1 Prayer and Righteousness to parents: “The most beloved deeds to Allah is observing prayer at its right time and being dutiful and righteous to parents.” [Agreed Upon]
2 Belief (Eman), Joining the ties of Kinship, and Enjoining good and Forbidding evil: “The most beloved deeds to Allah…Continue
Muslim children have rights over their parents: shelter, food, clothing, health, hygiene, and education. Therefore, parents are obligated to provide these for them. Fathers must provide the financial means and assurance of all these necessities, while…Continue
The religion of Islam gave women an honorable status and true dignity. Before the advent of Islam, women had no rights of any kind, or an independent identity in any form. The great importance of the Muslim woman’s role – whether as wife, sister, or daughter, and the rights that are due to…Continue
During times of deep trial, despair, and sadness, Muslims seek comfort and guidance in the words of Allah in the Qur’an. Allah reminds us that all people will be tried and tested in life, and calls upon Muslims to bear these trials with “patient perseverance and prayer.” Indeed, Allah…Continue
Question: Is it permissible for the one who wants to offer a sacrifice to cut his hair or nails?.
Answers: Praise be to Allaah.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
The belief in the words of “Lá iláha illallah” cause one to enter Islam, to refute all deities and accept Allah as the only God and Lord of the Universe and what it contains. No one can be a Muslim without believing and adhering to the tenets of of Lá iláha illallah.
Lá iláha illallah is the belief in the divine…Continue
Recovering from a bad marriage breakup (A Personal Story)
Story of a Muslim sister who had a rough start in her married life … (All names have been deleted) – In response to the comments received by the readers, the sister has provided comments again in the comments section under the author “U T”.
When a girl enters…Continue
For a long time I have wanted to discuss some etiquettes about reading Islamic literature and listening to speeches delivered by scholars. We should read and listen with the intention of benefiting from their writings and their speeches. Whatever our intention is, that is what we will get from it. If we read and…Continue
large number of feudal in backward areas had married their daughters to the Quran. The ceremony takes place after the girl of the family is asked to take a bath, after which a Qur’an is put before her as the men folk apologize to her for the ritual which would condemn the girl never to get married but to…Continue
The declaration that “There is no God Worthy of being worshipped except Allah & that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”, demands that the Muslim accepts the Decrees set by Allah and by His Messenger-Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)
Islam is a Revelation from Allah with a complete code of life. It tells what is good and what is evil: Allah says…Continue
Of all major religions of the world, we see Islam at the very center stage of raging debates and discussions all around the globe, particularly within the geographic confines of United States of America. When we see this in a much broader perspective of 9/11 tragedy, pieces of the puzzle seem to settle into their respective spaces. What’s not so good about all this, however, is the fact that majority of U.S citizens are quite far…Continue
Not everything that comes through TV is bad. However, because the average child between two and 11 years old watches over 27 hours of poorly supervised television per week; because the only thing that kids do more than watch television is sleep, and because most parents are unaware of the indecent liberties that television takes with our children,…Continue
A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?”
“Because I need to” she said.
“I don’t understand,” he said.
His mother just hugged him and said, “And you never will.”
Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”
A boy said to his father: “I saw a girl and I want to marry… her. She is so beautiful and she has gorgeous eyes. The father answered his son: of course son, let’s ask for her hand in marriage.”
When the father saw the girl, he admired her beauty and he told his son: “You don’t deserve this girl, she needs someone who…Continue
The following story occurred on the Internet through one of the chat programs (Freetel) in January 1999. It is a real dialogue between a Christian and a Muslim. The story centers on Derek’s realization of today’s…
The Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said, “A Muslim who is killed in a battle is a martyr, (dying in) plague is martyrdom, a woman who dies while delivering a baby is a martyr.” (Ahmad, Daarimee, Tiyaalisee, authenticated by Al-Albaanee)…Continue
The exceptional characteristics some people display are quite dumbfounding really, particularly when you put yourself in their shoes. This story published in today’s Saudi Gazette is one such.
Unfortunately, the Gazette didn’t publish it online, but one…Continue
“That is the grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He pleases. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty.” (Quran: 57:21)
1. Perfecting one’s ablution