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The Promise

"I know, I shouldn't have done that. I cannot deny that it was a sin. The same sin for which I have repented a number of times yet, I did it again! I need to repent truly this time.  I need to be determined not to do this again; otherwise, I might not have a chance in the hereafter. I know, I know I need to change. I need to become better. I know about the importance ... Read more...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:30

Hadith and Sunnah - Two Different Concepts

The history of Ahadith and their compilation is a long and tedious investigative process far too grand to be encapsulated within the short pages of this article.  Therefore the attempt will be to try to clarify misunderstood concepts and to summarize the understanding of Sunnah and Ahadith better. The terms Sunnah and Hadith have been, wrongly, amalgamated.  Typica ... Read more...

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:54

To my Sisters in God

Superstitious! Coward! Old fashioned! are the words that still echoed in her head. Her face was soaked with warm drops that she had shed during the past couple of hours while she had prostrated herself before the Almighty time and again in this interval. She did not know how long she had been up collecting and presenting before God the broken pieces of her soft heart that ... Read more...

Could Allah Have a Son?

In one of his articles[1] Mr. Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in Al-Zumar 39: 4 and Al-An`aam 6: 101. Al-Zumar 39: 4 reads as: Had God wanted to take a son, He would have selected of His creations, whichever He pleased; He is absolutely clear of all fault; He is the God, the one, the Almighty. Al-An`aam 6: 101 reads as: The Originator of the he ... Read more...

Basic Articles of Islamic Faith - Tawheed

Basic Articles of Islamic Faith - Tawheed Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth (Al-Noor) The first and the most important Islamic belief is the belief in the oneness of God. It is important to note here that Islam does not merely require us to believe in a god, on the contrary, it requires us to hold the belief that there is ONLY ONE God. It may be mentioned here that the basic stress of the Qur'an, with regard ... Read more...

The Process of Eliminating Riba from the Economy

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, in determining the applications and implications of the term "Riba" asked for assistance of religious scholars and other interested people of the country. For this purpose, answers to ten questions were sought. The eighth among these questions was: If you are of the view that all the forms of interest are prohibited by Shari`ah, then ... Read more...

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:53