Introduction All Praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, seek His aid and His Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evils of our souls and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allaah guidest here is none to misguide and whomsoever Allaah misguides there is none to guide. I bear witness that there … Continue reading What is the correct understanding of “the Scholars of Islaam being intermediaries of knowledge?”
I congratulate you for your pledge to do Itikaf. May Allah reward you abundantly. Please find the niyyah in attachment. Also I would suggest to go through the following information as well: http://www.slideshare.net/kingabid/itikaf-instructions
Salam Rashida, Congratulations of Itikaf as well as of coming Eid to you! As far as I know there are no specific duas for Itikaf except the niyyah. However I have selected two booklets for your guidance: http://www.slideshare.net/kingabid/a-selection-of-supplications-from-alquran-and-authentic-hadith http://www.slideshare.net/kingabid/itikaf-instructions I hope you find them useful. And don't forget to make dua for Iraq, Somalia, Syria, … Continue reading What Duas should we recite during Itikaf?
The scholars and jurists in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that there is absolutely no minimum period one may intend to observe the worship of ‘Itikaf’. As long as one makes the intention to observe the ‘Itikaf’ and dedicates oneself to the worship and rememberance of the Lord, even if it be for … Continue reading Q. Is it fine if I sit in Itikaf for 1 or 2 days in Ramadan now?
﴾ بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم ﴿ The Prophets, alaihimusalaatu was-salaam, did not come to bring about the downfall of one state and to replace it with another, They did not seek after sovereignty, nor did they organise parties for that. Rather they came for the guidance of mankind and to save them from misguidance and Shirk, and … Continue reading Please explain the concept of Manhaj ul-Anbiyaah (Methodology of the Prophets).
﴾ بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم ﴿ Allah, the Exalted, says: "And fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) collectively as they fight against you collectively. But know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious).'' (9:36) "Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you … Continue reading What does Qur’an and Hadith say about Jihad?
Origin of Idol worship [Must read!] ------------------------------------ Idol worship initially originated as a result of 'love gone astray'. Ibn Abbas (RA) and Ibn Abi Hatim (RA) related: "Waddan was a righteous man who was loved by his people. He lived in the period between Adam (AS) and Noah (AS) . When he died, they withdrew … Continue reading How did shirk (polytheism) originate amongst the people?the people?
﴾ بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم ﴿ Praise be to Allah… Through the history of Islam, scholars and defenders of the religion have always been determined to defend it against those who attack it, intentionally or unintentionally. There have always been those who are never short of ways to encounter and distort Islamic concepts, either by destroying it … Continue reading What is Sufism?
The Islamic view of prophet Isa عليه السلام (Jesus) lies between two extremes. The Jews, who rejected Jesus as a prophet, called him an imposter, while the Christians, on the other hand, considered him to be the son of God and worship him as such. Islam considers Jesus to be one of the greatest and most … Continue reading What is the status of Jesus in Islam?
Riddah (apostasy) in Islam ------------------------------------------ A murtadd (apostate) is the one who has gone out of Islam and become a kaafir (disbeliever) by his words or actions such as associating others with Allaah or prostrating to an idol, or by his giving up (some obligatory duty) or his beliefs. The apostate (disbeliever by choice) is … Continue reading Who is a murtadd?