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Creation of Noor

Creation of the Light of Muhammad {s} One day Ali, karam Allahu wajhahu, the cousin and son-in-law of the Holy Prophet {S}asked, “Oh Muhammad, both my parents shall be my ransom, pray tell me what the Lord Almighty created before all other beings of creation?” This was his blissful reply: Verily, before your Lord made any other thing, He created from His ...

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The Illusion of “Perfect”

Yasmin Mogahed August 13 at 12:54pm · As someone who has struggled with depression my entire life, I’m grateful that it’s finally being talked about. It is, of course, tragic that it took the suicide of a comedian to make it happen. In an age of selfies and photoshopped Facebooks, it’s hard to resist the impending need to display our false ...

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The Delight of Selflessness

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times and extreme weather, the Mujahideen who protect the borders of Islam, ...

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Secrets of Surah Al-Kahf

Ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked us to recite Surah Al-Kahf every Friday? This surah has four stories in it, let’s explore what lessons can be learned from them: 1. The people of the cave It’s the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of ...

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A Muslim’s Response to Ongoing Tragedies? Don’t Despair!

Hesham A. Hassaballa “Never give up hope of Allah’s Soothing Mercy: truly, no one despairs of Allah’s Soothing Mercy except those who have no faith. (Quran, 12:87)” It has been a rough summer. While everyone around the world was trying – as best as possible during the long and hot Ramadan — to fast and re-connect with Allah, the horrific images from ...

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Will the Real Muslim Men please stand up?

Bint Ahmed Sulaymaan – Comment Chivalry is dead. And so is femininity. They died when the exploitation of women and feminism were born. Their murder was prolonged and painful, like that of cutting steak with a butter knife. We’re living in a world of too many pseudo men (feminists and the like), men in touch with their feminine side, metrosexual men ...

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The cycle of “War” within our homes

Adults must model the kind of behaviour and world that they want for their children. It requires them to look at themselves in a very deep and responsible way and make changes that will help them not to pass on their own old injuries onto their children. What the parents share are children. When parents continuously fight the house becomes ...

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A Delightful Day in the Daulah

Humanity today stands at the dawn of a new age: an age of crumbling superpowers and tumbling economics. An age of uprising against tyrants, resistance against injustice and exposing of traitors. It’s an age where misinformation technology and media propaganda is backfiring  upon those who promote it,  an age when our open enemies, hidden enemies, open hypocrites, secret hypocrites, and collaborating ...

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Romance in Islam

The IBA Iqra Society invited Sheikh Kamaluddin Ahmed’s wife ‘Alimah Sobia Ahmed’ on the 22nd of November,  to deliver a lecture on the topic Romance in Islam. The following is an edited version of the notes prepared by Maliha Abidi during the lecture. It also includes some points from a lecture delivered by Alimah Sobia Qasim (a student of the ...

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