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Dangers in the Home (Part-10)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.All these issues and others have led some scholars to think that it is not permissible to bring female servants into the home in the manner in which this is done nowadays, and that it is obligatory to put a stop to Fitnah and close the...

Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt

A woman named Umm Anmaar who belonged to the Khuza'a...

Uzair(Ezra) (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.'Abdullah Ibn...

C. Huda Dodge

Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullahSince I have started reading and posting...

The Prophet as a Husband (Part-17)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.1. Al Bukhary & Muslim narrated that Abu Hourayrah may Allah be pleased with him reported that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said: Treat women kindly, they were created from a rib, and the most crooked part of the rib is the highest part thereof;...

Our World

Allah made the world. He made the land, the sky and the seas. He made the land for us and it became our home.There are high mountains and deep valleys. There are green forests and dry deserts. There are lakes and rivers. Allah made them all.Some people live in the cities. Some people live in...

The Two Brothers

Long long ago, when Allah the beautiful world, He decided...

Allah Speaks to the Prophet Musa (A)

About 3000 years ago, Egypt was ruled by a very...

The Miraculous Baby

Long long ago there lived a pious lady in Jerusalem....

The Story of Qarun(Korah) (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.It was narrated from Qatadah that he said: "They would sink into the earth till the Day of Resurrection." Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: "They sank into the earth till they reached the seventh earth."Allah the Almighty says: { Then he had no...

Hazrat Yusuf (A) (Part-9)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The King's DreamWhile Nabi Yusuf (A) was still in prison it so happened that the king of Egypt also saw a dream, in which seven thin lean cows swallowed seven fat cows. He also saw seven ears of com which were dry, ate up seven green...

Sayeduna Muhammad (SM) (Part-1)

Hazrat Muhammad (SM) and the Holy Qur'anThe Holy Qur'an is...

Hazrat Yahiya (A) (Part-3)

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Hazrat Esa (A) (Part-32)

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The Story of Tubba (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Warnings and Lessons1. When a person in his individual life and in his life with the congregation becomes unmindful of the fear of Allah and his worldly possessions and power causes him to become proud and arrogant so that he looks down upon everybody else, then...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-15)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.It is true that the Prophet (SM) loved 'A'ishah (Ra) the most, due to her beauty, intelligence, youth, and the fact that she was Abu Bakr's daughter. It should be clear that he did not love her more because he considered the other wives to be...

Hamza and Umar Embrace Islam

In the early days of Islam, whoever became a Muslim...

The Prophet Mohammad (SM) The Best of All Husbands (Part-36)

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The letters of the prophet Muhammad (SM) (Part-6)

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The Prophet as a Husband (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Prophet Muhammad (SM) is our example in this. One time during his stay alone in adoration of Allah in the last ten days of Ramadan (observing I'tikaf), his wife Lady Safeya came to visit him and spoke with him for some time, then went to the...

TRUE WEALTH

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how the poor people live so he could be thankful for his wealth.They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very...

THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE

A tortoise one day met a hare who made fun...

Dad's Blessings

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college....

The Bitter Harvest (Part-1)

I was a teacher in the Qur’anic study circle at...

The Detainee and The Detained

It is said that a rich man had a slave named Sanqar, who was hard working, honest, feared Allah and abstained from wrongdoing. Always mindful and with a heart full of love for Allah, he was a contrast to his master who was a non-practising Muslim with shaky belief.Once, at midnight, the master called him...

Ms. Malaak

I  am a new Muslim woman from Richmond, VA. I had never even met Muslims before last year, and had no idea that there was an Islamic  center  in  my  own  city.  However,  at  that  time,  I  was  very interested  in  Islam,  but  I  could  find  nothing  to  read.  I  read encyclopaedias  and  any  books ...

Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-17)

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Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-2)

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Ms. Natassia M Kelly

I was raised to believe in God from childhood. I...

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-Imran (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-112

To read the previous part, click hereThe answer is that fadzil (merits, ranks, virtues) are of two kinds. The first kind relates to that which cannot be achieved by man, being beyond one's power and control. We can call these 'non-electable.' For example, colour or beauty or birth in a morally high family cannot be...

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

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Sura Al-Imran (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-161

To read the previous part, click hereتفكر ساعة خير من...

Sura Al-Imran (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-106

To read the previous part, click hereVerses 124 - 129[١٢٤]إِذْ...

Sura Al-Imran (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-93

To read the previous part, click hereSinning man earns his own punishment:The verse فَذُوقُوا الْعَذَابَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ (106) (now taste the punishment because you have been sinning) indicates that the punishment on that Day is not from Allah but that it is as consequence of what man has earned while living his mortal life,...

THE IDEAL MUSLIM WIFE (Part-22)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Therefore a wife who satisfies her husband within the lawful framework of marriage and thereby protects him (and herself) from extra marital affairs not only pleases her husband but also pleases Allah. This right to sexual relations is of course reciprocal - the wife has the...

Faith in the Angels (Part-39)

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HOPE...(Part-27)

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Beating Women is Forbidden in Islam (Part-18)

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Patience...(Part-24)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Fourth: Among the great fields of patience is being patient in the wake of the hardships of calling to Allaah the Exalted.  The state of people today in terms of their distance from the religion is not hidden from callers to Allaah. This distance necessitates a...

Bahlool and Haroun Go Hunting

One day Haroun Rashid and a group of his courtiers went hunting. Bahlool was also with them. A deer was seen in the hunting area. The Khalifa shot an arrow at it, but it didn't hit the deer.Bahlool said, “Well done!”The Khalifa angrily said, “You ridicule me!”Bahlool replied, “I praised the deer that it was...

Bahlool and a Judge

It is said that a certain man decided to do...

Haroun Asks Bahlool a Question

One day Haroun was intoxicated and was sitting in a...

Haroun Rashid and a Hunter

The Khalifa was playing chess with his wife Zubaydah one...

Fazl bin Rabi' Builds a Mosque

Fazl bin Rabi' had a mosque constructed in Baghdad. It was decided to place a plaque on its door. The people asked Fazl what should be written on it. Bahlool also happened to be present. He asked Fazl, "Who did you make the mosque for?"Fazl replied, "For Allah."Bahlool said, "If you made it for Allah,...

Train Ticket

Nasrudin was about to board a train, and the conductor asked him for his ticket.Nasrudin began looking through his pants pockets, but he couldn't find it."One moment," he said. "I know I brought it."He searched his bag, and still couldn't find it. He then searched the floor around him, and the missing ticket still eluded...

Lake full of yoghurt

Mulla Nasrudin was walking past the lake, when he sees...

Wit And Wisdom

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

Cold Day

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

A Pumpkin Patch and Oak Tree

Mullah Nasrudin was sitting under an oak tree at the edge of a pumpkin patch. First he looked at the fragile vines connecting the pumpkins to each other. Then he looked up at the enormous oak tree, which was full of little acorns.He said, “What can God have been thinking, making such a big tree...

The Muslim Home (Part-6)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.  (3) Making the home a place for the remembrance of Allaah The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “The likeness of a house in which Allaah is remembered and the house in which Allaah is not remembered is that of the living and the dead,...

Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-41)

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Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-80)

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Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-27)

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Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-13)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.These details in the Creation of wood remind us, as set out in Surat al-Waqi 'a, that wood cannot be made by human beings. Just a few of the inimitable features of wood, which cannot be produced artificially, are as follows:Wood, a Resistant MaterialThe hard and resistant...

-Chemistry-

Islamic physicians not only contributed to the recording of new medicinal substances and compound remedies,but also,in collaboration with other artisans,developed new equipment for the pharmacy. `Albarello'is the name given to drug jars having a waisted form with slightly concave sides which became popular in Europe from the 15th century onward.The design employed by the pharmaceutical...

Embryology 2

Professor Moore states in his book about the Middle ages...

The Promiscuity

Dr.Persaudpresented many researches concerning the relationship between both the Qur’aan...

Pharmaceutics 2

The largest and most popular of  materia  medicamanuals was that...

Health care

Many of the common chronic illnesses, coronary heart disease,hyper-tension,diabetes, peptic ulcer disease, obesity and depression have common man-made etiology, that is rich food, too much food, too much salt,too much sugar, smoking, stress and alcoholism.If we give up excessive salt,sugar and cholesterol from our diet,and do not drink and smoke, and be active,it is possible...

The Gift (Part-137)

To read the previous part of this story,click here."I was so close to losing Syira. I'm so grateful to Allah  (SWT)  for giving me the chance that I did not get with Kaira. And Mom, Alhamdulillah...through you I met Syakirah. I promise you that I will love and take care of her, Insha Allah (SWT)...

The Gift (Part-38)

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The Gift (Part-129)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Umar walked...

The Gift (Part-70)

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The Gift (Part-103)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Don't regret Imran. There's a good cause behind everything Allah made", Umar reminded him."I should know that"."So, when and where?", Umar asked about the place Imran was going to go."The place with the beach", Imran replied. Umar nodded acknowledging the place."May Allah show you the way....

Abu Abdullah Al-Battani (868-929 C.E.) (Part-1)

Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan al-Battani al-Harrani was born around 858 C.E. in Harran, and according to one account, in Battan, a State of Harran. Battani was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San'an al-Battani, who was also a well-known scientist. He then moved to Raqqa, situated on the bank of the...

Habib al-Ajami (Part-1)

Habib ibn Mohammad al-'Ajami al-Basri, a Persian settled at Basra,...

Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-62)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Balak ibn...

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

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

Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-43)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Thus Jekermish, by forming an alliance with Suqman, was able to play a major role in the history of the Crusades and, along with his allies, to present the Muslim world with its first decisive victory against the Crusaders. This was to pave the way for the...

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...

My Yemeni Village (Part-1)

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

My Hausa Village (Part-3)

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My Moroccan Village (Part-4)

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My Chinese Village (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Our Nomadic NeighboursIn the fall and winter months, nomads camp on the hills surrounding our village. Most of them are either Kirghiz or Kazakh Turks. Although their language is a little different from ours, we can still understand one another. Each year the nomads’ children spend...

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Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-260

To read the previous part, click here2. When Sayyidna Ibrahim عليه السلام, had simply asked as to how the dead will be raised and had no doubt in the actual...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-259

To read the previous part, click hereIn Tafsir Ruh al-Ma'ani, on the authority of Ibn al-Mundhir, it has been narrated from Sayyidna Hasan رضي الله عنه that Sayyidna Ibrahim عليه...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-258

To read the previous part, click here*56. And 'bringing death' means power which may remove the life from every living creature without a necessary intervention of an apparent cause.*switched over...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-257

To read the previous part, click hereIt is for this reason that Allah Almighty has ordained that the fasad created by these people should be removed by jihad and qital....

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-256

To read the previous part, click hereThe fifth sentence is: مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ  :'Who can intercede with Him without His permission?' Here are some points implied...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-255

To read the previous part, click hereVerse 255[٢٥٥]اللَّهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-254

To read the previous part, click here2. Since the words  تِلْكَ الرُّسُلُ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ (Those are the Messengers some of whom We have given excellence over others) in...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-253

To read the previous part, click hereVerse 248:The story of Talut and JalutThe Bani Isra'il used to have the legacy of a wooden chest (also identified as the Ark of...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-252

To read the previous part, click hereAbu al-Dahdah رضي الله عنه came to his house and told his wife about it. She too was very pleased with this wonderful deal....

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-251

To read the previous part, click hereSimilarly, if a person enters an area affected by plague because of some pressing need while he firmly believes that death will not come...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-250

To read the previous part, click hereWhen Sayyidna 'Umar رضي الله عنه heard this hadith, he ordered his men to return. Sayyidna Abu 'Ubaydah رضي الله عنه the governor of...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-249

To read the previous part, click hereImmediately following this, they have been identified as being fairly large in numbers وَهُمْ أُلُوفٌ (being in thousands). As to what the exact number...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-248

To read the previous part, click hereThese bones received the command of Allah Almighty through the words of the Prophet and obeyed it. Isn't it that these very bones are...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-247

To read the previous part, click hereThe text now returns to the subject of divorce mentioned in verses 234-237. The command to take due care of all prayers (verses 238-239)...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-246

To read the previous part, click hereIn the second situation, when the woman's dower has been fixed before marriage and divorce occurs before actual consummation, the injunction says that the...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-245

To read the previous part, click hereSome injunctions relating to 'Iddah1.For one whose husband dies, it is not correct to wear perfume or make-up or use kohl 52 or hair...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-244

To read the previous part, click hereThe responsibility of suckling an orphanLater in the subject verse, it is said: وَعَلَى الْوَارِثِ مِثْلُ ذَ‌ٰلِكَ . It means: If the father is...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-243

To read the previous part, click hereIn the second sentence of this verse. it was said: وَعَلَى الْمَوْلُودِ لَهُ رِزْقُهُنَّ وَكِسْوَتُهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۚ لَا تُكَلَّفُ نَفْسٌ إِلَّا وُسْعَهَاAnd on him,...