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call to tawheed

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 Tyranny of the Rulers is Not a Reason for Rebellion

The goal of the Jihadist sects is one and the same: rebellion against those in authority and a desire to rule over the Muslim lands. They may alter their names and titles but their ideology remains the same. Islam itself, despite what these sects assert, forbids open censure and rebellion against even the most wicked and tyrannical of Muslim rulers. The Prophet of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), upon whose statements and actions we establish our religion, stated in an authentic tradition: “There will appear after me rulers, they will not guide by my guidance, and they will not establish my Sunnah; there will be amongst them men whose hearts will Read more ...
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The State of the Region of Najd and Arabia in the Time of Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab

The State of the Region of Najd, Arabia in the Time of Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab and the First Saudi State The Turkish Ottoman Empire had pockets of sovereignty in the Arabian lands. It became little more than a shell in Egypt, Syria and Iraq by the eighteenth century. As for the Arabian Peninsula, then the Ottomans never inhabited the vast areas of the Najd, the region in which Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab was born and raised. Though they controlled Baghdad and Basrah in Iraq, the closest they came to the Najd was al-Ahsa in 1592CE, and they had a Turkish garrison at al-Hufoof, however only eighty years later the Bedouin tribe of Banu Khalid fell upon the Turks and expelled Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Defending the Honor of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Defending the Honor of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) - by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda | Transcribed by Sameera | Source : muslimmatters.org [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda's khutbah "Defending the Honor of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam)." The transcript is slightly modified for the sake of readability and clarity.] Download / listen to khutbah here. Transcript: From the very early part of the prophethood of Muhammad , there is a very amazing and remarkable story of love, commitment, dedication and devotion.  In the very early Read more ...

Mocking the Prophet, How Should We React??

How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muhammad  or should we even react at all? Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse.  From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what's most noteworthy is the enormity of the response.  Despite the consensus that the film did not deserve the attention it was getting, social media kept being flooded, and still is, with messages defending the Prophet .  So, before another incident of mockery takes place, since it seems that it's only a matter of time before someone else tries to play on the sensitivities of Muslims, let's Read more ...

A Gift for the 27th Night : Ramadan Du’a with English Translation

A Gift for the 27th Night : Ramadan Du’a with English Translation   Many of us spend a good portion of our Ramadan nights with our hands raised in du`a’ (supplication), listening to the heart-felt words of our imam or shaykh calling on Allah in the witr prayer.  For those of us who don’t speak Arabic, it is a time when we often long to understand the meaning of the words being said with such evident intensity and feeling.  It is for this reason that we would like to present a beautiful du`a’ of Shaykh Muhammad Jebril of Cairo, Egypt – said at the completion of his recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan - accompanied by an English Read more ...

The Conversion of the Mongols : The Power of Da’wah

The Conversion of the Mongols : The Power of Da’wah - By ‘Allamah Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi Islam was about to be submerged in the whirlpool of the Mongol ardor of slaughter and destruction, as several Muslim writers had then expressed the fear, wiping it out of existence, but Islam suddenly began to capture the hearts of the savage Tartars. The preachers of Islam thus accomplished a task which the swordarm of the faith had failed to perform, by carrying the message of Islam to the barbaric hordes of heathen Mongols. Conversion of the Mongols to Islam was indeed one of the few unpredictable events of history. The Tartaric wave of conquest Read more ...

An Aspect of the Quran’s Miraculous Nature

An Aspect of the Quran's Miraculous Nature Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips For a scripture to qualify as divinely revealed it must be totally accurate in its descriptions of reality: the past, the present and the future. The Quran has many stories about previous prophets and their peoples. Some of these stories have elements in them that can be checked out for their accuracy. One example of the Quran's precision in its historical descriptions is in the story of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph), who was sold as a slave in Egypt, but rose to become an important official in the government, which made it possible for him to bring his whole family to live there in honor. Most Read more ...

Out of Egypt: The Story of Pass-over in the Quran

Out of Egypt: The Story of Pass-over in the Quran - By Prof. Shahul Hameed   Many Jews may be surprised to learn that Islam as preached by Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the same religion preached by Abraham, as well as of all other prophets mentioned in the Torah and the Bible. Muslims honor all the prophets of the Jews – Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David and Solomon among others – as their own prophets. Here is how Allah ordered Muhammad to follow the religion of the Patriarch Abraham: "So We have taught thee the inspired (Message), "Follow the ways of Abraham the True in Faith, and he joined not gods with God."" (Surah Read more ...

Honourable in Allah’s Sight : Prophet Musa (Moses) (AS)

Prophet Musa (Moses) (alaihis salaam) & Prophet Harun (Aaron) (alaihis salaam)   The pharaoh who ruled Egypt was a tyrant who oppressed the descendants of Jacob (pbuh), known as the children of Israel (Bani Israel). He used every means to demean and disgrace them. They were kept in bondage and forced to work for him for small wages or nothing. Under this system the people obeyed and worshipped the pharaoh, and the ruling class carried out his orders, thereby authorizing his tyranny and crazy whims. The pharaoh wanted the people to obey him only, and to believe in the gods of his invention. Perhaps, during that time, there were many classes of people Read more ...