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5 things you probably didn’t know about Zam Zam

Fatima Haffejee – Cii News | 11 October 2014/16 Dhul Hijjah 1435 Whilst ongoing research continues to astonish scientists, more and more Muslims are relishing new research into the blessed water they have sourced tangible benefit from for centuries. For decades visitors of the holy land have gone as far as to bathe themselves in Zam-Zam, knowing nothing of its benefits ...

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Istighfar; Formulae for Seeking Forgiveness from the Glorious Qur’an

Istighfār (seeking forgiveness from Allāh ta‘ālā) has many virtues and benefits besides the greatest benefit, which is the forgiveness of Allāh ta‘ālā. The Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever holds fast to istighfār, Allāh will create for him an exit from every difficulty and freedom from every sorrow and provide him from where he had not even imagined.” (Abu Dāwud) ...

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When to use of the Word Aameen

Based on online observations, it would appear that the word Aameen is being used very liberally by commenters on social media nowadays. That alone, does not render the usage sinful or reprehensible, but since its observance is very often inappropriate to the context in which the Aameen is used, this post seeks to educate on the meaning of this phrase ...

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Q.What is the time of performing Tahajjud Salaah? Can I perform Tahajjud Salaah at Fajr time?

Q.What is the time of performing Tahajjud Salaah? Can I perform Tahajjud Salaah at Fajr time?   (Question published as received)     A. Tahajjud Salaah may be performed after the Esha Salaah until Subah Saadiq (the starting of Fajr Salaah time).However, the reward for Tahajjud Salaah increases if it is performed after half of the night has elapsed.   ...

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A Bitter Pill

by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Whilst I was once sitting with the students of the Jāme‘ah Riyādul ‘Uloom, I posed the following question to them: ‘Imagine two types of fruit: one very attractive and extremely sweet, though with the unfortunate characteristic that its sweetness lasts only for a few seconds and thereafter turns to bitterness; and another which is not ...

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Teaching Love

“One day the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) went out and entered the Masjid with Abu Bakr and Umar (radi Allahu anhuma), one on his right hand and the other on his left, holding their hands. Then he said, ‘We will be raised thus on the Day of Resurrection.’” [Sunan Tirmidhi] Imam Malik bin Anas (rahimahullah) said: ...

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How Watching Pornography Changes The Brain

By Mohamed Ghilan, UVic Neuroscience It is now recognized in neuroscience that the brain is malleable. It changes with our experience and forms pathways and connections that correlate with what we watch, listen to, and learn. From the active engagement in a philosophical discussion in class to the learning of directions in the new city you moved into; even the ...

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The sunnahs of shopping and dealing

By: Said Alpsoy Source: resulullah.org THE BEST OF THE BELIVERS IS THE ONE WHO MAKES THINGS EASIER IN COMMERCE The most virtuous of the believers is the one who makes things easier in his shopping, paying his debt and demanding his debt. (Tabarani)Be careful! Some portion of people pay their debt nicely and demand their debt nicely, they do not hurt ...

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Martyrdom

To lay down one’s life for the cause of deen is the ultimate sacrifice. Hence being the ultimate sacrifice, martyrdom naturally has the highest honour as well. Allah Ta‘ala describes the martyrs as “living” in the verse: “And say not to those who have been slain in the Path of Allah that they are dead. Nay, they are alive and ...

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MARRIAGE: HOW TO KEEP IT OFF THE ROCKS

Sh. Mirza Yawar Baig This was originally posted on Mirza Yawar Baig Marriage in Islam All praise be to Allah the Lord of the Universe. Peace and blessings be on His Messenger Muhammad , his family and companions. Then, Allah said:  And among His signs is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind. So that you might find contentment (sukoon) ...

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