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Prophet's Hadiths on Eclipses

Solar eclipse occurred during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) which was a great chance for the Prophet 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 …

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

As narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said about faith, “Iman (faith) is some seventy (or some sixty) branches, the highest of which is (to testify that) there is no god but Allah, and the lowest is removing (any source of) harm from the road. …

Never Despair! Allah's Mercy Is Always There

Never Despair! Allah's Mercy Is Always There

“When Allah created creation, He wrote words that were placed at His throne. They said, “My mercy will prevail over my anger.” (Al-Bukhari) Knowing that the mercy of Allah will prevail over His anger is reason never to lose hope. When we are overcome, we should remember that all is never lost. If you ever think …

After having preforming the prayer, Jesus will go out with some of Muslims following him and he will meet the Antichrist at a place called Lud near Tel Aviv and he will throw a spear into his body

How Do We Know when the Antichrist is Here?

One may ask what is the Antichrist? Is he human? Who exactly is he? Well some traditions seem to depict him as a human to the extent that some people at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) noticed an individual, ibn Sayyad, and thought that he…

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Is Belief in Bad Omen Idolatry?

This hadith clearly distinguishes temporary pessimistic thoughts from giving in to bad omens. The distinction is at its clearest when people go ahead with whatever they are planning or what they is about to do, disregarding all negative thoughts and relying totally on God, and, on the other hand, giving in to such thoughts, changing one’s plans and purpose.

Cherish Your Wife the Prophet's Way (10+ Hadiths)

Cherish Your Wife the Prophet's Way (10+ Hadiths)

In Islam, the relationship between husband and wife is a strong bond to be nurtured with kindness, love and mercy. It is so significant that Allah Almighty mentions it in the Qur’an as one of His great signs in the world: {And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that …

Among the works of Imam Ibn Hanbal is the great encyclopedia of Hadith called Al-Musnad, compiled during his life time, completed by his son 'Abdullah, and amplified by supplements.

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal - Master of the Hadith

Imam Ahmad was chiefly interested in acquiring knowledge of Hadith and traveled extensively through Iraq, Syria, Arabia and other places in the Middle East studying religion and collecting the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). His travels occupied several years of his early life.

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. The first sense of sunnah is in the context of shari`ah rulings, in which sunnah is synonymous with the mandub or “recommended”, meaning something that one deserves a reward in the next life for doing–such as using …

Hadith, Sunnah, and the Objectives of Law

Hadith, Sunnah, And The Objectives of Law

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is from a viewer who watched our video on Hanafi testing of hadith, and has a couple of questions. For that particular video, the …

Duties of Angels

Duties of These Famous Angels

The angel that will blow the trumpet is called Israfeel. His name is mentioned among the four great angels in the hadiths. Israfeel will blow two times, in the first one, the Doomsday will occur and in the second blowing, the resurrection will occur…



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