ISIS: Politics feigning religion

I shared this passage before but I just noticed something profound which I never observed before.

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Names

“He who desires to see a martyr walking on the ground, let him look at Talha bin ‘Ubaidullâh.” [Mishkat 2/566; Ibn Hisham 2/86] Growing up, I was told stories about the greatness of this companion, Talha ibn Ubaid Allah. His wealth, generosity, chivalry and courage are just some of the things which stand out from…

Practical Steps for Learning Fiqh

By Abu Aliyah – taken from: http://thehumblei.com/2012/10/17/practical-steps-for-learning-fiqh/ According to Imam al-Nawawi (d.676H/1277CE), there are two opinions whether a lay person is obligated to follow one school of law (madhhab) or not. He stipulates: ‘What the proof necessitates is that a layman is not required to adhere to a specific madhhab.Instead, he seeks a fatwa from whomsoever he chooses…

The means of reliance

“Yusuf (as) ran to the door when he knew it was locked. When it seemed worthless to do so, he sought whatever means he could and relied on Allah to save him” Shaykh Ahmad Dabbagh This is the story of Prophet Yusuf (as) when he was being seduced by Zulekha, the wife of his owner.  It…

Homeless

I am dubious of the authenticity of this story, but I dont think the truth of it takes away from the meaning behind it. I think its telling that its gone viral, showing that most people can relate to the story from their own actions/experiences ——————————————- Imam Yahya Davis transformed himself into a homeless person and…

“O Allaah! You are `Afuww…”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه وأتباعه بإحسان إلى يوم الدين، أما بعد: Tirmidhee and others report: عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ، رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا , قَالَتْ : قُلْتُ : إنْ عَلِمْتُ أَيُّ لَيْلَةٍ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ مَا أَقُولُ فِيهَا ؟ قَالَ : قُولِي : اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ…