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On a dark and stormy night in the dark cave of man's mind, Shaitaan once lit a campfire and settled down to tell a story- a myth, in fact. It went like this: Once upon a time Islam was revealed to a Prophet of near God-like perfection. He shared it with his friends, who were... The post The Myth of the Naturally Good Muslim appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
“A muhaddith will never be complete until they narrate from who is above them, equal to them, and below them”. This statement is not simply words anymore that are memorized, or understood; the host scholar ingrained them in my heartShow More Summary
Selling Bracelets for the Poor by Adeeba Allimulla A new craze with kids these days has craft stores scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves. It's not a television show, not a video game, not the iPad, iPod or iPhone, but a bunch of colored rubber bands from a Rainbow Loom kit that have the attention... Show More Summary
By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) The Prophet remarked: 'The best of you is the one who learns the Qur'an and teaches it to others.'1 For Muslims, notwithstanding the sheer beauty of its composition and its cadences, the Qur'an is a repository of revealed teachings, a roadmap for the journey through life, and a fountain of timeless... Show More Summary
O All?h, none has the right to be worshipped except You alone. And, O All?h, I bear witness that Mu?ammad is Your servant and messenger! Perhaps it is difficult to imagine, but there was once a time when these words inspired such a tremendous stir in hearts and minds that lives were forever changed, as was... Show More Summary
Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's Lectures on s?rah. The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. Today insh?'All?h ta'?la we will embark on a new series of lectures, a series of lectures concentrating on the life and times of the... Show More Summary
Thank All?h sub??nahu wa ta'?la first for the good that He has given you. The post The Islamic Ruling Regarding Celebrating Thanksgiving Day appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
The collapse of Rana Plaza, a garment manufacturing complex in Bangladesh, which killed 1,134 workers, sent shockwaves around the globe this past April. Just a few months earlier, the Tazreen factory fire had already killed 117 people in the country. Show More Summary
How far we’ve strayed from the unadulterated concept of Nikah as an act of worship, and the simplicity in the celebration of the Waleema, as dictated in the example of the Prophet. The post Must Wedding Bells Go Ka-Ching? appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
I was volunteering at a science event in a children's museum on the morning of November 9th. While I was eager to help out, I thought about how much easier it would have been to just sleep in. It was, after all, the first free weekend I had in a while. I could not imagine... The post MuslimKidsMatter | Reflections on Typhoon in Philippines appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) There has been a certain reluctance on the part of classical scholars when it comes to defining love (mahabbah). It is not that they haven't tried, but that the definitions have tended to be causes, symptoms, effects or consequences of love, instead of love itself. Show More Summary
An '?d gift was delivered to Nabila Rahman's home by Americans last year. A gruesome gift that blew her grandmother's body into pieces on a magical day that was supposed to be filled with joy. Nine-year old Nabila didn't get a rousing welcome that her country mate Malala Yousufzai received because she didn't fit the... Show More Summary
A young brother sent me the following question a few days ago: A shia brother posted this status: The Holy Prophet said: Surely, there exists in the hearts of the Mu'mineen (believers), with respect to the martyrdom of Hussein, a heat that never subsides. Show More Summary
Understanding how to apply Islamic law and morality, in the United States, require a thorough understanding of the shariah, the culture norms of the people, as well as the inclusion and consultation of indigenous American Muslim imams, laymen and intelligentsia. The post Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
I have a special relationship with the Philippines- even though I doubt the islands know. When my son was diagnosed with autism and my husband and I were struggling to meet his monthly therapy needs and begging All?h for help, He gave us a special needs teacher and ABA therapist from there. Show More Summary
By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) This is a short piece translated from Ibn Qudamah's Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin. It distills a picture the Qur??n and ahadeeth build up of the Prophet's virtues and character, peace be upon him: integrity, honesty, steadfastness, courage, kindness, compassion, courtesy, and other qualities too numerous to list. Show More Summary
Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not for me. Show More Summary
When I told Omar Usman that the title of this article is “What I Learned at 21,” he smirked and said, “You learned absolutely nothing.” The post 21 Things I Learned at 21 appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
This summer I had the opportunity to meet Husna, eldest daughter of Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan. Students all around the world, including my siblings and I, have learned a lot of Arabic grammar through watching and participating in the Arabic with Husna series on BayyinahTV. This series has made such a huge impact on thousands... Show More Summary
To mark the 10th anniversary of Charity Week, we'll be sharing inspirational stories from across the years. These are the kind of hidden stories that go behind the numbers and the efforts. They are the kind of stories that open our eyes to the inspiring events that made it all possible. The post The Promise of Allah Fulfilled… Spectacularly appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.