WHO IS YOUR SPECIAL GUEST AT IFTAR?

The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Month When Allah’s Servants are Invited to be His Special Guests. The Holy Prophet (s) is reported to have said:  “…It is a month in which you have been called to the banquet of Allah…” (al-Iqbal, vol. 1, pg. 26). Diyafah in the Arabic context

DISEASES OF THE SOUL – ENVY (HASAD)

Hasad or malicious envy is a psychological state in which a person wishes for the deprivation of a blessing, talent, or merit possessed by another person (the mahsud). Islamic ethical teachings shed light on the causes and motives of hasad and its harmful spiritual, moral and social effects, and

THE FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM

To understand and identify the foundations of human rights in Islam, one need to carefully study the history of Islam during the age when Islam appeared. As a consequence we will briefly examine the conditions during the time of the advent of Islam. Conditions During the Time of the Advent of Islam Islam dawned

HUMAN RIGHTS AND ISLAM

The issue of human rights, for being an inherent one, has a history as old as human age on the earth. The subject was born when mankind came into existence on the Earth. The bigger the human society and the population grew the vaster the human rights issue was expanded. It has

DISEASE OF THE SOUL: ANGER

Anger is a psychological state that results from inner agitation and desire for revenge. And when this agitation becomes more violent, it intensifies the fire of anger. A violent commotion engulfs ones brain on account of which the mind and the intellect lose control and become powerless. At that time,

THE DISCIPLINES OF THE PRAYER: CORDIAL DISCIPLINES

One of the cordial disciplines of the worships and the spiritual duties of the traveler along the path to the Hereafter is paying attention to the Might of the Lord and to the humility of servitude. It is one of the important stages for the salik (traveler). The strength of

PEACE: A HALLMARK OF A TRUE MUSLIM

Islam as a universal religion is the religion practiced by all the true Prophets and Messengers sent by Allah with the core principle of monotheism (the belief in a single deity/ worshiping only one and true God). That is why after Allah gave a detailed story of the various prophets,

TRUST IN GOD

“And put thy trust in God; and enough is God as a disposer of affairs”. (Qur’an 4 :81) The word used in Qur’an is “Tawakkal”, which is derived from “Tawakkul”. This is not an excuse for idleness. “Tawakkul means that you should bind the camel with its rope, then say that

GOD – MINDEDNESS

“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful”.  This phrase occurs at the beginning of every Chapter of the Qur’an, except one. It is used by Muslims before starting every work – before reading, before eating, before starting their work, before sleeping. Islam teaches man to start every good effort