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Man Commits Suicide in Makkah’s Grand Mosque

RIYADH – An expatriate has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, sending shock waves across social media. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the courtyard below, “resulting in his instant death,” Saudi police told the …

Makkah's Haram Circumambulation Spot Reopens This Week

MAKKAH – The circumambulation area (known in Arabic as mataf) surrounding the Kaa`bah in the Grand Mosque will be reopened to worshipers on March 27 after completing the restoration of the Zamzam Well. “The project was carried out by more than 250 engineers, technicians, and laborers, supported by 11 cranes under the supervision of Makkah …

Halal Is Clear & Haram Is Clear: Roadmap for Pure Heart

Let’s think about how important this concept is. Imagine you are a student; you are walking into the classroom and the teacher is just glaring at you. You are sitting at your desk; you are waiting for her to start talking yet she is just glaring at you.

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Does Islam Teach Innocence or Original Sin?

Short Answer:  There is no original sin in Islam. It is when man contradicts God’s commandments or His will that man commits sins. Adam, the first man and prophet, made such a mistake, which led to his expulsion from the Garden of Eden. But Adam repented and prayed to God for forgiveness, which God granted …

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Did you know that 5 centuries ago, drinking coffee in Makkah or in Cairo was illegal, punishable by jail and lashing? Why? Because it was the prevalent fatwa and fiqhi opinion that coffee was prohibited as a type of intoxicants.

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Did the Prophets Ever Sin According to Islam?

Short Answer: No. They were fallible human beings, though. Before they received revelation, it’s unclear if they sinned. But as far as afterward, it’s important to note that they did make mistakes, but those mistakes were not considered sinful because they did not intentionally disobey God. Asalamu Alaikum Ahmad,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. …

Muslim Is Haram

We are not allowed to hurt or attack other Muslims and we are never allowed to called Muslims kafir, this is how wars start. We are never allowed to take the life of any human being no matter what faith.


How to Spot Professional Liars

Constantly lying can take a toll on our brain health, and even make us more susceptible to pathological lying. A study in Nature Neuroscience in 2016 found habitual lying can desensitize our brains from “feeling bad”. It may even encourage us to tell bigger lies in the future. The researchers found that when we lie for …


E-cigs Cause Rare Health Problems

It’s safer to jump out of a window five stories high, than jumping out of a window twenty stories high. That doesn’t make it safe to jump out of a window. Islamic Shari’ah forbids humans from using things that can harm them directly or indirectly; immediately or gradually that can lead to death, damage the …

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