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What is Islam

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

By Dr. Irshad Altheimer / 08 Nov 2013

It was the 12th year after the commission of the Prophet’s mission.  The Muslims had endured tremendous hardship at the hands at the Quraish, yet they remained steadfast in their faith.  The seeds of belief had firmly taken root in the hearts of the believers, yet the realization of Islam at a societal level was stymied by a socio-political system that resisted overtures for complete submission to the one true God.

 

New Year, New Leaf

By Dr. Wael Shihab / 05 Nov 2013

The New Hijri Year occasion is a time for reflection, assessment, and planning for the coming year. One should seize this occasion by assessing his work in the past year(s) and planning to lead a better life in the coming year. It’s high time for reflecting on and studying one’s relationship with God, with his own self, and with people.

 

The reality of the punishment of the grave

By Mawlana Saanwal ibn Muhammad / 26 Oct 2013

It is the belief (aqidah) of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa ‘l-Jama’ah that the punishment in the grave is a reality which is proven from the Qur’an and ahadith. Hereunder are some references.

Verses from the Qurān:

النَّارُيُعْرَضُونَعَلَيْهَاغُدُوًّاوَعَشِيًّا. وَيَوْمَتَقُومُالسَّاعَةُأَدْخِلُواآلَفِرْعَوْنَأَشَدَّالْعَذَابِ

 

What does ihram for hajj ifrad, qiran, and tamattu' mean?

Source : Ali-Gomaa.com / 19 Oct 2013
 
Question:
 
What does ihram for hajj ifrad, qiran, and tamattu' mean?
 
Answer: 
 
There are three ways of performing hajj: ifrad, qiran, and tamattu'.

 

Performing Salah to Perfection

Performing Salah to Perfection – A Reason for the Descent of Material Blessings

By Shaykh Said Afandi Al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani an-Naqshbandi

Describing the characteristics of God-fearing people, Allah says: “They are people striving to perform the five times daily prayers with hudhur, fulfilling all its foundations and conditions, performing each bow and prostration to the utmost, and are consistent in it.”

 

Tips on the Etiquettes of Hajj

Source : Ali-Gomaa.com / 7 Oct 2013

Pilgrims performing hajj or 'umrah must do the following:

1- Pay charity in abundance and refrain from harming others.

2- Select righteous company such as those who are willing to do good. It was said, "Choose the companion before choosing the route." Verily, God the Almighty is the Greatest and best Companion.

 

Practical Tips for Dhul-Hijjah Days

By Muhammad Fathi / 7 Oct 2013

Have you missed some of the precious time of the previous Ramadan?
 
Do you feel you could have done more in that blessed month? Are you disappointed with your performance during the last ten days of Ramadan and feel an overwhelming yearning for the spirituality of Laylat Al-Qadr?

 

The Blessings of the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

By Abu Amina Elias / 3 Oct 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, the month of the Hajj pilgrimage, are a virtuous and blessed time for performing good deeds and remembering Allah. The good deeds performed during these ten days are greater than all others, except for someone who shows exemplary bravery and is martyred in a just cause for the sake of Allah.

 

Is it permissible to kill dogs in Islam?

By Abu Amina Elias / 30 Sep 2013

Question:

I read a Hadith that said the Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded the killing of dogs. Is it allowed to kill dogs in Islam?

 

An-Nawawi on Walking to the Mosque

By Abu Amina Elias / 25 Sep 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

An-Nawawi records in his book Riyad us-Saliheen:

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

مَنْغَدَاإِلَىالْمَسْجِدِوَرَاحَأَعَدَّاللَّهُلَهُنُزُلَهُمِنْالْجَنَّةِكُلَّمَاغَدَاأَوْرَاحَ

 
 

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