Kitab Al-Kasb (Part 19): Agriculture is Not At All Reprehensible

Some jurisprudents say that agriculture is reprehensible due to what has been narrated that the Prophet saw something of the implements of ploughing in the house of a people, and he said, "None of these enters a people's house except that they become debased" [Narrated by al-Bukhari]. The Prophet was asked about the statement of Allah, "If you obeyed those who scoff, they would turn you back on your heels' [Al-Quran, surah Ali Imran verse, 149]; 'Is it about al-ta'arrub?' He said, 'No, but it is agriculture (al-zira'ah).'" [Hadith linked to Ali, narrated by Ibn Abi Hatim]. Al-ta'arrub is dwelling in the desert and abandoning emigration (a reference to the life of the Bedouin)....

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...

Zakat News: YEAR END ZAKAT CARNIVAL on 1-2 December 2018 @ Wangsa Maju, Malaysia.

KARNIVAL YEAR END ZAKAT (YEZ). On 1 & 2 December 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) at Usamah Bin Zaid Mosque, Section 2, Wangsa Maju.  Various programs are presented for our spiritual meal. Among them: Omar & Hana Animation Mascot, Soopa Doopa, Colouring Competition, Didi & Friends Animation Mascot, Giant Ballon, Islamic concert, Azan Competition, Grand Dhuha Salah, League of Quran, Academic Forum.

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.....