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Prohibition of abusive language and insults

Prohibition of abusive language and insults

Khutbah By Shaykh ‘Abdul-Hameed Ad-Daaghistaani delivered in April 2016 Thanks be to Allah Who prohibited harming the Muslims in all cases and said in this regard which means: “And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.” (Al-Ahzaab: 58). I testify that there is no God […]

 
Is Islam A Political Ideology ?

Is Islam A Political Ideology ?

Talk given by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I think a very interesting section here is jurisprudence and politics One of the things that modern Muslims have really come to believe is that Islam is a political philosophy, which is very interesting because that at essence is the claim of Zionism. Zionism turned Judaism into a political philosophy […]

 
Why did Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) appoint his son Yazeed as his successor to the caliphate?

Why did Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) appoint his son Yazeed as his successor to the caliphate?

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid   بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم     Firstly: The noble Sahaabi Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the scribes who wrote down the Revelation; he was well known for forbearance, knowledge and virtue, and his achievements and good characteristics were many. And it is not permissible […]

 
Questions Regarding Jama’ah Tabligh

Questions Regarding Jama’ah Tabligh

Q 1.) For an ordinary Muslim (a businessman, a laborer, a farmer, a professional, etc.) who is not associated with a religious organization, is it Fard, Wajib, or Mustahab to go out for three or forty days, etc. with Jama’ah Tabligh?   A 1.) Dawah (inviting people to Islam) and Tabligh (conveying the Message) is […]

 
Morgan Freeman : Call to Prayer (adhaan) is One of the Most Beautiful Sounds in the World

Morgan Freeman : Call to Prayer (adhaan) is One of the Most Beautiful Sounds in the World

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has said that the Muslim call to prayer known as the adhan is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. He made the comments as he visited an Imam at a Mosque when filming ‘The Story of God’ for  National Geographic.  

 
Deoband and resistance to the Raj

Deoband and resistance to the Raj

By Shahid Siddiqui The 1857 war of freedom brought together different strata of society to liberate India from foreign rule. A number of religious leaders, who were descendents of Shah Waliullah, took an active part in the freedom struggle. Maulana Imdadullah Makki, Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and Maulana Qasim Nanautvi fought the war of freedom […]

 
Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca (Makkah in 1885)

Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca (Makkah in 1885)

He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy — but as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist. Snouck’s extraordinary collection of sepia-tinted images of Mecca in a bygone age have gone on display in Dubai ahead of […]

 
When England Admired Islam

When England Admired Islam

Without Muslims there would be no sugar or Shakespeare in England. Jerry Brotton’s “The Sultan and the Queen” traces Islam’s profound influence over English culture during the half-millennium between the Crusades and the rise of the British Empire in the Middle East. By ALAN MIKHAIL Portraits from 1622 by van Dyck of the adventurer-diplomat Sir […]

 
Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra)

Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra)

by Abu Unaysah Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra) probably needs no introduction. He is among the senior khulafa (successors) of Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra.) He was appointed as Head Teacher and Shaykh al-Hadith of Darul ‘Uloom Deoband after ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (ra) had left the post. He filled this position for approximately 28 years. […]

 
How Churchill ‘starved’ 3 million Indians

How Churchill ‘starved’ 3 million Indians

Some three million Indians died in the famine of 1943. The majority of the deaths were in Bengal.    In a shocking new book, Churchill’s Secret War, journalist Madhusree Mukherjee blames Mr Churchill’s policies for being largely responsible for one of the worst famines in India’s history.   By Soutik Biswas – online correspondent for BBC […]