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“The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves.” (33:6)

By Ahmad Abu Hayyan For those that have a hatred for Islam and the Muslim world, the rawest nerve to hit is attacking our Beloved Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم . It is a direct and undiluted insult to Islam […]

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The Significance of Rabi’ul-Awwal

The month of Rabiul Awwal is for many Muslims a time of celebration. Although the exact date of the last and final Prophet’s ﷺ birth is debated among


Q&A-The Nature of Bid’ah

Question: During one of our meetings, we discussed the word "Bid'ah." Some of us said that it refers to everything that contravenes the command of The Legislator (Al-Shaari'),

Mosques of Sultan Hasan and al-Rifa'i Seen from the Citadel

Imam Shafi did not change Islam according to changing times and places

Those who wish the Ummah to accept submission before US hegemony have sought to amend Islam so that it does not exceed the boundaries set by Blair and


Virtues of the Month of Muharram

The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, holds many virtues. Fasting, charity and prayer hold additional values. Surely, the months provides a great opportunity


The Farewell Hajj and Return to the West

There is an unfortunate reality for the Muslim Ummah, especially in the West, where many return from the momentus journey of the Hajj and performing its rites, only

The hands of a Muslim pilgrim are seen as he prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat

The Day of Arafat: Forgiveness & Leadership

When we imagine the millions of white specks scattered around the vast mountainous landscapes of Arafat we seek Allah’s (ﷻ) forgiveness thinking of the renewal of ourselves as


The significance of first 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah & recommended acts during these blessed days

What of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah? Sometimes they come and pass anonymously with Muslims unaware of their importance, let alone knowing that they have begun.


Q&A: The Banner and Flag of Islam used by the Khulafa’ al-Rashidun

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu, Have the Khulafa' al-Rashidun reportedly raised the banner (Rayat al-Uqab) and the flag (Al-Liwa') of Islam? Is this stated in the sources?


Pragmatic Moon Sighting

The signs of decline are today apparent in the pragmatic approach to deriving rulings for actions that Muslims are due to undertake. Often it appears as a collation