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Islamic Reminder

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 […]

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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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Islamic Reminder

Allah is Exalted, High Above His Creation and Above the Heavens

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Allah is exalted above His creation because of the evidence of the Quran, Sunnah (prophetic traditions), and consensus of the scholars, common sense and man’s innate instinct (fitrah). (1) The Quran describes the “exaltedness” or “highness” of Allah in different ways, […]

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Islamic History Question

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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Islamic Reminder

The Great News in the Quran

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The main division of the Quran is into chapters and verses, however it is also divided into 30 roughly equal parts. Each part is known in Arabic as a juz.Because each juz is not usually divided along chapter lines, each one […]

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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) […]

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Islamic Reminder

How to Rid Yourself from Arrogance

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Firstly:Arrogance is a blameworthy characteristic which is the feature of Iblees and his cohorts in this world, those on whose hearts Allah has placed a seal.The first one who showed arrogance towards Allah and His creation was the accursed Iblees, when […]