Masturbation and how to cure the habit

Praise be to Allaah. Masturbation (for both men and women) is haraam (forbidden) in Islam based on the following evidence: Imam Shafii stated that masturbation is forbidden based on the following verses from the Quraan (interpretation of the meaning): “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal […]

What is ‘Aqeedah?

The Arabic word ‘aqeedah stems from the root ‘aqada, which conveys meanings of certainty, affirmation, confirmation, etc. Aqeedah refers to those matters which are believed in, with certainty and conviction, in one’s heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty. In the Qur’aan, Allaah says (interpretation […]