Source : Agencies / 21 Jun 2014
The believers are protectors of one and other. So when we find those in need, such as the orphans and the widows, we should strive to help them. Below is are some reminders of the rewards for doing so.
"And they feed, for the love of Allah, the poor, the orphan, and the captive..." [Soorah al-Insaan, 8]
Source : Dar-Alifta / 20 Jun 2014
There are many hadiths narrated on the permissibility of traveling and singling out the grave of the Prophet (Peace and blessing sbe upon him) for visit:
• Ibn 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
Source : Darul Ihsan / 12 Jun 2014
The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further away from the Noble teachings of the Quraan and Sunnah of The Noble Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him).
Source : Darul Ifta Birmingham / 10 Jun 2014
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
It is narrated that whenever Saaiduna Abu Bakr Radiallahu Anhu heard the Muazin say: "I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah", he would repeat this phrase and would kiss the tip of the index fingers [or thumbs] and wipe his eyes. The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said: ‘whosoever does what my friend i.e., Abu Bakr did, my intercession will come down upon him’. (Sunan Dailami)
Source : Seekers Guidance / 09 Jun 2014
It is recommended to bestow abundant blessings and peace upon the Beloved of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). It was in this month that Allah revealed:
"Allah and His angels bestow their blessings upon the Prophet. O you who believe bestow blessings and peace upon him in abundance!" [Al-Aḥzāb, 33:56]
Source : Islamicity / 30 May 2014
Shaban is the 8th month in the Islamic calendar and is considered one of the meritorious months for which we find particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It is reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), used to fast most of the month in Shaban except the last few days of the month.
Source : Agencies / 28 May 2014
Anas (may Allahbe pleased with him) narrated that :
The Prophet (ﷺ) was asked which fast was most virtuous after Ramadan? He (ﷺ) said: "Sha'ban in honor of Ramadan". He said: "Which charity is best?" He (ﷺ) said: "Charity in Ramadan." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
Source : Dar-Alifta / 24 May 2014
Green color in primary texts [Qur'an and Sunnah]
The color green is a symbol of prosperity and good life. It is mentioned in the noble Qur`an as the color of garments and cushions of the people of Jannah [paradise].
Allah Almighty says,
Upon them will be green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade. [Al-Insan: 21]
Source : Agencies / 17 May 2014
What Is henna(mehndi)?
Henna (hina) is a flowering plant with the botanical namelawsonia inermis. It contains a red-orange pigment, lawsone, also known as hennotannic acid. This pigment is released by crushing the henna leaves in an acidic medium. The lawsome molecules will then have the ability to stain, and when applied to the skin they migrate to the outermost layer or cuticle, and stain them.
Source : Agencies / 14 May 2014
Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) belongs to the grass family, Poaceae (Gramineae). It is the fourth most important cereal crop after wheat, maize and rice and is among the top ten crop plants in the world. Barley is classified as spring or winter types, two-rowed or six-rowed, hulled or hulless by presence or absence of hull tightly adhering to the grain and malting or feed by end-use type.