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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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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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What Does It Mean When We Say That Allah Loves Beauty?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh, no. 131, from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood, who narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No one will enter Paradise who has an atom’s-weight of pride in his heart.” A […]

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Who is Uways al-Qarni

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Firstly: Uways al-Qarni – Abu ‘Amr – was Uways ibn ‘Aamir ibn Juz’ ibn Maalik al-Qarni al-Muraadi al-Yamaani, one of the foremost Taabi‘een and righteous close friends of Allah. He lived at the time of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah […]

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Is a Child’s Hajj Valid?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The Sunnah specifies that a child may do Hajj and be rewarded for it, but that does not enumerate the “Hajj of Islam” (obligatory Hajj). Ibn Abas (RA) said: A woman lifted up a child of hers and said: Prophet (PBUH) […]