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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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The Fudool Alliance

The Fijaar War The Fijaar war pitted the Quraish, along with their allies from the Kinaanah tribe, against the Hawaazin tribe. Like most Arab wars that were fought during the pre Islamic days of ignorance, the Fijaar War began with a trifling dispute and escalated into an all out war. A man named Urwah Ar-Rahhaal ibn 'Utbah ibn Hawaazin granted his protection to Nu'maan ibn Al-Mundhir and his trading caravan, which was travelling to the marketplace of Ukaadh. Al-Barraadh ibn Qais ibn Kinaanah said to Urwah, "Will you protect him against the Kinaanah tribe?" Urwah said, "Yes, and for that matter, I will protect him against all of mankind." When Urwah Read more ...
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Hajj, an Obligation

Allah (Subhanahu Ta’ala) says in the Quran: "O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour (of Judgement) is a terrible thing. The Day you shall see it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling, and every pregnant one will drop her load, and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunken, but severe will be the Torment of Allah. And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good)." [Surah al-Hajj, 22:1-3] These opening ayat in Surah al-Hajj are a Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Keeping a Secret

A famous old saying goes, "Any secret that passes beyond two is bound to spread." Someone was asked, "Who are 'the two' being referred to here?" He pointed to his two lips and said, "These two!" During the last few years of my life, I do not recall whispering into someone's ear a secret, entrusting him therewith, except that that I made him swear an oath that my secret will remain in a bottomless well! Nor do I recall any of them saying to me explicitly, "Dear friend, please forgive me for I am no longer able to keep your secret." In fact, whenever you inform someone of your secret, he will place his hand on his chest and say, "By Allah! If they put the Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : With the Hisbah, We Were the Best of Nations

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : With the Hisbah (guarding against infringements) We Were the Best of Nations – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part - 1 Praise be to Allah, Who honoured this Ummah and made it the best nation evolved for humankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. I praise Him, may He be exalted, and thank Him for His bountiful blessings. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, Who decreed superiority and prosperity for those who call to good and righteousness. And I bear witness that Read more ...

Inspiration: Islam and Racism

Episode-12 (final episode - Season 1) from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Islam does not pay attention to differences in colour, race or lineage. All people come from Adam, and Adam was created from dust. In Islam, differentiation between people is based on faith (eemaan) and piety (taqwaa), by doing that which Allah has enjoined and avoiding that which Allah has prohibited. Allah says in the Quran:  "O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Do not be Dictatorial!

Compare between three fathers. Each one of them sees his son sitting in front of the television screen during the days of his examination. The first one says to his son, “Muhammad! Revise your lessons!” The second says, “Majid! If you do not revise, by Allah, I will hit you and I will not give you any pocket money!” The third says, “Salih! Would you please revise your lessons? It would be better than watching television, don’t you think?” Which of the three would be considered best manners? Undoubtedly, the third, since he presented his order to him as if it were only a suggestion. Similarly, it should be the case when dealing with your Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan – Season of virtuous deeds

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan - Season of virtuous deeds - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah; we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We believe in Him and put our trust in Him, and we praise Him by attributing all good to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whoever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat – Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat - Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whomever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He enjoined Zakat upon Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: How the Prophet dealt with Adversaries

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) would always be just with the disbelievers and even be ready to sacrifice his life in order to call them to Islam and rectify their affairs. He would bear their evils with patience and try to overlook their harms. Why would he not do so when Allah has said: “We have sent you as a mercy…” To whom? To the believers only? No; rather, “To the world.” Think about the Jews who would insult him and instigate trouble, whilst he would continue to be gentle with them. ‘A’ishah – may Allah be pleased with her – said, “The Jews once passed by the Prophet’s house and said: ‘as-Saam ‘alaykum’ Read more ...