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Rekindling Love Between Spouses: Advice from the Quran and Prophetic Narrations


Love is an emotion that holds immense power. It is a proof of God’s perfection, because all love is simply a reflection of the Divine. In few places does love manifest itself more so than in a marriage. Love, which linguistically shares the same root as the word “seed”, is an emotion that flourishes depending on how the spouses care for each ... more ...

Love Is All Around

Every year on February 14, couples across the globe will celebrate Valentine’s day, a day that has been traditionally celebrated for many centuries as the official Day of Love. However, Love is something our tradition does not confine to a single day and it is not just for couples. Love comes in many forms and manifestations. Many choose to reframe ... more ...

Valentine’s Day from an Islamic Perspective

At this time of the year, a debate arises over the permissibility of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many people claim that it is forbidden to celebrate Valentine ’s Day, citing three reasons for their opinion. more ...

Muslim Women and the religious sphere

By: Doaa Baumi
Recently, there has been a lot of discussions about the role of women in mosques. The establishment of women’s mosques in many countries has made headlines. In light of these events, many scholars rush to evaluate the legitimacy of women being segregated in their own mosques. Others question the ruling of women leading prayers ... more ...

Who Gets my Charity ?

A man approached the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to inquire about an important issue. He had just given a large amount of charity to the mosque to be distributed and he did this for the sake of God, but when he arrived home, he found that his son had gone to the same mosque, collected the money and taken it for himself!
Ma'n ibn Yazi ... more ...

Islamic Calendar: A Festive Tree Bearing Fruits of Mercy

By:Hebah Salah
The Hijrah (migration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina) marked the beginning of the Islamic calendar. The Hijri calendar attests to the infinite bounties that God bestowed upon His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) and on the entire Muslim community.
The landmark significance of Hijrah is not limite ... more ...

The uniqueness of preserving the phenomenal Qur`an

Praise be to God the Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon our master, the last of the Prophets, his family, companions and those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgment
The Qur’an which is the Holy scripture of Muslims, is the verbatim word of God. It was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more ...

Why Hajj is a Unique Journey of Spiritual Rebirth

Hajj in the Arabic language means aim, destination or purpose (qasd). The reason is clear: Hajj is the ultimate journey of loving submission (‘ubūdīyah) and conscious surrender (riq) to God. Its ultimate destination is your encounter with the House of God (Bayt al-Allāh) – the Ka‘bah – with both your physical body and, more importantly, your hea ... more ...

How to Live the Hadith of Gabriel Part I

When one looks around in the world today they will be hard-pressed to find news that is illuminating, encouraging and beneficial to themselves, their families and community. In fact, the bulk of news today is information that brings about intense fear and disgust for those that read it, especially those of us within the Muslim community. more ...

Voluntary prayers

Islam has prescribed upon its followers certain obligations and recommended some sunnan. Obligations are those things that are required to be done; whoever observes them is rewarded and whoever refrains from them without a legitimate excuse deserves to be punished. The sunnan, on the other hand, are those things which the more ...

The Relation between Man and the Universe

The relation between man and the universe hinges on compatibility and harmony. Even since man descended to earth his mental and civilizational development got connected to his association and harmony with the environment and the universe, to how well he utilized and benefited from the aspects of life; he is not allowed to harm those aspects in any ... more ...

Shabaan: One of the Gateways to Paradise

The entire year is an occasion when the servants of Allah are to strive to do their utmost to obey Allah in his obligations and prohibitions and to perform voluntary acts of worship to draw closer to their Lord, gain extra credit, more ...

The Miracle of the Night Journey and Heavenly Ascension of Prophet Muhammad

Glory be to Him, who carried His servant by night from the Holy Mosque to the Further Mosque the precincts of which We have blessed, that We might show him some of Our signs. He is the All-hearing, the All-seeing [Quran 17:1]
Every year on 27th Rajab, Muslims around the world commemorate one of the most significant and unique events in Islami ... more ...

The Sacred Month of Rajab

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve, so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred. This is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein” [Quran 9: 36].
Timekeeping has always been a preoccupation of human beings. It was more ...

The best of Creation

Ash-hadu anna la ilaha illa Allah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammad rasul Allah (I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah). This is the testimonial of faith, recited by nearly a quarter of the people on earth as a declaration of their faith. It is sounded every day in more ...

A Journey to the real meaning of Hijrah

The Hijri calendar was established by the second Rightly Guided Caliph and the Prophet’s close Companion, Umar Ibn al-Khattab, in 637/638 AD. According to al-Jabarti, the great chronicler of the late C18 and early C19, Abu Musa al-Ash’ari wrote to the then Caliph Umar Ibn al-Khattab saying, “Letters have reached us from more ...

Hijra in the Quran and Sunnah

The word hijra and its derivatives are mentioned in many verses of the Quran. The majority of these verses contain praises and promise rewards to those who emigrated for the cause of God and to those who aided them.
The emigrants are entitled the highest honor and praise for having made a great sacrifice in the cause of God. He says,“To thos ... more ...

Prophetic Etiquette in slaughtering sacrificial animals

How merciful was our beloved Messenger Muhammad [peace and blessings be upon him]! Even his manner of animal slaughter was merciful! He therefore established certain criteria for animal slaughter to avoid causing them suffering on their last moments. Let us see how merciful the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] was even when he slaughtered ... more ...

How to construct the Muslim’s identity in our global times?

Building the Muslim’s identity in our global times is one of the essential religious tasks in order to maintain a balance between being a productive citizen whether the Muslims lives in a Muslim or non-Muslim society and between keeping his/her religious identity intact.
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Music in Islam: The mathematical origin of melodic tones

Muslim scholars have regarded music as mathematical language, because it is composed of interwoven progressions. There are geometrical ratios, numerical ratios and there are ratios combining between both geometric and arithmetic progressions that are called interwoven ratios. Books were written on the science of music especially by the luminary phi ... more ...

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