Akhlaaq (Manners)

Hadith: “The Religion is Sincerity.” – A Brief Explanation

Advice - Naseeha

Hadith Text The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The religion is naseehah (sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Explanation: This is a great hadith. It gathers all of the affairs of the religion in one expression …

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How to Give a Khutbah – Public Speaking, How to, Etiquettes and Tips by Navaid Aziz

Public Speaking

I have been giving khutbahs for years now, alhamdulillah, and found the following lecture extremely helpful and useful. Shaykh Navaid Aziz’s Brief Bio Shaykh Navaid Aziz has been described as being a gem in and of himself. Shaykh Navaid has a way of making each student feel special, as though he is talking to them …

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Helping Your Wife With Household Chores is a Neglected Sunnah

Husband doing chores is Islamic

Helping your wife with household chores is a neglected sunnah. Any man that sees it beneath him or is too arrogant to help his wife around the house is acting against the sunnah and is guilty of chauvinistic behavior. In fact, majority of Muslim scholars are of the opinion that serving one’s husband is not …

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The Impermissibility of Commanding the Good and Forbidding the Evil in Matters of Disagreement Among the Scholars

Diagreement

The rulings of commanding the right and forbidding the wrong only apply to matters that are agreed upon among scholars as being obligatory or unlawful. As for something that is differed upon, such as the issue under discussion, it is not permissible to condemn someone for doing it. It is, however, recommended for one to …

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Animal Rights in Islam: Examples of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Mercy Towards Animals

Dog in a Cage

Example 1 Following three narrations are all on the same topic. 1)  Ibn ‘Abbas reported Allah’s Messenger (s) having said: “Do not make anything having a soul as a target.” (Muslim) 2) Ibn ‘Umar happened to pass by some young men of the (tribe of) Quraish who had tied a bird (and made it a target) …

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Examples of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Mercy Towards Non-Muslims

Example 1 ‘Aisha narrated: That she asked the Prophet (s) , ‘Have you encountered a day harder than the day of the battle) of Uhud?” The Prophet (s) replied, “Your tribes have troubled me a lot, and the worse trouble was the trouble on the day of ‘Aqaba when I presented myself to Ibn `Abd-Yalail …

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The Difference Between Splitting And Differing in Religious Matters

Distinguishing between splitting (iftiraaq) and differing (ikhtilaaf) is an extremely important matter. It is essential that such an issue be referred back to the people of knowledge, since most people – especially some of the callers to Islam (du’aat) and some of the students of knowledge who have not fully matured in their understanding of …

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