The Night of Power (Laylatu-l-Qadr) -- during which the revelation of the Holy Quran and with it Muhammad’s prophethood began -- and all that transpires then is described as salam (peace)...
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It is not right that a person’s stomach fasts, but his talk, thoughts and some other vital organs and limbs do not. Nor is it right that a person’s physical part fasts, but his psychological and spiritual ones do not.
Do we live or just practice Ramadan and its fasting obligation? Do we tend to feel and experience or just survive it? As hinted earlier, the raison d'être for this peculiar state of affairs is a belief that fasting is part of Muslim culture, rather than...
Every single day of the month of Ramadan -- and every Ramadan as a holy month as well -- ought to signify a person’s upward spiritual movement and progression towards his ultimate spiritual fulfillment. Every Ramadan is to set a new benchmark.
Why Islam DFW (a branch of ICNA) hosted its' second Reverts All Day Conference, "Bringing Hearts Together 2017" on Saturday, May 20 at MAS (Muslim American Society) Center. Alhamdulillah it was a successful conference with 90 revert attendees. Ma sha’ Allah there was positive feedback from the participants.
Both Christians and Muslims admire Saladin. Saladin's traits and virtues were purely a reflection of the teachings of his faith. He defeated the Crusaders, known to Muslims as the Franks, and recaptured Jerusalem in 1187. The experience of the Crusaders with the Muslims demonstrates that Muslims and Christians are in no civilization clash, but rather in civilization bondage.
Genuine civilization should benefit the whole of mankind, and its wholesome legacy never to fade away from the annals of history. Civilizations cannot yield dark ages and universally depressing episodes in human history. By the same token, they cannot be associated...
Genuine civilization signifies heavenly success and the attaining of Almighty Allah’s pleasure in this world and the Hereafter. Similarly, primitiveness signifies heavenly failure and the incurring of Allah’s wrath in this world and the Hereafter.
A person may be around for a short period of time, but leave a legacy as though he lived a hundred, or more, years. This is because his allocated time had an authentic vision and purpose, which was optimized by his total dedication...
Satan knows all too well what time means to man and how vulnerable he is to its apparently formidable and, at the same time, devious character. It’s no wonder that he made recourse to leveraging its potentials as soon as he had been granted permission by Allah to try to mislead man.
While for Allah time does not exist, and He in His Majesty and Sublimity is not bounded by it, man’s perception as well as experience of it will be consistent with the new life (Hereafter) and its new physical and psychological realities in which man will find himself.
Sa’d later settled in Guangzhou and built the Huaisheng Mosque which was an important event in the history of Islam in China. It is reputedly the oldest surviving mosque in the whole of China and is over 1300 years old. It survived through several historical events which inevitably took place outside its door step.