The Month of Rajab

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Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet . It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha'ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words: "O Allah, make the months … [Read more...]

Paradise And Hell Fire

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    Paradise And Hell Fire A Sahih hadith reported by At-Tirmidhi narrates on the authority of Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anh) that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "When Allah created Paradise, He sent Jibreel to it and said,'Look at it and the pleasures I have prepared for its inhabitants.' So Jibreel (aleyhi-salam) came to Paradise and looked at what Allah (azza wa jal) had prepared for its inhabitants. He … [Read more...]

Is Social Media helping us?

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In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad. It's not that I don't enjoy interacting with online friends -- or that businesses haven't made a valiant effort to listen to their customers online. But here's the thing: Every morning, my eyes pop open with the thought, "I need to post." Not I need to eat, call home, pray -- but post. The experts … [Read more...]

Remembrance Of Allah At All Times

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Remembrance Of Allah At All Times   Sayyiduna Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما narrated that he was once riding behind the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم on a mount when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him: "O youth! Do you not wish that I should teach you some advice that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will benefit you with?" I responded, "Yes!" The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: "Protect (the commandments) of Allaah, and Allaah will … [Read more...]

Business Laws – (Option) Condition of Taking an Appro

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Business Laws Q: What is the ruling regarding the option of placing a condition (i.e. ‘Taking on appro') for the buyer or seller? A: This option is valid for both the buyer and the seller. Q: Is there a limit placed on this? A: The limit of option depends on whatever duration is placed by one of the parties, with the happy consent of the other. Q: Two persons contracted a sale, the seller himself specifies a duration of option, and the … [Read more...]

THE STORY OF SULTAN

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One of the thieves said: “Friends, I have a special gift in my ears, that whenever a dog barks, I fully understand what he says.” The second one said: “I have a special gift in my eyes, that whatever I see in the darkness of night, I am able to recognise it in the light of day”. The third one said: “I have this specialty in my arms that through the strength that lies in my arms, I can make a hole in the strongest wall, to enter a … [Read more...]