Serving Our Faith in Our Daily Lives

How can I serve my faith in the course of my daily life? What contribution can I make as I go about my normal business? This is a question that many of us ask ourselves and it is a very good question. ... more

Acquiring knowledge from the Ash'aris

Q: Is it permissible to study fiqh or 'uloom al-hadeeth (sciences of hadeeth) with an Ash'ari individual?.

A: Praise be to Allaah.

The Ash'aris are a sect that is named after Imam Abu'l-Hasan al-Ash'ari (may Allaah have mercy on him). Al-Ash'ari passed through three stages - as mentioned by ...

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Translation of the meanings of surah Maryam

(1) (1) Kāf, Hā, Yā, ʿAyn, ād.[806]

[806]- See footnote to 2:1


(2) (2) [This is] a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zechariah


(3) (3) When he called to his Lord a private call [i.e., supplication].


(4) (4) He said, "My Lord, indeed my bones have weakened, and my head has ...

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The economic dimension(effects) of the war

War and its readiness are detrimental to development, squandering scarce resources and undermining international confidence that is necessary to promote development, ... ... more

Translation of the meanings of surah Al-Ahzaab

(1) (1) O Prophet, fear Allāh and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Indeed, Allāh is ever Knowing and Wise.


(2) (2) And follow that which is revealed to you from your Lord. Indeed Allāh is ever, of what you do, Aware.


(3) (3) And rely upon Allāh; and sufficient is Allāh as ...

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Translation of the meanings of surah Al-Ankaboot

(1) (1) Alif, Lām, Meem.[1124]

[1124]- See footnote to 2:1.


(2) (2) Do the people think that they will be left to say, "We believe" and they will not be tried?


(3) (3) But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allāh will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely ...

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A Message to my heart

“There is an organ in the body, if it becomes virtuous, all the body will be virtuous, and if it is defected, all the body will become defected, this Organ is the Heart.” [Agreed upon] ... more

Don't be a Victim of Crass Consumerism

By Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

The American ambassador was called upon to preside over the grand opening of a McDonald’s branch in the country where he was stationed. He arrived that the event wearing a baseball cap with the golden arches emblazoned across the front.

He was surprised when a ...

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Salman the Persian, Zoroastrian, Persia (part 2 of 2)

From Christianity to Islam

The man died, and Salman stayed in Amuria. One day, "Some merchants from the tribe of Kalb[1] passed by me," Salman said, "I told them, 'Take me to Arabia and I will give you my cows and the only sheep I have.'" They said, "Yes." Salman gave them what he offered, ...

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World Cup

O beloved, at a time when millions of people in the world die because of poverty, hunger, disease, and war, governments spend billions of dollars on football players, coaches, and stadiums. They hope for a victory in the football war and for winning the World Cup. ... more

From the wisdom behind fasting


From the wisdom behind fasting is that:

It is an act of worship done for Allah, in which the 'adb (servant) draws closer to His lord by abandoning the things that he loves and desires, such as food, drink and sexual intercourse. This is done in order to achieve His Lord's Pleasure and ...

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Kindness and Generosity

by Abû Bakr Jâbir al-Jaza'iry

Kindness and Generosity; Generosity is a characteristic of the Muslim, and kindness is his disposition. The Muslim should not be miserly and stingy, for these are two reprehensible traits whose presence spoils the soul and darkens the heart. The Muslim's faith ...

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