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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 ...
birth of Prophet Muhammad

The Lineage Of The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)

With respect to the noble lineage of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), there are three versions as stated below: The first was authenticated by biographers and genealogists and states that Prophet Muhammad's genealogy has been traced to 'Adnaan. This version is authentic and well established. The second is subject to controversies and doubt, and traces his lineage beyond 'Adnaan back to Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam). The third version, with some parts definitely incorrect, traces his lineage beyond Ibraaheem back to Adam (alayhis salaam). The first part: Muhammad bin 'Abdullah bin 'Abdul-Muttalib (who was called Shaiba) bin Haashim, (named Read more ...

If Allah will, you shall find me of As-Sabirin!

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. "And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said: "O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer you in sacrifice to Allah), so look what you think!" He said: "O my father! Do that which you are commanded, Insha' Allah (if Allah will), you shall find me of As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.)." Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering); And We called out to him: "O Abraham! You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!" Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinun Read more ...

Hajj : Trusting in the Promise of Allah

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said that the one who performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity and wrongdoing will come out as the day he or she was born – pure and free from sins. The Hajj season is upon us once again with millions of pilgrims preparing to don their ihraam and travel to the holy cities in search of Allah’s mercy and forgiveness, striving to turn over a new leaf in their lives and come closer to their Creator. In preparation for this journey, pilgrims will have spent many hours hunting for the best value Hajj packages by speaking to friends and family, checking references, and comparing Read more ...

The Story of Ibrahim’s Sacrifice

The Story of Ibrahim's Sacrifice Brothers and Sisters, all of us know the story of Ibrahim's sacrifice and we say that it was a test by Allah (ta'ala). But do we really understand what Ibrahim went through ? Do we appreciate what it was like to be Ibrahim ? Can we grasp in thought what happened ? Why is it that we regard Ibrahim as the father of faith ? What was it that he achieved ? Ibrahim (alaihi as-salam) is distinguished in the Quran with the title of khalil-ul-Allah (the intimate friend of Allah). In surah al-Nisa, Allah says : "For Allah did take Ibrahim for (an intimate) friend " (Surah Al Nisa' 4:125) He is also described in surah al-Nahl as Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Hajj – The Journey of a Lifetime

Moving images, striking panoramas, majestic mosques and minarets, special aerial images, intimate scenes of rapturous pilgrims - these are just a few rare close up moments of one of the Most important cities in the world, Makkah and Madinah. These pictures are recent (most from 1431 Hijri [2010]) and I believe these images will awaken the understanding of religion, brotherhood and of Hajj, the journey of a Lifetime. Photo Courtesy : http://www.flickr.com/photos/29070131@N02/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/noushadali/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/alshreif/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/55363625@N04/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/aljazeeraenglish/ And Read more ...

What is Hajj?

Hajj - Pilgrimage To Makkah The fifth pillar of Islam is to make a pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah, in Saudi Arabia, at least once in one's lifetime. This pillar is obligatory for every Muslim, male or female, provided that he/she is physically and financially able to do so. Prerequisites for performing the Hajj are to be a Muslim, to be free, to be an adult or mature enough, to be of sound mind, and to have the ability to afford the journey and maintain one's dependents back home for the duration. The reward for an accepted Hajj is nothing less than Paradise. The Hajj is the ultimate form of worship, as it involves the spirit of all the other rituals 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 ...

Change of the Qiblah to Kaaba

Masjid Al Aqsa (Bait Al Maqdis) or the Farthest Mosque is the third Holiest Shrine in Islam. First one is Masjid Al Haram (the Sacred Mosque) in Makkah City and the second one is Masjid Al Nabawi (the Prophet’s Mosque) in Madinah City, in Saudi Arabia. It is the First Qiblah of Muslims (Qiblah is the direction in which muslims all over the world must have to face to while praying to the Only One God of all - Almighty Allah). Masjid Al Aqsa was the Qiblah in the early part of Final Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Islamic Mission until that position was accorded to the Holy Kaaba (built by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) 4,000 years before) by Almighty God Read more ...

Virtues of Zam Zam water

Is the Water of Zam-Zam Drinkable? Water Research by Tariq Hussain, Desalting Engineer The well of Zamzam is the well that Allah caused to flow at Makkah for Prophet Ibrahim’s wife Hajar and for his oldest son Ismail, (peace be upon them all). In 1971, an Egyptian doctor wrote to the European Press, a letter saying that Zamzam water was not fit for drinking purposes. He immediately thought that this was just a form of prejudice against the Muslims and that since his Statement was based on the assumption that since the Kaaba was a shallow place (below sea level) and located in the centre of the city of Makkah, the waste water of the city collecting Read more ...