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Abo 'l-Qasem al-Jonaid (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."I performed the ablutions for prayer," Jonaid answered.Thereupon the physician, who was a Christian, declared his conversion."This is the Creator's cure, not the creature's," he commented. 'It was my eye that was sick, not yours. You were the physician, not I.""Once," said Jonaid, "I desired to...

MAJOR SINS (Part-99)

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Cold Day

It was a cold winter day, and a heavily dressed...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-12

To read the previous part, click hereThe Companion 'Adi Ibn...

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

To read the previous part, click hereQurtubi cites this narration and confirms that its chain of authorities is more authentic than the other tradition narrated by Sayyidna 'Imran Ibn Husain رضي الله عنه which talks about odd [three] and even [two/four] units of prayers. Therefore, Sayyidna Ibn 'Abbas رضي الله عنه 'Ikramah and Nahhas رحمهما...

Love Your Parents

After his duty towards his Lord, the first duty of an individual is towards his parents. Numerous passages in the Quran and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (SM) enjoin the believer to be good and courteous to his parents. This duty is an even greater necessity when the parents enter upon old age. Thus the...

Dhul Qarnain (Part-2)

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An Old Man's Prayer

A long time ago, there lived in Jerusalem a prophet...

The First Man

In the beginning there was nothing. Then Allah said: “Be!”...

Owners of the Elephant (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Ibn Ishaq said: It is said that when 'Abdul Muttalib entered upon Abraha he was accompanied with Ya'mur Ibn Nafa'ah Ibn 'Adiy Ibn Ad-Dail Ibn Bakr Ibn 'Abd Manah Ibn Kinanah the chief of the Banu Bakr tribe and Khuwailid Ibn Wa'ilah the chief of the Hudhail...

Jhul Karnain (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Why these Specific QuestionsLet us ponder over these questions once more as was reported by Muhammad ibn Ishaaq (Ra) We have learned that the idol-worshippers of Makkah were actually prompted by the Jews of Yathrib to put them to Rasululiah (SM). The question  now arises why...

Hazrat Ibraheem (A) (Part-14)

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The Prophet Musa (Part-23)

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Hazrat Esa (A) (Part-32)

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Hazrat Yunus (A) (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.lace of His MissionHazrat Yunus (A) was chosen and sent for the guidance of the inhabitants of the famous city of Iraq-Ninewa. This was the old Assyrian capital and was near the present city of Mosul. The Qur'an mentions that the inhabitant of the city numbered...

The Prophet's Qualities and His Marriage to Khadija (RA)

Even as a young man, Muhammad (SM) had to work hard to earn a living. He looked after other people's goats, and later he gained experience of trading from his visits to Syria with his uncle Abu Talib.  His truthfulness, honesty, pleasant ways and hard work made him a successful trader. These qualities were given...

The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-2)

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The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-35)

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The Prophet Settles in Madina

The Prophet (SM) migration (Hijra) as commanded by Allah (SWT)...

The Prophet as a Husband (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.A. About the Prophet's love to them (his wives) Anas Bin Malek may Allah be pleased with says:(1) The Prophet of Allah (SM) said:" the things that were rendered beloved to me in this life are; women, perfume, and my tranquility is in prayers." Narrated by...

SHARPEN THE SAW

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he...

The Guests

A father and a son were once guests of Imam...

Frogs and the City

Two frogs had lived in a village all their lives...

Sammy’s big Catch (Part-1)

Sammy was a good-looking young boy who lived in the...

THE ROPE

The night fell heavy in the heights of the mountains and the man could not see anything. All was black. Zero visibility, and the moon and the stars were covered by the clouds. As he was climbing only a few feet away from the top of the mountain, he slipped and fell in to the...

Mr. Christopher Shelton

October 28, 1996. My conversion to Islam began in my eighth grade  year.  There  was  a  Muslim  student  by  the  name  ofRaphael who first told me a little about Islam. At the time he was not so knowledgeable about Islam, but he put the initial interest in my mind, which never went away. In the...

Ms. Kaci Starbuck

My first realization about the Christian idea of salvation came...

Mr. Ibrahim Karlsson

I was born in an ordinary, non-religious Swedish home, but...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-61

To read the previous part, click here   Commentary In the first verse...

Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-23)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Islam my choice One day, my son with tears in his eyes said: 'I do not want to remain a Christian any longer; I want to be a Muslim; and you, too, my mother, should join this new faith with me.' That was the first time...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-58

To read the previous part, click here"O chief of the Muslims, your forefathers established their rule over the people with the help of the sword and against their will, after killing hundreds of men. Having done all this, they departed from the world. I wish you could know what they themselves are saying after their...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-232

To read the previous part, click hereThe gist of that...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-125

To read the previous part, click hereVerses 126 - 128[١٢٦]وَإِذْ...

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

To read the previous part, click hereFor example, making pictures...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-111

To read the previous part, click hereAs for Verse 115, we have already pointed out that Allah not being limited to any particular direction or place, the Muslims do not, in turning towards the Ka'bah, at all mean to worship it, but that this particular orientation has been fixed on account of certain other considerations....

Islamic Perspective on Sex (Part-16)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.2nd Step: Looking at the woman  Islam seeks to establish lasting marital relations; a person should seek an attractive spouse who has good character and manners, so that both would be committed in this relation. Therefore, Islam has allowed both spouses to look at each other....

The Grave Punishment and Blessings (Part-14)

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Benefits and Secrets of Fasting (Part-12)

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DEALING WITH WORRIES AND STRESS ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Part-2)

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Islamic Perspective on Sex (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.This is to prevent anything that would arouse them sexually while they are asleep.Islam orders Muslim women to wear Hijab and not to socialize with non-Mahram  men, so that they can preserve their chastity and avoid arousing their sexual desires. Allah (SWT) says: O Prophet! Tell...

Bahlool and a Slave who was Scared of the Sea

A Baghdadi merchant was sitting in a ship with his slave, and they were going to Basra. Bahlool and some others were also in this ship. The slave started crying because he was afraid of the ship's turbulent movements. All the travelers became annoyed at this. Bahlool asked the slave's master permission to quiet him...

Haroun Questions Bahlool About Hazrat Ali

One day Bahlool went to Haroun, who was drunk. He...

Bahlool Criticizes Abdullah Mubarak

One day Abdullah Mubarak went to the desert to see...

Bahlool's Decisive and Silencing Reply

It is said that an Indian businessman was bringing wealth...

Bahlool and a Thief

One day Bahlool was wearing new shoes. He went to the mosque for prayers. He saw a man staring at his shoes. Bahlool understood that he wanted his new shoes. Helplessly, Bahlool stood for Salat (prayer) with his shoes on.The thief said, "Salat (prayer) isn't done with shoes on."Bahlool replied, "I won't have my Salat...

Rope and the Sky

A Sufi mystic stopped Nasrudin in the street. In order to test whether Nasrudin was sensitive to inner knowledge, he made a sign pointing to the sky. The Sufi meant, “There is only one truth, which covers all.”Nasrudin’s companion, an ordinary man, thought: “The Sufi is mad. I wonder what precautions Nasrudin will take?” Nasrudin...

Nasrudin Preaches

Nasrudin was scheduled to give a religious speech one day...

Wit And Wisdom

One day an illiterate man came to Mullah Nasruddin with...

Mulla Nasrudin: crosses the border

Every day, Nasrudin crosses the border with a donkey and...

The Strength Test

Nasrudin and some others were in the town square one day, and the topic of conversation turned to how they changed since they were younger. Some of them talked about how they were wiser, and some talked about how they were weaker. Nasrudin spoke up and said, "Not only am I wiser than I used...

Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-86)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.If a device producing a more primitive image than the eye could not have been formed by chance, then it is very evident that the eye and the image seen by the eye could not have been formed by chance. The same situation applies to the ear....

The Muslim Home (Part-22)

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Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-18)

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The Muslim Home (Part-34)

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A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO THE BEAUTIFUL TEACHINGS OF ISLAM (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.That means, women may wear whatever they wish in the privacy of their own homes and in the presence of their husbands, where they will receive only the type of attention they desire.The rights of the wife Islam urges men to be kind to their wives....

-Geology-

We asked professor kroner to describe the geological conditions of Arabia. ‘Was Arabia full of orchards and rivers?’ He said, During the Snow Age. And it is further known that the North Polar icebergs are slowly moving southwards. When those polar icebergs become relatively close to the Arabian Peninsula, the weather will change and Arabia...

-Distillation-

Distillation was one of the most important processes in Islamic...

-Geology-

We asked professor kroner to describe the geological conditions of...

Ibn Sina (980 - 1037 A.D.)

At the age of ten, he already had memorized the ...

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...

The Gift (Part-117)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.As in the last Language camp, Syakirah and Yasmin were teaming as advisors for the students' activities. This time the language camp would be at a seaside and the college wanted to do it earlier than the last one. They were happy with the participation of...

The Gift (Part-126)

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The Gift (Part-108)

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The Gift (Part-70)

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The Gift (Part-44)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Syakirah was walking to her office after class when a student stopped to talk to her with a salam. "Excuse me Miss Syakirah, but do you have a minute?", Hidayat asked. Returning his salam Syakirah looked at her watch to check the time because she had...

Beshr ibn al-Hareth (Part-1)

Abu Nasr Beshr ibn al-Hareth al-Hafi was born near Merv c. 150(767) and was converted from a life of dissipation, studied Traditions in Baghdad, then abandoned formal learning for the life of a mendicant, destitute, starving and barefoot. He died in Baghdad in 227 (841). He was admired by Ahmad ibn Hanbal and respected by...

Sofyan al-Thauri (Part-2)

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Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-129)

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Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-131)

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Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-36)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.At the beginning of this ode, he clearly states that the people were weeping so intensely that blood flowed from their eyes, because their weeping was so intense and ongoing, and that they had wept until there was no energy left to blame anyone. But he soon...

My Chinese Village (Part-7)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Uyghur Arts and CraftsThe people of our village are extremely artistic. We live in a very rugged but beautiful landscape and these natural surroundings have always influenced our architecture and our own sense of decoration. The Uyghur people have a very long history as far as...

My Chinese Village (Part-3)

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My Chinese Village (Part-7)

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My Palestinian Village (Part-3)

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My Hausa Village (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.This is our mosque which like our houses is made from mud. As Muslims we have a deep connection with the earth. Allah reminds us several times in the Holy Qur'an about our origins. In surah al-mu'minun, ayah 12, Allah says: Wa la qad khalaqna al-insana...

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Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-79

To read the previous part, click hereThe Permissible Way of Drawing LotsHowever, there is one way of drawing lots which is permissible, and proved from the Holy Prophet (SM). According...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-78

To read the previous part, click hereThen, in Surah al-Baqarah, it is said: لَّا يُؤَاخِذُكُمُ اللَّهُ بِاللَّغْوِ فِي أَيْمَانِكُمْ وَلَـٰكِن يُؤَاخِذُكُم بِمَا كَسَبَتْ قُلُوبُكُمْ (And Allah does not hold you...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-77

To read the previous part, click hereHow Halal is turned into Haram :The Three FormsThere are three forms in which something made Halal (lawful and good) by Allah could be...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-76

To read the previous part, click hereThe Sad End of Bani Isra'ilMentioned in the second verse (78) is the sad end of those from the Bani Isra'il who were involved...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-75

To read the previous part, click hereThe present verses expose another aspect of the crooked ways ofBani Isra'il. So astray were they that they, not content with one extreme mentioned...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-74

To read the previous part, click herecommentary1. The words : ان الله ثالث ثلاثة in verse 72, translated here literally as 'Allah is the third of the three,' refers to...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-73

To read the previous part, click hereIs it not that the Holy Prophet (SM) carried out the mission of Jihad against Jews and Christians, and others, those who did not...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-72

To read the previous part, click hereA Surface view of the subject may suggest to someone that this should not be the place to mention Muslims because they are in...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-71

To read the previous part, click hereAccording to the consensus of the majority of commentators, the Sahabah and the Tabi'in, it means the Holy Qur'an which was sent for the...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-70

To read the previous part, click hereThe parting will of the Holy Prophet (SM)on the occasion of the Last HajjIn this Khutbah before a huge gathering of his noble Sahabah,...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-69

To read the previous part, click hereAfter that, it was said that the people the Prophet of Islam is dealing with are contumacious people as they refuse to benefit from...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-68

To read the previous part, click hereWarning against Not hating SinsMalik ibn Dinar says: Allah asked his angels to destroy a certain town. The angels said that there lived in...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-67

To read the previous part, click hereFor 'Ulama and Mashayikh a Note of WarningTowards the end of the verse (63), it was said: لَبِئْسَ مَا كَانُوا يَصْنَعُونَ : "Evil is...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-66

To read the previous part, click hereConsideration of the Addressee : A Principle of Da'wah The condition of a people who were under the curse and wrath of Allah has...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-65

To read the previous part, click hereIn other words, it is said here that those who obey the commands of Allah are the People of Allah. Given to them is...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-64

To read the previous part, click herePointing out to the reality of realities, it was clearly stressed that all these high qualities of character, their timely use and the ultimate...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-63

To read the previous part, click hereChronologically, Musaylimah al-Kadhdhab (the Liar) was the first to claim prophethood along with the Holy Prophet (SM) and was so audacious that he returned...

Sura Al-Maidah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-62

To read the previous part, click here 1. Their first quality identified by the Holy Qur'an is that Allah will love them and they will love Allah. There are two parts...