COVID-19 has rapidly become a Global Phenomenon, Reminding us in the process the Greatness of Allah and the Inherent Weakness of Man We would like to take this opportunity to remind the Muslim community of the following points:
“Don’t use your religion to cover up your stupidity”. It was a comment coming from the Singapore Incidents Facebook page on March 21, 2020, with regards to a protest held in Indonesia. The protesters rejected the cancellation of a large event of the Tablighi Jama’ah in Gowa South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and said “We are more […]
Bangladesh is standing on the verge of a catastrophe as the outbreak of the novel corona virus has also started taking its toll here, people are passing their days in anxiety and uncertainty. Health experts and aware citizens are deeply angered to see the government’s sheer reluctance to be prepared with outbreak control measures even […]
Question: In the book At-Tafkeer Al-Islami, which is one of the adopted books, it mentions that supplication (du’aa) does not turn back the Divine Destiny (qadar) and does not change the Divine fate (qadaa’) or the knowledge of Allah (swt)). However there are texts from the Qur’an and the Sunnah that seem to me to […]
The ultra-liberal agenda to cynically promote sexualisation of children has once again been exposed. It has worn many masks over the years, and today is exploiting those confused about their gender and sexuality, not for the good of society, but as a desperate attempt to avoid addressing the contradictory foundation of emotions that it is […]
The Youm7 [Seventh Day] Newspaper reported on Monday, February 4, 2019, the signing of the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar and Vatican Pope of the brotherhood of humanity [human fraternity] document, which constitute (as they claim) the most important document in the history of the relationship between Al-Azhar and the Vatican, and is one of the […]
An important character trait that is nurtured and cultivated by the Islamic Aqeedah is empathy. Empathy is described as the ability to understand and share the feelings of the other. It is the process of doing one’s best to understand what it feels like to be in the situation of the other.
Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh… Our Sheikh, our dear Ameer, may Allah protect you from all harm and grant you the power on the earth. There is an understanding that the people of Al-Fatra will be saved from the torment of the Day of Judgment, and they are those who were not sent […]
When the Muslim took Islam as a doctrine, he surrendered to the oneness of his Creator and obedience to Him in every matter, no matter how small or big. By this surrendering, he has made the ruling of the Shariah his compass which leads him to safety and to win the pleasure of the Beneficent […]
Three people were murdered, and a number of others injured across the UK during the country’s May Bank Holiday weekend in a series of shootings, stabbings and acid attacks. These are only the latest incidents of violent crime which has been on the rise in Britain and which has taken the lives of over 60 […]
A manifesto calling for urgent action against the rising tide of antisemitism in France has been published by Le Parisien newspaper. Written by co-founder of Charlie Hebedo, Philippe Val, and signed by luminaries such as former President Nicolas Sarkozy, former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, and actor Gerard Depardieu, the document highlights a recent spate of […]
A wide spread confusion has been set off after an Italian journalist said that Pope Francis supposedly told him in an interview that “hell does not exist, and continued to say that “the disappearance of sinful souls exists”. “Hell does not exist – what exists is the disappearance of sinful souls, The claim was later […]
Despite the Pakistan’s rulers’ dark attempt to undermine the Finality of the Prophethood to please their foreign masters, the month of Rabii’ ul-Awwal in Pakistan has been illuminated by the light of speeches regarding the life of RasulAllah ﷺ. And within the life of RasulAllah ﷺ is a clear reminder of the need to re-establish […]
The recent sit in by thousands of Muslims in Faizabad, Pakistan has been viewed by some as an outpouring of rage against a government that has little, if any commitment to Islam. Over the last few weeks protests throughout Pakistan broke out in sympathy to the one in Faizabad. It seemed that the situation was […]
When we are brought up in the West and attend the school systems in these countries, we are introduced from a young age to the concepts of respect and tolerance. We are taught that these concepts lie at the basis of Western societies and that citizens living in these societies should uphold these high values. […]
Solar eclipse 2017: The best photos from across the US as the sun blocks out the moon. Some show the stunning celestial sight. Others celebrate the ingenuity and inclusivity of people gathering to watch it. The eclipse has passed over all of the US. It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment – but one that can thankfully […]
On the 25th of April 2017, it was stated in the media that a teacher working at a primary school in Luleå was reported to incite the community in connection with the construction of a mosque, by calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile and accusing Islam for being oppressive towards women. The teacher retained his […]
Question: Our honourable Sheikh, Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu, What is the meaning of the scientific miracles in the Noble Quran? Are there really scientific miracles in the Quran? Is this a science on its own right or is it something else? May Allah help you in all the good. From Fahed Zalloum
Question: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh How can I avoid Kufr (disbelief) or Shirk (polytheism) and die a Muslim? Because I do not want to be one of the greatest losers as to my deeds. Is Kufr only an action, a speech or a conviction??? Please answer, May Allah bless you. From Islam Zidan
Astronomers have recently reported, after modelling images collected over 20 years by the Hubble Space Telescope, that there are over 2 trillion galaxies in the universe, up to 20 times more than previously thought. The research, which was published in the Astronomical Journal, is considered the most comprehensive ever. It also highlighted, that due to […]
On Wednesday 22nd July 2015, the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham announced their discovery of one of the oldest texts of the Qur’an in the world. After radiocarbon-dated testing which is said to be 95.4% accurate, research estimated the parchments to be from between 568 – 645 AD. This news which occurred […]
Question: Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu In the book At Tayseer Fi Usool At Tafseer [page 44 Arabic version]: “Or through definite transmission (Naqli) from Allah سبحانه وتعالى in His Holy Book or from His Messenger ﷺ in his Mutawatir Hadith; like the belief in the Unseen, the Angels, the previously sent down Books, […]
News: On the 6th of April, on the occasion of the Christian Easter, the Danish newspaper Politiken published an article written by a religious historian with a specialty in Semitic philosophy, with the title: “If Jesus Never lived – Then Islam Would Most Likely Not Have Existed”. Besides criticizing religions in general, he claims that […]
In the past few months, I have attended more janaza prayers than in any comparable time in my life. A reminder that life is short and death is certain. They have been janazas of the fathers of my friends, acquaintances and some converts to Islam. The converts included a Chinese sister named Ayeesha and another brother whose janaza prayers were in Mosques near me. As their friends and family spoke about their journey to Islam, the amazing changes in their character after Islam and their commitment and steadfastness in worshipping Allah سبحانه وتعالى, you found yourself amazed at the power of Islam to transform these converts in such a profound way.
Yes indeed, the world is the Prison of the Believer, for when he sees the Heaven with all of its delights, he will conceive that this earth in comparison, with all of its limited riches and fleeting pleasures, was as miserable as a prison. And yes, when the Kafir faces Hell as an everlasting abode, a prison of no escape, with the severest punishment and the extremes of pain, without reprieve, he will consider that his worldly life, despite its hardships, trials and tribulations, was indeed Heaven. Thus, the day upon which we will be made to arise and brought for judgment, the trial upon our good and bad actions, the sentencing and the punishment, these are matters when considered as they should be considered, shakes the soul and moves one to tears.
The Theory of Evolution has become the de facto standard used in the West, and indeed beyond, to explain the existence of creation and life, it is described as rational and scientific. In stark contrast, other arguments that explain the existence of life are considered to be irrational, backward and steeped in ignorance borne out of belief in religion. In other words, there are essentially two clear camps: the ‘scientific’ and progressive camp which espouses the virtues of the Theory, and the apparently ‘unscientific’ contingent which clings to outmoded explanations such as the existence of a Creator.
Linguistically Huda means rashaad (integrity of conduct) and dalaalah (showing the way). It is said, he guided him to the deen, i.e. led him to guidance; I showed him the way and the home meaning I informed. Dhalaal is the opposite of rashaad.
Hidaayah, according to the Shar’a, is to be guided to Islam and to believe in it. And dhalaal, according to the Shar’a is deviation from Islam.
The origin of the use of the word ‘spirit’ is found in the discussions that took place between people who believe in the existence of God, frequently using words such as ‘spirit’ and ‘spirituality’ to articulate the effect of a creator.
One of the most misunderstood areas of Islam amongst the Ummah is this very topic of spirituality with the Muslim Ummah today holding a wide range of varying views on what spirituality is and how it is to be interpreted.
It must however be asked as to whether the issue of spirituality in Islam is something that has always existed. Is the discussion of spirituality part of Islam or a separate universal topic?
To have faith in a creator is considered by many as equal to following something blindly. The rise of science and technology in the last 50 years has resulted in many people abandoning their religious beliefs and adopting the faith of science which concludes there is no need for a creator.
Names such as Richard Dawkins a staunch atheist regularly ridicules those who believe in a creator and look upon any person who believes in Allah سبحانه وتعالى as effectively contradicting the very make-up of a human being. Scientists as well as those who are smitten by the discoveries in the scientific world have over the years developed a number of theories which for them proves there is no such thing as a creator. These theories or arguments can be categorized as follows: