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New Year Without Alcoholism

“{They ask you concerning alcohol and gambling. Say: ‘In them is a great sin, and some benefits for men, but the sin is far greater than the benefit.’}” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:219). It has always seemed ironic to me that the new year marks an increase in drinking as well as a mass rush to write …

Time Flies But You Are The Pilot

Time Flies But You Are The Pilot

“Like sands through the hourglass; so are the days of our lives.” Of all the quotes that I used to hear as a child, this must have been the one that stuck most. On returning from school I would hear the television on as the music played introducing the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” …

Time: A Blessing and a Trust

Do You Put Your Time to Good Use?

{It is He who made the sun a shining radiance and the moon a light, determining phases for it so that you might know the number of years and how to calculate time. Allah did not create all these without a true purpose; He explains His signs to those who understand.In the succession of night …

Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

Life, in itself, is a truth. It is at once a mirror of, and an avenue to, the ultimate ontological truth. Every aspect of the multi-tiered phenomenon of life, conceptual or physical, stands for an aspect or feature of the essence of the absolute truth. The two are indivisible, needing one another for their full actualization and function.

Time Travel Gate to Mysteries of Unknown

Time Travel: Gate to Mysteries of Unknown

In one of Lost TV show’s episodes named “Whatever Happened, Happened”, the audiences were exposed to one of the most puzzling concepts adopted by Albert Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory.


Famous Agnostic Sheds Light on Islamic Golden Age

It was a moment in history when the Islamic civilization opened its doors to new ideas from the East and from the West. In fact, the confident Muslims took these ideas and remolded them in a uniquely Islamic mold. Out of this caldron came Islamic art, architecture, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, music, philosophy and ethics. The …

Rabi-al-Awwal 1439

3rd Hijri Month: When Is Rabi-al-Awwal 2017 (1439)?

Rabi-al-Awwal is the 3rd month in the Hijri calendar. During this month, the Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The exact birthdate is unknown. However, the majority of Muslims believe it to be on the 12th of this month. Whereas a minority of Muslims believe it to be on the 17th. The Hijri calendar is …

Friday Prayer

Performing Friday Prayer before Its Time: OK?

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 better for Muslims to observe Friday Prayer at its agreed upon time, i.e., after sun’s zenith until …

Your Time is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Time is Your Most Valuable Asset

This world is people’s farm, whose yield they harvest in the hereafter; those who sow nothing in this world will reap nothing in the hereafter, only losses and regrets. Many are heedless to the gifts of health and leisure…

Time Relativity

Time Relativity in the Qur’an

Asking this question would strangely generate different replies. A rushing answer will be “Yes”, but an educated person is supposed to ask for further clarification. Does the question refer to the day on Earth or on another celestial body?

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