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Islamic Perspective on Sex (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.'If you are approached by a man (whose manners and Deen you are satisfied with) then get him married; for if you do not, Fitnah [trials and strife] and evil will prevail.' (Haakim)Islam encourages guardians to make matters that relate to marriage uncomplicated. The Messenger of...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-16)

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My Foot Hurts

An illiterate man asked Nasrudin to write a letter for...

MAJOR SINS (Part-37)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Qatada said,...

Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-19)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Until the 16th century, it was thought that the Earth was the center of the universe. This view is known as the "geocentric mod-el," from the Greek words geo (Earth) and kentron (center). This belief was questioned by the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543 in his...

The Believer & The Disbeliever (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{And put forward to them the example of two men: unto one of them We had given two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with date palms; and had put between them green crops (cultivated fields). Each of those two gardens brought forth its produce, and failed not in the...

The Prophet Musa (A) Runs Away

Musa (A) was a great prophet of Allah. He was...

The Prophet Yusuf (A) and His Brothers

A long time ago, there lived an old man. His...

The Prophet Hud (A) and the Terrible Wind

A long time ago in the land of Yemen, there...

Harut and Marut (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Consequently, the people declared their innocence of Sulaiman and declared him to be a disbeliever till the advent of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) who came with the Qur'anic Verse that reads: {Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved}. Then, Ibn Jarir said: I...

Hazrat Esa (A) (Part-29)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.These Ahadith bad become so well-known and famous during the times of the Sahabah and the TabVeen and had become so accepted in scholarly circles that according to the Imams of Hadith the question of the life of Esa (A) and his return had reached the...

Hazrat Yusuf (A) (Part-22)

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Hazrat Esa (A) (Part-2)

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Hazrat Yusuf (A) (Part-13)

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Sayeduna Muhammad (SM) (Part-48)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Incident of HudaybiaHudaybia is situated on the road from Makkah to Jedda at a distance of about one Manzil. It is the name of a well and it is the place connected with the "Manifest victory" of which the Qur’an speaks and is also the...

The Prophet as a Husband (Part-20)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Prophet peace be upon him has applied this manner with his family in order to teach Muslims the right way of education and discipline as he taught them to be kind and forbearing with their families. When the wives of the Prophet peace be upon...

The Prophet as a Husband (Part-3)

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The Prophet's (SM) Family

Khadija was the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (SM)....

The Prophet as a Husband (Part-11)

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The Prophet as a Husband (Part-21)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.All of this proves the sublime morals, manners, and wisdom of the Prophet peace be upon him as he was taking the right action in the right circumstances.The Prophet's Emotions toward his WivesLooking attentively to the biography of the Prophet peace be upon him you will...

The Old Woman and the Physician

An old woman having lost her eyes, called in a physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses, that it he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her condition remained, she should give him nothing. This agreement being made,...

Prayer of a Sick Person

Imam Baihaqi has stated on the authority of Hadhrat Ali...

The King and the Poor Man

There was a king who decided to take a tour...

FOUR WIVES

Once upon a time. There was a rich merchant who...

Had I but Known (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Anfal threw herself down on the nearest chair as if she had realized a truth previously unknown to her.She said, “What shall I take with me? Nothing but the coffin and my deeds. What kind of deeds will go with me on my long journey? Nothing!...

Mr. Michael Yip

June 23, 1996. I was introduced to Islam in 1995 by an Egyptian classmate who arrived in New Zealand the previous year, and who was  placed  into  my  Chemistry  class.  I  had  no  religion  before  this, though  I  guess  I  was  a  non-practicing  Christian,  since  I  attended Sunday school when I was young, (but mainly...

Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-11)

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Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-4)

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Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-28)

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Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-28)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Hope for the FutureWhen asked, about her last wish in her advanced age, she said, "All praise be to Allah! My husband, my children and myself, all have accepted Islam. We have performed Hajj and 'Umrah several times. My first pilgrimage tour took place in 1978...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-07

To read the previous part, click hereGuidance: Some notes of cautionIn concluding this discussion about the different implications of 'guidance' (Hidayah), we repeat points that would help the reader of the Holy Qur'an avoid certain confusions and errors: 1. The Holy Qur'an sometimes speaks of divine guidance as being general and common to believers and...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-04

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Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-03

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Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-05

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Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-06

To read the previous part, click hereThe Second Degree of Guidance Unlike the first, the second degree of guidance is not general but particular. It is limited to those creatures which are considered to be rational, that is, men and jinns. This kind of guidance comes to every man through prophets and revealed books. Some...

MAJOR SINS (Part-11)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Imlam Sulyman AI-Khattabi (may Allah (SWT)  be pleased with him) said, "This hadith indicates that the punishment of nonperformance of the Prayer increases when the child reaches puberty. Some disciples ofImam Shafi'i cited the above hadith as an evidence to kill the child if he persisted toneglect...

Faith in the Angels (Part-69)

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MAJOR SINS (Part-35)

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Patience...(Part-18)

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Dangers in the Home (Part-1)

In the Name of Allaah, Most Gracious, Most MercifulPraise be to Allaah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides cannot be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray cannot be guided. I bear...

Bahlool and Haroun

One day Haroun Rashid asked Bahlool, “What is Allah's greatest blessing?”"Allah's greatest blessing is the mind. Khawaja Abdullah Ansari says in his supplication, 'O Allah! Those whom You gave intelligence, what else did You not give; those whom You didn't give understanding, what did You give?' In one reliable Hadith, when Allah decided to take...

Haroun Rashid Gives Bahlool A Reward

One day Haroun Rashid gave the order to give Bahlool...

Bahlool and a Charlatan

They say that Bahlool had a gold coin in his...

Bahlool and a Businessman

One day a Baghdadi businessman met Bahlool and said, “Sir...

Bahlool Criticizes Abdullah Mubarak

One day Abdullah Mubarak went to the desert to see Bahlool the Wise. He saw Bahlool bareheaded, barefoot, and reciting Allah's Name. He went up to him and saluted him. Bahlool answered the greeting.Abdullah Mubarak said, "O Shaykh! My request is that you advise me and tell me how to pass a life in this...

The Meeting

Nasrudin went to a wealthy man's home one day for a business appointment. As he walked towards the front door, he looked through a side window and saw the man eating soup.Nasrudin continued to the front, and knocked on the door.The man's son opened it."Hi," said Nasrudin. "I am here to see your father."Well," other...

The Fool

A philosopher, having made an appointment to dispute with Nasrudin,...

The crowded home

One day, Mulla Nasruddin was talking to his neighbour. The...

Nasrudin the Liar and Exaggerator

Mayor: "Nasrudin. You are known to be a liar and...

The location

A man noticed Nasrudin digging a hole, and asked him about it.The reply was, "I buried something in this field last month, and I've been trying to find it all morning.""Well," said the other, "did you have some kind of marking system for it."Nasrudin said, "Of course I did! When I was burying it, there...

The Prophet and His Grandchildren

One day, there was a great gathering in the Prophet's (SM) Masjid where the Prophet (SM) was telling the people about Allah (SWT) and the wonderful ways of Allah (SWT)It was very quiet inside the Masjid that people hardly moved as the Prophet (SM) spoke to them. Then suddenly without warning, he stopped speaking and...

Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-80)

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The Muslim Home (Part-10)

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Great reward for simple actions (Part-15)

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Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-60)

To read the previous part of this story,click here. HAFNIUM = 178HfThe Dutch physicist Dirk Coster and the Hungarian chemist Georg de Hevesy discovered the element Hafnium (Hf) in 1923. Particular use is made of it in nuclear reactors. The element is also found in the Sun's atmosphere. There are 178 words between the beginning of...

Anatomy 2

Human dissection is not accepted in Islam.The sanctity of a Muslim after he  dies is the same as when he is alive. The body has to remain in its integrality.Thus,knowledge of anatomy in medieval Islam was firmly based on  observation, and the anatomical writings by the 2nd-century Greek physician  Galen,who to a large extent argued...

Embryology 1

Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’aan about the stages of...

Chemistry 2

Many of the techniques employed in drug production were also...

Embryology 5

When forty-two nights have passed over the conceptus, Allah (SWT)...

Embryology 3

In one of the conferences he attended, Professor Moore stated the following: “The embryo develops in the mother’s womb or uterus protected by three veils, or layers, as shown in this next slide. (A)  represents the anterior abdominal wall, (B)  the uterine wall, and the (C) the amniochorionic membrane . Because the staging of human...

The Gift (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Imran was driving home when he remembered what his mother and Umar had said that day. He had heard that many times before. Even when his father was alive, he used to tease Imran every time he mentioned a woman's name he was dealing business with....

The Gift (Part-111)

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The Gift (Part-6)

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The Gift (Part-116)

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The Gift (Part-25)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Thank you for your concern. I will as soon as the time comes. For now, I want to keep this as a secret". With that Dr. Norman nodded and smiled politely at his patient. Ani just listened attentively without interruption. "So, you're going back to JB...

Ebrahim ibn Adham (Part-1)

Abu Eshaq Ebrahim ibn Adham, born in Balkh of pure Arab descent, is described in Sufi legend as a prince who renounced his kingdom (somewhat after the fashion of the Buddha) and wandered westwards to live a life of complete asceticism, earning his bread in Syria by honest manual toil until his death in c....

Abo 'l-Qasem al-Jonaid (Part-4)

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Ahmad ibn Khazruya (Part-4)

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Fatimah Bint Muhammad

Fatimah was the fifth child of Muhammad and Khadijah. She...

Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-106)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Al-Imam al-Ghazali ' s efforts in defeating the Batini ShiitesOne of the beneficial effects of the Nizami schools was that they paved the way for the Sunni madh-hab to prevail. This was no easy task; rather it was the outcome of tremendous efforts, great sacrifices and remarkable...

My Moroccan Village (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The national dish of Morocco, for example, is couscous which my mother prepares for us each week after salat al-juma'. Couscous is steamed semolina wheat kernels cooked with oil, carrots, squash and sometimes big sweet quinces, all topped with stewed mutton or chicken. Once the couscous...

My Yemeni Village (Part-4)

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My Moroccan Village (Part-4)

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My Yemeni Village (Part-1)

My name is 'Abd al-Nur and I am a thirteen...

My Palestinian Village (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.8. My Village SchoolIn Bayt Zaytun, we have a school, al-Hamdulillah. Here is the inside of my classroom. In the early morning, my younger brother and sis- ters have their classes here, but mine are in the afternoon. I usually sit in front of the teacher’s...

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Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-50

To read the previous part, click here After stating the Hadd Punishment for theft in this verse (38), two sentences have been added. The first sentence is: جَزَاءً بِمَا كَسَبَا :...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-49

To read the previous part, click here The fourth verse (38) reverts to the subject of the punishment of crimes where the Islamic Legal Punishment of theft has been described. The...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-48

To read the previous part, click here The act of seeking to gain access to Allah that is,'wasilah' to Allah, to be precise is anything which brings a servant of Allah...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-47

To read the previous part, click here The wisdom behind this exception is that, on the one hand, such severity has been maintained in the punishment of robbers that for the...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-46

To read the previous part, click here In the first three punishments, the words used belong to a particular from of verb called "Bab a:-Tafil" which are emphatic and denote repetition...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-45

To read the previous part, click here The Punishment of Qisas (Even Retaliation)Like Hudud, the punishment of Qisas has also been fixed in the Qur'an, that is, life be taken for...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-44

To read the previous part, click here Firstly, it is necessary to know that crimes which bring harm or loss to a human being inflict injustice not only on the created...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-43

To read the previous part, click here Sayyidna 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud : رضي الله عنه said: 'If I become certain that Allah Ta'ala has accepted some deed of mine, then, I...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-42

To read the previous part, click here The event of offering this sacrifice which has been reported on the basis of sound and strong chains of authorities and which has been...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-41

To read the previous part, click here CommentaryThe Story of Habil (Abel)and Qkbil (Cain) In these verses, Allah Ta'ala has instructed the Holy Prophet (SM) عليه السلام that he should relate...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-40

To read the previous part, click here Authentic scholars of Tafsir say that the punishment Allah Jalla Sha'nuhu gives to a people is in proportion to their evil deed. Since these...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-39

To read the previous part, click here In gist, the people of Sayyidna Musa عليه السلام, by giving him a flat response at such a crucial time, broke all pledges they...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-38

To read the previous part, click here When ten out of the twelve chiefs let the secret out, it was only natural that the secret became public knowledge. Hit by the...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-37

To read the previous part, click here The saying of Sayyidna Musa عليه السلام in the first verse (20) was his introductory remark to the Divine command which appears in the...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-36

To read the previous part, click here commentaryprevious to the verses cited above, a pledge was mentioned in which the Ban: Isra'il were bound to obey Allah and His Messenger. Mentioned...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-35

To read the previous part, click hereThe majority tilts towards the hope that they will be forgiven if they had kept adhering to the religion which had survived with them...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-34

To read the previous part, click hereAlso noteworthy at this point is the mention of the death of Sayyidna 'Isa and Sayyidah Maryam, peace be upon both of them, as...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-33

To read the previous part, click hereLooking at the contemporary scene, one may have doubts about Christians who seem to be united. The answer is that the present statement covers...