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Sifat Wudhu’ al-Nabi: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet

Sifat Wudhu' al-Nabi: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet A translation of the small treatise concerning ablution by Fahd ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Shu'ayb. This treatise covers all the intricate details for the ablution of the Salafi. It also reconciles the differences of opinion that are found in some aspects of this act of worship. Introduction Preface Verily all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allaah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomever Allaah misguides there is none who can Read more ...

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and destruction of homes, the pattern of violence, illegal detentions, segregation of necessary resources like water and olive trees, segregation on travel and the wall. Just as was done during South African Apartheid, there is a campaign to put economic pressure on Israel using boycotts, divestment and sanctions. All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics Read more ...

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allah wished from it. Ibn Abi Quhafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two full buckets, but there was weakness in his pull – may Allah forgive him. Then the bucket turned into a very large one and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab took it. I have never seen any person draw water with such strength as 'Umar did, until the people [drank to their satisfaction and] watered their camels to their fill; whereupon the camels sat beside the water." Read more ...

“Have you ever considered the water which you drink?”

“Have you ever considered the water which you drink?” [Surah Al Waqi'ah 56:68] “No, not really,” was my answer to this very simple question from the Quran, and I think the same would be the case for many of us. Water comes out of a tap, by a process which we are totally disconnected from. It is clean and fresh, and the only time we need to consider it is if a local water main bursts or when there is a hose-pipe ban. Yet water has amazing properties, and whilst I don’t want to embark on a science lesson, perhaps you might consider these four things: Ice floats. Big deal you may say, but given that heat rises, and solids usually sink, you would Read more ...

Ramadan : Break Fasting (Iftar) with Dates

Ramadan : Break Fasting (Iftar) with Dates It is narrated from Salman ibn Amir (radiyallaahu anhu) that The Prophet (sallallahu 'alayhi wa salam) said; "When one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates; but if he cannot get any, then (he should break his fast) with water, for water is purifying." [Dawud: Kitab Al-Siyam (13) Hadith 2348] It is narrated from Anas ibn Malik (radiyallaahu anhu) that The Apostle of Allah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa salam) used to break his fast before praying with some fresh dates; but if there were no fresh dates, he had a few dry dates, and if there were no dry dates, he took some mouthfuls of water. [Dawud: Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Man Created from Water

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Picture Perfect : Between them is a Barrier…

   "He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together: Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress:" (Surah Al Rahman 55:19-20) "It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: One palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has He made a barrier between them, a partition that is forbidden to be passed." (Surah Al Furqan 25:53) In the Arabic text the word 'barzakh' means a barrier or a partition. This barrier, however, is not a physical partition. The Arabic word 'maraja' literally means 'they both meet and mix with each other'. Early commentators of the Quran were unable to explain the two opposite 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 ...