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Israa’ and Mi’raaj

Israa’ literally means a journey by night and Mi‘raaj literally means an elevator, i.e., an instrument which lifts something up. But, in Islaam, Israa’ refers to a miraculous night-journey made by the last Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) from Makkah to Jerusalem, and Mi‘raaj refers to the vehicle which took the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa […]

Fasting – A Way of Life

The ultimate goal of the fast is to develop Taqwaa (consciousness of God) in humans, as Allah said, “…so that it may produce Taqwaa in you.”1 Taqwaa is among the highest moral qualities that a Muslim can attain. It is produced by placing a shield between one’s self and Allah’s wrath as the root meaning […]

The Hoax of the Numerical Miracle of the Qur’aan

According to Allaah’s statements in His Book, there were two distinct revelations of the Qur’aan which took place. It is important that these two revelations be understood in order to clear up the apparent contradictions in the various terms used in the Qur’aan and Sunnah to describe the Qur’aan’s revelation.  On one hand, the Qur’aan […]

The Revelations of the Quran

According to Allaah’s statements in His Book, there were two distinct revelations of the Qur’aan which took place. It is important that these two revelations be understood in order to clear up the apparent contradictions in the various terms used in the Qur’aan and Sunnah to describe the Qur’aan’s revelation.  On one hand, the Qur’aan […]

Effects of the Five Heart Corrupters

The Five Heart Corrupters are : Excessive socializing, wishful thinking, attachment to others besides Allaah, eating to one’s fill, and sleep. These five factors are the greatest corrupters of the heart. In this article I will mention the effects that are common to all of them as well as those effects that are unique to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen from the Tameem tribe was born in ‘Unayzah in the year 1347AH. He memorized the Qur’aan in his youth and studied the various Islamic disciplines under Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahman ibn Naasir as Sa’dee. Later, he studied Saheeh l-Bukharee and the works of Ibn Taymiyyah under Sahykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn […]

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 […]