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 »

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud | Source: Palestine Chronicle It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for More »

A Prophet King or a Slave Messenger?

 "Do not over praise me as the Christians over-praised 'Eesaa, son of Maryam. Indeed, I am only a slave. So call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger." This is an More »

Names of the Prophet: Explanation and Meanings

Muhammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is Muhammad. And Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is More »

A Historical analysis of date of birth & death of Prophet Muhammad

A Historical analysis of date of Birth and Death of Prophet Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) In the name of Allah, indeed all praise is due to Allah and may peace 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud | Source: Palestine Chronicle It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for many to conflate politics with religion; partly because it is convenient and self-validating. First, let’s be clear on some points. Islam has set in motion a system to abolish slavery over 1,200 years before the slave trade reached its peak in the western world. Freeing the slaves, who were owned by pagan Arab tribes, was a recurring theme in the Koran (Quran), always linked to the most basic signs of piety and virtue: “The charities are to go to the poor, Read more ...
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A Prophet King or a Slave Messenger?

 "Do not over praise me as the Christians over-praised 'Eesaa, son of Maryam. Indeed, I am only a slave. So call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger." This is an excerpt from the last chapter of Ibn Rajab's [1] famous book: al-Khushoo' fis-Salaat. Here, he deals with the status of a slave-messenger which the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) actually selected for himself when given the choice.  The chapter expounds upon the nobility of such a choice and the reasons behind it. Pay special attention to the advice of Ibraaheem Ibn Adham at the end, although it is da'eef jiddan in its chain, it is tremendous in meaning. The Prophet (sallallaahu Read more ...
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Names of the Prophet: Explanation and Meanings

Muhammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is Muhammad. And Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is why - and Allah knows best - he was called by this name in the Torah, due to the many praiseworthy qualities which he, his religion, and his nation possess such that even Moses wished that he would be from them. Defining the meanings of many of the names that have been given to the Last of the Prophets (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), taken from various works of hadeeth. Know that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) has been called Read more ...
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A Historical analysis of date of birth & death of Prophet Muhammad

A Historical analysis of date of Birth and Death of Prophet Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) In the name of Allah, indeed all praise is due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah. Allah says in the Quran: "Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful." [Quran 3:144] The Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) informed us that Read more ...