Have You Made Your 2019’s Resolution?

New Year is the time when one looks back to their past years contemplating every success and failure he has committed. The concept of New Year is different in different communities, for the most community in the world use 1st January as the start of the new year, whereas we Muslims celebrate New Year with the start of Muharram, which is the first month in Islamic Hijrah....

Ibrahim and the Idol Worship.

During the olden times, people everywhere used to carve stones and make idols for worship. These statues were considered as gods, and people bowed and prayed before them. Namrud, the King of Babylonia, was once informed by his astrologers that someone was going to be born who would destroy his kingdom. He would teach people another religious concept: that of worshipping none but only one God....

Respecting Differences in Opinion.

Imam Malik was once asked by the ruler of that time to compose a book as guidance for his fellow countrymen. He agreed after much consideration, and decided to name it Al-Muwatta’. The ruler then announced to Imam Malik his intention to make Al-Muwatta’ the main source of reference, which also means its standard to second to the Quran. Upon hearing this Imam Malik said....

Avoiding The Fitnah of Social Media.

The world today is witnessing the rapid development of social media. Islam does not at all deter any form of progress or modernization, however, it is not outrageous to say that social media today has reared its ugly face in generating a very worrying predicament. In addition to the positive outcomes, there are also elements of munkar (evil) arising, growing, multiplying, and spreading within our society through social media. Not just the uncovering of the awrah, but exposing and shaming others is no longer uncommon. Hurling accusations, slandering others, blaming one another, and spreading unverified information, have all become the cause for disputes and divorce between spouses....

The Integration of Thinking and Zikr.

Through iqra’ (reading), humankind can appreciate the main reason why the Quran was revealed. Through iqra’ humankind has faith that the Quran is a book guidance which continuously provides guidance to all of humanity, from the past, present and future, regarding all sorts of questions related to belief and faith, the basis of rulings and the rulings, akhlak and manners, for mankind to attain happiness in this temporary world as well as the permanent life in the hereafter....