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Good Manners

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One of the most beautiful things I found in Islam when I first encountered it was the emphasis on good manners. One quote a shaykh once made in a lecture particularly stuck with me: A Muslim is made by manners. Nowadays something strange is going on in the UK, where I live. The Islamic schools are becoming known for bad ... Read More »

Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s Last Sermon

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This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Makkah). After praising, and thanking Allah he(SAW) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you ... Read More »

Itikaaf Laws

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I’TIKAF (1) I’tikaf means to stay in the Musjid with the niyyat of I’tikaf for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. The purpose of such stay in the Musjid is ibadat and to gain proximity to Allah Ta’ala. THE TYPES OF I’TIKAF There are three types of I’tikaf: Wajib, Sunnatul Muakkadah and Nafl. WAJIB I’TIKAF An I’tikaf of Nathr(vow) and a ... Read More »

The Truth About Music In Islam

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(1) Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: “The musical drum (tablah) is haraam. Liquor is haraam, and musical instruments are haraam.” (Kaf-fur Ruaa’) (2) Hadhrat Ibn Mas’ud (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated: “Verily, Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) heard a man singing o­ne night. He then said: ‘His Salaat is unacceptable! His Salaat is unacceptable! His Salaat is unacceptable!” (Nailul Autaar) (3) Hadhrat Abu Hurairah ... Read More »

Watch Your tongue

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o part of the body has received attention from our Prophet peace be upon him to warn us about as much as the tongue. Yet, it seems that for most of us there is no part of the body we pay less attention to than our tongues. And in spite of the damage we inflict upon ourselves and others around ... Read More »

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