Ja’far grew up under the tutelage of his father Muhammad ibn `Ali, eventually going on to narrate Hadith mainly from him. This is actually a great sign of good fortune that was prevalent among the early generations of the Muslims, which followed that of the companions of the Prophet.
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Why are many new Muslims not able to continue as practicing Muslims a few months after accepting Islam? Do they get the support they need after declaring their faith? Or are they soon neglected?
I must admit it that as I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ramadan as it was my first that I didn’t know how to make it easy as I was unorganized. I decided that my technique to coping was to take each day at a time and that suited me fine. My first day was...
Kindness to neighbors is highly encouraged by all religions but Islam gives greater importance to how we should deal with our neighbors.The Quran makes it clear that neighbors are entitled to kindness, whether they are related to us or not.
Another Ramadan is coming up Insha'Allah. This time, let’s try out some novel ways of maximizing our rewards. Here are five ideas I plan to adopt this Ramadan. Give them a try and share your experience with us!
I learned that God is not floating on a cloud far from our problems. But He is near. Even though He is above His throne, He is closer to us than even our own jugular vein for He knows what is in our very hearts. My image of God matured as my faith did.
These are powerful images that provide a serious atmosphere for what comes next. Doomed are the people referred to as the "people of the ditch." The people of the ditch (sometimes translated as trench) were the agents of a tyrannical King who refused to allow his people to believe in God.
In submitting to God through Islam, I am simply saying "I want my whole life to reflect His will. I want to worship Him with my whole being 24 hours a day. I want to show the world, that saying I am worshipping God, isn’t about having a belief that someone else has paid the penalty for my sin...
The act which is the most sinful and most serious is sexual intercourse. When you have sexual intercourse and when two private parts meet, then your fast is invalidated whether ejaculation takes place or not and you have to repent for that. You have to complete the fast...
How else can one explain the increase in conversions with the increase of anti-Islam rhetoric? How else can one explain that more non-Muslim preachers have been converting to Islam than ever before?
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born into a society that had many of the major problems that we face today. And mended ties between neighbor, people and even his own enemies. He taught us how to turn those issues of strife into peace and security for everyone.