your Lord has prohibited you from

Allah the Exalted says in the Quran: "Say (O Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam)): "Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he (or she) Read more ...