Tag Archives: Masjid

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Can we use Zakaat Money to Finish the Construction of a Masjid??

In the Name of Allaah... Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him) was asked about using zakaat money to finish building a masjid that is almost completed, and its construction may be halted (due to lack of funding). He replied: What is well-known to the scholars, and it is the position of the vast majority of them, so it can be considered like ijmaa' (scholarly consensus) of the scholars of the early As-Salaf As-Saalih, is that zakaat is not to be used for building Masjids, buying books, or the likes. It may only be distributed to the eight kinds of recipients who are mentioned in the verse in Surah At-Tawbah [verse# 60], and Read more ...

Al-Aqsa vs Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Source : PalestineChronicle | By Ramzy Baroud Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher. The status of al-Aqsa mosque is unparalleled within the context of Muslim heritage in Palestine itself. It is also the third holiest Muslim shrine anywhere. But equally as important, it is a symbol of faith, resistance and defiance. Its story of struggle and perseverance goes hand in hand with the very modern Palestinian struggle for rights, freedom and identity. Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Two Ways of Earning a Living cannot be the Same

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Two Ways of Earning a Living cannot be the Same - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript:   Praise be to Allah Who has permitted to us at-Tayyibaat (that which is Halaal i.e., lawful and good) and has forbidden to us al-Khabaa'ith (that which is Haraam i.e., unlawful and bad). I praise Him, may He be exalted, as one who acknowledges His blessings; I give thanks to Him, may He be glorified and exalted, as one who acknowledges His bounty. I Praise Him as He deserves to be praised, for He is the Most Praiseworthy Read more ...

Israel Trying to Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel braces for reaction to proposed law that would allow Jews to pray in the grounds of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. Occupied East Jerusalem - Until a few weeks ago, most Israeli and Palestinian pundits dismissed the possibility of a Palestinian uprising in the near future. However, a draft Israeli law granting Jews the right to pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque esplanade - one of the three most holy sites in Islam - is forcing some observers to reconsider their previous assessments. The draft law, which is being discussed in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, would designate "time and space" for Jews wishing to pray there. The haram al-sharif, Read more ...

Video : The Change of Qiblah from Jerusalem to Makkah – Sk Yasir Qadhi

The Kaaba and Al-Masjid Al-Haram enjoy a grand status long before the advent of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the first place on earth dedicated for worshiping Allah. However, the Kaaba was not selected as the Muslims' Qiblah at the beginning. Rather, Masjid Al Aqsa (Bait Al Maqdis) was the direction towards which Muslims prayed for years in Makkah and in Madinah. So what happened then? And why do Muslims face Kaaba now? Watch this video, where Shaykh Yasir Qadhi talks all about the event of Qiblah change. The following is covered in the Video: Prophetic approach to the religious identities of Madinah's groups. Praying towards Kaaba and Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Foundation of Al Madinah

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Islamic Exhibition Posters and Models. ~ Photo Courtesy : Noushad Ali

The Inheritance of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) once passed by the market in Madinah. He stopped at the market and said: “O people of the market, how incapable you are!” They said, “And how is that Abu Hurayrah?” He replied, “Over there, the inheritance of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is being distributed and you are here! Won’t you go and take your share?” “Where is it?” they asked. He replied, “In the Masjid.” So they hurried to the Masjid, and Abu Hurayrah waited for them until they returned. When they came back, he said, “What’s the matter?” They replied, “Abu Hurayrah! We went to the Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Respect the House of Allah

Respect the House of Allah, the mosques / masjids. Lets begin doing so from now.

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Malik-e-Ashtar

A tall and well built man with a tanned face and a healed cut on his eyebrow that told a tale of warfare, strode purposefully through the market place. A merchant threw a handful of waste at him just to provide a moment's entertainment in the market. But the man continued to walk on as before without batting an eyelid. Another merchant went up to the offender and asked: "Do you know the man whom you just offended?" "No. I don't know him. He was one of the thousands who pass by us every day. Who was he, anyway?" "Seriously, didn't you recognize him? This passer by happened to be the general commander Malik-e-ashtar." "Was that man Malik-e-Ashtar? Was Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Moments from the Blessed month of Ramadan

Allah - the Most High - said: "The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance of the Criterion between right and wrong. So whosoever of you sights the crescent for the month of Ramadan, he must fast that month." [Surah al-Baqarah 2:185] Allah's Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "lslam is built upon five: Testifying that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and the Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the Prayer, giving the Zakah, performing Hajj to the House, and fasting in Ramadan." [Related by al-Bukhari (1/48) and Muslim (no.16), from Ibn 'Umar radiallahu Read more ...