The virtue of fasting 'Ashoora'

Q: I heard that fasting the day of 'Ashoora' expiates for the past year, is this true? 
Does it expiate for everything, even major sins? What is the reason for venerating this day?.

A: Praise be to Allaah.  


Fasting the day of 'Ashoora' does expiate for the past year, because the ...

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It was a settled principle with the Prophet that he always kept to the fore his own kith and kin and those who were nearer to him in facing a risk or hazard but allotted them the last place in distributing favors and rewards and spoils of war. When the three well-known swordsmen of Quraysh, ...

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Information about the Shi'ah

Q: We are in urgent need of information about the differences between the Sunnis and Shi'is. We hope that you can explain something about their beliefs?.

A: Praise be to Allaah.

The Shi'ah have many sects. Some of them are kaafirs who worship 'Ali and call upon him, and they worship Faatimah, ...

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Illuminative lamps on the way of Muslim woman

The pleasure of life, its beauty, and its utmost happiness are not achieved except through the obedience of Allah that does not cost anything except standing firm by the commandments of Allah and following His Path. ... more

Why So Many Religions?

Why So Many Religions?

By- Yusuf Estes

If there is only one God, then why are there so many religions?

All religions originated with Allah and then people began to add or take away from the teachings so as to take control over each other.

{This day, those who disbelieved have given up all ...
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Be careful of Wolves' hearts

Yes, they have wolves' hearts because in front of you they deal with you nicely then they turn to the opposite at your back. ... more

In The Name of Allah

By Reem Khan (Australia - 18 yr old muslimah)

In the name of Allah

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind,

Praise be to Allah, who gave the Quran to mankind.

Its verses so pure, its context so divine,

As it purifies our souls, our hearts and our mind.

Glorified is He, ...

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Suppression of Lusts

The suppressor of lusts and the healer of the living is fear and hope.

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Praise be to Allah, the unique in His pride, the Lord of lands and heavens and whatever lies between them, and peace be upon His Messenger, his household ...

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Emily, Ex-Christian, New Zealand

Growing up in New Zealand, I was raised as a Christian however my parents were not overly religious. As a young girl I went to Sunday school every week and attended church with my grandmother and went to Christian classes as part of the school curriculum. As I got older I stopped going to ...

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Know Your Lord

Know Your Lord

By Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali

Man may think that the relationship between him and his Lord is similar to that between children and their parents; that they need them when young and dispense with them when grown up. Their independence may even pull them into ingratitude and ...

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The Fatal Combination

The Fatal Combination: The Wind of Negligence and Desire! ... more

How Can the Muslims Reclaim Their Honor?

It was from the practice of the pious (Muslim) men and women who came before us that if they were defeated by an enemy, they would scrutinise themselves and would search for the cause of this defeat... ... more
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