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Why did Muhammad Peace be upon Him marry several women?

Why did Muhammad Peace be upon Him marry several women? Whenever Prophet Muhammad’s name emerges, the image in many people’s minds is a man with many wives. For Muslims, his multiple marriages had meaning and immense implications for Islam, and by extension, the history of the world. Needless to say, …

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Qurbani / Udhiyya

The Virtues and Laws of Qurbani/Udhiyya “It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is your Taqwa that reaches Him…” (Surah Hajj) Ibraheem (Alayhis Salaam) had two alternatives: either to follow the cry of his heart or to submit to the call of his Creator. …

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25 Ways to Enter Jannah

25 Ways to Enter Jannah Our Beloved Prophet SalAllahu Alaihi Wasallam, said: 1. “Whoever meets Allah without ascribing anything to Him will enter Jannah.” [Bukhari] 2. “Whoever believes (has Imaan) in Allah and His Messenger (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam), and establishes the prayer and fasts the month of Ramadan, …

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Sabr – Most Precious Gift to a Mu’min

Sabr – Most Precious Gift to a Mu’min One of the great results and precious fruits of our freedom and emancipation from servitude to our carnal self is patience in calamities and misfortunes. In other words, Sabr means restraining ourselves from complaining about hidden anguish. Sabr produces many excellent results, …

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Wills and Estates

Wills and Estates The Shariah laws of wills and estate are by Divine Order. We do not have any discretion in that. Furthermore, wills and estates are one of those issues of Shariah where a person’s Abdiyyat (servitude) is really challenged and tested. It is human nature to be materialistically …

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Why Do I Wear Hijab?

Why Do I Wear Hijab? I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of …

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Towards Reformation of the Heart

From the Noble Teachings of Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) This book is a compilation of Hazrat Maulana’s advice and brilliant and inspiring analogies, which are found to be very effective in the process of reformation. Reading through each exposition and one is amazed at the remarkable lessons …

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Who invented the Trinity?

Who invented the Trinity? Who invented the Trinity? What is the source of the Christian concept of the Trinity? The three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – all purport to share one fundamental concept: belief in God as the Supreme Being, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. …

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Letter to the Unfulfilled Wife

By Umm Abdullah and Umm Zahrah I MAY not know you. I may not know your name, where you come from, or where you live. But I know what you’re going through. I’ve been there. I know you just want to be happy. You just want your marriage, your husband, …

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