Author: ahmed

  • Prophetic Traditions of Eid

    Prophetic Traditions of Eid

    It is recommended for the Muslim to busy himself with Takbeer till the Imam comes for prayer, because Takbeer is the recommended act of worship at that time. The Muslim may recite the Quran or perform voluntary prayers on the condition that it is not a prohibited time. However, saying Takbeer is preferable.

  • Reflections on Eid

    Reflections on Eid

    It is a celebration of love and joy for practicing one of the most beloved acts to Allah, fasting! Allah said in the holy Hadith: “All acts of the son of Adam are for himself but fasting, it is for Me and I shall reward by it.”

  • Pilgrimage and Its Universal Lessons

    Pilgrimage and Its Universal Lessons

    The Hajj is essentially a re-enactment of the rituals of the great prophets and teachers of faith. Pilgrims symbolically relive the experience of exile and atonement undergone by Adam and Eve after they were expelled from Heaven, wandered the earth, met again and sought forgiveness in the valley of Makkah. They also retrace the frantic…

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Farewell Pilgrimage

    Prophet Muhammad’s Farewell Pilgrimage

    Starting from Makkah on the eighth day of Dhul-Hijjah, the Prophet at midday, on his she-camel, went to Mina, where he spent the night before leaving, after sunrise, for ‘Arafat, where he delivered his major speech. The Prophet’s speech that day was the highlight of his pilgrimage, outlining the nature of Islamic society.

  • Hajj: A Journey without End

    Hajj: A Journey without End

    Pilgrims must spare no effort in adhering to these criteria and observances in order to render their Hajj valid and acceptable by Allah. If these criteria were not met while they are performing the rituals, their Hajj will be nothing more than one similar to the pilgrimage the polytheists used to perform in pre-Islamic times…

  • Foundations of Atheism

    Foundations of Atheism

    The historical background that led to the scientific and secular revolutions which contributed to the current day acceptance of “Godless” societies. A comparison of the foundations of Atheism and Islam.

  • Do You Truly Rely on God?

    Do You Truly Rely on God?

    You are like the bird. The bird does not stand on one branch of a tree all the time waiting for the grains. But it moves from one branch to another until it gets the grains. The bird has to do its best to get the grains, and providing the bird with the grains is…

  • Malcolm X’s Letter from Makkah

    Malcolm X’s Letter from Makkah

    America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white – but the white attitude was removed from their minds by…

  • What to Do during the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah?

    What to Do during the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah?

    As we enter the first 10 days of this blessed month, our hearts and prayers are with those undertaking the holy pilgrimage of Hajj during these days. While many of us are unable to make the blessed journey this year, there are still many ways for us to reap the blessings of this month.

  • God’s Mercy in Reward & Punishment

    God’s Mercy in Reward & Punishment

    According to God, our Creator, the biggest sin in His sight is associating partners with Him, despite the signs He has shown us. Worshipping and obeying Him is the very purpose of our existence. If people insist on following their desires and continue doing evil, then it is only fair that they be punished. But…

  • First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

    First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

    This season of worship brings many benefits, such as the opportunity to correct ones faults and make up for any shortcomings or anything that one might have missed. Every one of these special occasions involves some kind of worship through which the slaves may draw closer to Allah, and some kind of blessing though which…

  • Why Is the Theory of Evolution Not the “Basis of Biology”?

    Why Is the Theory of Evolution Not the “Basis of Biology”?

    It is frequently claimed that Darwinism is central to modern biology. On the contrary, if all references to Darwinism suddenly disappeared, biology would remain substantially unchanged…