بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Arabic noun Maghrib comes from the root gharaba, “to depart, to set, to go away,” and the noun formed from this root literally means “the place of the sunset.” It is thus apparent that Maghrib means actual sunset or sundown, as understood universally, i.e, the time of departure or declension of the sun from the horizon when it is no longer visible.
Continue reading “Does Maghrib Begin at Sunset?”
بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم
BY the grace of the Almighty, this week has ushered in a new moon. One that is among four that have been sanctified by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. This is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar; this is Rajab al-Murajjab.
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“Jurisprudential Maxim: Custom has the weight of law.”
The maxim “culture has the weight of law” affirms that Islam is not culturally predatory, and it teaches Muslims to look upon all cultural heritages with an open mind, especially those where they live and to which they belong. Continue reading “The Role of Culture In Islam”
Did Richard Dawkins ask us to rethink Hitler’s eugenics?
“If you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability? Continue reading “Richard Dawkins – An Evolutionary Extremist”
One of the enormous achievements of our Prophet, peace be upon him, is that in less than twenty years he managed to bring law and order to a land that had hitherto been plagued with lawlessness Continue reading “Political Violence & the End Days”
The Prophet ﷺ was reported to have once remarked that vinegar was the seasoning of all the prophets who came before him.
Jabir narrated, “The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, took me one day with him to his house. He was served some bread. He asked: ‘Is there any dip?’ They replied ‘No, only some vinegar.’ He said, ‘Vinegar is a good dip.’ Jabir used to say, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Allah’s Prophet”. Naf’a said, “I have loved vinegar since I heard it from Jabir.” Continue reading “The Best of Condiments is Vinegar”
The Arabs say Love is of Ten levels Continue reading “What is Love?”
In our offices and workplaces we can hardly find time to do acts of worship and righteous deeds. What can we do in the short time that we can find in our day? How can we make use of it?
Continue reading “What Can You Do In One Minute?”
“He is the One Who has released two types of bodies of water, one refreshing and sweet and the other salty and bitter – but He has established a barrier and a prohibiting partition between them.” (Quran: 25:53) Continue reading “Does the Quran Get The Mixing Of Saltwater And Freshwater Wrong?”
Rabi’ah bint Esma’il al-‘Adawiya, born in humble circumstances and sold into slavery as a child, later settled in Basra where she attained great fame as a saint and a preacher and was highly esteemed by many of her pious contemporaries. Continue reading “Rabi’ah al-Adawiyah al-Basariyah – A Sufi Biography”
“I came to know love the moment I found your love,
And I have closed my heart from everyone except you.
Continue reading “I Came To Know Love.. A Poem By Rabi’ah al-Adawiyah”
I envy the sand that met his feet
I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet
Of birds that hovered above his head
Of spiders who spun their sacred web
Continue reading “Springs Gift”
Do you know Al-Aqsa?
Q. We occasionally get asked why we show the image of the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat as Sukhra) when we are discussing or promoting the issue of Masjid al-Aqsa. It is asserted that this causes confusion in people’s minds about what Masjid al-Aqsa actually refers to. This response intends to help resolve the confusion. Continue reading “Do you know Al-Aqsa?”
An atheist Professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and…..
Professor: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir. Continue reading “Duality and God”
There was a young man who went overseas to study for quite a long time. When he returned, he asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert who could answer his three Questions. Finally, his parents were able to find a Muslim scholar. Continue reading “A Tricky Trivia”