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This Chapter is the Heart of the Quran

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The 36th chapter of the Quran is entitled Ya Sin. It is named after the first two letters of the chapter which are “ya” and “sin” (pronounced seen). Thus it cannot be translation into English and is always left untranslated. This […]

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Do Physical Appearances Really Matter?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Physical beauty is not considered to be a measure of virtue among people in Islam; rather the standard on which distinctions are made is taqwa (piety, fear of Allah). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “O mankind! We have created you […]

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In Which Hijri Year Hajj Was Made Compulsory?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The correct view is that Hajj was made obligatory in the ninth year AH and Allah did not make it obligatory before that, because making it obligatory before that would not have been wise, as Quraysh prevented the Messenger (peace and […]

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Things to Remember When You Feel Spiritually Lazy

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Getting caught in the day to day rat race often leaves one feeling spiritually distant from Allah. The busyness of life and attachment to worldly things causes a lack of motivation to do good. Why should one pray, read Quran, or […]

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Why Do We Have to Love the Prophet (pbuh) More Than Any Other Person?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL 1 – Allah has commanded us to obey the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad), and beware (of even coming near to drinking or gambling or […]

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Gender of Angels and Do They Die?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL What most people believe is that the angels will die and that the Angel of Death will die, but there is no clear text concerning this. Rather there are texts which may indicate this, and there is the well known hadeeth […]

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Hajj at the Expense of Another – Right or Wrong?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL There is nothing wrong with a person doing Hajj at the expense of someone else, whether the other person is his son, his brother or his friend, etc. That does not affect the validity of his Hajj, because it is not […]