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Bilal ibn Rabah: The symbol of human equality
Bilal ibn Rabah: The symbol of human equality

  Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah bless him) is one of the most illustrious names in the Islamic history. A Negro slave originally from Habasha (Ethiopia), Bilal is an evident story of Islam’s respect for human equality, anti-racism and social equity. Born in 680CE in Makkah, to his slave parents — Rabah and Hamamah — […]

 
Prophet Muhammad’s Example of Anti-Racism
Prophet Muhammad’s Example of Anti-Racism

Dr. Craig Considine – Feb 2015 Relations between different ethnic and religious groups in the Middle East, U.S., and EU are deteriorating at a rapid pace. Across these three areas, Muslims are pitted against non-Muslims and black and brown people are pitted against white. What is needed now more than ever is a role model […]

 
No place for racism in Islam
No place for racism in Islam

Islam with its universal concept of brotherhood rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. When listening to the radio, reading newspapers, surfing the Net or watching television, we are confronted daily with the same sad news: Violence, crime, wars and disasters. This constant awareness of fear and tension should make us think what has […]

 
Pride is My cloak and greatness is My robe

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: الْكِبْرِيَاءُ رِدَائِي، وَالْعَظَمَةُ إِزَارِي، فَمَنْ نَازَعَنِي وَاحِدًا مِنْهُمَا،  قَذَفْتُهُ فِي النَّارِ رواه أبو داود(وكذلك ابن ماجه وأحمد) بأسانيد صحيحة On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of […]

 
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 […]

 
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: […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]