Zakat al-Fitr helps to cultivate among the members of society the habit of giving. This is another reason why the obligation of paying this form of charity is connected with each and every capable individual, regardless of how much wealth that person has.
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Many Christians and Jews are amazed when they learn that numerous stories and figures they know from their own sacred texts can also be found in the Quran and the authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad.
This sincere and eloquent helper came to the aid of two Prophets of God in the city of Antioch. He publicly urged the people around him to follow them both, and to support their cause. He did this when the people had rejected the Prophets’ message, and were threatening to kill them both.
From my experience, the book really talks to me. I feel that every single command to do certain things and not to do certain things, is addressed to me. Sometimes when I am really concentrating while reading the Quran I find myself crying because of the way it addresses different issues.
It should be known that there are three grades of fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special. Ordinary fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction. Special fasting means keeping one's ears, eyes, tongue...
A commonly used excuse for the weak at heart Muslim or a non-Muslim is that "Fasting is not good for your health: you lose too much water and especially in the heat; this is very dangerous. Why do it? What do you benefit?"
Gog and Magog would walk until they would reach the mountain of al-Khamar and it is a mountain of Bait-ul-Maqdis and they would say, ‘We have killed those who are upon the earth. Let us now kill those who are in the sky’ and they would throw their arrows towards the sky...
Allah’s forgiveness & mercy is much more vast than His wrath. The greatest barrier that usually prevents a sinner who wants to turn back to Allah, from sincerely repenting, however, is the cunning insinuations of Satan. He works hard to dissuade them...
Allah refers to Himself as the Oft-Forgiving because He created us knowing that our natures would make us prone to sin, and that we would seek His forgiveness and He would forgive us.
Fasting teaches sincerity, and it helps a person learn to live by the principles of his or her faith regardless whether others know or do not know. This is the very purpose and essence of piety.
How can we justify an afterlife? Well, where else can the injustices of this life be rectified, if not in an afterlife? What we perceive to be injustices in this worldly life would be a poor reflection upon God's sense of fairness, if these "injustices" aren't offset by appropriate rewards...