Akhlaaq (Manners)

How to Keep a Disagreement from Becoming an Argument

Today, we often come across Muslims who argue over very trivial issues. This is especially true when there is a healthy difference of opinion among the Muslim scholars, yet, you find some unqualified Muslims trying to force their version of  a religious opinion onto another. This often causes resentment and hatred between people. While Muslims are supposed to act like brothers and sisters, they end up acting like enemies. There is a fine line between respectfully disagreeing with someone in a polite manner, which a person has the right to do, and arguing with someone, which only leads to defensive behavior and…

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Akhlaaq (Manners), Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

Spending Extravagantly or Paying for High Priced Brand Names is Not Beneficial to Society

Allah tells us in the Qur’an [meaning of which is]: And give the relative his right, and [also] the poor and the traveler, and do not spend wastefully. [Qur’an 17:26] Wealth is considered a blessing from Allah in Islam. We have been prohibited to waste it on superficial things or those things which are out of our means. Unfortunately, today people spend their money on things of luxurious nature, that they cannot afford in the first place, just to look rich and successful in front of others and to boost their own egos. This type of mentality is not in accordance to Islamic…

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Akhlaaq (Manners), Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

Common, Oft-repeated Mistakes During Hajj and ‘Umrah

By Asma bint Shameem The noble Sahabi, Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman said, “People used to ask the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) about good things, but I used to ask him about bad things because I was afraid that they might overtake me.” What a beautiful example to follow! And thus, on a similar note, I have listed some of the extremely common mistakes that scores of people make, year after year, so that we can be weary of them and protect and prevent themselves from making them. This way our Hajj will be closest to the Sunnah, bi idhnillaah, and insha’Allah acceptable…

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Akhlaaq (Manners)

Being Dominant Over Women Is Not a Prophetic Quality

al-Bukhari: Chapter of Marriage Ibn ‘Abbaas narrated: I waited for a year because I wanted ask ‘Umar bin al-Khattaab about an ayah (i.e. who were the two wives of Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم who cooperated with each other in their demand for extra money as is mentioned in surah at-Tahreem), but I could not out of awe of him, until it was the Hajj season whereby I accompanied him on Hajj… [….] ‘Umar said: We, the people of Quraish, used to be authoritative with women, but when we came (to Madeenah) to live with the Ansaar, we noticed…

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Akhlaaq (Manners), Aqeedah (Theology)

Muslims Are Not to Judge Who Specifically Is or Isn’t Going to Hell

It is not the job of a Muslim to judge specifically who is or isn’t going to the Hell Fire. We don’t know how Allah will judge people on individual levels. Allah Says, meaning of which is, in many places in the Qur’an: Not for you, [O Muhammad, but for Allah ], is the decision whether He should [cut them down] or forgive them or punish them, for indeed, they are wrongdoers. And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills. And Allah is…

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Akhlaaq (Manners), Seerah (Prophet's Life), Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

Inside of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) House and His Belongings (3D Replica)

This following images and video is a beautiful replica of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) House shown in 3D. This exhibition was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is built based on the narrations (hadiths). This model is very important for us to understand the modesty of the Prophet (pbuh). In addition to the video below, you can view some more images here.

Akhlaaq (Manners), Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

Get the Most Out of Your Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak everyone! So blessed to have reached one more Ramadan. May Allah make us get the MOST out of it. When it comes to virtue, Allah has decreed some people to be above others, some places to be above others, and some months to be above others. Ramadan is one of those months which Allah has favored over other months with regards to its virtues. It is a month full of blessings and opportunities to get closer to Allah. Gates of Paradise Opened and the Gates of Hell Locked and the Devils are Chained Up One of the greatest…

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