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ISLAM : Meaning & Concept

ISLAM: MEANING AND CONCEPT     What is Islam ?   The word Islam is an Arabic word meaning peace, submission and obedience. In the religious context the word Islam means total submission to the Will of Allah and obedience to His Law. The connection between the original and the religious meanings of the word is strong […]

How to Gain Khushu in Salah

How to Gain Khushu in Salah Dr. Mamdouh N. Mohamed Associate Professor at the American Open University What is Khushu’? Khushu’ during Salah is misunderstood by some people as crying and weeping. Rather, it is the presence of the heart during an act of ‘Ibadah. When a person’s heart is fully occupied of what he […]

Importance of giving Salaams

Importance of Giving Salaams Written by Moulana Yusuf Motala   Offering Salaam Is An Islamic Duty It has been narrated from Hazrat Ali that the Rasullah said, “Commonly in Islam there are six rights of a Muslim upon a Muslim: when he meets him he should give him salaam; when he invites him (to a […]

Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) : part 20

Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) (part 20) by Jahir Hasan Uhud-Defeat Comes From Disobedience   When the survivors of the defeated Quraysh at Badr to Mecca gathered to speak with Abu Sufyan. They said, ‘Muhammad has best men, so help us to fight him so that we may avenge those we have lost.’ In order […]

Gossip & Backbiting

Gossip and Backbiting    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained the meaning of this aayah.  In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful O ye who believe! let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let […]

Life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) : part 19

Life of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) (part 19) by Jahir Hasan The Battle Of Badr The Muslims who had gone to Medinah, had left all their belongings behind in Mecca and these had been taken by their enemies. Thus, when the Muslims heard that Abu Sufyan, one of the leaders of Quraysh, was on his way […]

Hijab – American experience

Hijab – American Experience   “I am a Muslim and these are the rules of Islam and I am sticking to them,” says Sara. WASHINGTON – Sara Uddin smiles as she adjusts her black hijab after performing Friday prayers with scores other Muslim girls and women.  Now it is time to go out again, and Sara […]