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Prayers of Repentance

By NewMuslims.com / 29 May 2013

A Muslim may choose any language and wording to express feelings of remorse and return to God as long as they do not contain expressions contrary to the prophetic teachings.  At the same time, prayers taught by Allah Himself in the Final Revelation, the Quran, or through His Prophet are superior in that they comprise of direct, comprehensive words reflecting humility and proper etiquette of addressing the divine.  Using the words of God in itself is an act of worship for which one will receive additional reward.  Also, the Prophet knew his Lord best and was the most humble of men and intimately close to His Lord.  Consequently, his prayers have a special potency in attracting divine grace, not to mention that many of these words were revealed by God through Gabriel.

 

What is the Ruling on Cutting the Hair and Nails during Dhul Hijjah?

By Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan / 28 May 2013

Question:

What is the ruling regarding shaving or clipping the nails during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, does it just apply to those going on Hajj?

 

Thinking Islamically About Our Environment

By Moeen Ahmad / 28 May 2013

"O humankind! Worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, so that you may become God-fearing. (Worship none but) the One who (alone) has made the earth a furnished habitation for you, and (who alone has made) the heaven a (sheltering) edifice, and who (alone) has sent down from the sky water, whereby He brought forth with it the (varied) fruits of (the earth) as a provision for you. Therefore, you shall not set up rivals to God when you know (well that such deities cannot exist) [2:21-22]."

 

Good Habits for New Muslims to Develop

By Aisha Stacey / 28 May 2013

After a person has accepted Islam as their religion they will come to realise that Islam is more than just a religion - it is way of life.  Worship is not reserved for special days or special ceremonies; it is a part of our living and our dying, our working and our play, our rest and our study.  In short Islam is something that we live with all our actions, thoughts and deeds. Developing good habits to assist us in our everyday lives as a worshipper of the One God is easy. Below you will find a few guidelines to get you started.  They are habits that should InshaAllah become as familiar as breathing.

 

Ibn Kathir on Mercy and Patience with the People

By Abu Amina Elias / 25 May 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Ibn Kathir writes in his commentary on Surah Al-Balad:

Allah said:

ثُمَّكَانَمِنَالَّذِينَآمَنُواوَتَوَاصَوْابِالصَّبْرِوَتَوَاصَوْابِالْمَرْحَمَةِ

“Then he became among those who have faith and those who enjoin patience and those who enjoin mercy.”

 

Al-Ghazali on the Recommended Supplications for the Call to Prayer

By Abu Amina Elias  / 25 May 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Al-Ghazali records in his book, Ihya Ulum ud-Deen:

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَايَسْمَعُنِدَاءَالْمُؤَذِّنِجِنٌّوَلَاإِنْسٌوَلَاشَيْءٌإِلَّاشَهِدَلَهُيَوْمَالْقِيَامَةِ

 

The Purpose of Life…

Source : WhatIslam.org.uk / 24 May 2013

We all have an equal responsibility. That responsibility is to listen with an open heart and an open mind. In a world filled with prejudice and cultural conditioning, it is very hard to be able to find people to take a moment to think about life objectively and try to arrive at the truth about this world and the real purpose of our lives.

 

For the Sake of Allah

By Ismahan Abdullahi / 23 May 2013

There was a time when words spoken were binding contracts; pledges held and honored, where an individual would act as a testimony to his character.  Speech was not just words of folly, but rather true and honest communication between individuals. Often times we utter words heedlessly without realizing the impact it has on our hearts and in our lives, failing to comprehend the weight of what we have just spoken. We tend to abuse or misuse certain words as we throw them around, to the point where we use such words and phrases without truly understanding their meaning and the inner state of being that should come with it. Amongst these words and phrases is “for the sake of Allah” (lil Lah ta`ala).

 

Speak a good word or remain silent

Source : Navedz.com / 23 May 2013

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. (i.e. abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk).” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #47]

 

Education in Islamic History

Source : LostIslamichistory.com / 22 May 2013

From the very earliest days of Islam, the issue of education has been at the forefront at the minds of the Muslims. The very first word of the Quran that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺwas, in fact, “Read”. Prophet Muhammad ﷺonce stated that “Seeking knowledge is mandatory for all Muslims.” With such a direct command to go out and seek knowledge, Muslims have placed huge emphasis on the educational system in order to fulfill this obligation placed on them by the Prophet ﷺ.

 
 

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