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Man and woman shaking hands

Shaking Hands between Men & Women

Taken from 'Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah' By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa' Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya Hadeeth No. 529 From Umaymah bint Ruqayqah who said: 'I came to the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) along with the women, so that we could pledge an allegiance upon Islaam.' So we said: 'O Messenger of Allaah we pledge allegiance to you that we will not associate anything with Allaah, nor will we steal, nor commit Zina, nor kill our offspring, nor will we utter slander intentionally forging falsehood, nor will we disobey you in a good action.' So the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi Read more ...

The Spirit of Modesty

Many Muslims – myself included — often forget about the spirit of Islam in matters of law and worship. For instance, do we not recite 114 times in the Quran, "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful" – should this not, then, be the spirit with which all our actions and deeds are performed? Is our worship for anything other than to get closer to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala (exalted is He) – should this not, then, be the focus with which we perform every prayer? Is the essence of fasting not sacrifice for the sake of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) – should we not, then, abandon extravagance when it comes to Ramadan? This preamble brings me Read more ...

Inspiration: Do Not Belittle One Another

Episode-8 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

Allah says in the Quran:

“Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious).” [Quran, 49:13]

Inspiration: Be counted amongst the Truthful

Episode-7 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. "O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds)." [Quran, 9:119] Narrated by 'Abdullah ibn Masood that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-Fajur (i.e. wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fajur (wickedness) leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar." [Sahih Bukhari, Book #73, Hadith #116] Read more ...

Inspiration: Men are from Makkah, Women are from Madinah!

Episode-6 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

The Great Virtue of Lowering the Gaze

~ By Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah   Allah, the Exalted said, "Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts; that will make for greater purity for them. Indeed Allah is well acquainted with all that they do." [Surah Al-Nur 24:30] So Allah made purification and spiritual growth to be the outcome of lowering the gaze and guarding the private parts. It is for this reason that lowering ones gaze from (seeing) the prohibited things necessarily leads to three benefits that carry tremendous value and are of great significance. The First: Experiencing the Delight and Sweetness of Faith This delight and Read more ...

Do Not Marry these 7 Women

Do not Marry these 7 types of Women: 1. Al-Annaanah: The woman who whines, moans and complains and ‘ties a band around her head’ all the time (i.e. complains of a headache or some illness but in reality she is not sick, rather she is faking). 2. Al-Mannaanah: The woman who bestows favours, gifts, etc. upon her husband then (at that time or the future) says; "I did such and such for you or on your behalf or because of you." 3. Al-Hannaanah: The women who yearns or craves for her former husband or children of the former husband. 4. Kay’atul-Qafaa: The women who has a brand mark on the nape of her neck (i.e. has a bad reputation Read more ...

The Etiquette of Visiting Graves in Islam

Praise be to Allah. Visiting graves to pray to their occupants or seek their help or ask them to intercede – this is a reprehensible action, and indeed it is major shirk. It is not permissible to build mosques or domes etc over graves, because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” (Sahih – agreed upon). And because it was narrated from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) in al-Sahih that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade plastering over graves, sitting on them and erecting structures Read more ...

You must treat your Womenfolk well

My grandfather used to mention an old idiom which says, “When one neglects his she-goat, she brings home a male-goat,” which means that when a woman does not get her emotional needs fulfilled, she responds willingly to someone else who charms her. The point of this idiom is not to liken the man and the woman to a male and female goat – Allah’s refuge is sought! – since a woman is a man’s companion. If Allah has blessed the man with a strong body, He has also blessed the woman with strong emotions. How often do we see brave men and even leaders crumble in front of the emotional prowess of a woman? To deal skilfully with women one should Read more ...

The Excellence of Daughters

The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters, and along with this general encouragement Islam has given special merits to seeking and bringing up girls – contrary to the thinking of the people of ignorance (age of Jaahiliyyah) of the past and present, since the people of ignorance – wherever and whenever found – hated (some of them ‘still do’) to have daughters and were grieved and angered by their births! "And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been Read more ...