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Knowledge is for practice!

  There currently seems to be a widespread notion that: knowledge is for propagation, instead of practice. Therefore as soon as we come across a useful piece of information we immediately think of forwarding it instead of first planning to implement it in our lives! Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said, …

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The Sin of Fornication and Adultery

  We’ve all heard of the seven deadly sins, but in reality their number is not limited to seven. Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas said: “Seventy is closer to their number than seven”.  A major sin is one for which the Quran/Sunnah prescribes a punishment in this life and in the next, …

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‘Get married in Safar’

With the month of Safar upon us, Ulama are exhorting the Muslim public to let go of superstitious baggage regarding this month that they say has its roots in the Days of Ignorance. In years gone by, Cii Radio has witnessed that there are still comparatively fewer Nikahs being performed …

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Superstition & the Month of Safar

All praises to Allawh (Sub haa nahoo wa Ta’aalaa) and choicest blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammud (Sallal law hu ‘alay hi wa sallam). We are entering the second month of the lunar calendar. Sa-far with a “Sawd” either means ” To turn yellow’ or ‘To be empty/vacant’ . It was in Autumn when the leaves turn …

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Cleaning Your Inner-self

  Just think, if for any reason a person does not take a shower for a few weeks, what would be the state of his body? Obviously his body would start emitting a very awful stink! Remember, he cannot get rid of that stink even if he decides to put on new, …

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The Ultimate Kindness​

Every mother knows that it is impermissible for a child to breastfeed after the age of two. At the same time, mothers understand that their infant children cannot progress from a purely milk-based diet to a diet of solids overnight. If this drastic, unfamiliar change is thrust upon the child in …

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Respect – Adab – Etiquette

  An Orphan is not one who has no parents; Verily he is an orphan who is deprived of knowledge and adab (respect/etiquette). This is an Arabic saying which very concisely describes the importance of respect in a person. Indeed, when one is deprived of respect and etiquette, one can …

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The Sin of Adultery and Fornication

Why is adultery/fornication so attractive?   Shaytan committed a sin through disobeying Allah with his arrogance; he thought he was better than Adam so he refused to obey Allah’s command that he bow to Adam. Hence, he incurred Allah’s Wrath. Instead of becoming humble, admitting his sin to Allah and …

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The Other Doors

Our 4 year old son has some fairly serious health problems, so we are “frequent fliers” at the local children’s hospital. Two weeks ago, our son was there for several days having surgery. As stressful as that was for us, my visits to that hospital almost always leave me feeling …

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