Islam

ARABIC GEM: ‘My Lord, enable me’

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِىٓ أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor…” (Qur’an, 46:15) In a beautiful ayah that talks about good treatment to parents, the Qur’an also mentions a striking du’aa, a portion of which is quoted above. The Arabic goes, “Rabbi auzi’ni an ashkura ni’mathak.” The translation of auzi’ni is …

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TAFSEER: ‘And Fitnah Is Worse Than Killing’

‘And fitnah is worse than killing’ (Qur’an, 2:191) WE learn from this ayah that al-fitnah — i.e. preventing the people from following their deen (Islam) — is a greater (crime) than killing them; because in their killing, the maximum they will miss out on is this worldly life. But if they are prevented from (learning …

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Is it allowed to visit non-mahram, female relatives?

Q: What is the method for visiting the female paternal and maternal cousins, seeing that they are from the relatives? Shaikh Abdulaziz Ibn Baz: It is prescribed to visit the relatives especially the Mahram relatives such as the maternal and paternal uncles, and the maternal and paternal aunts according to the order of their close …

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A Muslim’s attitude towards the COVID-19 pandemic

DUE to the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many of those who don’t understand the wisdom of their Lord are describing 2020 as a horrible year. You find their days of relief resembling their days of distress. As the noble companion Salman al-Faarisi said: “Allah will afflict an evil person with a calamity, and then He …

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Make Your Religion Easy

Assalamu-Alaikum, One misconception many Muslim youth hold is they view Islam as a rigid/extreme religion and as a religion that is tough to practice. Because of that, many youth shrink away from Islam or abandon it altogether in their teen years or early adulthood. However, one thing we must remember is that Islam is not …

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Shukr (Gratitude) and how it differs from Hamd (praise)

Do we know the real meaning of this word?  The dictionary meaning is the quality of being grateful; readiness to show appreciation for something. Islamically, shukr is thankfulness or gratitude for blessings as bestowed by the Bestower; our Rabb.  It can be a feeling in the heart, words expressed on the lips, or gratitude expressed …

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Continue The Change After Ramadan

life after Ramadan in lockdown

This Ramadan has been like none other. However, it’s amazing to note that we may be a lot closer to the Ramadan of the Prophet (ﷺ) and the early generations this year.