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Appeasement won’t work

Appeasement won’t work

By Michael Volpe General Director of Opera Holland Park in London. Since Brexit I have been hearing lots of talk about “listening” to and “understanding” swathes of white working class people who voted for leaving the EU. It has accelerated since Trump won and it is becoming increasingly hysterical and alarming. The narrative is this; […]

 
Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

  On the day Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, a woman wrote on her Facebook page how his hateful rhetoric led to her embracing Islam. A year ago Lisa Shanklin began reading the Qur’an after seeing Trump’s hateful rhetoric: “It was Trump’s hateful rhetoric that led me a year ago […]

 
Love to be Unknown – statements of Ikhlaas (sincerety) and Zuhd (non-attachment to the world) of the Pious Predecessors

Love to be Unknown – statements of Ikhlaas (sincerety) and Zuhd (non-attachment to the world) of the Pious Predecessors

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Some amazing statements from Shaykh Sayyid al-‘Affani’s book on Ikhlas:   ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak: “Develop a love for obscurity, being hidden from the people, and disliking fame. Do not show that you love obscurity such that you end up raising yourself (above others). The […]

 
“Allah knows I killed him..”

“Allah knows I killed him..”

The following was taken from a Jumu`ah Khutbah delivered by Shaykh Muhammad Ibrahim al-Madhi in the Shaykh ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza on June 6th, 2001: “…O, you who love Allah, it is our duty to strive so that all our deeds will be [only] for the sake of Allah. Listen to the following precious story: […]

 
“I never made du’a to Allah for anything except that He gave it to me … except for one thing”

“I never made du’a to Allah for anything except that He gave it to me … except for one thing”

Imam ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) wrote a book about the virtues of Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) in which he details a beautiful story that teaches us the importance of regular adhkaar. Imam Ahmad was the most famous man in the Muslim world both before and after the fitanh during his lifetime. Imam ad-Dhahabi even said that he […]

 
Sincerity

Sincerity

A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul ibn Rashid al-Qayrawani al-Maliki (rahimallah)… ‘Some of the students of al-Buhlul said: A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul (rahimallah) so he opened it and it was in it: “From a woman from Samarqand of Khurasan [near Afghanistan], I am a woman who committed all types of sins that […]

 
Jalaluddin Rumi (rahimallah)

Jalaluddin Rumi (rahimallah)

Born in Balkh, Afghanistan September 16, 1207 Passed Away on November 29, 1273 Influences : Shams al-Tabriz Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet […]

 

Allah’s Magestic Name of al-Wadud (وَدُودٌ)

A talk given by Sh Yasir Qadhi on June 14 2016 at the Memphis Islamic Center Allah’s Magestic Name of al-Wadud (وَدُودٌ) Regarding the beautiful and majestic names of our Creator and of the names that are mentioned in the Quran is the name al-Wadud. The name al-Wadud comes from the verb ‘Wadda’ (وَدَّ). And […]

 
Story of Prophet Sulaiman/Solomon (pbuh)

Story of Prophet Sulaiman/Solomon (pbuh)

By Ibn Kathir (rahimallah) Solomon inherited David’s prophethood and dominion. This was not a material inheritance, as prophets do not bequeath their property. It is given away to the poor and needy, not to their relatives. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “The prophets’ property will not be inherited, and whatever we leave is to be used […]

 
The Blessed Effort of Jama’ah al-Tabligh & the Wrong Practices Adopted by some within the Work

The Blessed Effort of Jama’ah al-Tabligh & the Wrong Practices Adopted by some within the Work

                  by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari The following is not intended to offend anyone; please read with an open heart and mind! One of my respected Shaykhs, Mufti Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him), in a recent lecture, very passionately and sincerely highlighted the wrong practices […]

 
Lessons from the Story of the Cave: And God will make your affair easy

Lessons from the Story of the Cave: And God will make your affair easy

    The door of Ashab-ul-Kahf, Jordan – the cave of 7 sleepers The cave is about 25 minutes’ drive from city center of Amman 3 other of such caves were found around different places in Middle-East. But the above one was proven to be more authentic according to all the evidences given in another Surah […]

 
The Battle Of Tabuk

The Battle Of Tabuk

The Battle Of Tabuk [1] Some of the tribes were still trapped in the delusion that the rise of Islam was transient like a cloudburst, whose tide would be stemmed before long. It was therefore necessary to warn or even threaten such people before they device an opportunity to strike at the Muslims. The expedition […]

 
‘The day I killed my rapist’

‘The day I killed my rapist’

A young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father’s. He then used the images to silence her – until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC’s Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon – the use of private or sexually explicit […]

 
Advice from Maulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (raheemAllah)

Advice from Maulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (raheemAllah)

Overlooking the Shortcomings of the Wife   Hazratjee Maulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said: “Most women are very good by nature. But, after all, a woman is a woman. They must say something. On such occasions I forgive her immediately. I do not ever say anything negative to her, even if the food is […]

 
The Struggle Against The Self

The Struggle Against The Self

A talk given by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf The first is struggling against the self. The idea that there is an internal conflict going on so that you actually have to struggle with yourself. And part of struggling with yourself is struggling with the passions and the passions are your beastial nature.  So your struggle with that,  is your reason and […]

 

A Companion To The Unforgotten

In some societies such as in India certain “classes” of people are considered worthless and “untouchable” (Dalits). Here is a beautiful story of one man who grew up in a “higher class” (Brahmin) but started caring for the “untouchables” and treating them with equal respect, love and dignity. Background : A Brahmin : is a […]

 
The Great Uprising and Civil Rebellion in Shahjahanpur

The Great Uprising and Civil Rebellion in Shahjahanpur

A Study of Anti-British Resistance in 1857 Dr. Syed Mohd Amir Jamia’s Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi – 110025 In the summer of 1857, British power in large parts of India was suddenly and violently subverted. The ‘insurrection’ was so severe that it shook the very foundation of the […]

 
Have You Heard of the Red Letter Bible?

Have You Heard of the Red Letter Bible?

By Shaikh Khalid Yasin (this is a transcript of a talk given by Shaikh Khalid Yasin) The five Gospels is a 550 page book containing translations of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  550 pages of 4 people who we don’t know what their last names were. Matthew who ? Mark who ? Luke who […]

 
The Spiritual Healing Effects Of Adhaan (call to prayer)

The Spiritual Healing Effects Of Adhaan (call to prayer)

An enlightening video showing the effects on the body when listening to music compared to listening to the Islamic call to prayer (adhaan/azaan) Background : In the world of music there has been a revival of tuning instruments to lower frequencies of sound vibration. Until recently, most musical instruments have been tuned so that the […]

 
To The Bride

To The Bride

By Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami This article addresses females. The responsibility for husbands can be read in the article entitled To the groom…. This piece is adapted from that article – Ed All praise is to Allah, the most compassionate and appreciative. Peace be upon his final prophet who is a great favour from Allah to […]

 
To The Groom

To The Groom

By Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami This was originally a letter addressed to a groom. Some parts of it has been edited to make it more suitable for general readership. The responsibilty for wives can be read in the article entitled To the bride… – Ed All praise is to Allah, the most merciful and kind. Peace […]

 
Create weight in your actions

Create weight in your actions

By: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Translated by Muhammad Saifur Rahman   This is an extract from a lesson on the final lesson of Bukhari in Madani Girl School, London on Sha’ban 1432. This is a translation from Urdu. To create weight in your actions, develop Ikhlas (sincerity). Every action, whatever the action, do it for […]

 
Muslims Who Lead and Fought Against British Colonial Rule

Muslims Who Lead and Fought Against British Colonial Rule

Some of the leading Muslim luminaries, both men and women, who lead and fought against British rule. To free India from tyrannical rule of the British. Nawab Sirajuddoula Sher E Maysoor TIPU SULTAN Hazrat Shah Waliullah Muhddith Dehlwi Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Dehlwi Hazrat Syed Ahmed Shaheed Hazrat Moulana Vilayet Ali Sadiqpuri Abu zafar […]

 

General loud dhikr is clearly proven from many Ahadith

General loud dhikr is clearly proven from many Ahadith. See the following Hadith: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلاَئِكَةً يَطُوفُونَ فِي الطُّرُقِ يَلْتَمِسُونَ أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا قَوْمًا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ تَنَادَوْا: هَلُمُّوا إِلَى حَاجَتِكُمْ ” قَالَ: «فَيَحُفُّونَهُمْ بِأَجْنِحَتِهِمْ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا» قَالَ: ” فَيَسْأَلُهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ، وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ مِنْهُمْ، مَا يَقُولُ عِبَادِي؟ قَالُوا: يَقُولُونَ: يُسَبِّحُونَكَ وَيُكَبِّرُونَكَ وَيَحْمَدُونَكَ وَيُمَجِّدُونَكَ…..  “Verily […]

 

Why do some Sunni Ulema – like the Deobandis – prohibit the Mawlid?

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam   In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   In an age and time when Muslims are being attacked by the enemies of Islam from every angle possible, to debate and argue about something that is really a non-issue (yes, a non-issue), such as “The Mawlid” is doing injustice […]

 

Israeli Settlements Have Grown During the Obama Years

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPT. 16, 2016, 12:07 P.M. E.D.T. JERUSALEM — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. “It is time for these settlements to stop,” he declared. As Obama heads into the home stretch […]

 
Syria’s Aleppo : from a creation of beauty to a creation of destruction

Syria’s Aleppo : from a creation of beauty to a creation of destruction

“Aleppo’s old city was an extraordinary human creation. Now it’s empty and dead.” source : BBC.co.uk

 
How Do Trees Communicate

How Do Trees Communicate

How trees use the Wood Wide Web. Forester Peter Wohlleben thinks trees talk to each other through their roots and fungal networks. In his new book The Hidden Life of Trees, he explains that trees can register pain, learn things, and even protect and care for each other. source : BBC.co.uk

 

Eid-al-Adhaa Mubarak – 2016

Have a blessed Eid – May we be given the ability to seek the Truth and find it, and ultimately be blessed to see His Countenance in the life to come. For those of you who couldn’t go for Hajj this year, remember, as a sage once put it, there are people closer to the […]

 

How Israel aims to redefine ‘ethnic cleansing’

Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say. Nazareth – On one level, an incendiary video posted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend looked suspiciously like an own goal. In it, Netanyahu argues that a Palestinian demand to dismantle Jewish settlements amounts to the “ethnic […]