Ibn Taymiyyah said: “The heart will not find complete happiness except by loving Allah and by striving towards what is dear to Him. It is not possible to achieve this love except by rejecting all things that compete with it. This is what the words, ‘There is no god but Allah’ mean; this is the spirit of the deen of Ibrahim and of that of every other prophet.” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Majmu’ al-Fatawa, vol 28, p.32, Riyadh)
European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. In “The Crusades Through Arab Eyes”, Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts, and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.
Cosmetic surgeries become widely common amongst Muslim women, many indulge in it without knowing the rules of the Sharee’ah regarding such surgeries.
In this lecture Sh. Abu Adnan outlines the Islamic ruling regarding make up, temporary tattoos, Botox and other cosmetic surgeries based on the foundations of the Sharee’ah and the Islamic Fiqh, then implementing the rulings on each category.
Shaikh Salim in this lecture provides the listener with 99 qualities a Muslim husband would like in his wife, starting with loving her to be a good slave of Allah who loves Allah and His Rasul, down to tips on how she can refine her character, home and appearance. Each point given with supporting evidence makes this lecture a beautiful reminder for any sincere wife looking to please her husband. The Shaikh also highlights common misunderstandings that often occur between husband and wife. At times the lecture is quite explicit, hence, we recommend this talk only for those who are married or seeking to get married.
Mohammad ElShinawy is a dedicated student of knowledge from Brooklyn, New York and currently studies at the Islamic University of Madinah. Having gravitated towards the studies of Qur’an, Hadith, Fiqh, and Aqeedah, and being fluent in both Arabic and English, he has used his oratory skills to teach Islam to the community, thereby becoming one of the most prominent callers to Islam in New York City.
Sheikh Younus Kathrada is a South-African born Canadian Imam who graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching Islamic studies, Da’wah, counseling, and social activism on the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently the vice-principal of At-Tamimi International School in Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
Whoever does an evil act will only be repaid with its equivalent…(Surah Ghafir, 40)
…You will only be recompensed for what you used to do. (Surah Tahrim, 7)
By Abu 'Aaminah
An incredible sentencing statement by Tarek Mehanna: