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Daughters - a Way to Paradise

By Agencies / 24 Jan 2013

Even now daughters are considered an unwanted burden in some societies and instead of rejoicing, an atmosphere of grief and disappointment is produced in the family at their birth.

This is the position, today, but in the pre-Islamic times the daughters were positively considered a shame and disgrace among the Arabs, so much so that even the right to live was denied to them. Many a hard-hearted parent used to strangle his daughter to death, with his own hands, when she was born, or bury her alive.

 

7 Qualities loved by Allah

Source : Waytoislam.tumblr.com / 24 Jan 2013

Allāh reveals in the Qur’ān:

1. Tawbāh (Repentance)

“For Allāh loves those who turn to Him constantly (in repentance).” (Sūra Al Baqārah | 2:222)

 

Stop Wasting Time in Gossip

By Jihan Anwar / 23 Jan 2013

What’s gossiping?

Have you ever met someone guilty of cannibalism? Probably not, yet if many of us who gossiped were to go by any name – it would be this. This is the way backbiting is described in Islam and many of us know it.

 

Merit of Sharing Food

Source : My.opera.com / 22 Jan 2013

ALLAH the Exalted says:

"And they give food, in spite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to the poor, the orphan, and the captive.''(Al-'Insān 76:8)

"And eat of the things which ALLAH has provided for you, lawful and good, and fear ALLAH in Whom you believe". [Al-Maeda: 88]

 

A Balanced Diet - Prescribed in the Qur’an

Source : Islamiclife.com / 21 Jan 2013

The Qur’an has not restricted itself in merely mentioning the permissible and impermissible foods but goes to the extent of giving useful tips regarding a balanced diet, a diet which contains most if not all the useful ingredients required for the growth, strengthening and repairing of the human body. These ingredients include animal protein, fat, calcium, iron, salts, etc. The most balanced diets consist of meat, fish, fresh milk, cheese and fruit. Both direct and indirect references have been made regarding the afore mentioned.

 

Being the best neighbour

By Agencies / 18 Jan 2013

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)is loved by all Muslims. He (peace and blessings be upon him) is well honoured and respected by countless others and considered influential in both religious and secular circles.

 The religion of Islam, as taught to us by Prophet Muhammad, urges kind and considerate treatment towards our neighbors. They deserve our respect and good treatment regardless of their religion, race, or colour. In a hadith narrated by `A’ishah, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Gabriel continued to advise me to treat neighbors well until I thought he would make them my heirs” (Muslim). This clearly indicates that neighbors’s rights are indeed great.

 

Men wearing gold and silk in Islam

By Dr Yusoff Al-Qardawi / 17 Jan 2013

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear brother in Islam, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake.

As regards your question we'd like to cite for you the words of the eminent Muslim scholar, Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, in his well-known book, The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam. He states: "Beautification and elegance are not merely permitted but are required by Islam, and in general it repudiates any attempts to prohibit them. Almighty Allah says, "Say: Who has forbidden the adornment of Allah which He has brought forth for His servants, and the good things of His providing?" (Al-A`raf: 32)

 

If you don’t like the Mawlid, watch out!

By Hamza Yusuf / 15 Jan 2013

The birthday of the Prophet, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, is a great blessing for our community and, indeed, for all believers. So if we know the day, it should renew our joy manifold times. The Mawlid (his birthday) has traditionally been a time to reflect on – and be grateful for – our Prophet, peace be upon him, and his life, miracles, and the sacrifices he made on behalf of his community. Most of our scholars have considered celebrating the Mawlid as a good practice based upon the sound hadith, “Whoever establishes an excellent practice (sunnah hasanah) in Islam has its reward and the reward of those who act upon it.” This hadith, as some less perspicacious have thought, does not contradict the narration of Lady Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, in which she relates that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Whoever introduces something in this matter of ours that is not from it will find it rejected.”

 

The believer’s faith

By Dr. Mohammed Rateb Nabulsi  / 9 Jan 2013

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

"Fear Allah wherever you are". This is your relation with Allah the Almighty

"Do good deeds after doing bad ones, the former will wipe out the latter". This is your relation with yourself.

And "behave decently towards people".This is your relation with the society

 

Oppression or Liberation?

By Aisha Stacey / 9 Jan 2013

For centuries, Muslim women in all corners of the world have been aware of the liberation that is achieved by adhering to the concept of hijab. Current world events have once again brought the issue of women’s liberation in Islam to the forefront of people’s minds.

 
 

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