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  • Islamic Married Life - Sheikh Jaffer H. Jaffer

    ---------------- THE ISLAMIC MARRIED LIFE The Importance of marriage has been highlighted by numerous verses in the Qur’an and Ahadith: وَأَنْكِحُوا الْأَيَامَىٰ مِنْكُمْ وَالصَّالِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَائِكُمْ ۚ إِنْ يَكُونُوا فُقَرَاءَ يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ "Marry the single people from among you and the righteous slaves and slave-girls. If you are poor, Allah (SwT) will make you rich through His favour; and Allah (SwT) is Bountiful, All-Knowing." (Surah 24, Verse 32) It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah that, "A man once came to my father. My father asked him, "Are you married?" The man replied, 'No.' My father (as) replied, 'I would not love to have the world and all that is contained within it if it meant I had to spend one night without a woman (beside me).'" (Bihar vol. 100 p. 217) ---------- Why do you think there is such emphasis placed on the institution of marriage? - Likely because of the benefits that are available for a human
  • "I Do" - Marriage & Islam | Full Documentary – HD

    Just engaged? Newly weds? This is the show for you! Marriage is an institution so highly valued in Islam. We seek to understand the importance of communication and love in a relationship.
  • Spiritual Growth between Supplication and Whispering [Sheikh Nuru Mohammed] [Muharram 1438, October 2016] [Allentown, PA US]

  • Techniques of Handling Differences [Sheikh Nuru Mohammed] [Muharram 1438, October 2016] [Allentown, PA US]

  • Inner peace and Stress in facing challenges [Sheikh Nuru Mohammed] [Muharram 1438, October 2016] [Allentown, PA US]

  • The Need for Media [Sheikh Nuru Mohammed] [Muharram 1439 / 2017] [Hussaini Islamic Centre, Peterborough, UK]

  • 3 Character Traits for Success in Life [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi] [September 7th, 2014]

  • Physical Fitness in Islam; Spiritual Fitness of the Heart [ [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

  • The Voice of Unity Part 2: Islamic Brotherhood

    As the second in a series of talks regarding the subject of unity, the present article focuses on the concept of Muslim brotherhood and its relation to a united Ummah
  • An Unpleasant Demeanor

    An Unpleasant Demeanor By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi This text examines the traits of a bad character and the effects of it on the person and who’s around and it explains the importance of having a good demeanor in light of the behavior of the Holy Prophet (S) ***** قَالَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِ: يَا عَلِيُّ! لِكُلِّ ذَنْـبٍ تَوْبَةٌ إِلاَّ سُوءُ الْخُلْقِ فَإِنَّ صَاحِبَهُ كُلَّمَا خَرَجَ مِنْ ذَنْبٍ دَخَلَ فِي ذَنْبٍ. The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! There is repentance for every sin except for having a bad demeanor, since every time a person who has an unpleasant demeanor leaves one sin, he will enter into (another) sin.” Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 74, pg. 46 In this tradition, the Noble Prophet (S) has pointed to the dangerous effect of having an unpleasant demeanor and has stated that, “People are able to ask repentance for all sins, however the person who has the characteristic and sin of an unpleasant demeanor will not be able to repent for this act as this
  • Brotherhood and Fellowship in Islam

    This text discusses about the importance of brotherhood and fellowship and what a Muslim should do regarding his relationship with the rest of the Muslims regardless of race, nationality or location. All the advice provided is according to the edicts present in the verses of the Holy Qur'an.
  • Mutahhari’s Encounter with Modern Science

    Mutahhari’s Encounter with Modern Science Mehdi Golshani Originally published in Islamic Studies 43:2 (2004) pp. 293–303 11 ***** Modern science found its way to the Islamic world in the beginning of the nineteenth century, giving rise to various reactions. However, it is the philosophical underpinnings of modern science, rather than science itself, that has mostly perturbed the Muslim intellectuals. We find among the exponents of science in the Muslim world people, with a wide variety of attitudes, including those wedded to a wholesale appropriation of the entire baggage of science to its positivist underpinnings. While some Muslim scholars were busy reconciling the Qur’an and the Islamic tradition with the findings of modern science, Mutahhari was concerned with those fundamental problems of science that were liable to cause friction between scientists and religious scholars. He believed that the source of conflict frequently lay in the philosophical underpinnings of
  • Some Important Questions Concerning Science-Religion Relationship

    This text analyzes the results of a survey about the relationship between science and religion. Fifty-eight scholars and scientists respond to eight fundamental questions which cover some of the most important areas of science-religion discourse. The results of the survey show a remarkable similarity between views of leading scholars in the discourse.
  • The Voice of Unity Part 1: Unity of the Islamic Community

    The present article investigates the concept of ‘ummah’ in Islam and its religious foundations. It alludes to the different forms of unity found within the Qur’an as well as its necessary conditions—ones which include affirming the essentials of the faith and acknowledging common responsibilities emerging from it.
  • The Muslim Presence in America

    This article looks at the community of Muslims in America from a demographic, historical, organizational and socio-economic point of view and concludes with a discussion on the socio-economic status of the Muslims residing in America.
  • A Woman of Paradise: The Rebellious Queen of Pharaoh Part 2

    In this paper we would like to go through some lessons that can be derived from Lady Asiyah’s example, bringing together the points mentioned in the tafasir (commentaries of the Holy Qur’an) discussed in part one of this article.
  • Community Building in Islam, Part 5

    This article studies status of rationality, knowledge and experience in an Islamic community. This series is based on a nine-session course conducted by the author on Community Building at the Islamic Centre of England in London in 2009.
  • Religious and Scientific Views on Mental Illness

    This paper addresses the issue Mental Illness from two perspectives: the psychological perspective and that of the Qur’an and hadith. To prevent and treat mental disorders, religious leaders have provided necessary training in correct knowledge of – and attitude towards – oneself, God, life, the world and others.
  • Rendering a New Aesthetic: The Development of Islamic Art and Architecture

    This article traces the development of Islamic art and architecture as seen in the early mosques of the seventh and eighth centuries. It concludes with a discussion on the relation between Islam and Europe, and the role of art in this relationship.
  • Prayer, Worship and Education

    The aim of the text "Prayer - Worship and Education" is to make the readers become better acquainted with the significance of the prayer and its marked influence on psychological, social and ethical affairs and also to make better understood the unique devotional role of prayer in comparison with other Islamic obligations.