As the year 2016 is just over, and a new year is here, it’s the best time to look back and review the fruits of a whole year and find out what articles were most attractive to our visitors.
What were the most popular items in the Shari`ah page throughout 2016?
It is our pleasure to share with you this list of our most viewed 20 articles/videos.
As you proceed on your journey in along the path of self-purification and Tazkiyah, in quest of the ultimate goal of Paradise, you will encounter difficulties and hardships. These may often seem insurmountable. Overcoming them may be made easier by a good early grasp of the prerequisites of tazkiyah.
Referring back to the Sunnah, we find that interaction between men and women in mosques did exist during the Prophet’s lifetime; it was normal interaction that involved various religious and social affairs.
“Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding about it” (Muslim)
Dr. Mohamed Allali, Imam and expert and Tarbiyah (self-development), reflects in this video on these two definitions given by the Prophet about the two terms.
This article surveys the different opinions regarding the maximum length of fasting for Muslims living in northern regions of the globe. My main concern is to ease the hardship that a sizeable population of Muslims may experience as a result of fasting an exceptional number of hours. The point is to facilitate fasting during Ramadan and not to avoid fasting or to postpone it for another time or place.
Health, cleanliness and hygiene occupy a great part of Islam’s attention incomparable to any other religion. While some nations adopted such beliefs as abandonment of self-care and cleanliness to attain high spiritual ranks, Islam made it obligatory to clean oneself properly in preparation for daily prayers.
Sufism and Wahhabism are very general words that people use to mean a variety of things, good and evil, from the Islamic point of view. So, I will try to clarify all the different views about them regardless of the names and labels.
What exactly is ‘Salafism’? In the absence of a unanimously agreed upon definition, I propose to elucidate the modern Salafī phenomena via an outline of its beginnings, an assessment of its particular characteristics, manifestations of it in various contemporary groups, and a discussion of its positive and not so positive contributions to Islam and our global society.
Taraweeh prayer is one of the remarkable specialties of Ramadan nights; for the whole month, Muslims line up at night to observe a number of optional rak`at and listen to and reflect on the recitation of the Qur’an. It is a very blessed and highly spiritual experience.
Where should women offer prayer within a mosque? And where did they pray during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)?
In Muslim countries, mosques that designate areas for women’s prayer rarely allow women to line up directly behind men in the same hall as was the practice in the Prophet’s Mosque during his lifetime.
Reading the Prophet’s hadiths about Ramadan and its blessings cleans the believers’ souls and makes them more eager to enjoy the exceptionally spiritual, soul-nourishing experience of Ramadan.