Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let there be no harming, nor reciprocating harm.” [Sahih – Ibn Majah]

The meaning of this hadith is the prohibition of all forms of harmfulness, great or small, since the grammatical indefinite (of the words “harming” and “reciprocating harm”) in a negative context indicates generality. Thus, harming oneself or any other creature, without reason from the Shariah, is prohibited.

Based on this hadith many contemporary scholars hold it to be unlawful to buy, sell, use, or grow tobacco, because of the unlawfulness of consuming what has been proven to be harmful. Read the rest of this entry »




MISCONCEPTION #9:  Muhammad was founder of Islam & Muslims worship him.

Muhammad(pbuh) was born in Mecca in the year 570.   Since his father died before his  birth, and his mother shortly afterwards, he was raised by his uncle from the respected tribe of  Quraysh.  As he grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, so that  he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes.  The historians describe him as calm and  meditative. Muhammad (pbuh)
was of a deeply religious nature, and had long detested the decadence of his society.

It became his habit to meditate from time to time in the Cave of Hira near Mecca. At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad(pbuh) received his first  revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel.  This revelation, which continued for 23 years is  known as the Quran. As soon as he began to…

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The importance of having a nap


Sleeping is one of God’s Miracles, but why did our Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) tell us to take a nap during day? Is there any scientific reason for that?….

Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) told us to take a midday nap as he Said: “Nap as Satans do not nap.” Narrated by El-Tabarany.

A new scientific research has proved that napping during work reduces the possibilities of having serious heart problems that may be deadly.

Midday napping in office benefits heart and reduces exhaustion and stress since working is the main cause of exhaustion, researchers said.

Sleeping during day is necessary for man as sleeping at night isn’t enough. Not only that, but it may be harmful if it continued for a long period of time, researchers said in an other research.

That’s why doctors advise people to wake up at night and do some activities and not to sleep…

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Intelligence and learning


Intelligence and learning

A child`s intelligence is mainly inherited from his parents, and the parents`

intelligence is usually a guide to the child`s. However, parents of very high

are low intelligence usually have children who are nearer average than they

are themselves.

Children brought up at home, with all that this means in terms of loving care,

are more advanced by the age of six months then are children brought up in

an impersonal institution, and this trend often continues into the school

years. Some parents teach their children counting games and,later, word

games. They also stimulate children to develop ideas and to invent new

games. Many doctors believe that in spite of a poor start, a child from a

deprived environment often `catches up` in later life.

Source: Reader`s  Digest

Posted by: N. A. Sameer Ali

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Religious Tolerance in Muslim History


By Idris Tawfiq

Religious intolerance has become too much a part of modern life. It is a fact of life, though, that good people, of whatever faith, do not poke fun or try to insult one another’s religion.

On the contrary, we find that real people of faith are keen to get to know each other better and to learn from each other. Goodness, wherever it is to be found, comes from God. Where else would it come from?

We should never feel threatened by goodness. It is only a threat to us when our own faith is weak or lukewarm and it shows up our own shortcomings.

Since the very beginning, Islam has taught respect for the beliefs of others. We see it in the teaching and the practice of Islam right through history. Indeed, it is the sign of a Muslim that he or she respects the religion…

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Positive quotes


Compiled by Rafik Beekun.

Avoiding What is Doubtful:

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful is also quite clear. Between these two is that which is ambiguous, which most people do not know. One who avoids the doubtful safeguards his faith and his honor.”
——— Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 588.

Business and Trade:

O ye who believe! Do not squander one another’s wealth in vanities, but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good will.
——— The Holy Quran, 4:29.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was asked what type of earning was best, and he replied: ” A man’s work with his hands and every (lawful) business transaction.”
——— Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 846.

The Prophet also said: “A truthful and trustworthy merchant is associated with the prophets.
——— Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 50.

The Prophet…

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Islam is Against Terrorism And The Islamic Legal Rulings On Terrorist Acts And Those Who Commit Them


The following is a transcription of a live tele-link lecture given by By Shaykh Alee al-Hadaadee (Riyaadh, Saudi Arabia) to an audience in London organized by al-Athariyyah.

The Lecture

All praise is due to Allaah the Lord of everything He created and the peace and blessings of Allaah upon the best of Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, whom Allaah sent to mankind as a mercy, and peace and blessings upon the family of the Prophet and his companions, and upon those who follow the guidance of the Prophet until the Day of Judgement.

O my noble brothers, we heard the unfortunate news, which occurred yesterday in the city of London, relating to those explosions which took place which resulted in many people dying and many people being wounded. And there is no doubt that this is an unfortunate and sad affair and it’s even worse if these acts have been committed…

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