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  WHY IS PORK FORBIDDEN IN ISLAM?   Bob: Tell me why is it that a Muslim is very particular about the words Halaal and Haraam; what do they mean?   Ibrahim: That which is permissible is termed Halaal and that which is not permissible is termed Haraam and it is the Quran which draws […]

First Mosque in U.S.

  North Dakota Is Home to First U.S. Mosque By Susan Logue Ross, North Dakota 20 October 2005       Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States, and there are more than 1,200 mosques around the country, with at least one in every state. The vast majority are in major metropolitan areas, […]

Life of Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) : part 8

Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) (part 8)   The Prophet’s Marriage     By the time Muhammad (pbuh) was twenty-five he was famous for his honesty. He was respected by everyone, even the elders of Makkah. The purity of his nature increased with the years. It seemed he had an inner knowledge that other people […]

Wisdom of life

Umar bin Khattab (ra) left to people 18 statements of wisdom: 1- When someone transgresses upon your rights (and in doing so disobeys Allah) the way to ‘revenge’ is to obey Allah in dealing with him. (use reason/rules instead of anger) 2- When something comes to you from your brother, accept it as something good, […]

Wedding of Faatimah (RA)

ISLAMIC WEDDINGS – WEDDING OF FAATIMAH (RA) By Shaykh Maulana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat   Faatimah (Radhiallaahu Anha) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). Out of all the children, he was the most beloved thim. He said, ‘The Queen of the ladies in Jannat is Faatimah.’ He also said, ‘Faatimah is […]

Marriage in Islam

CONTRACTING A PERMANENT MARRIAGE The permanent marriage ‘aqd ad-dā’im consists of the recital of the formula (sīgha) which contain the assent (ījāb) of the bride and the acceptance (qabūl) of the bridegroom. For the marriage to be valid the mere consent of the two parties is not enough, the marriage contract must be performed. Either […]

Women be careful!

Imam Ali ibna Abu Thalib and Hadrat Fatimah once visited the Prophet SAW and found him in tears.   They asked him the cause and he replied:   ‘O Ali, on the night of my ascension (Miraj) I saw women of my ummah who were being severily punished that i became concerned for them and […]