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  • The love of Allah

    An exceptional love The love of Allah should occupy man's heart and get total possession of it; and if it does not seize it entirely, it should at least outweigh the love of all other things in it. Allah Says about the believers, (what means): "He loves them and they love Him," [Quran 5:54] and the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said:.. More

  • The Virtue of Reconciling People

    Reconciling people is among the great noble morals. The sharia urged it in more than one occasion as Allah Almighty says (what means): {So fear Allah and amend that which is between you.} [Quran 8: 1] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: Sadaqa (i.e. charity) is due on every joint of a person every day the sun rises... More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -IV

    "Fitrah" (Deep primordial nature) As opposed to certain popular doctrines, which hold that the cosmos is flawed and human nature is basically bad, Islam tells us that our deepest nature is beautiful, harmonious and right. It is only ignorance and bad choices, not an original built-in flaw, that can prevent us from realizing the fullest fruits.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -III

    "Tawheed" and "'Adl" Unity and Justice Allah's Tawheed or Unity is central to the Quranic message, and with that unity comes perfect justice. The idea that everything in this world, indeed everything in all of the many worlds that surround us in space and time, and perhaps other dimensions as well, stems from a single source, is.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -II

    Living with and loving Allah's Creation Let us think about some of the ways that Islam's spiritual orientation and its concrete rules for social and economic life, offer potential solutions to concrete problems that face us. Islam asks us to submit to Allah, to bend toward our creator as a reed bends in the wind. Put in another way, this suggests.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values - I

    I could understand "do not drink the water." Or even "no swimming—polluted water." But "do not touch the water"!? Something about that sign, and the reality it pointed to seemed deeply, irrevocably wrong. The fact that it was the nearest campground to Disneyland somehow made the whole situation even creepier. .. More

  • The fruits of oppression

    The following is a personal account: There was once a man who hired a worker; this worker would work, day after day, but not receive any payment. One day, the worker demanded his pay, but the employer refused to give him his money. It seems that the employer was in the habit of oppressing people and not giving them their money, to the point that it.. More

  • Avoiding anger

    Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, that Allah's Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "No one does anything more excellent in the sight of Allah, The Great and The Glorious, than restraining his anger, seeking to please Allah." [Ahmad and At-Tirmithi] Murphy's Law is commonly known as: "Anythi.. More

  • Makkah - The dearest of all lands to Allah and His Messenger

    The Value of Glorifying the Sacred City: The importance of values lies in the fact that they are the criterion by which people, ideologies, actions, positions and subjects can be judged and measured; moreover, values decide the identity of the community; the values in a given community have a direct effect and influence on the manners and conduct which.. More

  • Islam teaches the love of animals

    On a recent shopping trip, I happened to pass by a pet shop, where a big monkey in a small cage outside the entrance broke my heart. I gathered up the guts to enter the shop, only to leave in tears, deeply saddened by what I had seen. Poor, helpless animals imprisoned in tiny cages withouteven enough space to turn around; their sad, pleading eyes.. More

  • Etiquettes related to gatherings

    Introduction Every religion and culture, besides a number of other things, have their own distinct set of customs, traditions and etiquettes. In fact, one of the important distinguishing features between one nation and one tribe and another has generally been its distinct set of customs, traditions and etiquettes. The nation or tribe formed by the.. More

  • The Prophetic Guidance on Happiness

    The faces of the old and young – and indeed even the trees and birds around us – rejoice when they come to know about the happiness of the beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. This is because his happiness is happiness for those who love him, and guidance for those who follow him. So, let us learn the perfect etiquette and.. More

  • Gratitude - I

    Gratitude is the greatest way to live for those who possess high ranks of righteousness, and such people did not reach these lofty ranks except through their gratitude; this is because belief is comprised of two halves; one half is gratitude and the other is perseverance. Gratitude is to acknowledge being treated well by Allah; it is also to praise.. More

  • Rights of the kin in the light of Islam –II

    When your kinfolk are non-Muslim We should know that kindness to parents is a personal duty imposed by Allah on every son and daughter. To be a dutiful child is to ensure that one is closer to Allah the Almighty. It makes it easier to win Allah’s pleasure and be eventually admitted into Paradise. Parents must be obeyed unless they order us to.. More

  • Rights of the kin in the light of Islam –I

    Keeping bonds of kinship is not as easy as it sounds. Families and friends give warmth and meaning to our lives, keep us strong and fulfilled, make us feel loved and wanted, help us grow, struggle and stay the course of an unpredictable and at times unkind life. In Islam, Allah requires us to revere the womb and the relation-ships that emanate from.. More