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Rajab - First Sacred Month: Time for Peace

Why do we need sacred months nowadays, when most of us are not involved in fighting in this or any month? The special feature of Rajab is not more rituals, but peaceful behavior..

Education Minister Mitzie Hunter and Michael Coteau, minister of children and youth services, said in a joint statement that they are "pleased" to see the Peel District School Board's "commitment to inclusion."  (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star file photo)

Canadian Ministers Endorse Muslim Prayer in Schools

Two Canadian ministers endorsed on Thursday, March 23, Muslim weekly Friday prayer at schools, commending Peel municipality, Ontario, for allowing it and putting an end to brawling debate in which Islamophobic comments were yelled.

We glorify Allah by extolling His glory with our tongues. We also do so in our five daily prayers.

Why Do We Say Subhan Allah?

When we say subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah), we are glorifying Allah above any imperfection or deficiency. It is a declaration of His transcendence. One of Allah’s names is al-Subbuh. This can be translated as “the Most Glorified”. Allah is the One who possesses all glory…

Prophet Muhammad is telling us that it takes a strong person to have self-restraint when he or she is angry and that self-control is obviously a desirable quality for a believer to aspire to.

The Prophet's Cool Personality

Prophet Muhammad had a great deal to say on the subject of anger. In many of his sayings and traditions, Prophet Muhammad tells us to use self-control and respond to the source of our anger with a cool cognitive approach rather than a hot over-emotional response…

Remembering Allah Goes Beyond Repeating His Name

Remembering Allah Goes Beyond Repeating His Name

A believer’s heart should always be filled with the remembrance of Allah. Forgetfulness and negligence are the main weaknesses of human beings. The only remedy is that the believer should develop God-consciousness and be constantly aware that Almighty Allah watches him.All acts of worship aim at drawing man closer to Allah. The Qur’an says, {Establish prayers …

Bleeding for Three Months How to Pray

Bleeding for Three Months: How to Pray?

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. Sister, thank you for your question, which shows your desire to live by the rules of Islam and worship Allah correctly. May Allah Almighty …


The Prayer Not Allowed In My School

As salamu `alaykum, This issue is not one that I am familiar with, as I am presently living in a Muslim-majority country. Nonetheless, to me, this is an issue that should be brought to the attention of the school by the parents of the Muslim students, who should express their concerns in a conciliatory way …

Can I Pray Behind An Open Sinner

Can I Pray Behind An Open Sinner?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani from SeekersHub addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Are you’re allowed to read the prayer behind an open sinner? The prophet (SAWS) said [quoting hadith in Arabic] pray behind every virtuous person and every openly corrupt person. And that …

Analyzing Statuses of Brain during Prayers

Analyzing Status of Brain during Prayers

Since the beginning of time, philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and many others have always questioned the presence of God. According to research done since the past few years, belief in God isn’t merely a play of the mind, or belief in the unseen, it is the reality. Researchers have found a strong connection between brain activity …


Praying Funeral Wearing Shoes: Prohibited?

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. Dear brother, thank you for your question that reveals your interest in Islam’s teachings concerning funeral Prayer. There is no objection on praying …

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