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Widespread reprehensible innovations to do with protection against the evil eye and envy (hasad)

People have introduced many innovations having to do with protection against the evil eye, and they believe that they ward off its evil and the evil of envy.


Khadijah radi allahu anha: The unique lady in Islamic history

Even before her famous marriage to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, Khadija b. Khuwaylid radi allahu anha was an important figure in her own right, being a successful merchant and one of the elite figures of Makkah. She played a central role in supporting and propagating the new faith of Islam and has the distinction of being the first Muslim.


Bid'ah Hasanah (Good Innovations) in Islam

Bid'ah (innovation) in Islam is defined as any invented way in religion that is aimed at worshipping or drawing closer to Allaah subhanahu wata'ala. This means anything that is not referred to specifically in Sharee'ah, and for which there is no evidence (daleel) in the Qur'aan or Sunnah, and which was not known at the time of the Prophet peace be upon him and his Companions. At the same time, it is quite obvious that this definition of religious inventions or innovations, which are condemned, does not include worldly inventions [such as cars and washing machines, etc. - Translator].


Night Of Eid-ul-Adh'haa

The nights of both Eid are described in the Hadeeth as amongst the great and sacred nights in the Muslim calendar. To remain awake on the nights of Eid and perform ibaadah is a source of great virtue and reward.


Tafseer of the Hadith of Six Rights of every Muslim

Tafseer of the hadith of six rights of every Muslim by Ash-Shaikh 'Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa'dee


What Do Muslims Believe about Jesus alaihissalam?

An article taken from the book "A brief illustrated guide to understanding Islam" by I. A. Ibrahim which talks about what the Muslim view is of Hazrat Isa (Jesus) alaihissalam.


Why is smoking cigarettes haraam (forbidden) in Islam?

An article describing the viewpoint of Islam on smoking cigarettes.


The Prophet's peace be upon him Guidance On Treating Wounds And Cuts

An excerpt explaining the treatment for wounds and cuts in the time of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Taken from the book The Prophetic Medicine by Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyah.


The Angels Munkar and Nakir in Islam

An article taken from the book The World of The Angels by Shaykh Abdul-Hamid Kishk which talks about the angels named Munkar and Nakir who are in charge of the trial of the grave.


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The Quran and Modern Science: Botany

An extract from the book "The Quran & Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible" by Dr. Zakir Naik. This article discusses how The Quran talks about plants having male and females and how everything is made in pairs.


The Quran and Modern Science: Hydrology

An excerpt taken from the book The Quran and Modern Science by Dr. Zakir Naik. This article talks about how The Quran, which dates back over 1400 years, gives such an accurate description of the water cycle.


To wear a ring, twine, or anything similar to them for prevention or lifting of harm or affliction, is an act of shirk

A short extract taken from Kitab at-Tauheed by Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab explaining why it is an act of shirk to wear rings, twines or similar in the hope of preventing or lifting harm or affliction.


Story of Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog) form The Quran

An article about Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog) taken from Qasas-ul-Quran (Stories of The Quran) by Ismail Ibn Kathir.


How to protect yourself from witchcraft and envy

An article taken from the book "Selected Fatawas on Faith Healing and Witchcraft" by Khaled al-Jaraisy. Translated by Dr. Mohamed Atif Mogahed Mohamed


Hazrat Shuaib (Prophet Jethro) alaihissalam

This article about Hazrat Shuaib (Prophet Jethro) alaihissalam has been taken from the book, The Stories of The Prophets (Qasas-ul-Anbia) written by the famous Muslim historian Ibn Kathir. The stories of the Prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Quranic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet peace be upon him.


The Status of the Family in Islam

What does Islam teach about the family and the roles of men , women and children?


Whoever seeks blessing through a tree, a stone, or the like

An excerpt taken from Kitab At-Tauhid by Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab


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Mualliqaat and the Quran

A response to those that say the Quran was written by men...


Masjid Al Jummah in Madinah Munawwarah

Masjid Al Jummah, on the boundary of Madinah marks the site where the Prophet peace be upon him led the first Jummah salah (prayer), shortly after his Hijrah (migration) from Makkah. It is about 2.5 km from Masjid-e-Nabwi.


The green dome in Madeenah: its history and the ruling on its construction and on leaving it as it is

An article about the green dome in Madeenah, its history and the ruling on its construction and on leaving it as it is


Worship and it's conditions

An article about worship of Allah subhanahu wata'ala and it's condition of acceptance


Tawheed - The oneness of Allah subhanahu wata'ala

An article explaining the definition and basics of Tawheed (oneness of Allah subhanahu wata'ala).


Hazrat Idrees (Prophet Enoch) alaihissalam

This article about Hazrat Idrees alaihissalam has been taken from the book, The Stories of The Prophets (Qasas-ul-Anbia) which has been compiled from 'Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah' (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir. The stories of the prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Qur'anic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet peace be upon him.


Who is Allaah subhanahu wata'ala?

A short article which talks about the attributes of Allah subhanahu wata'ala.


Do Muslims worship the Kaaba?

An article explaining that the Kaaba is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah.


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No one knows when the Day of Resurrection (Qayamat) will come except Allah subhanahu wata'ala

An excerpt taken from the very well known commentary of the Holy Quran, Tafsir Ibn Kathir. It is about the knowledge of the Day of Resurrection.


None but Allah subhanahu wata'ala is the capable

A short excerpt taken from Taqwiyat-ul-Imaan (Strengthening of the Faith) by Shah Ismail Shaheed.


Hazrat Dhul-Kifl (Prophet Dhul-Kifl) alaihissalam

This article about Hazrat Dhul-Kifl alaihissalam has been taken from the book, The Stories of The Prophets (Qasas-ul-Anbia) which has been compiled from 'Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah' (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir. The stories of the prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Qur'anic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet peace be upon him.


The five major sins

A short excerpt taken from Taqwiyat-ul-Imaan (Strengthening of the Faith) by Shah Ismail Shaheed.


How can the jinn be expelled from a house?

Taken from the book, The Jinn and the Human Sickness, this short article explains how to expel jinn from a house.


Hazrat Uzair (Prophet Ezra) alaihissalam

This article about Hazrat Uzair alaihissalam has been taken from the book, The Stories of The Prophets (Qasas-ul-Anbia) which has been compiled from 'Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah' (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir. The stories of the prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Qur'anic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet peace be upon him.


The Prophet's peace be upon him marriage to Aisha radi allahu anha

This article is an explanation given by Shaykh Yusuf Estes, which deals with the issue of Prophet Muhammad's peace be upon him marriage to Ummul Mu'mineen Aisha radi allahu anha.


Drinking senna to treat witchcraft

This article describes the benefits of senna in light of the Sunnah.


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Islamic view point on talismans (Taweez)

An article explaining why the use of talismans (taweez) is forbidden in Islam.


Currency of Jannah

A short article from Purpose of Man by Shaykh Zulfiqar explaining how we can benefit from the currency of the Hereafter, righteous deeds.


Importance of Appearance

An article from the book Islamic Manners by Shaykh Abdul-Fattaah Abu Ghuddah discusses the distinct Muslim personality, cleanliness, washing and dressing properly using references from hadith.


Knowledge of the Unseen

A short article in which the author discusses whether the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him had the knowledge of the unseen.


The Battle of Badr

A concise account of the Battle of Badr which was fought between the Muslims of Madina and the Quraish of Makkah.


The Four Imams

This page provides links to mini biographies of Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal.


Imam Shafi (Muhammad ibn Idrees Ash-Shafi)

This is a mini biography of Hazrat Imam Shafi. The article examines his early years, education and lists some of his famous books.


Imam Malik ibn Anas

A mini biography of Hazrat Imam Malik, the Shaikh of Islam. The article discusses his education, his knowledge of hadith and fiqh and his book Al-Muwatta (The Approved).


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Imam Abu Hanifa (Numan bin Thabit)

A mini biography of the great Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa.


Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

A mini biography of Hazrat Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal detailing his early years, his education and his stance against the rulers of the time.


What is a Masjid?

This article explains what the word 'Masjid' means and where it comes from, what Muslims do in a masjid and lists the most holiest masajid (mosques) in the world.


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