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Eat smart this Ramadhaan!

  By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) eislam.co.za Many of us have developed a culture of indulgent eating… lavish five course Sunday lunches, daily indulgent snacks and more! The Holy Quraan states: “…..and eat and drink but do not waste by extravagance, certainly HE (Allah) does not like those  …

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Culture

  Culture is defined as a people’s complete way of life. It consists of all the ideas, objects and ways of doing things created by the group. Culture includes beliefs, customs, language and traditions (World Book Encyclopaedia). While there are numerous cultures and subcultures present in the world, of primary …

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Ahadith regarding certain evil qualities of Women

Question Is this Hadith reliable? إن الفساق هم أهل النار قيل: يا رسول الله، ومن الفساق؟ قال: النساء قال: رجل يا رسول الله، أولسن أمهاتنا، وأخواتنا، وأزواجنا؟ قال: بلى، ولكنهم إذا أعطين لم يشكرن، وإذا ابتلين لم يصبرن   Answer Imam Ahmad and Imam Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith …

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The Wake-Up Call

“Beep-beep! Beep-beep! Beep-beep!” The persistent, jarring sound of the alarm clock, rudely bringing an abrupt end to a sound, blissful sleep, is a sound dreaded by most. As much as a person may wish that he could go on sleeping indefinitely, everyone sets an alarm as they understand that the ‘wake-up …

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What do I Want in a Spouse?

  Allah Ta‘ala, through His infinite power, has created humankind with such variety that despite the people on earth numbering more than seven billion, every person is completely unique. Be it in physical appearance, or in habits and tendencies, or in societal status and nobility, or even in intelligence and understanding …

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Two Surahs of Hope and Encouragement

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) underwent great difficulties and opposition in Makkah Mukarramah, due to which he was naturally affected and his morale was low. Allah Ta‘ala revealed two surahs filled with inspiration and encouragement to console him and uplift his morale. The first is Surah Dhuha, followed by Surah Alam Nashrah. …

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