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Lessons from the History of Balkans: Islam grants Peace and Security – Nationalism brings Genocide and Destruction

Despite its rather small size, throughout its history the region of the Balkans was the arena of conflicts, brutal wars, and mass migration. Probably there was no other region in the world like this region that became the historical watershed, the rising and perishing point for so many and so various nations, tribes, races, and […]

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah verses 204-207

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم From the book, Introduction to the Tafseer of the Quran, by the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent jurist and statesman, Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah: وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُعْجِبُكَ قَوْلُهُ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيُشْهِدُ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا فِي قَلْبِهِ وَهُوَ أَلَدُّ الْخِصَامِ * وَإِذَا تَوَلَّى سَعَى فِي الأَرْضِ لِيُفْسِدَ […]

Great Lessons from the Top 10 Commanders of Islam to the Present-Day Armies in the Muslim World

By reviewing the books of Islamic history, one finds narrations about heroes of this great Ummah that affirm the saying of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, «مَثَلُ أُمَّتِي مَثَلُ الْمَطَرِ لَا يُدْرَى أَوَّلُهُ خَيْرٌ أَوْ آخِرُهُ» “My Ummah is like a rain; it is not known if the first of it is good or last of it” […]

Islam is a Thought (فكرة) and a Method (طريقة)

Allah (swt) said, الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا “This day I have perfected for you your Deen and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.” [Surah al-Baqrah 5:3] During the decline of Muslims, the concept of Deen amongst the Muslims took on the […]

Q&A: Takhreej (Extraction and Authentication) of the Hadith “Take the Gift as long as it is a Gift”

Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh, We ask Allah to grant you health and success in pleasing Allah (swt) and bring victory and empowerment and glory of the Deen by your hands Can you please give an extraction and authentication of this Hadith in terms of its correctness, strength, weakness, and using it as […]

Hastening to the Shariah and Breaking the Procrastination Mentality

We are in the midst of the blessed month of Ramadan. As Muslims, we are all aware of the blessings and the rewards that accompany this blessed month. «مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ» “Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and with the hope of (Allah’s) reward, all his previous […]

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah verse 203

From the book, Introduction to the Tafseer of the Quran, by the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent jurist and statesman, Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah: وَاذْكُرُواْ اللّهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَن تَعَجَّلَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ فَلاَ إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَمَن تَأَخَّرَ فَلا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ لِمَنِ اتَّقَى وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ “And remember Allah […]

Tests and Afflictions: A Blessing in Disguise

The Messenger ﷺ said, «مَنْ يُرِدِ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُصِبْ مِنْهُ» “If Allah intends good for someone then He afflicts him with trials.” (Bukhari) It can often be difficult to see loss, misfortune and affliction, including the current pandemic, in anything but a negative light. The pain we feel from the death of a loved […]

“And if you Should Count the Favors of Allah, You Could Not Enumerate Them”

وَإِنْ تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا “And if you Should Count the Favors of Allah, You Could Not Enumerate Them” Allah (swt) blessed His worshipers abundantly with favours that man cannot enumerate He (swt) said in Surat Al-Nahl: وَإِن تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ “And if you should count the favors […]

The Youth Raised in the Worship of Allah

 The young man raised in the worship of Allah (swt) is one of the seven blessed with the Shade of Allah (swt) on the Day or Resurrection. Narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (ra) who said that I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ say, «سَبْعَةٌ يُظِلُّهُمُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِي ظِلِّهِ، يَوْمَ لاَ […]