Darul Ilm – The House of Knowledge

I pray to the Almighty ALLAH to make this website and the contents in it are of benefit to the readers and me, and make this as a Sadaqa Jariya. Also, may ALLAH forgive me for any mistakes or wrong information provided in the website – Aameen.

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

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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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Egypt: Remote is still with the West!

– By Eric Margolis “Plus ça change,” say the cynical French,“plus c’est la même chose.”Many thoughtful Egyptians will be recalling this “bon mot” as they watch one ruler, the ousted Hosni Mubarak, replaced by a military junta led by Field Marshall Mohammed Tantawi. Egyptians are getting more Mubarakism, sans Mubarak, at least for now. This…

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Is Islam leaving our lives?

This is a deep look into the current life style and perception of Muslims compared to that of our ancestors. Here I am trying to identify some of the key areas where we can see significant changes in our lives today, which is definitely partially or completely against the teachings of the faith. Also, we…

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Da’wah – An inherent responsibility of believers

This topic of Da’wah or Islamic Propagation was always an interesting and at the same time confusing topic for me. I consider myself to be a practising Muslim although I fail in a lot of my obligations as a Muslim. Whatever that may be, one question often comes to my mind. Who is responsible for…

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Life between an Iqamah and it’s Salah

I remember of hearing some scholar to have said about the life span of a human being on the face of this earth. He explained that life is as short as a period between the Iqamah after Azan. The Iqamah being referred here is the one which is called after the birth of a person….

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Brief illustration of Islam

Source – Email The Universe has a Creator, the Most Merciful God who provided air and water so that life may flourish on this planet. Through the periodic message He sent through messengers, God instructed us how we should live and what should be the ultimate aim of lives. We are accountable to God for…

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The uprising for Egypt; New threat for Israel

– By Seyyed Mohyeddin Sajedi from Press TV Israel’s policies and their efforts to rally support from the West and the United States for the survival of Mubarak’s 30-year rule over Egypt is a sign of the Israeli regime’s confusion and concern over the Egyptian uprising. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had previously recommended the…

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Trinity: Taught by Jesus or introduced by Church?

Source: Way to ALLAH and IPCI An African attorney’s return to the fold of Islam DAWOOD NGWANE was rummaging through some old books in his library and came across Sheikh Ahmed Deedat’s book, ‘Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction?’ which shook his faith and radically changed his concept of God and his entire life. What made a distinguished…

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The Triple Filter Test

Source: IslamIsEasy An acquaintance met a great scholar and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?” “Hold on a minute,” the scholar replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.” “Triple filter?” “That’s right,” the scholar continued. “Before you talk…

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Etiquettes of criticizing in Islam

Source: Scribd It should be remembered that there are some etiquettes of giving input and feedback in Islam. Some of these are: Check your motives (Niyyah) first before opening your mouth. You should be giving constructive criticism only to help someone, not to make yourself feel better than others. Make Dua for yourself and the…

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Hijab is mandatory, not something optional

Source: IslamGreatReligion If a sister says, “I’m not yet convinced of the necessity of the Hijāb…”, then we ask her two questions. 1. Is she truly convinced of the correctness of the religion of Islām? The natural answer is: Yes, she is convinced for she responds “Lā ilāha illallāh!” (There is no god but Allāh),…

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Hijab for Muslim Men

– By Maria Zain Hijab applies to Muslim men as much as women. These requirements to cover differ from women, but the rationale for Hijab is to fortify modesty between the sexes. Hijab is often associated with Muslim women – the full dress code for a Muslim woman. Some may find it surprising to know…

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