Tag Archives: Moral

Confessions: Tales of Savagery by the Israeli Military

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan | Source: PalestineChronicle For outsiders, it is hard to sense the real character of Israel through all the artificial identity that has been imposed on it by its supporters without serious discussion about the Palestinians’ tragedy. Israel has imposed and tightened the harshest blockade and the brutal assaults and incursions on top of accumulated injustices against the Palestinian refugees in Gaza where thousands of civilians including children perished and many were injured, while the survivors are starved and their homes destroyed. Israel builds settlements on confiscated Palestinian lands in the West Bank and Jerusalem, enacted Read more ...

Inspiration: What would you do if you found a bag with lots of money?

Episode-3 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. "Indeed, we offered the Trust (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant." [Quran, 3:72] Read more ...

Inspiration: Who can awaken your conscience?

Episode-2 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

 

And I have to answer for them all…

"Verily, before that, they indulged in luxury," [Surah al-Waqi’ah, 56:45] Engrossed in the pursuit of our desires we keep ourselves back from reflecting upon the state of our souls. Scholars have always taught and lived by the truth that love of this world is the source of all error. `Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) thought about the following words in the noble Quran: "Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world's life; but Allah has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) Read more ...

More than Bad Rulers and Corrupt Societies

In the past few centuries the Muslim world was much more integrated than we realize. It was one social, cultural, religious and economic domain. Its language, system of education, currency, and laws were the same. When British journalist Robert Fisk said that in the face of disaster Arabs act like mice, he was being polite. He could have said that the Muslims act like mice. The question is why? It is easy and customary to blame the current Muslim rulers for this sorry situation. No doubt the Iraq invasion would not have been possible without their acquiescence and support. If they refused to open their lands, waterways, and airspace to the invasion, Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Causes of Youth Perversion

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Causes of Youth Perversion - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah ‘Abdul Muhsin Ibn Muhammad al-Qasim from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! Allah created His servants on a sound and balanced nature. He sent Messengers to confirm and perfect that. Young people are fertile and open ground for all that is introduced to them, either good or bad; and they readily accept whichever of the good or false ideologies, and excellent or bad morals that comes their way. The Messenger Read more ...

Alcohol Forbidden in Islam

Alcohol, the Mother of Every Evil is Forbidden in Islam Islam’s holistic approach to health and well-being means that anything that is harmful or mostly harmful, is forbidden. Therefore, Islam takes an uncompromising stand towards alcohol and forbids its consumption in either small or large quantities. Alcohol is undoubtedly harmful and adversely affects the mind and the body. It clouds the mind, causes disease, wastes money, and destroys individuals, families, and communities. Researchers have proven that there is a strong link between alcohol and gambling. Drinking impairs judgement, lowers inhibition, and encourages the type of risk taking involved Read more ...

The 70 Major Sins forbidden in Islam

The 70 Major Sins forbidden in Islam The major sins (Al Kaba'r) are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) in the Sunnah (practice of the Prophet), and which have been made clear by the actions of of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam). Allah Most High says in His Glorious Book: "If you avoid the major (part) of what you have been forbidden (to do), We will cancel out for you your (other) evil deeds and will admit you (to Paradise) with a noble entry." (Surah Al Nisa' 4:31) Thus by this verse, Allah Most Read more ...

Try a Different Approach

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat. A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What Read more ...

Ramadan : Heal Yourself Through Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a superior moral trait. One of the moral traits recommended in the Quran is forgiveness: "Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant." [Surah Al A'raf 7:199] In another verse Allah commands: "... let them forgive and overlook, do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Surah Al Nur 24:22] Those who do not abide by the moral values of the Quran find it very difficult to forgive others. Because, they are easily angered by any error committed. However, Allah has advised the faithful that forgiveness is more proper: "The recompense for an injury is an injury Read more ...