The True Meaning of New Year

2015 has come and gone, and 2016 is finally here. Have we made the right New Year resolutions that will grant us the best outcome in dunya and akhirah?   Allah said in Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:200-201:   فَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَمَا لَهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَاقٍ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا […]

Abdur-Rahman Ibn Sakhr (Radhi-Allahu ‘anhu): The Life and Times

We hear Abu Hurayrah’s name (May Allah be Pleased with him) being mentioned in many speeches, Friday khutbahs, in the books of hadith, sirah, fiqh and ibadah. He is from the Daws tribe that lived in the Tihamah region located along the Red Sea’s coast in southern Arabia. When the chieftain at-Tufayl ibn Amr returned […]

Book Review: The Fragile Vessels – Rights and Obligations Between the Spouses in Islam

The author laments that many Muslim marriages today are influenced by non-Islamic cultures and practices, thus his reason for writing four books that comprise the series The Muslim Family. His goal is “to promote true Islam that derives from Allah’s SWT Book, His Messenger’s SAW Sunnah, and the sahabah’s understanding… Our mission, then, is to […]

Categories of Love (Al-Mahabbah) by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyyah

  Al-Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyyah (rahimahullah) said: There are five categories of Love (Al-Mahabbah المحبة), that is compulsory to be differentiated, for verily one will be deviated for not differentiating between them:   1. Love of Allah (Mahabbatullah) It is not sufficient to be safe from Allah’s punishment and succeed with His reward only with […]