Category Archives: Islam

sacrifice

Slaughtering for other than Allaah

Allaah the Exalted said: "Say: Verily my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims." [Quran, 6:162,163] Allaah the Exalted also said: "Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only)". [Quran, 108:2] Muslim reports that Ali bin Abi Talib (May Allaah be pleased with him) said: "Allaah's Messenger (May the peace and blessing of Allaah be upon him) informed me about four Judgments (of Allaah): (1) Allaah's curse is upon the one who slaughters (devoting his sacrifice) to anything other than Allaah; (2) Read more ...
What do Muslims Believe

What do Muslims Believe?

What do Muslims Believe? We, the Muslims believe in the Oneness of Allaah (God) in all aspects. What is meant is that there is a clear difference between the Creator and the creation, and that there is nothing whatsoever that can be compared to the Creator. We believe that Allaah (God) is the Lord of everything, and there is no lord besides Him. We believe that He (alone) created the Heavens and the Earth and everything that is found in them (whether seen or unseen), without the help of anyone or anything. We believe that He is the Sole Possessor, Creator, Provider, Sustainer, and Maintainer of everything. He is the One who brings life into Read more ...
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Commandments of Allaah to Mankind which applies In Every Era

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy Allaah (The Most High) said: "And (remember) when We took a covenant from the Children of Israel, (saying): Worship none but Allah (Alone) and be dutiful and good to parents, and to kindred, and to orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor), [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 10, Page 158 (Verse 9:60)] and speak good to people [i.e. enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, and say the truth about Muhammad Peace be upon him], and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat. Then you slid back, except a few of you, while you are backsliders." [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:83] These prescribed (divine) commands are Read more ...
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Every Action of the Children of Adam Is for Him Apart from Fasting

Shaykh Salih ibn Fawzan al-Fawzan: All praise belongs to Allaah (Subhanahu ta'ala). This is a great hadith, confirmed on the authority of the Messenger (Sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) who narrates from his Lord who said, "Every deed of the son of Adam is for him except fasting; that is certainly for Me and I shall reward for it." 1 In this hadith is the virtue of fasting and its merit over all other actions, and that indeed Allaah (Subhanahu ta'ala) specified it for Himself above the other actions of the servant. And the people of knowledge responded regarding His (Subhanahu ta'ala) statement:  "Fasting is for Me and I will reward for it…" with Read more ...
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The Upbringing of Three Daughters

The Question: The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "Whoever had three daughters and was patient with them, gave them drink and clothed them then they will be a screen for him from the Fire." Will this screen from the Fire be just for their father alone or does the mother have a share in this? I have -all praise be to Allaah – three daughters. The Answer: The hadeeth is general for the father and the mother due to the Messenger’s saying: "Whoever has two daughters and is good to them then they will be a covering for him from the Fire." Likewise if he had sisters, aunts or similar to them and he is good to them then indeed Read more ...
speech

Examine the Speech of Every Person You Hear Today

Imam al-Barbahari, may Allaah have mercy upon him said; "Examine! May Allaah have mercy upon you, the speech of every person that you hear, practically in your day and age. Do not act in haste and do not enter into anything from it until you ask and see – Did any of the companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) speak concerning it or any of the scholars? For if you find a narration from them concerning it then hold tightly onto it and do not exchange it for anything nor give anything precedence over it and consequently fall into the Hell-Fire." The Explanation: Do not be hasty in (holding to be correct) that which you hear from the people, Read more ...
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Prophet Yusuf (alayhis salaam) and his call to Tawheed

Prophet Yusuf (alayhis salaam) The noble one, son of the noble one, son of the noble one. About whom Allaah sent down a long Surah relating his noble life to us, and its stages, from his childhood to his death, and how his circumstances changed, and the difficulties that he faced, and how he faced everything with the Strength of Prophethood and his patient perseverance, wisdom and mildness. [As indicated in the hadeeth of Ibn 'Umar, radhiallaahu 'anhumaa, from the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) that he said, "The noble one, son of the noble one, son of the noble one: Yusuf the son of Ya'qoob, the son of Ishaaq, the son of Ibrahim, 'alayhis-salaam." Read more ...
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The Dangers of Spreading Rumours – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

An excellent article on the danger of spreading rumours without verification. The Noble Shaykh al-'Allamah Salih al-Fawzan was asked: What is the dangers of rumours and spreading speech and narrations without deliberation and verification? He answered: It is not permissible to transmit rumours and to spread fear amongst the Muslims and weaken their spirits; this action is from the actions of the hypocrites who spread rumours amongst the Muslims in order to impede them and set them back, and to bring about fear in their hearts. So this is from the actions of the hypocrites, and Allaah (Tabaraka wa ta'ala) says, "O you who believe! If a rebellious Read more ...
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The First Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)

The First Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) started the speech by praising Allaah and thanking Him then said: "Verily, Ar-Raid (one whom his people send to search for water and grass) does not lie to his people. By Allaah! Even if I lied to all people, I would never lie to you, and if I deceived all people, I would never deceive you. By Allaah, other than Whom there is no deity worthy of worship, I am Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) to you in particular and to all people in general. By Allaah! You will die just as easy as you sleep, and you will be resurrected Read more ...
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Why Allaah created us?

Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Muhammad Bin Humayd (rahimahullaah) said: In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy. All praise belongs to Allaah and may the peace and blessings be upon His trustworthy Prophet; and may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet's family, his companions and those who follow them in righteousness until the day of recompense. To proceed: Indeed, Allaah (Glorified and Exalted Be He) stated: "And I (Allaah) created not the Jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any provision from them (i.e. provision for themselves or for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me (i.e. feed Read more ...