Islam

Means of attaining nearness to Allah

Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, Missionary-in-Charge UK وَ اِذَا سَاَلَکَ عِبَادِیۡ عَنِّیۡ فَاِنِّیۡ قَرِیۡبٌ “And when My servants ask thee about Me, say: ‘I am near.’” (Surah al-Baqarah, Ch.2:...

Slavery in Islam: Abolishing the social vice

The Economist (27 August 2019, “Everywhere in Chains”) ran a story on the concept of slavery in Islam, referring specially to a new book...

The economic status of women in Islam

Ahmed Danyal Arif, London, UK In this day and age, saying that women suffer from a degraded image is really a euphemism. The Muslim woman...

The philosophy of Hajj and sacrifice in Islam

An occasion which demonstrates an obligatory worship in the religion of Islam is the institution of Hajj, the journey to the House of Allah,...

Iqamatus-Salat (Observance of Prayer)

Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, Missionary In-charge UK The topic of iqamatus-salat – the observance of Salat – is based on just two words, yet its subject matter entails...

Questions related to Eid-ul-Fitr

What is fitrana and why is it offered? Allah the Almighty states in the Holy Quran: مَثَلُ الَّذِيْنَ يُنْفِقُوْنَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللّٰهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنْبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِيْ...

Fasting in Islam and other religions

Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad 1910-2001 For every spiritual exercise in Islam, the ultimate aim is the attainment of God’s pleasure through the regulation of one’s life in accordance...

Questions related to Ramadan

What is the purpose of fasting? Allah the Almighty states in the Holy Quran: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ...

Summer in May

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