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It’s only a Sunnah

Once Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah), who’s “Sunan” is one of the six classical books of hadeeth, was on board a ship. He heard a person on the shore sneezing and saying “Alhamdulillah” (all praise is due to Allah). So he hired a rowing boat for one dirham (silver coin) and …

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Whatever happened to manners?

  By Sister Jasmine Khan ( eislam ) I was travelling in a bus one day; it was crowded with school children on their way home. As I tried to tune out the chattering of shrill young voices, I looked around and felt that there was something wrong. Then I …

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Backstabbing, from the Front !!!

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   I’m from the privileged few who have been sent a copy of the 2015 edition of the Oxford Dictionary for proofreading. Whilst flipping through the pages, I came across some strange words never seen before: “Frenemmy: an enemy who pretends to be a friend;” “Colour …

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Your death clock is ticking

  One night, when I was about 15 years old, I thought I was going to die. Nothing out of the ordinary happened, I just went to bed and was overcome with an overwhelming feeling that I was going to die. I tossed and turned, afraid that it was going …

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FINALLY FREE

  The time will then finally come for the righteous soul to depart from this transient, fleeting and constricted abode, a life polluted and tainted with a mixture of joy and pain, sadness and happiness. Now the time has come for the soul to become separated from the body, for …

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The Qur’an on Patience, Resolve and Success

“Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”    Posted by: MV Media   In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience   Allah Most High tells us in the Qur’an: “And We will surely test you …

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Who is the Greatest Champion of Human Rights?

Even a cursory glance at the life Allah’s Beloved Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam gives clear answer to this. The life of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam brims with kindness, compassion and love for Allah’s creation. Whether it was the nobility of the time or the lowliest of servants, the …

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21 POINTS ON RAISING CHILDREN Part 2

11 – Teach your child the authentic ‘Aqeedah (creed and belief). Say to your child what the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiallahu ‘anhu), “I am going to teach you some words. Be mindful of Allah, Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, you …

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Guidelines to help you observe Fajr Prayer

Mending the Rift {And then there followed after them (the prophets) an evil generation who delayed the prayer and followed their lusts. Soon will they face destruction, except he who repents, affirms his faith and does deeds of righteousness} [Soorah Maryam: 59-60] One of the ill-seeming phenomena and most serious …

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