The Significance of Fasting

Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous." [Quran; 2:183] That is: that you [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:07+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Common mistakes during fasting

      Some seemingly innocent errors made by a fasting person can actually affect his fasting.     We will take a look at some of these mistakes in the hope of improving our fasting and to make it more perfect for the sake of Allah.     Not sniffing water during ablution Neglecting [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Holdings subject to Zakat

Currencies Currencies refer to gold and silver, as well as any type of money that takes their place and similar things such as shares, bonds and checks. In the past, paper currency was not known, and people used to barter using commodities. This is a completely impractical and ineffective method in large communities. People graduated [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Zakat: Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): "And establish the Prayer, and pay [...]

2017-12-29T20:06:35+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The call to prayer (Athan and Iqamah)

In Arabic, the word ‘Athan’ is to call or to inform. Religionsly, it is a call made to inform people that the time of the prayer has begun. It is obligatory for the congregation in the mosque while for individuals praying alone at home, for example, it is a highly preferred act. It begins by [...]

2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The world before the Prophet Muhammad

 When Almighty Allah sent His last and greatest Prophet, Muhammad sallallaaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention), humankind was immersed in a state of degeneration. The messages of the past prophets had been distorted and ignored, civilization was on the decline and humanity had slumped into an age of darkness, with disbelief, oppression [...]

2017-12-30T08:31:08+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam|

‘Aa’ishah: the mother of the believers

When the Prophet (may Allah exalt his mention) emigrated from Makkah to Al-Madeenah he was accompanied by Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, ('Aa'ishah's father) who had the most knowledge about the Quraysh -- both the good and bad aspects. He was a well-known honorable merchant to whom people came to seek and [...]

2017-12-30T08:31:24+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam|

Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid

Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, was the first wife of the Prophet, , the mother of his children, the best of his wives and the first to believe in him. Her name was Umm Hind Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid ibn Asad ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Uzzaa ibn Qusayy may Allah be pleased with her. She was [...]

2017-12-30T08:31:31+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam|

The first to embrace Islam

Is it not a great honor that the first person to embrace Islam was a woman? She was the first to bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that her husband was the Messenger of Allah. Her husband was our beloved Prophet, Muhammad and she was Khadeejah, may Allah be [...]

2017-12-30T08:31:40+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam|

The Danish insulting cartoons

Question: What is the solution to the Danish cartoon that was done in Europe? How should a Sunni Muslim from the USA think about these heathens! Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave [...]

2017-12-30T08:31:49+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam|

Evidence that Muhammad was a Prophet

Question: Prove that Muhammad is a true Prophet. What powers did God give him? Please e-mail it as soon as possible. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. The signs that [...]

2017-12-30T08:31:59+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam|
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