As for those in paradise, they will not enter it solely based on their good deeds. It is the grace of God which will ultimately carry them there. The final Prophet of Allaah (PBUH) said in this regard, “Observe moderation, but if you fail, try to do as much as you can moderately, and be […]


“The best charity is water given for drinking (to the public).” Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 2, p. 441 no. 1675), A source of water, like a well or water fountain, placed in trust (waqf) for public use. Due to the scarcity of water in Arabia at that time, such an act […]


In the creation of humankind, the divine attributes of forgiveness, mercy and kindness are also manifested. Human beings were created good and pure with a natural awareness of good and evil. The Almighty also created in humans desires, and gave them an ability to control those desires according to divine law or to turn them […]


Israafeel is the angel who will blow a horn (soor) signaling the end of the world. The Prophet (PBUH) was quoted by Aboo Sa‘eed as saying, “How can I enjoy when the horn blower has placed it in his mouth, inclined his forehead and turned his ear to hear, awaiting the command to blow…” Collected […]

Divine Love

God’s love is manifest in beings brought into existence, whether believer or disbeliever, to enjoy life, if only for a brief moment. It is also realized in the creation of paradise for those who choose righteousness over evil. Allaah states in the final revelation that He loves those who do good (5:13), those who are […]


THE MIRACLES: The Qur‘aanic account of Jesus’ ministry confirms most of his miracles mentioned in the Bible and identifies some not mentioned in the Bible. For ex-ample, the Qur‘aan informs that Jesus was a mes-senger of God from his birth, and his first miracle was speaking as a child in the cradle. After Mary had […]

Scholarships to Study at IOU

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The Mujaddid vs the Mahdi

An interesting question was raised to me today about knowing who the religious reviver/renewer of the century (the Mujaddid) is or was, as different people have made different claims. First and foremost, the Mujaddid will be a fundamentalist, calling people back to the fundamentals of Islam in their pristine purity, and not an innovator or defender […]


The steps for a “Fast” cure for depression. 1. Do a complete focused fast on Mondays and Thursdays. a) Get up Read in Arabic and English – Inna fee Khalqis samaawati wal Ard (Aali Imraan, 3:191-end) and crying. b) Make a focused wudoo and Tahajjud followed by c) a very light Suhoor (brown bread, olives […]