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Cautiousness in the Matter of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām

Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat ḥafiẓahullāh In light of the recent meat contamination issue that has shaken the world and Europe, I would like to touch upon the subject of ḥalāl and ḥarām. For a Muslim, life revolves around doing only what is permissible (ḥalāl) and refraining from the impermissible …

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Escaping the Worst of Prisons

When Sara met Ahmed, she immediately knew. He was everything she had always dreamed of. Meeting him was like watching the sun rise in the middle of a snowstorm. His warmth melted the cold. But soon admiration turned to worship. Before she could understand what had happened, Sara had become …

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Who’s fooling who???…April Fool’s Day

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf It may be “cool”…but it’s a foolish and unislamic practise of another fool! Allah, The Most Wise, says: “Truly Allah guides not one who transgresses and lies.” (Qur’an-40:28) “Curse of Allah upon those who lie.” (Qur’an-3:61) Origins and History of April Fool Day There are differing …

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What Does Islam Teach About Justice/Human Rights

‘Neither love nor hatred can be allowed to compromise justice.’ By Khalid Baig There is one word that captures the essence of all Islamic laws and all Islamic teachings; one word that describes the overriding value that permeates all Islamic values. Justice. The Qur’an says: “We sent aforetime our messengers …

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“Why I Left Shi’ah”–Sayyid Husain Al-Musawi

Rabi Us Sani 26, 1434 A.H, Saturday, March 9, 2013 The Testimony Of The Author Before He Was Killed Sayyid Husain Al-Musawi is not an unfamiliar name among the Shi’ahs. He was a great scholar of the Shi’ahs who was born in Karbala and studied in Hauzah until he got …

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Wasn’t that a killer Jummuah Bayaan!

It is a scene that is replicated each Friday in hundreds of homes across the country. Over hearty servings of Akhni or Dhaal Chawal, the post mortem of the freshly delivered Jummuah lecture begins. As family members lop over their chairs and to a concomitant choir of burps and slurps, …

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Teenage Suicide

  Is your child in danger? Of the many socials ills that society is facing, perhaps the most tragic is that of teenage suicide. A young life brimming with potential, a life treasured by parents and family snuffed out before its flame could burn brightly. What sight can be more …

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Prophet Muhammad(SAW)’s Last Sermon

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Makkah). After praising, and thanking Allah he(SAW) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you …

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Seerah Series Part 18 : The Demise of the Messenger(saw)

  COMPLETION OF HIS TASK: When Islam reached the pinnacle of perfection, these words were sent down by Allah: ‘Today ! have perfected your religion for you, and I have completed My blessing on you, and I have approved Islam for your religion.’(5: 3) The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah …

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Seerah Series Part 17:The Year of Delegations & The Farewell Hajj

DELEGATIONS: After Makkah had been conquered and the Prophet had returned victorious from Tabuk, Arab delegations began to pour into the heart land of Islam. They learned about Islam, saw the character of the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah, and the life-style of his Companions. Tents were erected for them …

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