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On Mockery

  Our modern culture has embraced mockery of anything and everything to the extent that nothing is off limits as the idea of the Sacred has by and large been discarded. The elders, parents, teachers, religion, prophets, and even God Himself have all become regulars on comedy sketches on television …

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10 Steps to Overcoming Envy

Abu Huraryah (ra) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “When one of you sees someone who has been blessed more than him in money or appearance, then let him look at someone lesser than him, whom he has been preferred over.” (Bukhari)  What is Envy? Envy is …

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The Choice is Yours

  A recent article in the Detroit News contrasted the lives of two ordinary persons from Palestinian refuge camps in Jordan. Two persons joined by faith and circumstances, yet separated by choices of their lifestyles. One awakens at 4 a.m. every day and walks a mile to the mosque for …

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10 Islamic Guidelines on Pandemics and Epidemics

by Mufti Faraz Adam 1. Quarantine The Prophet encouraged quarantine: “Do not put a sick one (animal) with a healthy one (animal)” (Sahih al-Bukhari) “If you hear that a plague has hit a land, do not go to it; if it breaks out in a land where you are present, …

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How you Live…..is how you Die.

  ‘To tell the truth, he looked like he was staring into the eyes of death’ A police officer in a Muslim country wrote the following letter to a Shaykh describing the events that led to his return to Allah. He recalls: Seeing accidents and crash victims was a normal …

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Peer Pressure

  What will the people say? Will they approve of it? Will they laugh at it? It seems that such concerns influence our actions –especially our public conduct– more than anything else. Social pressure is a powerful force. It works by appealing to our desire not to be insulted, ridiculed, …

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Rajab

 The month of Rajab is the key to the months of goodness and blessings that follow it. Abu Bakr R. al-Warraq al-Balkhi said: “Rajab is the month to sow the seeds;Sha’ban is the month to irrigate the crop; and Ramadan is the month to reap the harvest.”  It has similarly been …

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3 Gems of Advice from Ml Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi RA

1.Never be the Oppressor First Gem This is an extremely fundamental piece of advice and a foundational pillar for the existence of peaceful families and societies. It is, after all, among the most salient features of none other than Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), that he never oppressed anyone, though he …

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Halaal Earnings

Blood is the life stream of the human body. Healthy blood nourishes all the organs enabling them to function well. Good blood is produced from healthy, wholesome food. On the contrary, unhealthy food produces unhealthy blood, causing the entire body to be weakened and one then suffers a host of …

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