Category Archives: Religion

Understanding the Islamic Stance on Bribery [Ar-Rashwah]

Understanding the Islamic Stance on Bribery [Ar-Rashwah]

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you had to pay a bribe just to get what you rightfully deserve? Is it an unfortunate reality for many people around the world!? Bribery, also known as Ar-Rashwah in Arabic, is a pandemic that has eaten into the fabric of all and sundry. In fact, it has found itself institutionalized in many ordinary and corporate affairs, that Muslims are not left behind!

How important are the sacred months and how do we keep the sanctity

Time has completed a cycle and has assumed the form of the day when Allah created the heavens and the earth. The year contains twelve months of which four are sacred. Three of them in consecutive order: Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram. And also Rajab of Musldar, which comes between Jumada and Sha’baan.” – Abu Dawud


Rajab the sacred month

The word “Rajab” comes from the word At-Tarjeem, which means exaltation because the people of Jaahiliyyah used to honor it by sheathing their swords and shunning wars. It was called Rajab because it is held in high esteem and also venerated in Sharee’ah. Al-Bayhaqi said: the people of the jahiliyyah […]

Virtues of Remembrance of Allah

Remembrance of Allah (Adhikr) is one of the greatest forms of worship in Islam. It involves the use of the heart, tongue (or both) to praise Allah, seek forgiveness or produce any form of righteous deed leading to reward. Although it appears simple to do, yet powerful to gain a […]

How to be Ramadan Ready

How to prepare for Ramadhan

Ramadan is the holy month where Muslims strive to Earn Allah’s Mercy by abstaining from food and water from sunrise to Sunset. “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may develop God-consciousness.” (Quran 2:183) The month of Ramadhan […]

Gems from Surah Al-Hujurat; A Reminder for Mindful Muslims

Surah Al-Hujurat is a Madani Surah (it was revealed in Medina). The scholars of Islam had made it known to us that most Madani revelations are to strengthen the believers and to remind them of Allah’s Commandments and expectations from Muslims. This surah is indeed to strengthen and straighten Muslims. […]


▪ The followers of the Dajjaal.▪ What are some of the fitnah of the Dajjal.▪ Prophetic guidelines on how to protect yourself from the fitnah of the Dajjaal.▪ Who will kill the Dajjaal?▪ The death of the Dajjaal. THE FOLLOWERS OF THE DAJJAAL      The Messenger of Allaah (peace and […]

Significance of the day of Jumu’ah

  Jumu’ah (the day of gathering) is an exclusive day for Muslims as it has been decreed by Allah. A day where a whole chapter of the Qur’an (Suratul Jumu’ah:chapter 62) is dedicated to. The significance and the grace of this day of jumu’ah cannot be over emphasized as captured […]

How To Cure Oneself by Performing Ruqyah

  All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His aid and His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our souls and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none to misguide and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none to guide. […]

Rethinking the Hijrah the Islamic New year and its Heralding Events

New Islamic Year

  Rethinking the Hijrah the Islamic New Year and its Heralding Events The history of Islam is incomplete without the Hijrah migration of the noble messenger Muhammad PBUH; the event that marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. The journey from Mecca to Madinah occurred in this blessed month […]