The Importance and Rewards of Zakat and Sadaqah

In Islam, giving Zakat and Sadaqah (chairty) has enormous rewards. The Quran verses and the Prophet’s (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) ahadith attest to the fact that giving charity not only is an act of kindness toward the recipients but it has enormous benefits for those who give it including warding off life’s challenges and problems and […]

She wants to work but her husband refuses

My husband does not let me work or study, but I think that I am able for that. Does he have the right to prevent me from working or studying? He is not listening to me and that hurts my feelings. Praise be to Allaah. Both spouses must refer to the sharee’ah concerning all matters […]

ISLAM AND THE NEW BORN BABY

Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allâh to their parents, they give vigour to the hearts, joy to the souls, pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently supplicate: “Our Lord! Bestow on them your Mercy […]

Taqwa In Islam

What is Taqwa? Taqwa is defined as fearing Allah when a person fears from Almighty Allah then he will not commit sins. Taqwa incorporates consciousness and fear of Allah as well as piety. Piety is basically righteousness that can be only obtained by the obedience of Almighty Allah and refrain from His prohibitions. We can […]

The First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”. It was asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, […]

Why Allah (swt) Decreed The Burqah/hijab For The Females

In recent times the hate for anything Islam especially the way Allah decreed for our females to be dressed in hijab and the burqah keeps increasing. This little explanation will show some of the benefits. May Allah grant me wisdom. Almighty Allah created men with insected eyes. Men are moved by sight. Most men regardless […]

The difference between zakaah and taxes

What is the difference between zakaah and income tax? Is it obligatory to pay these taxes? What if the state does not spend them in the public interest? Praise be to Allah Zakaah is one of the pillars of Islam. In Islam, it comes after the twin testimony of faith (ash-shahaadatayn) and prayer in importance. […]

Is it permissible for him to give his Christian classmate a ride to the church in hopes of softening his heart towards Islam?

I am a student in university, and I have a Christian classmate who is goodhearted; I ask Allah to open his heart to Islam. Because we are classmates, we see each other often in the university and we cooperate in various things. I try as much as I can, on the basis of what I […]