Lessons from the Story of Prophet Yusuf.

In the story of Prophet Yusuf, we learn that he was tested by Allah through consecutive tests. It started with the hostility between some of his siblings towards him because they were jealous of their father’s affection towards Prophet Yusuf. The Quran describes how they threw him into a dry well. After he managed to escape from the well, he was then tested when he worked as a helper in the home of a governor...

Knowledge and Research: The Essence of Progress.

Knowledge as well as scientific research brought us many more benefits, causing an impressive transformation of life on earth. It has offered solutions to us. If our ancestors led a basic life, we are, however, able to explore space and communicate across cultures and distance matters less here. In this process of fast and beneficial change, we are reaping the gains of science and research, permitting us to enjoy a better life and further contribute to it in many aspects.....

Virtues of Performing Righteous Acts in Secret.

Allah, the Most High, has enjoined upon His servants to perform righteous deeds and hasten to do acts of kindness, both secretly and in the open. The good deed that is done secretly is described as the act that is done in the back since its doer refrains to disclose it. It is like when one hides something behind his back in order to conceal it from the eyes of others. Doing good unseen is something that Allah the Almighty likes and, thus, multiplies the reward He grants for such deed. The Most Gracious says.......

Tolerance in Islam.

Islam was sent down as mercy and guidance to mankind. In a world that has become smaller and interdependent, in a world seeking peace and stability, mankind are in crucial need, now more than ever, to learn the true principles and essence of Islam and the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)....

Benefits of Modesty (Hayaa)

There is no doubt that people are different in their characters; some have good morality while others have less or fewer. You may also find others, who are known for their generosity, others for their tolerance and others for their courage and loyalty. All of these fine manners are loved by Allah the All-Glory and His Messenger Muhammad. Yet one of the principles of Islam, Hayaa or (modesty- a pious shyness from committing religious indiscretions), stands out. This is closest to faith. In this regard our Prophet said, "every religion has its distinct characteristic, and the distinct characteristic of Islam is modesty." The Prophet was modest and decent. Narrator Abu Said said, "the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had modesty more than a virgin in her tent.".....

Spreading the Message of Mercy.

Allah has clearly explained His objective of sending Prophet Muhammad as a messenger. Allah says in the Quran: Which means: “And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” [Surah Al-Anbiyā’ (21), verse 107]. If we were to study this verse, we will find two very interesting points for Muslims to ponder on. First: Allah has sent Prophet Muhammad to spread the message of Islam, which is meant to be a blessing to all.........