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Surety of Belief

Verily the Believers are those who believe in Allaah and His Messenger without harbouring any doubt and they strive with their wealth and persons in Allaah’s path. These are the truthful. (Soorah al Hujuraat 49:15) The second condition for true Eemaan mentioned in the verse is absence of doubt. The belief in Allaah and His […]

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How The Prophet (pbuh) Performed Ghusl

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) began his ghusl by washing his hands and genitals. ‘Aa’ishah reported that whenever the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) wanted to take a ghusl due to sexual defilement (janaabah), he first washed both hands [three times] (Sahih Muslim vol.1, p.183,no. 618). Washing the Hands and Genitals The Prophet (sallallaahu […]

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Common Funeral-Related Innovations

Islaam has provided a complete set of instructions for both the dying individual, as well as those who are present at the person’s death.  These instructions should be common knowledge among Muslims, since death often comes when it is least expected. This article is writen to provide Some of the Common Funeral related Innovations prevalent […]

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Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Qudaamah ibn Miqdaam

Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Qudaamah ibn Miqdaam was born in1146 CE in the village of Jammaa’eel in Nablus, Palestine. His family shifted to Damascus when he was at the age of ten. There he studied the Qu’ran and Memorized al-Kharqee’s Summary (Mukhtasar al-Kharqee). He later traveled with his uncle, al-Hafiz ‘Abdul-Ghanee, to Baghdad in 1165 […]

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Ribaa (Interest)

A classical example in these times of impatience and haste leading to Haraam is related to Ribaa. Some Muslims in the West are quick to point out that the whole economic system of western civilization is founded on an interest-based system, and as such necessitates dealing with interest. They may also add that paying rent […]

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Salaatul-Istikhaarah

Islaam, being the natural way, recognizes the innate human need for help in making decisions and has protected the faith of its followers from corruption and given them a sense of contentment and peace in their daily lives by providing guidance in this regard. That guidance consists of clear instructions to the believers to put […]

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Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab

Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab, was born in 1703 in the city of al-‘Uyaynah, seventy kilometres northwest of Riyadh, the current capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His father ‘Abdul-Wahhaab ibn Sulaymaan, was himself a notable scholar and the judge of al-‘Uyainah and his grandfather, Sulayman ibn ‘Alee, was one of the leading scholars of the […]

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Abdul-Hameed ibn Baadees

‘Abdul-Hameed ibn Baadees was born in Constantine, Algeria in 1889 and memorized the Qur’aan in his early childhood. His father sent him to study in the University of Zaytoonah in Tunisia in 1908. In the year 1913 after his graduation, he travelled to Arabia and spent one year in Madeenah, during which he sat with […]

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The Face Veil

The following text is an edited translation of a summary of ar-Radd al-Mufhim by Shaykh Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee found in pages 5-20 of the introduction of his book Jilbaab al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, 3rd edition, 1996, al-Maktabah al-Islaamiyyah. The main errors of those who make the face veil obligatory 1. The interpretation of al-idnaa’ in the verse of the […]

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