• Role of a mosque

    It is of paramount importance to understand the true role of a Mosque in society. Many have a misconception and a very narrow understanding regarding a Mosque, and assume that it is merely a place of five time daily prayers and a place that provides Islamic education for the youth.   The Qur’ān explains the …

  • Dua for good

    If you were promised a guaranteed accepted Du’a what would it be? Allah says about the Du’a of some people during Hajj in ‘Arafa on the day of ‘Arafa (the most important day of Hajj when supplications are accepted): “There are some who pray, ‘Our Lord, give us in this world’, but will have no …

  • Perfection of islam

    It is reported from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), He Said: The messenger of Allah Said ﷺ:   From the perfection of one’s Islam, is his leaving that which does not concern him.   Narated by Tirmidhi   عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال :قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم …

  • Jews and Muslims

    One of my esteemed teachers once stated that the closest religion to Islam in this day and age is Judaism. This statement has been at the back of my mind for a long time, probing me to research its accuracy. Finally, I got the chance to do a bit of research in this regard and …

  • Etiquettes of eating and drinking

    Islam has taught us how to conduct ourselves in all aspects of our lives. Be it celebrating the birth of a child, grieving the death of a loved one or praying Islam has taught us the correct way of doing things, the way which is pleasing to Allah.   We eat food to nourish our …

  • Humans

    Many a times, I used to hear Mowlânâ Aĥmad Bahâwalpûrî mention in his sermons:   “Humans are not the best of creation because Allah has made them…Allah has made everything and not just humans. Humans are only the best of creation if they follow the path of their Lord and don’t break any of His …

  • Allah mentions in the Qura’n: Surely We will test you with a bit of fear and hunger, and loss in wealth and lives and fruits, and give good tidings to the patient. Who, when a suffering afflicts them, say: “We certainly belong to Allah, and to Him we are bound to return.” Those are the …

  • “Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and (also establish) the (recitation of the) Qur’an of dawn (the prayer of Dawn). Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.” (17:78)   Ring Ring, Ring Ring… Alarm bells ringing away, I snuggle further into the comfort …

  • A serious matter and the two extremes The reality is that it is a very serious matter to call a Muslim Kaafir or to call a Kaafir a Muslim. The Noble Qur’aan has stated regarding calling a Muslim Kaafir:   “O you who have Imaan! When you travel in Allaah’s way, then verify (when people …

  • Introduction It is no coincidence that Islam has become the second largest and the fastest growing religion in the world (Esposito 2002:1). Numerous factors, reasons and circumstances are responsible for the spread and wide acceptance of Islam. Factors such as educational, spiritual, social, cultural, economic, political, psychological, historical, geographical, etc., are from amongst the factors …


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