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Why Humanity Needs Prophet Muhammad

Talk by Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad What I want to talk about is the relevance of our attachment to Rasulullah (s.a.w.) in the context of our minority existence in the Modern West. In Muslim countries, with only a very small, insignificant, regrettable handful of exceptions, the Milad is a public holiday. The daily newspapers, as we all […]

What Happened to Poetry ?

Talk by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf The Spiritual Rumi Conferece, Freemont CA In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate. I want to start off by saying that I know next to nothing about Jalaluddin ul Rumi, so I’m not going to talk about Maulana Rumi. I’ve read his poetry in translation, and the Mathnawi several years ago from […]

The Key to True Love – An Islamic Perspective

By Dr. Mustafe Mahmoud Translated by: Amany el-Morshidy (farhopes) Edited by: Catherine Gallgher Despite the appreciation we all have for the feelings of love……and even though love mostly becomes the idol of this age to which incense is burnt and sacrifices are offered by youths’ blood and from men’s reputations….despite the chants that are recited, […]

Spirit of Tolerance in Islam

By Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Ph.D. Today, the term “Islamic tolerance” causes confusion. So, could you please shed light on the spirit of tolerance in Islam? In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, […]

Forgiveness and Tolerance in Islam

by Hanaa Hamad It never ceases to amaze me that Allah can inspire so much fear in our hearts when we reflect on His supremacy, yet his mercy is equally as vast as His dominion. Allah tells us in a Hadith Qudsi (sacred narration of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ): “O son of Adam, were your sins to […]

Concept Of God In Islam

It is a known fact that every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with Allah. Allah is the personal name of the One true God. Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. […]

What Is the Islamic Understanding of Maryam, the Mother of Prophet ‘Isa, Being Married?

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: We know in the Christian tradition that Mariam (AS), the mother of Prophet ‘Isa (AS) was married to Joseph the carpenter. What does the Islamic tradition relate of this and also is there any indication that she married and had children other than Prophet ‘Isa (AS)?   In […]

Ablution, Bathing, Tayammum and Prayer

Ebook :   Ablution, Bathing, Tayammum and Prayer / Al-Uthaymeen

Social Conduct of a Muslim

By Shaikh Musa Ibrahim Menk    Allah Ta’ala Says, “Your Lord has declared that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to the parents. If one or both of them attain old-age in your life, do not say to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them with words […]

The Nation of Islam : Comparison Between Islam and Farrakhanism
The Nation of Islam : Comparison Between Islam and Farrakhanism

by The Institute of Islamic Information and Education ISLAM, and so-called “NATION OF ISLAM” are two complete different religions. The Only thing common between them is the jargon, the language used by the both. “The nation of Islam” is a misnomer; this religion should be called Farrakhanism, after the name of its propagator. The religion of Elijah Muhammad and W. D. Muhammad, […]

The Nation of Islam or Nation of Kufr ?

by Nida’ul Islam Magazine, April – May 1998   Quotes of Apostasy by Louis Farrakhan “The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it would be 400 years before the real ship Jesus would come and deliver us from this oppressor and from the ignorance that this oppression had put us under. That real ship Jesus, he said, […]

Interview with Shaikh Hamza Yusuf about the terrorist attacks

By Richard Scheinin – Mercury News   Santa Clara, California-based Shaikh Hamza Yusuf was interviewed by the San Jose Mercury Sun newspaper about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In it, he shares the Islamic perspective on terrorism, suicide and peace. We are reproducing the article here with the permission of Mercury News. Shaikh […]

In Praise of God – The Prophet’s Birthday. BBC World Service

By Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Twenty-six years ago I became a Muslim largely because I fell in love with a beautiful human being. “I was only sent to perfect noble character”, said the man declared as “a mercy to all the worlds”. As time passed, this love grew as my knowledge of him increased. I painfully […]

What to do at the time of Natural Catastrophes

by Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Everyone is aware of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in the Indian Ocean. According to reports over 125,000 people have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands have lost their relatives, entire communities have been wiped out and countless buildings and properties have been destroyed. Over a million people […]

Five Pillars of Islam : Declaration of Faith

1. Faith There is no god worthy of worship except God and Muhammad is His messenger. This declaration of faith is called the Shahada, a simple formula (Kalima) which all the faithful pronounce. In Arabic, the first part is la ilaha illa Llah – ‘there is no god except God’; ilaha (god) can refer to anything […]