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3 Things to Do When We Reach the End of Times

3 Things to Do When We Reach the End of Times

There’s going to come a time even worse than this, where a person becomes so confused about what is happening in the world, so deluded by everything that they see and hear that they’re not going to know what to do and where to go and who to stand with…

Tired of Life Difficulties? Read This Hadith

Tired of Life Difficulties? Read This Hadith

Abu Sa`id and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor anxiety, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his …

Stages of Recording Hadith and Evolution of Hadith Sciences

Stages of Recording Hadith and Evolution of Hadith Sciences

Some people allege that there was no methodology for recording Hadith, especially during the Prophet’s lifetime. Accordingly, they claim, this casts doubt about the authenticity of the science of Hadith and Sunnah in general. This allegation is quite wrong as during his lifetime, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to teach his …

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

As time passed after the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) passed away, more reporters were involved in each isnad (chain of narrators) of the Prophet’s hadiths. So, the situation demanded strict discipline in the acceptance of hadiths or Prophet’s traditions. The rules regulating this discipline are known as mustalah al-hadith (Hadith methodology). Among the …

What Prophet Said When He Arrived in Madinah

What Prophet Said When He Arrived in Madinah

In an inspiring connection between our spiritual life and physical life, the Prophet lists praying at night along with feeding the hungry, greeting each other and maintaining family ties.

Store of Prophet's Legacy: Why Hadith is Important

Store of Prophet's Legacy: Why Hadith is Important

The two fundamental sources of Islam are the Qur’an (the word of God) and the Sunnah (the example) of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). By Sunnah, we mean the actions, sayings and silent permissions (or disapprovals) of the Prophet. The word “Sunnah” is also used to refer to religious duties that are …

Allah Does Not Look at Your Appearance

Allah Does Not Look at Your Appearance

Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Allah does not look at your appearances or your financial status, but He looks at your hearts and your actions.”  (Al-Bukhari) In any community, there must be a means to measure and evaluate each other. The lack of evaluation and …

3 Meanings of Sunnah

3 Meanings of Sunnah

The word sunnah has three separate meanings that are often mixed up by Muslims when the term arises in discussions. Sunnah as a ruling The first sense of sunnah is in the context of shari`ah rulings. Here, sunnah is synonymous with the mandub or “recommended”, meaning something that one deserves a reward in the next life for …

Prophet's Hadiths on Eclipses

Prophet's Hadiths on Eclipses

Solar eclipse occurred during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). It was a great chance for him to demolish some myths related to this phenomenon. People used to believe that eclipses happened due to the death of prominent people. They assumed that the death of Ibrahim, son of the Prophet, which …



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