Salaam is an Arabic word that means peace or perfect. It is one of the names of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’ala. He alone is the Giver
When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don’t have a choice — they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. Now for the first time, scientists have discovered how they do it. This opens the door for researchers to develop the first-ever vaccine for insects. This is particularly important for bees since they help keep fruit, nuts and vegetables in our diets and have been declining in numbers for six decades.
No doubt we’ve all heard the popular song ‘Que Sera, Sera’. The song has been recorded dozens of times by dozens of singers. Perhaps the most popular version was the one created by songwriters Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much. This version was sung by Doris Day, who went on to record the song for Columbia Records. It became a massive hit. She also used it as her theme song in her television comedy, The Doris Day Show.
The Spinners were a folk group from Liverpool, England, that formed in September 1958. They variously had four albums in the UK Albums Chart between September 1970 and April 1972. One of them, Spinners Live Performance (1971), spent three months in the listing and peaked at No. 14. This song, usually sung in primary schools, instil the firm notion that the colour of a person skin is no reason to mistreat or belittle them. All are equal in the eyes of God.
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. A song that exemplifies this verse, sung by Laurie London – titled ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’
Harry Belafonte – Live at the BBC (1977). Sings a marvellous rendition of “There’s a Hole in the Bucket” with renowned Ghanaian singer Falumi Prince
Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, the renowned co-translator of the Qur’an and the first translator of Sahih Al-Bukhari into English passed away to the mercy of his Lord on Wednesday 14 July 2021 in Madinah, Saudi Arabia at the age of 97, may Allah have mercy upon him. His funeral prayer was prayed in Masjid an-Nabawi after Fajr on Thursday, 15 July, 2021 and he was buried in Al-Baqi’ cemetery. What a beautiful and fitting culmination to a lifetime spent serving Islam!
Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’ is one of the most timeless songs of all time. In the song, Louis sings of seeing various events and natural wonders that make him smile, while also perhaps lamenting the passage of time, noting: “I hear babies crying, I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more than I’ll never know”.
Do not revile my Companions for if one of you gave in charity the amount of gold equivalent to Uhud, it would not amount to as much as the mudd of one of them, or half of it. The great honour and virtue of each individual Companion. If any person after them were to spend gold equal to the Mount of Uhud every day, this would not equal an apparently insignificant amount spent by them. The language of this narration seeks to exemplify the charity of the Sahabah as unsurpassable. No matter what status one may reach after them, he will always be following in their footsteps; hoping to be raised with them and close to them in Paradise.
The man who helped whitewash the massacre of civilians at My Lai during the war against Vietnam, pushed hard for the Gulf War in the 1990s, and gave the green light to Ariel Sharon in his murderous assault on civilians in Jenin and land grabs in the occupied West Bank, also sold the war against Iraq at the beginning of this century with a fistful of lies.
The heartfelt lyrics is based on the brother of the singer being in some type of need, where the vocalist’s assistance is hence needed. And the insinuation is that it is a serious matter indeed. But the singer does not perceive his own brother as a “burden”. Rather he implies that it is his duty – and to some extent even pleasure – to care for his own.
A Beautiful ibtihal / invocation by the famous Qari Mohammad Siddique Manshawi رحمه الله تعالى – arguably the most eloquent and masterful Egyptian reciters of the 20th century
The simplicity of the tune “Bunessan” and deceptively simple words of the text suggest unison singing with the lightest of accompaniments. Cat Stevens got it right when he used a guitar and piano, but a flute or other solo wind instrument would work well. Try singing the final verse unaccompanied – letting the human voices stand alone in their expression of praise. Listening to just the vocals shows why Cat Stevens was given the honour of having one of the most beautiful voices of the 20th Century.
The love of the Prophet is to put into practice his sunnah in our daily lives. Shaykh Taqi Usmani lecture on the month of Rabiʽ al-Awwal and the love for the Prophet and how to put that love into action
Beautiful song sending salutations to the Prophet, sung by Sister Selma Bekteshi, who is Albanian, and her other fellow Albanian singers. Selma Bekteshi is from Shkodra, Albania.
The need to educate people of a variety of academic levels in Islamic Jurisprudence by providing a readable text of reasonable size which covers the myriad questions that fall in the jurisdiction of Islamic Jurisprudence. The author aims to provide both the lay and specialised readership and especially university students, a handy reader which is simple and lucid.
“Peace Train” is a 1971 song by Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam), taken from his album Teaser and the Firecat. In 1996, Dolly Parton included a version of “Peace Train”, accompanied by South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, on her album of covers : Treasures
Here, the late great ‘Ustaadh’ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, where he extols the esteemed name of Allah in the form of a qawwal – best described as a spiritual or sufi song. Allah Hoo (Allah hu) is a traditional Sufi chant (dhikr) consisting of the word for God (Arabic: الله, Allāh). According to Sufi tradition, this formula was introduced by Abu Bakr as he initiated the Naqshbandi tradition (Kabbani 2003 p. 87). Other Dhikrs consist of simple Allāhu Allāhu run together 400 or 600 times.
I Will Always Love You by the late Whitney Houston It shows what a powerful singing voice Houston had and the claim of one the best singers in recent history is well justified.
The rise of today’s Hindu nationalism, and the fact that many white nationalists gaze admiringly upon it, forces us to reconsider the ways in which Hinduism was politicised and secularised not only in Europe – but in India itself – during the age of fascism.
Instances of how the Qur’an uses a rational discourse to vindicate its key theological truths, without having to revert to a circular argument (i.e. it is true because the Qur’an says so).
Lesley Hazleton’s work focuses on the intersection of politics and religion, history and current affairs. Here she discusses her biography of Prophet Mohammad : The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad
Archaeologists around the Dead Sea have discovered the remains of an ancient city that was destroyed by what they assume was a ‘cosmic airburst,’ meaning a meteorite that surprised the city and demolished it completely. Was this City of Luṭ ?
Why I Am No Longer A Christian – a journey of a Divinity scholar from being a Christian fundamentalist to ultimately rejecting core Christian doctrines
By Paul Williams I came across this poster on social media. “Man is the protector of the family. Woman is the heart of the family.
Malcolm X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ) here speaking over 50 years ago and his words are still relevant. He speaks about the liberals in a way
By Paul Williams While much of the Western world was in the Dark Ages, Arabic-Muslim culture was making enormous contributions to art, philosophy, science, and
(Hadith in above image : The Messenger of Allah , may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said: Ask permission thrice If you are
September 16, 2021 Omar Ahmed via middleeastmonitor.com An Islamic scholar turned freedom fighter, Omar Al-Mukhtar is best known for leading an armed revolution and guerrilla
Historical pictures and footage showing the Queen and other UK women wearing clothing similar to the hijab and body covering as worn by many