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Who is a Muslim

The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God. The first principle of Islam is known as the Shahaadah(Testimony of Faith), and is as follows: “There is no one worthy of worship except Allah (God)  and Muhammad is the Final Apostle...

Seeking Knowledge – The Way to Paradise

“Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have been granted knowledge to high ranks.” (Qur’an) “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male and female).” (Hadith)   THE VIRTUES OF KNOWLEDGE Allah (Most...

Two things for the one who has taqwaa

-Advice to the Muslims to have taqwaa1 when seeking provision, and during hardships and trials- Shaikh al-Albaani: “Our calamity today is that we have turned away from the main purpose for which we were created, which is: worshiping Allaah ?. So most of us don’t...

How to Seek Laylatul-Qadr

Laylat ul-Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If a believing person is zealous to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his record, he should strive to encounter this night and to pass it in worship...

To what degree is a Muslim to be concerned with politics today?

Question: To what degree is a Muslim to be concerned with politics today, within it’s Islaamic guidelines? Answer: If what is intended by “politics” is the administering of the ummah, then the reality is that politics is not from the acts of one individual from the...

Loving Allāh and gaining His Love

Shaykh al-Albānī says in his introduction: “Know, O Muslim brother, that it is not possible for anyone to rise to this station of loving Allāh and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) except by tawhīd (singling out) of Allāh, the Most High, alone in His worship, and by...

The inheritance of Paradise

Abū Huraira said that the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم)said: “Whoever fears (Allāh) sets out at nightfall,[1] and whoever sets out at nightfall will reach the goal. Indeed, the goods of Allāh are expensive; indeed, the goods of Allāh is Paradise.”[2] Shaykh...

Dates: Relief of Pain

It is a long-established custom among Muslim parents to put a piece of well-chewed date (or other available sweet fruit) in the mouth of a newborn baby. Muslims do this following the practice of the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him,...