Posts Tagged ‘Mustafa Umar’

World to End 2012?

Originally Posted in January 2009 The Question The life and death of planet Earth byastrophysicist Donald Brownlee and paleontologist Peter Ward. Now these two men are saying that the world will end in 2012. Allah says in the Qur’an that only he knows when the world will end but these men are saying that there […]

Do I Have to Perform the Friday Prayer if Eid is on Friday?

Originally posted in September 2010. I begin in the name of Allah, the most kind and merciful: Summarized Answer Scholars, past and present, have differed over this issue, so it should not be turned into a matter of dispute. It appears to me that Muslims should pray both the ʿĪd and Friday prayer. However, whoever […]

Cutting Nails and Hair in Dhul Hijjah

Am I allowed to cut my nails and hair during the first ten days of the month of Dhul Ḥijjah? I begin in the name of Allah, the most kind and merciful: Summarized Answer Scholars, past and present, have differed over this issue, so it should not be turned into a matter of dispute. It […]

The Power of the Tongue

Imam An-Nawawī said regarding the tongue: “Whoever wishes to speak should reflect before saying anything. If any benefit is found, then let him speak. Otherwise, let him remain silent.”1 In a world where politicians, talk show hosts, entertainers, and gossipers never seem to stop talking, Islam reminds us that the tongue is like a loaded […]

Allah Loves Success

Everyone cherishes success. Whether it is in school, work, athletics, or something else, people do things with the intention to succeed. One does not enter school with the intention of failing, nor go to work and not expect to get paid, nor fight to lose. The bright side of this as Muslims is that Allah […]