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ALI BANAT MASJID HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

We all know who was Ali banat and his story touched our hearts. We pray to Almighty Allah to grant him jannah. His organization MATW (Muslims Around The World) is doing a great job and good news is that the Masjid construction has been completed. It was his dream to build a village in togo, Africa which will be home to over 200 widows, a masjid for the local community and a school to house 600 orphans. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, then Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.” Source: Sahih al- Bukhari - 439, Sahih Muslim 533. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Among what continues to accrue for a believer of his good works after death are the following: knowledge that he learned and then imparted to others, a pious child whom he left behind, a copy of the Qur’ân that he bequeathed, a mosque that he built, a guest house he built for travelers, a river that he made to flow, and charity

Some Major Qualities of True Believers in Islam

When someone accepts Islam he/she became a Muslim. According to Islamic point of view, a true Muslim is known to be a Mumin. Both Mumin and Muslim are somehow likely terms but a little bit different like Muslim is a person who embraces Islam by saying Kalima Tayyaba and with a devoted belief that Allah is One, There’s no God except Him and Prophet Mohammed (SAW) is His last Messenger but Mumin is the one in which this knowledge of faith invade deeply into his mind, heart and soul. Allah Almighty underlined in the Quran the attributes of those who deserve to be called true believers, as Allah says in Noble Quran: “The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely. The ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend. Those are the believers, truly. For them are degrees (of high position) with their Lord and forgiveness

Some Life Changing Lessons From Holy Quran

Holy Quran is the most sacred book of Allah Almighty revealed on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Quran is the book of guidance not just for Muslims but for all mankind. Holy Quran is the foundation of Islamic theology and a source of inspiration for everything for Muslims all around the world. This holy book of Allah Almighty has wisdom that can change a life of an individual for betterment because it has life-changing lessons through which Muslims can learn and implement in their life. All of us want to live a life full of blessings, happiness, good times and easiness. It is not like that everyone is living a life full of easiness but with all hardships and challenges we all try to make live our life in the best way with all that given by Allah Almighty. Allah says in Holy Quran: “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to t

Things That Every Muslim Should Know About the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the last prophet of Allah Almighty. Holy Quran is the last book of Allah (SWT) revealed on Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is considered one of the most influential men in the history. Muhammad (SAW) was born in 570 C.E. in Mecca. He (SAW) was orphaned at a young age; His (SAW) father died before His birth. Mother of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also died six years later. Muhammad’s (SAW) grandfather, and then His (PBUH) uncle, cared for him for the rest of His youth. The personality of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is complete in every regard. Muhammad (SAW) can serve as a flare of guidance for people of every walk of life. Muslims follow Him because of Him being the Prophet of their religion and those who do not follow Islam also hold Him at a higher podium when it comes to human character. He (SAW) was the best in character. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also said in one of His hadiths in the following way: “God has sent me to perfect good manners and

ACTIONS FORBIDDEN IN ISLAM - STRICTLY HARAM THINGS ACCORDING TO ISLAM

Islam is a complete code of life in which Allah (SWT) mentioned all things which are forbidden and permitted. Those things which are forbidden by Allah (SWT) are known as Haram things that we are not allowed to do. These Haram actions come in major sins that Allah Almighty strictly forbade us from doing them in our lives. Haram is the things which are prohibited in the Quran and the Sunnah. These actions violated your soul. The major sins are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (SAW) in the Sunnah, and which have been made clear by the actions of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH). Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran: “If you avoid the major (part) of what you have been forbidden (to do), We will cancel out for you your (other) evil deeds and will admit you (to Paradise) with a noble entry.” (Quran, 4:31) From the above verse of Holy Quran, it is clear that Allah (SWT) has guaranteed the Garde

THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCED DIET- PRESCRIBED IN QURAN AND HADITH

A balanced diet is “a diet which consists of a variety of different types of food and also provides adequate amounts of the nutrients that necessary for good health.” Following a balanced diet is important for us to keep body healthy and fit. In Holy Quran, Allah Almighty gives the divine order to people about food that is to eat the lawful foods which Allah (SWT) had created for them. He says: “O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that we have provided you with, and be grateful to Allah, if it is indeed He Whom you worship” (Quran, 2:172). Islam teaches us that we should eat a balanced diet which can help us to stay healthy. To live in Islam is not just preparing for the Hereafter but also to live a healthy and happy life in this world. Health is one of the greatest blessings from Allah Almighty that He bestowed on mankind. In Holy Quran, there are many verses which promote the eating of healthy food and also eating in moderation. Allah (SWT) stated in Noble Quran: “And He

IMPORTANCE OF SAYING SALAAM - BENEFITS OF “AS-SALAAMU ALAIKUM”

“Salaam” is an Arabic word; its literal meaning is ‘peace’. It also used for harmlessness, benefit, and protection from the evils. Salam is a name of Allah Almighty its meaning is “May the blessing of His name descend upon you.” Hence when someone greets Salaam to another it is as if he/she is saying to him/her “I am offering you safety and security and I have no intention to harm you anywhere.” Muslims should greet each other by saying “As-Salaamu Alaikum”. One should respond with “Wa-Alaikumus Salaam”. The response of Salaam has the similar reward as of saying salaam. Saying salaam is the Sunnah but its response is a Fard. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “The person closest to Allah is the one who precedes others with greetings” (Abu Dawud). The greeting is one of the best things in Islam as Holy Prophet (PBUH) made spreading of Salaam a part of faith. Saying Salaam is one of the rights over another Muslim as Holy Prophet (SAW) said in one of his hadith: “The Muslim h

MEN AND WOMEN'S DRESS CODE ACCORDING TO ISLAM

Islam is a complete code of life, each and every aspect of religion Islam is designed by our Creator to lead happy and healthy communities by easing the path to eternal happiness in Paradise forever. In religion, Islam Quran and Sunnah have laid down some principles regarding the dress code of both males and females. A Muslim and a Muslimah are both required to observe the Islamic teachings both internally and externally. Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran: “And abstain from all sins, internal or external.” (Quran, 6: 120) Nowadays modesty seems to be a sign of weakness or insecurity in other religions but not the case in Islam. In religion, Islam modesty is seen as a sign of respect for oneself and others. Islam defined a dress code for both men and women, purpose of defining dress code is to protect the society and promote modest dressing and behavior. Dress code defined by Allah Almighty allows Muslims to conduct their lives with respect, dignity, and modesty. Regarding dressi

SHORT TEMPER AND CURSING IN ANGER

Praise be to Allah Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “…who repress anger, and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves Al-Muhsinoon (the good‑doers).” [3:134] “And those who avoid the greater sins, and Al‑Fawahish (illegal sexual intercourse), and when they are angry, they forgive.” [42:37] This is because when a person does not restrain his anger, he insults, curses, swears and hits. Anger may be a door to all kinds of evil. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) often advised people not to get angry. Al-Bukhari narrated in al-Saheeh from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that a man said to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), “Advise me.” He said: “Do not get angry.” The man repeated his request several times, and he said, “Do not get angry.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) regarded the one who controls himself when he is angry as being the strongest of men. Al-Bukhari narrated in al-Saheeh t

HIJAB DOES NOT CAUSE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

Praise be to Allaah. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Ahzaab 33:59]. Hijab is a definite obligation for every Muslim woman. Deficiency in calcium and vitamin D is something that can be treated medically and by eating food that contains those nutrients, and by exposure to the sun in a place where there are no non-mahram men, such as exposure to the sun through windows, on the roof of the house, in remote parks, and so on. Allah, may He be exalted, has prescribed and enjoined hijab, and He knows best about His creation and what is best for them. Sharee‘ah does not enjoin anyt

WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE THE AMOUNT OF MAHR TO BE GIVEN BY THE HUSBAND TO HIS WIFE?

Praise be to Allah Deciding the amount of the dowry is to be left to the woman and her guardian. If the woman disagrees with her guardian about the amount of the dowry, then what appears to be the case from the words of the scholars is that they should take as a reference the dowry of a woman of similar standing. If she agrees to the dowry of a woman of similar standing, but he wants more than that, then no attention should be paid to his wishes. If he is the one who wants a dowry like that of a woman of similar standing, but she wants less than that, then what matters is his view. With regard to the amount of the dowry, there is no set limit. Rather it is whatever is agreed upon by the couple or by the husband and the woman’s guardian, whether it is small or great, but the Sunnah is to make the mahr smaller and to be easy-going concerning this matter. This is the practice of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). It is essential to have a mahr i

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF MAHR?

Praise be to Allaah. The minimum amount of mahr has been explained in the report in al-Saheeh (no. 1425) narrated from Sahl ibn Sa’d al-Saa’idi, who said: “A woman came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I have come to give myself (in marriage) to you.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) looked at her and looked her up and down, then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) lowered his head and paused. When the woman saw that he had not made a decision about her, she sat down. A man from among the Sahaabah said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, if you are not interested in her, then marry her to me.’ He said, ‘Do you have anything?’ He said, ‘No, by Allaah, O Messenger of Allaah.’ He said, ‘Go to your people and see if you can find anything.’ So the man went, then he came back and said, ‘No, by Allaah, I could not find anything.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace

RULING ON PRAYING THE TWO RAK‘AHS ON THE WEDDING NIGHT

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Some scholars regarded it as mustahabb to pray two rak‘ahs before consummating the marriage with the wife, but that is not narrated in the Sunnah of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). Rather it is narrated that some of the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) did that. 1. It was narrated that Abu Sa‘eed, the freed slave of Abu Usayd, said: I got married when I was a slave, and I invited some of the Companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), among whom were Ibn Mas‘ood, Abu Dharr and Hudhayfah. … And they taught me and said: When your wife enters upon you, pray two rak‘ahs, then ask Allah, may He be exalted, for the good of what has entered upon you and seek refuge with Him from its evil, then go ahead and approach your wife. Narrated by Ibn Abi Shaybah in al-Musannaf (3/401) and ‘Abd al-Razzzaaq in al-Musannaf (6/191). Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Its isnaad to Abu S

WILL A PERSON BE REWARDED FOR ANY CALAMITY THAT BEFALLS HIM?

Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn ‘Uthyameen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that the calamities for which a Muslim may be rewarded are those which he bears with patience and seeks the reward from Allaah, may He be blessed and exalted. Undoubtedly being afflicted by the evil eye and witchcraft are some of the greatest calamities that may befall a Muslim, for their effects on the mind, heart and body of the victim may be serious. Bearing that with patience will bring a great reward from Allaah. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that a black woman came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “I suffer from epilepsy and I become uncovered. Pray to Allaah for me.” He said: “If you wish, you can be patient and Paradise will be yours, or if you wish I will pray to Allaah to heal you.” She said, “I will be patient.” Then she said: “But I become uncovered. Pray to Allaah that I will not become uncovered.” So he prayed for her. Narrat

DETAILS ON HOW TO USE HONEY FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES

Praise be to Allaah. Honey is one of the foods in which Allah has said there is healing for people from some diseases. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: "Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. (68) "Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)." There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think” [al-Nahl 16:68-69]. On our website we have previously given a detailed answer in which we quoted comments of the scholars about honey, and that it is a healing for some diseases. We also mentioned some factors that may prevent healing by consuming honey. There is no evidence in the Qur’aan or Sunnah to suggest any detail more than this. Similarly, there is no information on the amount of honey that should be consumed or mixed with medicine. This is

A DUA FOR PAIN AND WELLNESS TIPS FROM THE SUNNAH

Firstly: With regard to the sickness that you have, if you bear it with patience and seek reward, Allaah will make your sickness an expiation for your sins. It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri and Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No tiredness, exhaustion, worry, grief, distress or harm befalls a believer in this world, not even a thorn that pricks him, but Allaah expiates some of his sins thereby.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5318 and Muslim, 2573. Secondly: We recommend to you some remedies and du’aa’s that are prescribed in sharee’ah. Remedies include the following: 1 – Honey. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think” [al-Nahl 16:69] 2 – Indian aloes wood (al-‘ood al-hindi). It was na

DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHAHEED (MARTYRS) IN ISLAM

Praise be to Allaah. Al-Bukhaari (2829) and Muslim (1914) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The martyrs are five: the one who dies of the plague, the one who dies of a stomach disease, the one who drowns, the one who is crushed beneath a falling wall, and the martyr who is killed for the sake of Allaah.” Ahmad (23804), Abu Dawood (3111) and al-Nasaa’i (1846) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Who do you regard as martyrs?” They said: The one who is killed for the sake of Allaah. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Martyrs are seven besides the one who is killed for the sake of Allaah. The one who dies of the plague is a martyr, the one who drowns is a martyr, the one who dies of pleurisy is a martyr, the one who dies of a stomach disease is a martyr, the one who is burned to death is a martyr,

A LESSON FROM THE LIFE OF SATAN (DEVIL)

“Why does the shaytan always try and mess us up? Can’t he just do good deeds himself? All this energy he puts into our lives, he could have done so much good for himself!” This was a question one of my friend put to me a few days ago. My friend was going through a low imaan phase and struggling with some sins that were hard to get out of. And that got me reflecting about how it all went wrong for the shaytan. Every single character in the Quran has some benefit for us as Muslims. Even Satan or the shaytan has important life lessons that he can teach. We know that Satan used to be one of the top-notch worshippers of Allah. In fact, his quality of worship was so good that Allah honored him with a place among the angels. And he was there doing his worship until Adam (peace be upon him) was created. When Adam was created all the angels were asked to bow down to him, and the shaytan was included in this command because he was trying to be as good as the angels. And this was where t

WHY DID ALLAH ALLOW EVIL AND SUFFERING?

Praise be to Allah. Allah (God) Almighty, is most merciful and compassionate, without any doubt. Yet his actions can not be fully comprehended by our incompetent minds. What simplifies this issue is that we all agree that Allah is fair, just, wise and knowing. That means whatever he-Almighty- does, is with a legitimate purpose although we may not be able to understand, just why. For example, a caring and loving doctor and father may be forced to amputate the leg of his only son. There is no doubt that this father loves his son. Yet his action was for the sake of this beloved son, although it may seem cruel to those who do not understand the circumstances. Allah –Almighty – has the greater and higher example, and it is not to any of his creatures to question his doings as it is mentioned in Sura 21 verse 23 (interpreted means: “He cannot be questioned for His acts, but they will be questioned (for theirs)”. It is a Muslim’s belief that suffering of pain, hunger, tragic acc

6 QURANIC VERSES ABOUT OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE

Alhamdulillah, Praise be to Allah (swt), we as Muslims have a clear purpose in our lives: to earn the pleasure of our Creator. Our, true goal is not “happiness”. Our true goal is to grow nearer to Allah (swt). Many psychology articles about happiness give great ideas and techniques to follow, but few actually talk about Allah (swt). I am so thankful to be a Muslim and to have a goal much greater than being “happy”. I say that the real source of our happiness is having a positive relationship with Allah (swt). We can learn other skills and techniques in order to cope with this challenging world, which support our journey to Allah (swt). Feeling positive feelings helps us to be better Muslims. Positive feelings such as inner peace, joy, gratitude and hope all help us to do more good deeds for the sake of our Creator. Feeling happy is a great thing, but as Muslims, we must never forget our real purpose in life. VERSE 1) Did You Then Think That We Created You in Vain And That

CONCEPT OF HALAL AND HARAM RELATED TO FOOD AND DRINK IN ISLAM

Islam is the religion of all times, places and for the whole mankind. It is a perfect system of physical values. By practicing its laws Muslims all over the world not only attain spirituality but the greatest of all other glories and gain the wealth of health. In religion, Islam Allah Almighty described Halal and Haram that is to which we have to follow and forbidden for the sake of Allah (SWT). Halal is the thing or any action which is permitted by Allah Almighty. Haram is the action or a thing which is forbidden by Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) created this world with full of blessings in which different food and drinks also come which are very healthy and tasty for humankind. But Allah (SWT) also mentioned that which food and drink we have to eat and from which we have to stay away. For all the blessings of Allah (SWT), we should thank Him. Allah Almighty said in Noble Quran: “O believers eat of the good things We have provided for you and give thanks to Allah.” (Quran, 2:172) Rel