Day: July 3, 2021

Sheikh Jarrah: Story Behind The Name

Sheikh Jarrah is named after the doctor of Salahuddin Al-Ayyoubi. Hussam al-Din al-Jarrahi, who lived in the 12th century, was an emir and the personal physician to the military leader who liberated Jerusalem from the Crusaders. Sheikh Jarrah was originally a village named after Sheikh Hussam received the title Jarrah (جراح), meaning “healer” or “surgeon”…...

The Origin Of Shirk: How People Started Worshiping Idols

Believe it or not: It all started with good intentions. Idol worship started with the intention of bringing people closer to Allah and worshiping Him better — at least that’s what humans thought.  How could idol worship, something so grave that Allah refuses to forgive it unless true repentance is sought, begin with noble intentions? Prophet…...

The Exploitation Of ‘Prophetic Medicine’

I was getting out of Asra hospital, Hyderabad, after having a physiotherapy session for my knee pain. A young Maulana, known to me, met me on the road and asked me the purpose for my visit. I told for physiotherapy of my knee pain. He replied, “Do Hijamah (cupping) and you will get cured.” I…...