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At a time when the rest of the world, from Greece and Rome to India and China, considered women as no better than children or even slaves, with no rights whatsoever, Islam acknowledged women’s equality with men in a great many respects. The Quran states: * “And among His signs is this: that He created […]

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The thirty four year old young man, who assumed the name “LOON”, was a member of “Bad Boys” band. He was an international singer of rap and hip-hop, and the sales of his albums exceeded seven million CDs. This great religion succeeded to attract this youth because it answered many of the questions that confused […]

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  Faith 1. Belief in Only One God In Islam, there is only one God, Allah (S.W.T) The Supreme and Eternal, The Merciful and Compassionate, The Creator and Provider. He is the God of all beings and there is none like Him .2. Belief in the Books of God Muslims must believe in all Revelations sent by God to His Prophets […]

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“O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you.” [Upon Aboo Dharr, related by Muslim, at-Tirmidhee, […]

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The First Caliph, Abu Bakr (632-634 A.C.) Abu Bakr (‘The Owner of Camels’) was not his real name. He acquired this name later in life because of his great interest in raising camels. His real name was Abdul Ka’aba (‘Slave of Ka’aba’), which Muhammad (peace be on him) later changed to Abdullah (‘Slave of God’). […]

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Hawwa was the first woman and the first Muslimah to be created by Allah (s.w.t).In fact, her name means “the source of life”. The name Hawwa itself is not mentioned in the Qur’an but is mentioned in hadeeth literature. For it is there that we get such information as the meaning of her name, how […]

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Every creation of the Almighty Allah has been created for some specific reason and purpose, namely, the sun, the trees, water, the wind. Explaining the purpose for the creation of Man, the Almighty Allah states: Wa ma khalaqtul Jinna wal insa illa liya’budun – “I have not created Man and Jinn, but that they worship […]

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The meaning of “Tauheed” is to believe that there is no Partner to Allah in His Being and in His Attributes. In other words, how Almighty Allah is, we do not believe that there is another being like Him. If any person believes on the contrary, then his belief would constitute Shirk. We should remember […]

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you) In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Jumma day is a Blessed Day, a day on which Hazrath Adam alayhis ‘salam was born and so the Blessed day. […]

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Two major Muslim holidays are celebrated around the world: Ramadan, the month of fasting, and Hajj, the month designated for pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims who can afford it. Several other holidays are celebrated by most Muslims, including Eid Al-Fitr, which falls at the end of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, which occurs at the end […]