How to deal with sihr (magic/witchcraft) (magic) in Islam

Praise be to Allah. There are different ways of getting rid of sihr (magic): “Allahumma Rabb al-Nas, adhhib al-bas washfi, anta al-Shafiy, la shifa a illa shifa uka, shifa an la yughadiru saqaman (O Allah, Lord of mankind, remove the evil and grant healing, for You are the Healer. There is no healing except Your […]

Worst sin: lesbianism and homosexuality

The crime of homosexuality is one of the greatest of crimes, the worst of sins, and the most abhorrent of deeds, and Allaah punished those who did it in a way that He did not punish other nations. It is indicative of violation of the fitrah, total misguidance, weak intellect, and lack of religious commitment, […]

Actions that invalidate the prayer

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Prayer is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned after mentioning the testimony of faith, by which one becomes a Muslim. It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all peoples. Allah has declared its obligatory status under majestic circumstances. The things that invalidate the prayer are […]

Greater Sin: Pride or Arrogance

Pride or Arrogance is a blameworthy characteristic which is the feature of Iblees and his cohorts in this world, those on whose hearts Allaah has placed a seal.  The first one who showed arrogance towards Allaah and His creation was the accursed Iblees, when Allaah commanded him to prostrate to Adam and he refused and […]

Give Zakat to this eight categories of people

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Allah has explained clearly, there are eight categories on which Zakat must be spent. He states that this is a duty imposed by Allah and that it is based on knowledge and wisdom. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “As-Sadaqaat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqaraa’ (poor), and […]

Why Allah created Mankind

Praise be to Allah. Firstly:  One of the greatest attributes of Allaah is wisdom, and one of His greatest names is al-Hakeem (the most Wise). It should be noted that He has not created anything in vain; exalted be Allaah far above such a thing. Rather He creates things for great and wise reasons, and […]

Welcome month of Ramadaan

Praise be to Allaah. Ramadaan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month which is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues. The month of Ramadaan is the best month of the year, because Allaah has chosen it to […]

Duaa’s for protection from harms and diseases

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Praise be to Allah. There are hadiths for protection from harms and ills, the general meaning of which includes protection from being stricken by various diseases and epidemics. These du‘aa’s include the following: ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be […]

Can Muslims consume Aphrodisiacs ?

Aphrodisiacs are of two types:  1) Natural things, such as certain types of foods, plants and the like. There is nothing wrong with consuming these, so long as it is not proven that they are harmful to the body, in which case they should be avoided because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be […]

Watching porn is haraam

Praise be to Allaah. Watching pornographic websites and sexual activity is haraam; it is a disease, not a remedy. The one who does that is afflicted and he should seek to remedy himself by repenting and giving it up, not by making up excuses for himself. All sinners make up excuses for themselves. The one […]

Characteristics of the righteous wife

As this world is a stage that leads to the hereafter, in which man is tested to see what he will do, so that he will be requited for it on the Day of Resurrection, what the wise Muslim must do is seek in this world everything that will help him to attain happiness and […]

How to treat your wife in islam ?

The husband has to treat his wife in a good and kind manner, and to spend on her food, drink, clothing and accommodation because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “and live with them honourably” [al-Nisa 4:19] “And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) […]

Why Allaah created mankind ?

One of the greatest attributes of Allaah is wisdom, and one of His greatest names is al-Hakeem (the most Wise). It should be noted that He has not created anything in vain; exalted be Allaah far above such a thing. Rather He creates things for great and wise reasons, and for sublime purposes. Those who […]

Masturbation and how to cure the habit

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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 sexual acts). Except from their […]

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 of the meaning): “Allaah will […]