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Noble Qur'an القرآن الكريم

Abrogation and specification in the Quran

Abrogation and specification in the Quran

“If the first verse to be revealed was not to drink wine, they would have said we will never stop drinking.”

Ibn Al-Qayyim on disobedience as the cause of trials and calamities

Ibn Al-Qayyim on disobedience as the cause of trials and calamities

“Whatever disaster strikes you is for what your hands have earned, yet He pardons much.”

Ibn Al-Jawzi on Yusuf and the Blessings of Ramadan

Ibn Al-Jawzi on Yusuf and the Blessings of Ramadan

“Ramadan is the month of compassion, blessings, bounties, good deeds, deliverance from the Hellfire, and forgiveness from the Prevailing King.”

Sunnah السنة

Tolerance with people in Islam

Tolerance with people in Islam

“Make things easy and do not make things difficult. Give glad tidings and do not repel people.”

Mercy towards prisoners of war in Islam

Mercy towards prisoners of war in Islam

“I enjoin you to treat the captives well.”

Is jihad the sixth pillar of Islam?

Is jihad the sixth pillar of Islam?

“Islam is built upon five: to worship Allah and to disbelieve in what is worshiped besides him, to establish prayer, to give charity, to perform Hajj pilgrimage to the House, and to fast the month of Ramadan.”

Faith الإيمان

Have Muslim rulers become unbelievers by applying secular laws?

Have Muslim rulers become unbelievers by applying secular laws?

“One of the most dangerous claims in the discourse of modern extremists is the assertion that every leader of a Muslim government has become an unbeliever,”

Let him blame no one but himself

Let him blame no one but himself

“Whatever disaster strikes you is for what your hands have earned.”

Dangers of Takfir, declaring Muslims to be apostates

Dangers of Takfir, declaring Muslims to be apostates

“I will not declare anyone from this nation to be an unbeliever.”

Righteousness البر

Every good deed is charity in Islam

Every good deed is charity in Islam

“Has not Allah made for you ways to give charity? In every glorification of Allah is charity.”

Muslims avoid harming people with their words and deeds

Muslims avoid harming people with their words and deeds

“Do not cause harm or return harm.”

Collective punishment is a crime in Islam

Collective punishment is a crime in Islam

“None shall bear the burdens of another.”

Worship عبادة

Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday in Islam

Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday in Islam

Celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad is a very controversial practice in Islam on which reputable scholars disagree.

Ibn Al-Qayyim on virtues of Arafat on Friday

Ibn Al-Qayyim on virtues of Arafat on Friday

“The day of Arafat, the day of sacrifice, and the days of Mina are celebrations for us, the people of Islam.”

Ibn Qudamah on the prostration of forgetfulness, Sujud As-Sahwa

Ibn Qudamah on the prostration of forgetfulness, Sujud As-Sahwa

“Forgetfulness is one of three types: an addition, an omission, and a doubt.”

Wisdom الحكمة

Jihad against the soul in Islam

Jihad against the soul in Islam

“He has succeeded who purifies the soul, and he has failed who corrupts the soul.”

Islam between blasphemy and extremism

Islam between blasphemy and extremism

“Be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance.”

Islam at war with the world? Dar Al-Harb explained

Islam at war with the world? Dar Al-Harb explained

“The division of countries into the land of unbelief and Islam is a matter for judicial reasoning,”

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Do the Muslim believers love death and long for it?

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“The believer hates death and I hate to hurt him.”

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Are the hadith of the black flags authentic?

October 2, 2014
Are the hadith of the black flags authentic?

“Muslim groups must be judged by their actions and not the color of the flags they wave.”

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Islam rejects the call of ISIS to murder civilians

September 24, 2014
Islam rejects the call of ISIS to murder civilians

“When it is said to them do not cause corruption on the earth, they say we are but reformers.”

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Did the Prophet accept the presentation of severed heads?

August 19, 2014
Did the Prophet accept the presentation of severed heads?

“A severed head was never presented to the Messenger of Allah.”

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Allah loves gentleness in all things

August 6, 2014
Allah loves gentleness in all things

“Whoever is given his portion of kindness has been given his portion of goodness.”

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Ibn Taymiyyah on corruption of violent rebellion against Muslim rulers

August 4, 2014
Ibn Taymiyyah on corruption of violent rebellion against Muslim rulers

“The best of the early Muslims prohibited rebellion and fighting in times of tribulation.”

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Islam, reason, and spiritual freedom

August 1, 2014
Islam, reason, and spiritual freedom

“Indeed, humans are only favored over beastly animals by their minds which order them to restrain their desires.”

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Ibn Al-Jawzi on conflict between reason and desires

July 31, 2014
Ibn Al-Jawzi on conflict between reason and desires

“How much satisfaction that provoked happiness, ended by revealing sorrow and sadness?”

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Prophet Muhammad foretold in the Bible

July 27, 2014
Prophet Muhammad foretold in the Bible

“They are those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel.”

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Manners, etiquette, and traditions for Eid

July 26, 2014
Manners, etiquette, and traditions for Eid

“Abdullah ibn Umar used to perform a ritual bath on the day of breaking fast before he would depart for prayer.”

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on the Prophet’s guidance for Eid

July 26, 2014
Ibn Al-Qayyim on the Prophet’s guidance for Eid

“The Prophet would perform the ritual bath before heading to Eid prayer according to an authentic report.”

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Blessings of the Night of Decree, Laylat Al-Qadr

July 19, 2014
Blessings of the Night of Decree, Laylat Al-Qadr

“What will make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.”

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Is praying tahiyyatul masjid an obligation or a recommendation?

July 19, 2014
Is praying tahiyyatul masjid an obligation or a recommendation?

“Let him not sit down until he prays two bowings.”

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on oppressive rulers reflecting the sins of the people

July 2, 2014
Ibn Al-Qayyim on oppressive rulers reflecting the sins of the people

“If the people are upright, then their kings will remain upright. If they turn away from righteousness, then their kings will also turn away.”

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At-Tahawi on obedience with oppressive rulers

June 30, 2014
At-Tahawi on obedience with oppressive rulers

“We do not recognize the rebellion against our leader or those in charge of our affairs even if they are unjust, nor do we wish evil for them, nor do we refuse to follow them.”

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How many raka’at of taraweeh prayer in Ramadan?

June 29, 2014
How many raka’at of taraweeh prayer in Ramadan?

“The majority of scholars maintain that night prayer in Ramadan consists of twenty bowings and others said that is consists of eleven, thirteen, or thirty six bowings.”

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Dangers of the Khawarij ideology of violence

June 24, 2014
Dangers of the Khawarij ideology of violence

“They will pass through the religion just as an arrow pierces its target and they will not return to it just as the arrow does not return to the bow.”

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Freedom of religion and apostasy in Islam

June 19, 2014
Freedom of religion and apostasy in Islam

“The truth is from your Lord. So whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve.”

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On interpretation of verse 9:29 and the battle of Tabuk

June 16, 2014
On interpretation of verse 9:29 and the battle of Tabuk

“Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Verily, Allah does not love transgressors.”

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Islam in the age of Liberalism and Democracy

June 11, 2014
Islam in the age of Liberalism and Democracy

“No doubt, modern Liberalism is the dominant political ideology in the world today and therefore one of the greatest intellectual challenges for Muslims.”

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Allah multiplies the reward for good deeds

June 9, 2014
Allah multiplies the reward for good deeds

“Every deed of the son of Adam is multiplied from ten to seven hundred times.”

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Are Muslims not punished for killing non-Muslims?

May 28, 2014
Are Muslims not punished for killing non-Muslims?

“The meaning of this tradition is that a Muslim is not killed for killing a combatant in war.”

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An-Nawawi on Covering Faults

May 19, 2014
An-Nawawi on Covering Faults

“Everyone from my nation will be pardoned except those who sin in public.”

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The Oneness of Lordship (Tawheed Ar-Rububiyyah)

May 13, 2014
The Oneness of Lordship (Tawheed Ar-Rububiyyah)

“Verily, your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne.”

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An-Nawawi on Kindness to Parents and Family

May 12, 2014
An-Nawawi on Kindness to Parents and Family

“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and be kind to parents.”

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An-Nawawi on kindness to the poor and weak

May 7, 2014
An-Nawawi on kindness to the poor and weak

“The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like these two fingers.”

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Is the theory of evolution compatible with Islam?

April 30, 2014
Is the theory of evolution compatible with Islam?

“The role of science is only to observe and describe the patterns that Allah places in His creation. A Muslim who accepts evolution or natural selection as a valid scientific theory must know that the theory is merely an explanation of one of the many observed patterns in Allah’s creation.”

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Those whom Allah loves and does not love

April 30, 2014
Those whom Allah loves and does not love

“Behave well. Verily, Allah loves those who are good.”

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Does Islam support female genital mutilation (FGM)?

April 24, 2014
Does Islam support female genital mutilation (FGM)?

“We conclude that female circumcision is merely a cultural practice that has no prescribed Islamic ruling for it and that is supported by no decisive textual evidence.”

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An-Nawawi on Practicing the Sunnah

April 16, 2014
An-Nawawi on Practicing the Sunnah

“He does not speak from his desires. It is not but a revelation revealed.”

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