Humanity First!

Saving a life is like saving the humanity as a whole! Hence, any support even to the size of a mustard seed given to a needy may make us better than the one who has spent the entire wealth just for show off!

Advising a Muslim of his faults

– by Ibn Abid If a Muslim sees a shortcoming in another Muslim’s Deen, then he should not point him out in public in front of others and make apparent to others his shortcoming(s). This is not the correct etiquette in dealing with one’s brother in deen and giving him advice. The Muslims are supposed…

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Muslim women who wear the Hijab and Niqab explain their choice

– by Soraya Salam of CNN’s In America unit When you look at Aliya Naim or Nadia, they don’t want you to see objects of beauty, nor do they want you to see women constrained by societal standards. Instead, they say, they want to be judged by their intellect and personalities. They say it’s the…

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The Islamic Greeting and it’s Etiquette

– Friday speech delivered by Imam Mohamed Baianonie at the Islamic Center of Raleigh. Islam has professed the use of the Islamic greeting when encountering another Muslim or leaving the company of another Muslim because it unifies the hearts and strengthens bonds between Muslims. Imam Muslim reported that the Prophet (S.A.W.) said, “I swear by…

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Muhammad (SAW), the greatest of creations

– by Yahya Ibrahim from MuslimMatters.Org From a distance you notice his eyes – piercing, brilliant and engaging.  The choicest Praise and Mercy of Allah be upon him.  Muhammed, the Praised one is Ahmed, the greatest in Praise of Allah; sublimely appropriate.  Al-Mustapha, the Divinely Chosen, is real.  He was flesh and blood.  Human. I…

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This World and the Hereafter

Courtesy: A colleague

Thousands of US veterans homeless

Source: Press TV The Department of Veterans Affairs has put the number of homeless veterans in the United States at about 107,000. Nearly 76,000 US military veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009, and close to 136,000 veterans resided in shelters that same year, a study has shown. According to an assessment recently…

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Russia against NATO missile proposal

Source: Press TV Russia’s Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin says Moscow is against the alliance’s proposal to set up two different missile systems, the NATO system and the Russian system. The United States and Russia have been at loggerheads over a new anti-ballistic missile system for Europe, with Moscow calling for a shared control of…

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Taking husband’s name after marriage is against Islam

– By Asma bint Shameem In our eagerness to copy the West, we Muslims have adopted many of their practices which have no basis in the Sharee’ah. And among them is the practice of a woman changing her family name to that of her husband after she gets married. The fact is that Islam does…

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Free mixing of Men and Women

Source: IslamOnline.net Instinctively, men and women have a natural inclination to each other. Therefore, contrary to the laxity of the Western culture, Islam regulates the relation between the two sexes in a way that safeguards morals and modesty. As interaction between men and women is sometimes unavoidable, Shari`ah sets conditions and boundaries that must be…

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Tawassul – The controversy on Supplicating ALLAH through an Intermediary

From: Reliance of the Traveller by Sheikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller Supplicating Allah by means of an intermediary, whether it be a living person, dead person, a good deed, or a name or Attribute of Allah Most High. The scholar, YUSUF RIFA’I, says: I here want to convey the position, attested to by compelling legal…

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