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‘Aqeedah Lessons for Small Children

'Aqeedah Lessons for Small Children | Source: Abu al-'Abbas Musa Richardson A six part series of enthusiastic discussions with Muslim children about Allaah and the creation by Abu al-'Abbas Musa Richardson. Musa Richardson interacts with small children in this audio series. Here is the Youtube Playlist Link for above audios. From the topics discussed: Lesson 1 : Who is Allaah? Who is our Lord? Did Allaah make us? Did Allaah make the animals? Name something Allaah made in the sea? Who made the sun? Did Allaah make the mountains? Who made the stars? What else did Allaah make? Who made the clouds? Lesson 2 : Read more ...

The Lofty position of Mothers

The position of my mother remained unknown to me, until I contemplate what my Lord revealed through His prophet – That I worship none but Him and be kind to my parents and say not a word of contempt in the least bit (uff) and obey in all their orders unless it’s something which Allah has forbidden. And address them in honor and abstain from what they forbid and provide them, serve them and raise not voice in front of them nor fix glance upon them or call them by their names. And be patient with them and out of kindness lower to them the wings of humility and say – My Lord! Bestow on them your mercy as they cherished me in childhood. One Read more ...

Five Years of Brutality – Bequest of Cast Lead

Many will spend the day recalling these moments in time five years ago that stunned the world. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what sears these moments into the mind’s eye. Perhaps it was the corpses that piled up on the streets of Gaza as the mortuaries overflowed. Perhaps it was the mountains of rubble left in the places that were once called ‘home’ by the people of Gaza. Perhaps it was the ferocity with which the might of the worlds most sophisticated armaments were brought to bear on the souls of a defenseless civilian population. What remains without question is that Gaza was never the same after Operation Cast Lead and neither would the Read more ...

Why Muslims Don’t Drink Alcohol

It is a well known fact that Muslims do not drink alcohol. It is haraam, forbidden. They do not eat foods with ethanol, they do not wear perfumes containing alcoholic ingredients and they stay away from all forms of intoxicating substances. This abstinence is a command from God, the law maker for Muslims’ health and environment. But why else is alcohol haraam in Islam? Let’s take a look. Alcohol in Islam Linguistically, khamr Arabic for “wine”, is alcohol derived from grapes. This is what is prohibited by specific texts of the Quran. "O  you  who  have  believed,  indeed,  intoxicants,  gambling,  [sacrificing  on]  stone  alters  Read more ...

8 Health tips for Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is observed by millions of Muslims around the world. Here are a few tips to ensure good health during this time of fasting and contemplation. 1. Preferably break your fasts with dates. 2. Do not over-eat. 3. Do not consume too much fat and carbohydrates at the same meal. 4. Avoid highly processed foods (e.g. biscuits, white bread etc.) 5. Include all the food groups daily.  A healthy, balanced diet usually includes foods from the different food groups in the correct amounts daily: at least six servings of unrefined starches, four servings of lean proteins, five servings of vegetables and fruits, two servings of Read more ...

Why Alcohol is emphatically Prohibited in Islam?

Praise be to Allah. It is affirmed by our Islamic shari’ah that it came to bring and increase good things, and to ward off and reduce harmful things. Whatever is beneficial or mostly beneficial is permissible (halaal) and whatever is harmful or mostly harmful is forbidden (haraam). Alcohol undoubtedly falls into the second category. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They ask you (O Muhammad) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: In them is a great sin, and (some) benefits for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit” [al-Baqarah 2:219] The harmful and evil effects of alcohol are well known to all people, to knowledgeable Read more ...

Ramadan : What happens to your body during a fast?

The Science Part During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. The liver is the most significant organ in this economical process; it converts the fats into chemicals called ketone bodies which are three water-soluble compounds that are then used as a source for energy. Detoxification is one of the most important benefits of fasting. A regular body process, detoxification occurs as the colon, liver, kidney, lungs, lymph glands and skin eliminate or neutralise toxins. This process speeds up during fasting as the body breaks down fats. Chemicals and toxins Read more ...

Health : One of the greatest blessings from Allah

"Say (O Muhammad, to mankind): "If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."" (Surah Ali 'Imran 3:31) From an Islamic perspective health is viewed as one of the greatest blessings that Allah has bestowed on mankind. It should be noted that the greatest blessing after belief is health, as narrated in the following Hadith: The final messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mounted the pulpit, then wept and said, "Ask Allah (swt) for forgiveness and health, for after being granted certainty, one is given nothing better than health." (Related in Tirmidhi) A'isha (RA) reported: Read more ...