Youth

Can homosexual behaviour be justified in Islam?

  Nasihah (Advice): The evil act of homosexuality Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu who reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There is nothing I fear more for my Ummah than the deed of the people of Lut (Alayhi salaam).” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. I am a …

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The Spoon and the Spade

There was once a kitchen spoon who longed to get out of the house. Every day, she would gaze out the window and envy the garden spade who was outside. One day, the kitchen spoon received her wish! Instead of stirring biryani, bhindi and methi bhaji, she was going to be used …

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The Subtle Influence

Accents are rather strange and fascinating. People speak the same language, and utter the same words, yet it sounds completely different. Different syllables are emphasized and various vowels are intonated and pronounced differently. In some cases, the foreign accent may sound so strange that it may even be mistaken for a foreign …

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Finding the perfect spouse

Question: I want to get married but I really hope I get the best person in the world. Please advise me how to find the right one? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Every young adult experiences a time in …

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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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Victims of Free-Mixing 

  Umm Muhammad, a woman over the age of 40, tells her story.   I lived a life of modest means with my husband. There was never any closeness and harmony, and my husband did not have the kind of strong personality that a woman would hope for, but his …

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Supermoms

A book, Perfect Madness by Judith Warner, published by Riverhead Books, tells us that during her research, Warner discovered that: “Seventy percent of American moms say they find motherhood today ‘incredibly stressful.’” “Thirty percent of mothers of young children reportedly suffer from depression.” In the lands where all that glitters is …

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Homosexuality, Arranged Marriage, and Moral Dilemma

Nasihah (Advice): Disclosing flaws that may hinder a marriage when consulted   Sayyidah Fathimah bint Qays Radiyallahu Anha narrates, “I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said to him: Muawiyah and Abul-Jahm sent me a proposal of marriage.” Rasullullah (ﷺ) replied, “Muawiyah is destitute and he has no wealth, and …

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The Iron Fortress

  Muhammad bin Seereen (rahimahullah), a famous narrator of hadeeth and student of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), was once travelling with a group of people when they decided to encamp for the night at a riverbank. As they were setting up camp, the people of the area approached them and …

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