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Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-86)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.The Crusader presence, using its local resources, was unable to change the situation in 539 AH/1144 CE, and even its reliance on help from the motherland was not sufficient. That is largely due to mistakes made by the Crusaders, which were of such a serious nature that...

The Prophet Musa (Part-19)

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Hell-A Vision from within (Part-31)

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

To read the previous part, click hereWhen Abrahah saw him,...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-98

To read the previous part, click hereMagic and CharmsIn everyday language, magic signifies those practices which involve the co-operation of jinns and devils, or the exercise of the power of imagination, or the use of certain words or phrases. It is a rationally established proposition, accepted by ancient philosophers and by some of the modern...

Allah made them All

Allah has made all the animals, birds, insects and fish. He has made them all. Some fly. Some swim. Some creep on their tummies. Some walk on two legs. And some walk on four legs.Allah has made fish. Some fish live in the lakes. Some fish live in the rivers. And some live in the...

Bilqis(Queen of Sheba) (Part-1)

Allah the Almighty says:{He inspected the birds, and said: "What...

The Prophet Hud (A) and the Terrible Wind

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

Building the Kabah

There was a dry, sandy valley in Arabia. Nothing grew...

Moses and AI-Khadir (Part-4)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.There are so many narrations and stories on which those who viewed the existence of Al-Khadir today based their opinion. But, all the narrations and Hadiths pertaining to that issue are weak and invented and those who narrated them are not infallible.'Abdur Razzaq said: I was told...

The Prophet's Personality (Part-18)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Prophet Muhammad (SM) changed the tide of the human history and captured the imagination of the world by Allah's will. He taught a religion that is based on:1. Worshipping One Immortal God (Almighty Allah)2. Believing in reality, not superstition3. Teaching the humans to utilize nature (instead...

Hazrat Esa (A) (Part-16)

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The Prophets Da'ud and Sulayman (Part-1)

The Qur'an records the rejection, humiliation and banishment which the...

Hazrat Dawood (A) (Part-5)

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The Prophet Musa (Part-1)

From Canaan to Egypt Ya'qub and his sons moved to Egypt because Yusuf the son of Ya'qub was the ruler of Egypt. Back in Canaan, they had herded their flocks, milked their sheep and sold their wool, while in Egypt even Yusuf's slaves and servants ate well and enjoyed themselves. Yusuf sent for Ya'qub and...

The Battles of Hunain, Ta'if and Tabuk

Ta'if was the home of the Thaqif tribe. Hunain, a plain between Makka and Ta'if was where the Hawazin tribe lived. Both thesetribes, known for their skill in archery, were proud and braveo They deeply resented the Muslim conquest of Makka and they planned to attack the Muslims with a large army. The Prophet (SM),...

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

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The Prophet as a Husband (Part-3)

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The Hudaibiyya Treaty and the Conquest of Khaybar (Part-1)

The Hudaibiyya Treaty gets its name from Hudaibiyya, a place...

Humiliation of the Early Muslims

When the Prophet (SM) spoke on Mount Safa many good people were Iistening. But those leaders who in their hearts worshipped idols and c1ung to their evil ways became angry when they heard him. They believed that he was threatening their leadership. They turned against the Prophet (SM) and his Companions, who were still very...

A TEACHER’S PROTEST!

There was no timetable nor a room designated for PRAYERS in the School. The School was ‘secular,’ hence prayers were not supposed to be allowed.After being interviewed and accepted by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said in protest: “Let me see if I’ve got this right.” You want me to go into that...

Had I but Known (Part-1)

Anfal, a rich young girl, sat waiting impatiently at the...

The Cure for Everything

Imam Bukhari, who was one of the greatest compilers of...

Ali and The Killer

Ali was a great man. He was brave and wise,...

THE FOX AND THE STORK

A selfish fox once invited a stork to dinner at his home in a hollow tree. That evening, the stork flew to the fox’s home and knocked on the door with her long beak. The fox opened the door and said,“Please come in and share my food.”The stork was invited to sit down at the...

Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-22)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Why I accepted Islam?I will endeavour in this short article to outline briefly the circumstances which led to my finally embracing Islam, trusting that same may prove of some interest both to my Muslim and non-Muslim readers.I was brought up from early childhood in an atmosphere...

Mr. Malik Hassan

Oct. 23rd, 1996. Assalamalaikum brothers and sisters and non-Muslims.First off...

Sister Penomee

July 4, 1997. A salaam aleikum, beloved family. "There is...

Ms. Themise Cruz

February  27,  1997.  If  anyone  were  to  ask  me  when ...

Yes! I Converted to Islam and here is Why? (Part-13)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.At the Threshold of IslamWhy did I embrace Islam?Why did I embrace Islam? My only convincing answer to this question is that Almighty AlHih in His Glory helped me in admitting the Greatest Truth and testifying to the biggest reality to the world. I, however, know...

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...

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-09

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

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

Sura Al-Fatiha (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-13

To read the previous part, click hereThere is a simple...

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

To read the previous part, click hereThe Companion 'Adi Ibn Hatim, who was a Christian before accepting Islam, asked the Holy Prophet (SM) with reference to this verse as to why the Holy Qur'an should blame the Christians for having taken their religious scholars as lords when they were never guilty of worshipping them. The...

The Grave Punishment and Blessings (Part-13)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.The Prophet (SM) said: "Most of the punishment in the grave is because of (failing to clean oneself properly after) urinating))1.6- The Kafir's punishment is increased because of some of his familya's weeping for him.The Prophet (SM) said: "Allah  (SWT)  increases the pun- ishment of the Kafir...

Benefits and Secrets of Fasting (Part-12)

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HOPE...(Part-20)

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Faith in the Angels (Part-6)

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MAJOR SINS (Part-18)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Therefore, I performed' Isha' Prayer twenty seven times. Afterwards, I slept. I dreamt that I was riding my horse racing some other people who were also riding their horses but I could not catch them. Then one turned to me and said, "Do not get your horse...

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 Sits on Haroun Rashid's Throne

One day Bahlool arrived at Haroun's palace and saw that...

Bahlool and Haroun Rashid Go to the Public Bath

One day Haroun Rashid went to the hot bath with...

Bahlool's Advice

Bahlool was on his way somewhere when he saw 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...

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 Donkey Seller

Nasrudin brought his donkey to sell at the bazaar.The donkey,...

What in the World Were You Smuggling?

Nasrudin the smuggler was leading a donkey that had bundles...

Guess What I Have in My Pocket?

Nasrudin's friend had an egg in his pocket. He went...

Mulla Nasrudin: crosses the border

Every day, Nasrudin crosses the border with a donkey and a couple of panniers. After a while, the customs official is certain he’s smuggling something. He stops Nasrudin time after time, searches him thoroughly, but never finds a single item.One day, many years later, he’s changed jobs and happens to meet Nasrudin by chance. “Come...

The Muslim Home (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.  The righteous man and righteous woman together will build a righteous home, because "the vegetation of a good land comes forth [easily] by the Permission of its Lord, and that which is bad, brings forth nothing but a little with difficulty…" [QUR'AAN 7:58]. (2) Striving...

The Story of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Ra) (Part-5)

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The Muslim Home (Part-11)

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The Muslim Home (Part-37)

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Miracles of the Qur'an (Part-12)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.Despite the knowledge resulting from earlier and ongoing research,there still exists a lack of information on the chemistry and structureof wood fibres. Large variations can be found within a single tree,from the pith to the bark and from the base to the top of a tree. Often...

Public Health Inspectors (Muhtasib)

The Muhtasib was an Inspector of Public Services. Some of his responsibilities included seeing that correct weights and measures were used by merchants (so no one would be cheated), insisting upon proper street cleaning, seeing that a dangerous building was condemned, ensuring a supply of clean water, and other related matters. A number of books...

The lowest point on earth

Allah (SWT) , may He be Exalted and Glorified, said...

Heavens Earth

Professor Kroner chose an example from the Qur’aan which proved...

-Chemistry-

Islamic physicians not only contributed to the recording of new...

Eating Habits

Obesityis a major American tragedy,a form of malnutrition,affecting million of people,of all age.99% of obesity is due to overeating.Allah advises as to be moderate in quantity."But waste not by excess for God loves not the wasters."Qur'an 7:31"Eat of the good things we have provided for your sustenance,but commit no excess therein,lest my wrath should justly...

The Gift (Part-85)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."Well… you have a point there, but I have a feeling they are just business colleagues"."You and your feeling again….”, Syakirah smiled while shaking her head. Then, she added, “Not my business to interfere, Min"."Don't sound too reserved, Syira. Or may be you're falling for him?...

The Gift (Part-27)

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The Gift (Part-14)

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The Gift (Part-29)

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The Gift (Part-38)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."I'm afraid I have a plan with my family tonight", Yasmin excused herself. "But I'm sure Miss Syakirah is free". Syakirah felt a knot in her stomach and said to herself, "I'll get back to you Min on this"."Uhh...In sya Allah", was all Syakirah could say...

Musab Ibn Umayr

Musab ibn Umayr was born and grew up in the lap of affluence and luxury. His rich parents lavished a great deal of care and attention on him. He wore the most expensive clothes and the most stylish shoes of his time. Yemeni shoes were then considered to be very elegant and it was his...

Umar ibn al-Khattab (Part-2)

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

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

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Salah ad-Deen al-Ayubi (Part-73)

To read the previous part of this story,click here.John LaMonte's opinion of 'Imad ad-DeenJohn L. LaMonte was regarded as one of the most prominent American historians during the first half of the last century. He wrote several books about the Crusades, most notably his comprehensive study of feudalism in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. But he...

My Palestinian Village (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.4. The Amazing Olive TreeThe olive tree is truly amazing! It thrives even in the rocky, dry areas of Palestine; it is indeed the lifeblood of Palestinian agriculture. For the villagers of Bayt Zaytun, the olive tree is a blessing. When the olive harvest begins—usually at...

My Palestinian Village (Part-4)

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My Palestinian Village (Part-2)

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My Chinese Village (Part-10)

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My Yemeni Village (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.Eery adult in Al-Ashrafiyyah village is an artisan. Allah has blessed each of us with a unique skill. We all enjoy using our hands to make beautiful things. Potters create useful and practical containers; many village women weave wonderful sturdy baskets of all sizes; and stone...

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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...