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: The Prophet permitted mutah marriage during journeys and military campaigns before the Islamic legislative process was made complete, he later forbade it …
Manufacturing the crescent finials of mosques’ minarets has been a thriving industry in Egypt since the 14th Century. Small smith workshops in Cairo’s old quarters are full of talented craftsmen who manufacture crescent alems for mosques across the Islamic World.
Peace among Muslims in the month of Rajab would be a great gift not only to the worldwide Ummah, but to the world itself. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) warned Muslims repeatedly about fighting one another, calling it one of the greatest sins, so grave it can lead to disbelief.
Another important Islamic habit for success is to be consistent in what you do. Big gestures of productivity may seem great on the external but they fail to produce the same result day in day out.
Islam is at home in every country and in every society. Islam is not a threat to Britain or France or anywhere else. If people choose to wear Pakistani clothes or eat Arabian food, this must not be confused with the message of Islam.
I was a foster mother to a vibrant and beautiful little girl. She came to my door-step both intensely fragile and incredibly strong. This experience taught me that giving birth is just the beginning of how amazingly difficult it is to fill the role of mother. It made me realize why it…
Did you hear the one about the Priest, the Rabbi, and the Imam who walked in to a bar? Of course not! Imams don’t drink. Bad jokes aside, most of the non-Muslim world imagines that Muslims live humorless and austere lives, never even cracking a smile.
One of the quirky questions reverts are often asked when embracing Islam is: “Do you have to dress like that?” That often implies the long dress coupled with the headscarf for women, and not to mention, those that are predominantly black, as popularly portrayed by the media.
We need to feel the same grief – nay, even greater sorrow – for the sake of Islam. Our sorrow, however, must inspire us to action, not to wallow in despair. This is an issue of where our loyalties lie. It is right that our concern for Islam and the Muslims…
When someone is hostile towards you, anger is a natural response. However, just because you have been provoked gives you no excuse to react in a hostile manner. There is great wisdom in controlling anger, as succumbing to it can lead to a host of negative scenarios that are difficult to extricate yourself from.