Whispers of the Night Soldiers

It was hard to tell what actually woke me up. It couldn't have been my alarm as my thumb reflexively hits the "dismiss" button within seconds, that's the only job it has throughout the night; my sleep was induced when it started raining so it wasn't the weather; it couldn't have been mosquitoes, I'm so …

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4 “Don’ts” to Defending Islaam

In the Name of Allaah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. With islaamophobia on the rise, hateful and derogatory comments about Islaam have become the norm, from hurling insults at the religion to making mockery of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allaah be Upon Him) and the followers of the religion. It is all …

For the Dead

In the name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Death, as we all know is certain. What is uncertain, is the “when” of it. It is forever a reminder of how short life is and the certainty of returning to our Lord. Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen (RahimahuLlaah) said; “A person should …

Imaam Ash-Shafi’ee (رحمه الله): The lost lessons from his change from old to new fiqh school of thought.

Have you ever tried correcting someone on certain islaamic practice only to have it be argued that the opinion you cited is that of scholars from different geographical location or culture and therefore not binding on him? The matter might be such that it is not culture related and you may even have convincing proof …

Madness

According to the online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favor of diagnoses of specific mental disorders; the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as psychosis (L. M et al; 2002). In line …

A GOLDEN NAME

All perfect praise belongs to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds, and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his Household, his Companions and his Followers until the Last Day. Allaah (may He be exalted) has firmly established undeniable authority in His Names, as Allaah says in surah al-'Araf, verse …

How Classy Are You?

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Exalted in Might, The Most Dependable. All praise belongs to Allaah, Exalted is He above all they associate with Him as partners; The Most Knowledgeable, full of eternal Wisdom, Who has created man out of His boundless mercy, and set the criterion for right and wrong, that He …

The Beginning

“All set. After taking almost forever to dress up that morning I was finally ready, and it was time for the mirror. I aimed for my phone then stopped, change of plans, it wasn't a day for a phone-screen mirror. Everything was perfect. The shirt, the tie, the trousers I had to spend extra time …

The Evil of the Eye

Majority of muslims have come across gist regarding the evil eye at some point or another, but because this issue has not nearly been over-flogged enough or it may just be that a lot of people still regard it with levity, this article has thus been put together in an attempt to remind and/or further …

Natural Living: A Glimpse

A life of consuming only organically produced food or employing only natural everyday products do not fully capture the concept behind Natural Living, as there is more to it than food and skincare. Natural living is more encompassing. It covers all areas of life from nutrition, health, environment, energy sources to general lifestyle. To better …