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Hope in Times of Difficulty - Inspirations from Prophet's Life

Hope in Times of Difficulty - Inspirations from the Prophet's Life

A believer’s state should always be in between fear and hope. Just like a bird uses its two wings to fly to his destination. A believer’s two wings are fear and hope, and the destination is paradise. There’s no doubt that this life is filled with difficulties. The way to handle them however, is the …

Halifax Mosque Serves Hot Breakfast to the Needy

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – In the early hours of the New Year, a group of young Muslim volunteers from the Ummah mosque in Halifax got up in the early hours of the morning to serve a hot breakfast to people struggling with poverty or homelessness, CBC News reported. “It was good. Especially for the guests, …

2018 Muslim Glorious Achievements (Special)

2018 Muslim Glorious Achievements (Special)

Throughout 2018, we featured many positive stories of glorious achievements made by Muslim men and women. The list covers different areas from humanitarian work to science and sports. We collected some of these amazing stories in this folder;  don’t miss it. Sports Salah Wins FSF Men’s Player of the Year Award French Muslim Players in …

A Fresh Start for the New Year

A Fresh Start for the New Year

Yet another year has come to an end, leaving behind both the good and the bad. How can we capture more of the goodness this year? What went wrong and needs to change? As we approach 2019, what new intentions or niyah can we make to further our self-development? Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advises us …

Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Is It Permissible to Celebrate the New Gregorian Year?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- If you are talking about religious rituals associated with the arrival of the new year, this celebration is disallowed. 2- If someone expresses joy …

Celebrating the New Year

Celebrating the New Year: Allowed?

Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is difficult to categorize certain feasts like Thanksgiving and New Year as religious feasts. 2– Some scholars permit new converts to attend their families celebrations without participating in anything purely …

New Day, New Life- The Balance Between Fear And Hope

New Day, New Life: The Balance Between Fear And Hope

Islam is kind of like living on the cusp of a new year. It’s never a bad time to reflect and start anew. We all make mistakes, get lazy, and sin. It is human nature to falter. Islam encourages all good things, but inevitably we will fall into sin. Thankfully, that’s no reason to despair…

Christmas Greetings and Cards

Christmas Greetings and Cards

Wa`alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Muslims are commanded to deal justly and kindly with their non-Muslim acquaintances, neighbors, friends, and families. Therefore, Muslims are allowed to …

Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Festive Occasions

Congratulating Non-Muslims on Their Festive Occasions: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Muslims are commanded to deal justly and kindly with their non-Muslim neighbors or friends. Therefore, there is nothing wrong in exchanging gifts with them. 2- …

Have You Made Your New Year's Resolution?

Have You Made Your New Year's Resolution?

Nadia has given up making New Year’s resolutions.  She says that she makes the same ones year in and year out and never ever keeps them for longer than a week or two.  “The whole process is an exercise in futility and a guilty, depressing one at that,” she laments. Research data from countless sources …



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