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Pornography, an XXXtremely degrading addiction

Addictions Anonymous P6 –  Pornography (porn) is abhorrent. It is degrading, not just for the one carrying out the act but also for those viewing it. Like every other sin, pornography is a violation against one’s own self and is displeasing to Allah SWT. Ulama describe it as “a technological …

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Never Lose Hope

During the Battle of Uhud, one of the painful tragedies suffered by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the martyrdom of his beloved uncle, Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The person responsible for killing Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was none other than Sayyiduna Wahshi bin Harb (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). At that time, he was …

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Sha`baan and the Coming of Ramadaan

  By Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (RA) The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or prevailing. For the Muslim who reaches the months of Rajab and Sha`baan, the presence of …

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Tasbeeh-e-Fatimi

Haji Farooq ra senior Khalifa of Shaykh Maulana Maseehullah had mentioned: If a person visits a certain country and sees a beautiful plant, he may desire to take it home. However, there are certain aspects that are of concern to him. The first concern is, Will it grow in his …

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World Health Day (7 April 2019)

  6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy     Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “Indeed [among] the first things a person will be asked about on the Day of Qiyamah is that it will be said to him, ‘Did We not make …

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Adopting Hayaa before Allah​

When the topic of hayaa is discussed, it is generally aspects such as hayaa in dressing or speech that come to mind. However, although these aspects are fundamental to the topic of hayaa, there is more to hayaa than just these aspects. In essence, we tend to restrict the concept of …

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When the Ummah is tested: Causes & Solutions (Part 1)

  By: Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti (Rahimahullah)   “Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11) The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new problems and difficulties. Their lives, property and self-respect is trampled upon and worse than that, …

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What Happened in New Zealand A Few Days Later

Reflections: In today’s current social and political environment, being Muslim is truly becoming a challenge; it’s a struggle. It feels like we’re living in the times that were described by the Prophet ﷺ in a number of different narrations. The Prophet ﷺ said, “A time will come upon people when a person practicing his …

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The Madrasah: A Dying Legacy…

The difference between those who know and those who do not know is as glaring as those who can see as opposed to those who are blind. Islamic Knowledge gives us the vision to see right from wrong, good from bad; it helps us discharge our obligations; it assists us …

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