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Modesty

Natural Instinct of Modesty Eroded Say: (O Muhammad) My Lord has certainly forbidden the Fawaahish(evil and shameful deeds) whether committed openly or secretly, sins(of every type), unjustified oppression, joining partners(in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no …

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Horoscopes

Question: My question is that should we believe in horoscopes and signs, because sometimes I read things about my sign and the prediction that is written for my sign upsets me, if it is something scary. I want to know whether this information is true or useless. Please clarify this. …

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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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Holidays

uswatulmuslimah.co.za The word ‘holiday’ comes from the Anglo Saxon halig daeg, or holy day. However, holidays to a great extent have become anything but holy. A Christian once observed that in their most auspicious month, December (holiday time), the most amount of crime and evil is committed. Contrary to this, in the most blessed …

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Culture

  Culture is defined as a people’s complete way of life. It consists of all the ideas, objects and ways of doing things created by the group. Culture includes beliefs, customs, language and traditions (World Book Encyclopaedia). While there are numerous cultures and subcultures present in the world, of primary …

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Freedom of Expression?

  By: Khalid Baig   Islamophobia in the media: Should Muslims react? How should they react? Where do they stand on the philosophical issue underlying all this?   In the media the issue has been framed as a clash between two camps. One camp stands for freedom of expression. The …

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Can men listen to audios which contain the voice of a women?

QUESTION Assamualykum  I have a question regarding to listening audios containing voice of a women Is it permissible for me as a man to listen to audios/ news which contain voice of a women ANSWER In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.   …

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Save The Changes

  by Ml Imran Khamissa   Nearly everyone in this age of modern technology has at some stage worked with a P.C. We have used it to draft documents, amend these documents, copied and pasted onto documents, used the ‘undo’ icon, edited documents, just to mention a few of the …

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Life Has No Second Innings

Moulana Imran Khamissa In a world enveloped in entertainment, games and social media, people have become paralyzed and transfixed to their television screens and handheld gadgets, closely following the progress of players and teams as if their very existence depended on the result. The present craze “ The Cricket World …

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