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Did the Islamists fail?

A statement has recently spread throughout the Arab media claiming that the Islamists have failed in governing. Some say it as if it were a well-known fact or an uncontested notion. The essence of the notion rests on the following logic: the Arab people chose the Islamists to govern by means of the ballot boxes, but the Islamists failed to ...

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Beauty Queens Outside and Slobs Inside?

In the West women dress with looks to kill outside the home and save the sweats and t-shirts for inside. Most women will look very beautiful while going outside of the house, but look like a slob inside the house. One of them spends at least an hour taking a shower in the morning, putting on makeup, fixing her hair, ...

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Etiquette of entering or leaving a house

Here are some of the basic manners of entering and leaving places, such as homes or even offices, which our scholars have conveyed and deduced from the Sunna of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): HOW TO ENTER Enter or leave your house or office with your right foot first, as it was the ...

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The Umbilical Cord …

When we emerge from the womb at birth we are attached to our mothers by the umbilical cord. The first thing the doctor or midwife does is to sever this cord so that we can make it on our own in the world. However, the umbilical cord has significance besides the purely physical. This metaphorical connection to our birth mother ...

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FALSE PROPHECIES OF A FALSE MESSIAH #1

In “The Heavenly Sign” written in 1892, on page twenty-eight Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, intertwining a prophecy of Shāh Ni’matullāh-i Walī  says, “…I was commanded, through a specific revelation, to call the people to Allah, in the fortieth year of my life, and I was given the glad tidings that I will live up to eighty years or thereabout. In view of this ...

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Submission

The days of Haj are with us. Those who undertake this momentous journey will be constantly reminded of Sayyidina Ebrahim (alaihis salaam), his wife Hazrath Hajra (alaihas salaam) and his son Hazrath Ismail (alaihis salaam). The Ka’ba Shareef that the Haji will perform tawaaf of was built by this illustrious father and son. The seven rounds between mount Safa and ...

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Marriage: The Charm of “Thank You”

Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not for me. He lives there too!” You remind her, “Yes but what’s wrong with being grateful?” Wife says, ...

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The World within..

In nearly every culture, people use metaphors that directly or indirectly allude the heart. We call people ‘hard hearted’ because they show no mercy. Likewise people are said to have ‘cold hearts’ or ‘warm hearts’. When someone’s words penetrate our soul and affect us profoundly, we say that person ‘touched my heart’. When people fall in love supposedly, they speak ...

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10 top tips to increase our Imaan

10 top tips to increase our Imaan: 1. Performing Salah on Time which has been obligated upon us. 2. Being Thankful for every little blessing Allah(SWT) has bestowed upon us. 3. Reading Quran Everyday, this includes understand what we read. 4. Giving Charity, whether it be a big or small amount, Remember Charity does not decrease wealth. 5.Repentance, its really ...

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