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Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) (part 13) by Jahir Hasan How Umar Accepted Islam The leaders of Quraysh became increasingly worried about the way the people of Mecca were being divided by the Prophets teachings. Finally, Umar ibn al-Khattab, one of the nobles of Mecca, decided that the only way to silence the Prophet […]
EAST MEETS WEST Enlightening Moment with Shaykh Yusuf Islahi Let’s Begin at the Beginning: Already running late for my interview I scurried about trying to grab my essentials: keys, bag and baby. Making my way to the house at which this shaykh was an honorable guest, I felt my heartbeat quicken at the fact […]
ANGER Problems and Solutions Book by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid A person may complain: “I get very angry very quickly. If there is the slightest provocation, I quickly explode and start to break things, swear, curse and issue threats of divorce. This problem has caused me so much embarrassment, and has made most […]
RECIPIENTS OF ZAKAAT Now that we understand zakah, and its various conditions and calculation, we must now learn who it is payable to. Those who are entitled to receive zakah are grouped into eight categories, as determined by the Quraan and Sunnah. Allah says, “Sadaqat are only for the poor who do […]