12 Prophetic Methods of Education

The life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is abundant in examples in which he knew how to approach the invitee, attract his attention, draw his heart nearer to him, and then start to invite him to Islam or to educate him if he was already a Muslim. ... more

Tafseer Surah al-Kawthar

What a splendid Surah is Surah al-Kawthar! How abundant are its benefits, even though it is short in length. ... more

Shyness from Allah

The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, “If you do not feel ashamed, then do whatever you like.” [Reported by al-Bukhari 6120] ... more

The Concept of God in Islam (part 1 of 2): A Unique Concept

Every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with the word ‘Allah’. Allah is the personal name of the One True God. Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. This shows its exclusivity ... Continue Reading

The meaning of al-Rahman & al-Rahim

What is the difference in meaning between Allah's names al-Rahman and al-Rahim?
 

Sheikh Salman al-Oadah   The name al-Rahmân, like the name Allah, is used only for Allah. No one else may be called by this name. Allah and al-Rahmân are His exclusive names. This is why Allah says: “Call upon Allah or call upon al-Rahmân; by whichever name you ... Continue Reading

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