Practices

  • Globalization

    Globalization

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Question: Globalization, if it is applied in an Islamic context, will it be allowed or prohibited? Answer: Today, the Western world is proposing the idea of globalization. It has the resources ...

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  • Prayer is better than sleep

    Prayer is better than sleep

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    When young Muslims meet others for the first time and find out that they are Muslim, often one of the very first questions they ask each other is, “Do you pray?” It’s as if this is their touchstone to see if the person they have met...

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  • Avoiding extremism in religion

    Avoiding extremism in religion

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Question: What are some of the means of avoiding and warning against extremism in matters of religion?

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  • Marriage with Christian or Jewish woman

    Marriage with Christian or Jewish woman

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    It is lawful for a Muslim man to marry with a woman from the People of the Book (the Jews and the Christians). Allah says: “Lawful unto you in marriage are not only chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before...

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  • Ten Levels of Generosity

    Ten Levels of Generosity

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Generosity is a noble trait, and Allah loves those who possess it. It is sign of strength and true human feeling, and it wins the hearts of the people. Generosity comes in many forms. We can be generous with our wealth, our time, our knowledge, and our labour.

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  • Training the heart

    Training the heart

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Can you control the feelings in your heart? We have a tremendous power to influence our hearts as long as we believe we can and know how to approach it. It is only impossible for those who come with the attitude: “It is a waste of time, since I am not ...

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  • Love for Jesus can bring Christians and Muslims together

    Love for Jesus can bring Christians and Muslims together

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    And thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:83)

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  • Fasting Six Days of Shawwal after Ramadan: ‘Like Fasting the Entire Year’

    Fasting Six Days of Shawwal after Ramadan: ‘Like Fasting the Entire Year’

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Hadrat Ayyub Al Ansaari (R.A.) relaties that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said, “Whoever fasts Ramandaan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” [Muslim]

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  • Man wants to divorce his wife so that his friend can marry her

    Man wants to divorce his wife so that his friend can marry her

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Is it permissible for a person who has two wives to divorce one of his wives so that his close friend who is unmarried and whom he truly loves for the sake of Allah, can marry her? This is what one of the Companions did. The person who ...

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  • Make Your Habitual Acts Good Ones

    Make Your Habitual Acts Good Ones

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    We carry out many of our activities mechanically without thinking about them, like walking, typing, eating, dressing, enunciating, and driving. Some activities become so automatic that if it would confuse us if we tried to think about them. For instance, We do not consider...

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  • Understanding Islam: Eid al-Fitr

    Understanding Islam: Eid al-Fitr

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The festivities of the holiday traditionally last for three days. During this time, Muslims try to spend time with family and friends, visit the sick and elderly, and offer games and gifts to the children.

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  • Zakāh al-Fitr

    Zakāh al-Fitr

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Zakāh al-Fitr is sometimes referred to as Sadaqah al-Fitr. In both cases, it means “the charity for breaking the fast.” This is because it is paid at the end of Ramadan, when the season of fasting has come to a close. The name “Zakāh al-Fitr” may also refer to the fitrah, the natural way, as...

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  • London Muslims break fast with homeless during Ramadan

    London Muslims break fast with homeless during Ramadan

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A group of Muslim volunteers in London have invited the homeless and people from other communities to join them as they break their fast at sunset during the month of Ramadan.

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  • What is Ramadan?

    What is Ramadan?

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Every year during the Islamic the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast daily, from dawn until dusk. Fasting entails abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. By withholding ourselves from some of our most basic and carnal needs and desires, Muslims develop...

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  • Alcohols as a chemical group

    Alcohols as a chemical group

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Can you please tell me the types of alcohol that are unlawful in Islam? Obviously drinking alcohol is haram. What I would like to know is how far this goes. Alcohol, in terms of chemistry, is one word for many compounds. Are all types haram?

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  • Salah: Life’s forgotten purpose

    Salah: Life’s forgotten purpose

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    It sounds comical, but the truth is we put the needs of our body above the needs of our soul. We feed our bodies, because if we didn’t, we’d die. But so many of us starve our souls, forgetting that if we are not praying our soul is dead...

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  • Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

    Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    My Lord! I praise You, as indeed You are most worthy of all praise. I extol You for Your infinite goodness. I thank You for everything You have given me. Equally, I thank You for everything You have withheld from me, for You know best what is good for me. ..

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  • Anger management in Islam: Islam offers several methods to overcome anger and rage (part 2)

    Anger management in Islam: Islam offers several methods to overcome anger and rage (part 2)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Seek refuge in God, from the ploys of Satan. Make ablution, because water extinguishes fire. Change positions, if you are standing, sit, if you are sitting, lie down. A person lying down cannot engage in fisticuffs or destroy property. Remove yourself from the situation. This could be ...

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  • Anger management in Islam: Controlling Anger is a sign of Righteousness (part 1)

    Anger management in Islam: Controlling Anger is a sign of Righteousness (part 1)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Although anger is a natural feeling it can have negative effects on those who allow it to control them, and adverse effects on those around them. Anger can destroy relationships, health, property, and livelihood. Uncontrolled anger is one of the tools of Satan and it can lead to...

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  • Ruling on celebrating the birthday of the Prophet

    Ruling on celebrating the birthday of the Prophet

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    We ask Allaah to help us adhere to His Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger until the Day when we will meet Him. May Allaah grant blessings and peace to our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

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  • Effects of Worship in Ramadhan

    Effects of Worship in Ramadhan

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Experience has shown that effects of ibaadat (worship) in the blessed month of Ramadhan remain upon the remainder of the year. Whomsoever practises any virtue informally therein, ease of performing A’amale Salihah overtakes them thereafter.

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  • The Meaning of Ramadan

    The Meaning of Ramadan

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    It is the month that the believers await with eagerness. At the beginning of Rajab, the Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to supplicate thus: "O Allah! Bless us during Rajab and Sha’ban, and let us reach Ramadan (in good health)."

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  • Ma femme ne prie pas

    Ma femme ne prie pas

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Je suis marié avec une femme avec qui je ne suis pas tranquille parce qu'elle ne prie pas, et elle fait toujours beaucoup d'efforts pour améliorer son apparence extérieure ; quel est le point de vue de l'Islam concernant la beauté ? Et puis-je divorcer ou non ? Et elle dit aussi que je ne suis pas l'homme qu'elle désirait avoir.

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  • The Family in Islam (2): Marriage

    The Family in Islam (2): Marriage

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    How Marriage is intertwined with faith, ethics and morality, with evidence from Islamic scripture. By AbdurRahman Mahdi.

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  • The Family in Islam (1): The Appeal of Islamic Family Life

    The Family in Islam (1): The Appeal of Islamic Family Life

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In Islam, considering the well-being of the “other” instead of just the “self” is a virtue so rooted in the religion that it is evident even to those outside it. The British humanitarian and civil rights lawyer, Clive Stafford-Smith, a non-Muslim, stated: “What I like about Islam is its focus on the group, which is opposite to the West’s focus on individuality.”

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  • The Fifth Pillar of Islam: The Pilgrimage (Hajj)

    The Fifth Pillar of Islam: The Pilgrimage (Hajj)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Merits and various rites performed in Hajj, the fifth of the five obligatory fundamental Muslim practices. By IslamReligion.com

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