Category - Islam

And what do you know about Laylatul Qadr?

Allah asks you, 'And what will make you comprehend what the grand night is.' This is in the rhetorical, signifying already its greatness. Then Allah gives us something to compare it with, 'The grand...

Habib Ali al-Jifri on Christmas

Islamic stance on Christmas I remind my brothers from among the students of sacred knowledge that the scholars who forbid congratulating non-Muslims on their religious celebrations tied their...

Common Mistakes in Ramadan

Common Mistakes in Ramadan For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a robotic exercise than a form of Ibaadah (worship); we fast from morning to night like zombies...

Zakat Calculation

Zakat Calculator (Hanafi fiqh) Many people seem to misunderstand this pillar of Islam, either because of the numbers involved or simply because it is not taught anymore. This comprehensive guide will...

Muslim Moon Wars

Muslim Moon Wars How moonsighting is established islamically Using Modern equipment Local vs Global Problem with Saudi Necessary to follow local mosque Solutions Misc Intro Muslim moon wars –...

What is Hijab

What is Hijab To some this may be yet another Hijab post but this one is different, I want to look at the Hijab in the modern world. I also want to explore the emphasis of the word Hijab, how it’s...

Lord of the Rings and Islam

Islam and the Tolkien’s Narrative Lord of the Rings and Islam – Many of you have seen the Tolkien series of films, there’s Lords of the Rings and The Hobbit. I’ve seen each of the...

Islamic Haircuts

Haircuts in Islam An unusual topic for me to discuss, but one Muslims generally overlook. Although not the strictest of rulings, there are hadith that stress keeping an adequate hair style. You can...

Is the Niqab compulsory?

Niqab in Islam What is a Niqab? This post is part of my other post Oppressed or in Serentiy. The Niqab (also confused with burka, hijab and abaya) in Islam is a gown that covers the whole body except...

Oppressed or in Serenity?

Oppressed or in Serenity? So who are these women covered from head to toe, are they oppressed and burdened as depicted in the morning paper or are they women who embody serenity? Are they enslaved...

Cartoon of the beloved

Guidelines for the Muslim Community regarding new cartoons to be published Tomorrow – Wednesday 14 January 2015 The following points are general guidelines for Muslims on how to initially deal...

The Palestinian Crisis

Palestine: Land of Lions Not many international disputes have generated as much emotion, anguish and diplomatic gridlock as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Rooted in decades of clashes over...

Animal rights in Islam

Animal Rights in Islam It is not only humanity that was liberated by the coming of Islam but Animals too. Animals had rights, owning an animal never meant it was absolutely your property any more...

Music and Singing in Islam

The permissibility and non-permissibility of Music and Singing in Islam In this article, I have compiled the arguments for both the permissibility and non-permissibility of Music and Singing in Islam...

Know Your Mahrams

Mahram Within Islam there is an aspect that looks to prevent zina among the sexes. It also looks to protect society by introducing certain measures, i.e. minimum interaction between non mahrams...

The Power of Bismillah

The Power of Bismillah Whilst growing up we are pushed to recite Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim before starting any task or chore and especially before eating. But how many of us understand the meaning...

Cause of a Revolution

 Revolution/Evolution This art illustrates my interpretation of revolution or that of evolution. From left to right, the small yellow squares represent a particular way of life, a system in nature or...

Abortion In Islam

The Ruling of Abortion in Islam Abortion is the removal of a foetus from the womb; either by consuming certain drugs or by emptying the womb through the process of suction. This ethical issue is...

Personality Vs Character

Personality Vs Character There is a trend amongst young people where the following phrase is asserted ‘its not about looks, its about personality’. I think its actually really silly and...

Secrets in Archery

Archery – A Sunnah Sport Full of Secrets Wondering how to do ibadah (worship) while playing a sport? A few years ago a friend and I followed our beloved Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allāh...