A Ramadan Resolution

The best thing about the month of Ramadan is that it is a time of purification. I hope that you will agree with me that certain issues must be dealt with head on, and that it makes good sense, sometimes, to talk and listen to one another in a way that shows that we have [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Keep the spirit of Ramadan alive all year

As we enter upon the month of Shawaal, let us not leave off the many acts of worship we performed during the blessed month of Ramadan. Ramadan, for most of us, was a time of renewal and reestablishment of our commitment to Allah and His religion. We fasted, gave charity, read the Quran and performed [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Bribery

In Islam, bribery represents anything that is offered in order to obtain the invalidation of what is correct or an endorsement of a wrong action. Not only is this unlawful, it is a major grave sin, as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And do not consume one another's wealth unjustly or send it [in [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

How to Cure Persistency of Sin

Question Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am shameful to ask this question, but now it has come to a time that I feel that I need some personal, righteous guidance. Dear shaykh, I have read almost all fatwas regarding masturbation and many others, but I feel I want some personal attention please. I [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Steadfastness on the Truth

People who abide by what is right are most resolute in terms of keeping to their words and beliefs, despite the afflictions they may experience – this is exactly what “steadfastness on the truth” symbolizes. Staying firm on what is upright has been a characteristic of the righteous since the initiation of the blessed propagation [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Motivation to repentance

Sinning may be recognized as a hereditary trait, for who resembles his father and does no evil? But if the father is restored after failing, let the emulation of him be at both poles, of the negative and the positive. Adam, may Allah exalt his mention, was struck with remorse and filled with repentance over [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

The ‘art’ of deception: A new phenomenon

Allah Almighty Says (what means):“O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful.”[Quran 49: 6] Deception is a necessary tool for the success of wickedness. Fortunately, most of us are not so corrupted [...]

2017-12-30T08:51:49+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Keep Away from Enmity

The Muslim has a mission in his life, and is required to be effective, active, tolerant and social, mixing with other people and dealing with them with tolerance and in accordance with the worthy Islamic attitudes and behavior. Allah Almighty Says (what means): "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah [...]

2017-12-30T08:51:57+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Fascination with this world

The life of this world is fleeting and is often focused on materialism – it is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of it all – but how does that affect our faith? We all love this life to some extent or another – our homes, our cars, and most of all [...]

2017-12-30T08:52:05+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Celebrating Mother’s Day and Family Day

An article was published by An-Nadwah newspaper on 30/11/1384 A.H. entitled Takreem Al-Umm wa Takreem Al-Usrah (Honoring The Mother and The Family). The writer appreciated some aspects of the Western innovation of allocating one day during the year to mothers. He mentioned something that was overlooked by the people who introduced this day, namely, the [...]

2017-12-30T08:52:14+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Staying spiritually afloat

Like many Muslims today, I struggle with constancy in the remembrance of my Creator. I stay mostly mindful of being His servant, often finding myself subconsciously glorifying His name. But just as regularly I lapse and suddenly realize that my heart has slipped away, like the spinning helm of great wooden ship in a storm. [...]

2017-12-30T08:52:22+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|
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