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Glorifying Allah the Exalted by mentioning His Names and Attributes

Glorifying Allah the Exalted by mentioning His Names and Attributes Allah the Exalted said, "He is Allah, beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. He is Allah, beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Malik, Al-Quddus, As-Salam, Al-Mu'min, Al-Muhaymin, Al-'Aziz, Al-Jabbar, Al-Mutakabbir. Glory be to Allah! Above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allah, Al-Khaliq, Al-Bari, Al-Musawwir. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the Almighty, the All-Wise" [Surah al-Hashr, 59:22-24] Allah states that He Alone is Read more ...
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A Composed Dialogue on Tawheed

A man by the name of Abdullah (Abdullah literally means the slave/worshipper of Allah) met a man named Abd-un-Nabi (The slave/worshipper of the Prophet) and felt apprehension of this name, thinking, "How can someone make himself the slave and worshipper of someone other than Allah?!" Abdullah thus addressed Abd-un-Nabi, saying: "Do you worship solmeone other than Allah?" Abd-un-Nabi replied. "No! I do not worship anyone other than Allah. I am a Muslim and I worship Allah alone." Abdullah: Then why does your name resemble some Christians names, like Abd-ul-Maseeh (The slave/worshipper of the Messiah, i.e. Jesus. This is a common name among Arab Christians). Read more ...

Callers to Allah : Things Have Been Far Worse

Before the coming of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), humanity was going through one of the worst periods in its history, a truly “dark age”. Nothing was untouched by this darkness. It pervaded the lives of the people in every way: religiously, morally, socially, politically, and economically. Humanity was going through endless turmoil. Ignorance pervaded all aspects of a life typified by vain desires, deficiency, bigotry, and deviance. The effects of the divinely revealed teachings of before had all but disappeared. They had become corrupted with alterations and substitutions to such an extent that they lost their relevance as Allah’s Read more ...

Slaughtering for other than Allah

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

To seek help in other than Allah is an act of Shirk

To seek help in other than Allah or to invoke other than Him is an act of Shirk Allah the Most Exalted said: "And invoke not besides Allah any that will neither profit you nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers). And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Surah Yunus 10:106-107) And He said: "You worship besides Allah only idols, and you only invent falsehood. Verily, Read more ...

The Story of Ibrahim (alaihis salaam)

The Story of Ibrahim - (alaihis salaam) Extract from Islamic Newsletter 'As-Sunnah' Issue no: 10, Compiled by Sister Shawana A. Aziz The story of Ibrahim (AS) is greatly associated with Hajj because the origin of Hajj is as old as the Kaaba, which was built by Ibrahim (AS) and his son, Ismail (AS). Every act of Hajj reminds us of the noble family of Ibrahim (AS) since every act of Hajj refers back to the righteous actions and struggle of either Ibrahim (AS), his wife Hajrah or his son Ismail (AS). The history of this family teaches spiritual lessons of complete devotion to Allah and sincerity to Him. It holds an enlightening message for everybody, 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 ...

Q&A : Idol used for Concentration?

Question : The Hindu Pundits and Scholars agree that the Vedas and other Hindu religious scriptures prohibit idol worship, but initially because the mind may not be matured, an idol is required for concentration while worshipping. After the mind reaches higher consciousness, the idol is not required for concentration. Answer By Dr Zakir Naik   Muslims have reached the higher level of consciousness : Muslims have reached the higher level of consciousness. If an idol is required for concentration only in the initial stages and not later on when the mind reaches higher consciousness then I would like to say the Muslims have already reached the state Read more ...