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Music in Islam

Below is a collection of 10 Hadith with commentary directly related to music and the playing of musical instruments. (1) Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash’ari (radhiyallahu anhu) says that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say:”Most certainly, there will be in my Ummah people who will make lawful fornication, silk, liquor …

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De-toxing from the EDD Mentality

By Maria Zain WHEN is your due date? Are you due soon? So soon! You better go get checked. Your EDD (Estimated Due Date) is next week? What did the doctor say? You are overdue! You better go see a professional! You might explode! It’s not healthy for babies to …

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Attitude of Gratitude: Psychology Behind Shukr

SHE opens her wardrobe. Two dozen dresses of red, yellow, orange, pink and you-name-it colour are hanging in there. After a cursory glance, she bangs the door shut. “Mom, I have ‘nothing’ to wear for the party. I’ve been begging you to take me shopping for ages. You never listen …

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HOLIDAYS CAN BE REAL FUN!!!

Some ways of making your kids vacation more fun & rewarding… By Umm Ammarah Dad what can I do next???...Mum I’m BORED!!! For parents vacations can be really demanding keeping our children occupied. Vacations pose a great challenge for many parents. However holidays can be great fun if parents are …

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Shi’ism Exposed

by Majlisul Ulama It is essential that Muslim sympathisers of the Shias divest themselves of the notion that Shi’ism is part of Islam – that it is just as one of the other four Madhabs which constitute the Ahlus Sunnah. Shi’sim is not Islam nor is it a sect of …

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Television Facts and Figures

an IslamiCity Bulletin TV Turnoff Network recently published their research results that startled us. When we noticed the terms, ‘average American’ or ‘average American home’ in the data, we knew Muslims contributed to this average. While we are busy building Masajid and Islamic schools out in the communities through out …

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Cinnamon and Honey

Whoever thought? Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call ‘turning to sugar’. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will “crystallize”. When this …

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THE POST EXAM PERIOD

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf Our children are a trust given to us by Allah. Depending on the upbringing we give them, we may nurture them to be morally good and upright persons or if they are just left uncared and untrained they may become innocent victims of the environment and …

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The benefits of pomegranate seeds

“Bypass your bypass surgery” by Dr Syed Zair Hussain Rizvi. EVERY SEED OF POMEGRANATE WHICH GOES IN YOUR STOMACH IS A SEED OF LIFE FOR YOUR HEART!!! Two things are full of benefits for the human being, lukewarm water and pomegranate. Pomegranate is a seasonal fruit in Pakistan & India …

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A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God-given liberation? I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored …

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