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Is Smoking Haram, Halal or Makrooh?

Source : DoorWaytoParadise.ru / 15 Mar 2013

According to Qur'an and Hadith (The saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) all intoxicants are 'haram' whereas tobacco is an intoxicating substance.

Intoxicants in the light of Qur'an:

(Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:195)

وَلَاتُلْقُوابِأَيْدِيكُمْإِلَىالتَّهْلُكَةِ

"Don’t make your own hands the cause of your own destruction"

 

Journey to Light

Source : Areweprepared.ca / 14 Mar 2013

My name is Amina and I reverted to Islam on January 31. 1999. This is the story of my road to Islam.

I was born in Iceland in 1976. My family belongs to the state church of Iceland, which is Evangelical Lutheran (Protestant). However, although religion was always present to a certain extent in my life it never played a very large role in my upbringing.

 

Importance of Marriage in Islam

By Prof. Abdur Rahman / 14 Mar 2013

Allah has created men and women as company for one another, and so that they can procreate and live in peace and tranquility according to the commandments of Allah and the directions of His Messenger. The Quran says:

"And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Undoubtedly in these are signs for those who reflect."[Noble Quran 30:21]

 

Affluent Muslims fueling global tourism boom

Source : News-republic.com / 14 Mar 2013

The international tourism industry is gradually awakening to an emerging travel market that is twice the size of China’s, and bigger than that of the US — affluent Muslim holidaymakers with money to spend.

At the world’s largest travel trade show, which wrapped up in Germany over the weekend, attendees at ITB Berlin heard that Muslim holidaymakers spend more than $126 billion USD annually on tourism — and that the numbers are rising.

 

Ten of the best parks in the UAE

By Mohammed Al Khan / 11 Mar 2013

The UAE celebrated its 33rd Plantation Week with the opening and commissioning of 25 new parks last week.

New spaces include Al Hubab Park and Al Warqa 2 Park in Dubai, with more parks planned for Mohammed bin Zayed City, Al Shahama and Khalifa City B in the capital.

But you don't have to wait for those to open to soak in the open air. Here are 10 of The National's favourite places to go alfresco.

 

Magnificent Mosques: The Kalon Mosque Of Bukhara

By Muhammad Habib / 11 Mar 2013

When the Kalon Mosque of Bukhara was built in 1127, its minaret was probably the tallest building in Central Asia. It can house 10,000 worshippers and its roof consists of 288 domes.

BUKHARA (also spelled Bux-oro) is a historic city of 255,000 people located 250 km downstream from Samarkand on the Zervshan River in Uzbekistan.

 

36 Islamic Everyday Virtues

By Mirza Baig / 11 Mar 2013

“Lo! This Quraan guides’ unto that which is straightest, and gives glad tidings unto the believers who do good works, that theirs will be a great reward”.(Al-Quraan)

1) CHARITY:

“..Be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah…”(Al-Quraan 2:110)

 

8 ways of approaching the Quran with purity of intention

By Khurram Murad / 11 Mar 2013

1. Read the Quran with no purpose other than to receive guidance from your Lord, to come nearer to Him, and to seek His good pleasure.

What you get from the Quran depends on what you come to it for. Your intention and purpose is crucial. Certainly the Quran has come to guide you, but you may also go astray by reading it should you approach it for impure purposes and wrong motives.

 

Mosque Etiquette

Source : Agencies / 9 Mar 2013

It is important to be respectful when entering one of ‘Allah’s houses’. When a person visits a masjid/mosque for the first time, it is often very daunting. You know that there must be many rules, customs and etiquettes, and you don’t want to offend anyone or break any rules, but it takes time to learn what these are. What we present here is not an exhaustive list of such things, but hopefully we can explain some of the main things to be aware of. If there are any mistakes, or if you have anything to add to this guide, please let us know.

 

Allah mercy and the fragile world we live in

Source : Onislam.net / 8 Mar 2013

Of the 99 Beautiful names of Allah, it is Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim that we use most frequently in our prayers and du’aa. Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim are both derived from the same Arabic root word, rahma, meaning “mercy, compassion.” Pickthall translates Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim as “the Beneficent, the Merciful,” and Yusuf Ali says “the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

Most of us, unfortunately, take Allah’s mercy and compassion for granted. But if we pause for a moment and reflect on the depth and extent of Allah’s mercy, we will be astonished beyond words.

 
 

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