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Forbearance and Composure

Becoming the Servants of the Most Merciful Series Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV People can be very different when faced with irritating, bothersome, or offensive situations. Some are easily […]


Becoming The Servants of the Most Merciful Series Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV The people in heaven are rewarded differently based upon how much they made this life a […]

Becoming the Servants of the Most Merciful

Becoming the Servants of the Most Merciful Series Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV After following our beloved sister and teacher Jinan’s series on Prayer in Islam, we thought it […]

Secular Holidays and the Example of al-Ateerah al-Rajabiyyah

Since we are in the month of Rajab, I thought it would be timely to discuss an event from life of the Prophet ﷺ. The average, educated Muslim and even many scholars have little to no knowledge about this subject. It is an established part of the guidance Allah revealed and preserved for us and […]

Choosing Opinions that Suit Your Desires

The world we live in today has brought many tests to the Muslims. Undoubtedly, it has also brought many blessings to us. One new reality—the fact that the knowledge of our religion has become readily available through mass media—can be either a test or a blessing depending upon the scholar you speak to. As a […]

The Balance between Following Scholars (Taqleed) and Fanaticism (Ta`ssub)

There is a fine line between following (taqleed تقليد) a juristic school of thought (madhab مذهب) or an established scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence (faqih فقيه) and fanaticism/blind partisanship (ta`ssub تعصب) to a scholar or school of thought. The former is something that the scholars of Islam have recommended for the common people who aren’t able […]

Love in Islam

Valentine’s Day I once dropped by the MSA at the University of Tulsa and heard a very disturbing story. A man from the area had left Islam and had recently given a talk at a local church about his apostasy. He claimed that there was no love in Islam. He felt that the Islamic way […]

American Customs: What is Permissible?

America was indeed built as a melting pot of different cultures. That being said, throughout our history there have become some universally accepted cultural practices. There is a famous and often misunderstood Hadith which I would like to discuss as it has been understood by various scholars. This hadith is found in the authentic collection […]

Question- What is the Ruling on Gelatin Whether Derived from Cows or Pigs?

Question: What is the ruling on gelatin whether derived from cows or pigs? The Answer: In the Name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful. All praises are due to Him and we ask Him to bestow His Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad.

“Did Islam Spread by the Sword?”

Question- When one reads history, they see that Islam and the Muslims waged many wars against others and that this was the teaching of Muhammad. When we look at Jesus, we see him teaching to spread his message with love and peace. Yes, I know that later the church digressed from this but that was […]

Is it Okay for A Woman To Travel On Her Own?

Question: Is it haraam (prohibited) for a woman to travel on her own, or live one her own in a separate city from her family, or is it makrooh (disliked)? Is it something that the shuyukh have consensus on or dispute? I’m currently attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Answer: I have researched this subject […]

Islam and Knowledge

In today’s ever changing world of scientific and technological advancement, the world is divided into two distinct categories. The first category of nations we may call advanced or developed nations. This category is characterized by a flourishing economy, industry, science and medicine. The second category we can call the underdeveloped nations. This category is characterized […]