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On “Authoritative Ignorance”: Blind Following and Blind Fitnah – Umm Zakiyyah

THE evening dinner started as usual with casual, lighthearted banter among us sisters who were present. In one comical exchange, a sister shared with us how terribly dry her feet were, so much so that they cracked often. “Sometimes I’m praying,” she said between chuckles, “and I have to keep leaving Salaat to make wudhoo because of my feet!” I creased my forehead. “But why would you make wudhoo because of your feet?” “Because sometimes the cracks bleed.” Oh… “Um…” I said. “You don’t have to make wudhoo because of that. ‘Umar Ibn Khattab kept praying even after he was stabbed, and he was bleeding a lot.” “Well, Read more ...

History of Adhan (Call to Prayers)

In Makkah, the number of muslims were small. They could make Jama’ah without any call. When Prophet Muhammad (SAW) arrived in Madinah, the number of Muslims started to increase. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) built Masjid Al-Nabawi to offer Salaah regularly. By the second year of Hijrah, the number of Muslims had increased. The people announced in a loud voice. “As-salat ul-jamiah (the Salaah for jama’ah is ready).” Those who heard this call came to join the Salaah. Muslims felt the need to find a way to inform people to come to the Salaah. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) asked his Sahabah for their advice. Some Sahabah suggested that the muslims, like the jews, Read more ...

Fear of Allah

A great example of God fearingness Qari Muhammad Qayyam (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) related that a great deal of fighting and bloodshed had started prior to the Indo-Pakistan partition of 1947. He said that a very beautiful daughter of a very rich man in a certain community stepped out of her house to visit her aunt, who lived no more than a few streets away. Suddenly a riot erupted as she had gone halfway and she found herself trapped with apparently nowhere to go. She saw a mosque nearby and quickly went inside, sitting in the women’s section. The rioting continued late into the night and this girl did not know what to do. The custodian Read more ...

Adhan : An Amazing Discovery

An incredible medium for the proclamation of Tawheed of the Almighty Allah and risalat of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wassallam, the sound of which constantly echoes around the globe.  Amazing though it sounds, it is an established fact. Have a look at a map of Indonesia (an Islamic country) right on the eastern side of the earth’s central land mass. Indonesia consists of numerous small islands, the principle ones amongst them being Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Celebes, all of which are well known. It is the largest Islamic country in the world, with 180 millions inhabitants. The number of non-Muslims here is negligible. As soon as dawn breaks Read more ...

Picture Perfect : All Equal Before Their Lord

They are all saying together : "Praise be to Allah, our Lord the greatest". There is no white, no black, no rich, no poor, no young, no old... just humans bowing before their lord. Courtesy: Original link here Read more ...