Has anybody ever asked you this?

Has anybody ever asked you why do you pray five times a day? Has anybody asked you why do you respect your parents to the degree that you don’t look in their eyes or shout at them? Has anybody ever called you a terrorist when you introduced yourself as a Muslim? Has anybody ever asked why you defend Mohammad? Has anybody ever asked you why do you follow such an old book? Continue reading

A black cat crossed your path..now what?!

Your favorite mug broke into pieces, the mirror on your bedroom wall cracked and its almost going to break, nothing is going right while you were getting ready for work, things kept falling, a black cat crossed while you were waiting for the signal to turn green, you ran into your boss and had an argument with him, and finally when you reach your office, you realize, you forgot the file you were supposed to submit. Does this bad start to the day and a black cat crossing your path mean its going to be a bad day? blackcatcrossing Continue reading

Do you know your weakness?

imageAs people gathered around the kaabah and the prophet peace be upon him stood at its gate after destroying the idols inside it, he addressed his audience: ‘O people of Quraysh! What do you think I will do with you now? They all replied in unison, ‘You will deal with us in kindness you are a noble brother and son of a noble brother’ the prophet peace be upon him said, ‘in that case I will say to you what Yusuf said to his brothers:’ there is no blame on you. Go for you are free’ (Al Sirah an Nabawiyyah by Ibn Hisham 4/54,55) Continue reading

Interaction with Non-Mehrams

The Prophet PBUH said: ‘ For one of you to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle is better for him than that he should touch a woman who is not permissble for him.’ 

 This hadith strictly prohibits touching non-mehrams and unfortunately many Muslims nowadays overlook this while interacting with their  classmates or relatives of the opposite gender, specially cousins, husband’s brother or wife’s sister.

These are serious issues which unfortunately are taken really casually in Muslims society with the growing interaction between men and women.

 Fear Allah swt wherever you are.

Your Eman is the greatest gift you have which you cannot afford to lose at any cost.


Common Mistake after Marriage

It is not permissible for a woman to take her husband’s name or his family name because that is attributing oneself to someone other than one’s father, and imitating the kuffaar from whom this custom was adopted. 

Al-Bukhaari (3508) and Muslim (61) narrated from Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Any man who knowingly attributes himself to someone other than his father is guilty of kufr. Whoever claims to belong to a people when he has nothing to do with them, let him take his place in Hell.” 

“when he has nothing to do with them” means, when he has no lineage among them, as is highlighted in some report. There is no blood tie between the husband and wife, so how can she take his surname as if she is part of the same lineage? 

Moreover, she may get divorced, or her husband may die, and she may marry another man. Will she keep changing her surname every time she marries another man? Furthermore, there are rulings attached to her being named after her father, which have to do with inheritance, spending and who is a mahram, etc. Taking her husband’s surname overlooks all that. The husband is named after his own father, and what does she have to do with the lineage of her husband’s father? This goes against common sense and true facts. The husband has nothing that makes him better than his wife so that she should take his surname, whilst he takes his father’s name. 

Islam Q&A Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid 

> She can be called Mrs so and so but cannot replace her father’s name with her husband’s.

“…But I am not the best of you”

Any-Muslim-Abu-Bakr-as-Siddiq-Quotes-He had a spotless ancestry, humble nature, wide knowledge, and was well known for his refined manners. Abu Bakr’s name in Jahiliyyah (age of ignorance) was Abdul Kaaba. Prophet peace be upon him named him Abdullah. He lived as a well to do merchant in Makkah before the advent of Islam. He is known to have never worshiped an idol even before Islam. After the first wahi (revelation) came down, Abu Bakr became the first man to embrace Islam without any hesitation. Continue reading