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Sublime “Holiday Spots”

A man was on his way to a neighboring village when an angel suddenly appeared before him. ‘What takes you to this village?’ Enquired the angel. ‘To visit a brother whom I love for the sake of Allah,’ was the sincere reply. The angel questioned further, ‘do you have any other motive?’ The man replied ‘No’, upon which the angel exclaimed, ‘I am the messenger of Allah and I assure …

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Mustahabb (rewardable) fasts of the Year

Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) mention that, at times, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would fast so much that we thought he would not stop and at times he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did vice …

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Don’t get lost in debate…!

Sometimes we get so lost in the discussion we tend to overlook other basic etiquette that is required when engaging in debate. We are often overcome with emotion and  lose focus of the fact that the person we differ with is still a Muslim, or at times even an ‘Alim. My Honorable Teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) aptly draws our attention to the approach we ought …

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Deeds that equal the reward of Hajj

This article, among countless others, was inspired by my Beloved Father (rahimahullah). My Allah Ta’ala fill his grave with mercy. Hajj without a Visa! Since Hajj is among the most virtuous deeds in Islam, and not everyone can afford it (especially on a continuous basis) Allah Ta’ala has attached the reward of optional Hajj to certain other deeds for the benefit of all. Now that the Hujjaj have begun to …

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Islamic Manners

By: Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Translated by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar About the book Etiquette holds an esteemed place in Islam. In Surah Taha, Allah Ta’ala instructed Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) to adopt the correct etiquette when he arrived at the blessed valley of Tuwa. (surah:20, verse: 12) So important is its role that some ‘Ulama have said: “Our entire din is based on manners”

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