The Choice of a Good Wife

Ibraahim ibn Saaleh al-Mahmud
Source: Winning the Heart of Your Husband
A good wife is the cause of happiness in this world. She helps her husband to obey Allah it, and offers him spiritual tranquility and peace. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “Life is a pleasure and the best of its pleasures is a good wife.”[1]

Islam has ordered a man to find out about his future wife. He has to make sure that she is a good wife and that she practices all her religious obligations. If a wife knows nothing about Islam and does not meet her religious obligations, she will make a fool of her husband in front of people and spoil his life.

The Prophet – has insisted that a man should choose his future wife according to religious considerations because such a wife will be a help and support for her husband’s most important concern as a Muslim, that is, his religion.

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “If Allah has blessed any of you with a good wife, He has helped him with half of his religion, so he should fear Allah with regard to the other half.”[2]

On the authority of Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet said: “Four things are the cause of happiness: A good wife, a large house, a good neighbour and a comfortable transport. And four things are the cause of misery:  A bad neighbour, a bad wife, an uncomfortable transport and a small house.”[3]

The Prophet – said: “The best woman among you is she who pleases her husband when he looks at her, obeys him when he orders her and is faithful towards him regarding her person and his property if he is absent.”[4]

The Prophet said: “A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a loser.”[5]

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Mercy And Forgiveness For The One Who Repents

Muhammad Abduh Mughawiri
Source: Stories of Repentance
When al-Mansur bin ‘Ammar, may Allah have mercy on him, once entered the court of Abdul-Malik bin Marwaan, the latter said, “O Mansur, I have a question for you, and I will give you respite for an entire year to answer it: Who is the wisest of people, and who is the most ignorant of people?

Al-Mansur left the castle and spent some time in contemplation in a nearby courtyard.

Then the answer came to him, and so he quickly hurried back to Abdul-Malik. “O Mansur, why have you returned?” asked Abdul Malik.

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The Real Meaning of ‘lman’

Dr. Israr Ahmad
Source: The Way to Salvation
The first condition of salvation, or deliverance from this sheer destruction, is ‘Iman’ (faith). The word ‘Iman’ has been derived from ‘aman’ meaning peace. Its literal meaning is to provide peace and tranquility. But in its technical sense the word ‘Iman’ is used with the prepositional letters (Lam) or (Ba). In this form its literal meaning is to have trust in and to testify.

In order to understand the real meaning of ‘Iman’ (faith) it is necessary to realize that any man who has attained maturity of intelligence obviously starts thinking on perennial questions like ‘‘Who am I ‘?”, “From where did I come ?”, ‘‘What is the nature of the Universe ?“ and “What is the last destination of the journey of my life ?” Those who have studied philosophy know that throughout the history of human thought many thinkers continued to ponder over these questions, and tried to find satisfactory answers. Without an answer to these questions, a human being is in the dark, knowing little about his real self, or about the universe, or his own beginning, or the beginning or end of the Universe.

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Features Of Islamic Teachings

Majed S. Al-Rassi

Allah has made the message of Islam easy to understand and to follow. He annulled some previously prescribed rites and practices while affirming others according to His wisdom and hence, the Islamic law suits all peoples’ spiritual, psychological, social and economical needs, for all times.

Islamic teachings have the following unique features:

1. Rational teachings: The seeker of truth will find the teachings of Islam to be quite logical and reasonable.

2. Perfection: Since God is perfect, His teachings must also be perfect and free from any contradiction or error.

3. Clarity: God is the Most Compassionate. He guides us through clear and simple revelation free of myths, superstitions and mysteries.

4. Scientific: It is not surprising to find in the Qur’an and statements of Prophet Muhammad (mercy and peace of God be upon him) some information which has only recently been discovered by modern scientists. It points to the fact that the Qur’an is the word of God and that Muhammad (mercy and peace of God be upon him) is a prophet of God.

5. Prophecy: Many of the events prophesized in the Qur’an and Prophet’s sayings (Sunnah) have come to pass.

6. Moderate: In Islam, there is no conflict between spiritual and mundane life. Man is accountable for all his actions and everyday activities. Provided they are done with the correct intention, they are a means to achieve divine reward in the same way that specific acts of worship are. So, secularism, materialism, monasticism and extreme asceticism are all rejected in Islam, which provides a middle way to achieve harmony and balance between the spiritual and material needs of man. This is why God called the Muslim Nation in the Qur’an: “the Moderate Nation.” (Surah Al-Baqarah: 143)

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The Simple Life of Our Prophet Muhammad

Amr Khaled
Source: The Prophet’s Noble Character

If we compare the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) before his mission as a prophet and his life after he began his mission as a prophet, we will conclude that it is beyond reason to think that Prophet (Peace be upon him) was a false prophet, who claimed prophethood to attain material gains, greatness, glory, or power.

Before his mission as a prophet, Muhammad (Peace be upon him) had no financial worries. As a successful and reputed merchant, Prophet (Peace be upon him) drew a satisfactory and comfortable income. After his mission as a prophet and because of it, he became worse off materially. To clarify this more, let us browse the following sayings on his life:

Aa’isha, Prophet’s wife, said, “O my nephew, we would sight three new moons in two months without lighting a fire (to cook a meal) in the Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) houses.” Her nephew asked, “O Aunt, what sustained you?” She said, “The two black things, dates and water, but the Prophet (Peace be upon him) had some Ansar neighbors who had milk-giving she-camels and they used to send the Prophet (Peace be upon him) some of its milk.”[1]

Sahl Ibn Sa’ad, one of Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) companions, said, “The Prophet of God (Peace be upon him) did not see bread made from fine flour from the time God sent him (as a prophet) until he died.”[2]

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Jesus is fully human



Harun Yahya
Source: Prophet Jesus : A Prophet, Not A Son Of God

In the Qur’an, God reveals to our Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) that the other prophets before him were all human:

“We never sent any Messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the market-place. But We have made some of you a trial for others, to see if you will be steadfast. Your Lord sees everything. Those who do not expect to meet Us ask: ‘Why have angels not been sent down to us? Why do we not see our Lord?’ They have become arrogant about themselves and are excessively insolent.” (Surat al-Furqan: 20-21)

In other verses our Lord states:

“We have only sent before you men who were given Revelation. Ask the People of the Reminder if you do not know. We did not give them bodies that did not eat food, nor were they immortal. But We kept Our promise to them and rescued them and those We willed, and destroyed the profligate.” (Surat al-Anbiya’: 7-9)

All of the prophets’ human characteristics are described in the Qur’an through numerous examples. Mary conceived Prophet Jesus (Peace be upon him) in a miraculous manner. However, the stages of his birth and Mary’s birth-related experiences clearly reveal that his stages of birth were the same as those of all other human beings. It is not possible to interpret the Qur’anic account of his birth in any other way:

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The Worship of Allah

Abdul Rahman Al-Sheha

Source: How to Become A Muslim

Worship is obligatory upon every Muslim who is mentally sane and has reached the age of puberty. Performing these pillars of Islam is a means to enter Jannah after receiving the Mercy of Allah. The Prophet, Peace be upon him once said to a bedouin who came and asked:

“‘O Messenger of Allah, tell me what Allah has obligated upon me in terms of the prayer.’ He replied, ‘The five [daily] prayers, except if you wish to perform some voluntary ones.’ He asked, ‘Tell me what Allah has obligated upon me in terms of the fasting.’ He replied, ‘The month of Ramadan, except if you wish to perform some voluntary ones.’ He said, ‘Tell me what Allah has obligated upon me in terms of Zakah.’ [The narrator] said ‘So the Messenger of Allah Peace be upon him informed him of the legislations of Islam.’ The bedouin said, ‘By Him who has honored you, I will not do any voluntary acts, and I will not leave anything of what Allah has ordered me.’ The Messenger of Allah Peace be upon him said, ‘He has succeeded (or, ‘He will enter Jannah’) if he is saying the truth.’ ” (Reported by Bukhari)

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The Signs Before the Day of Judgement

The Hour in the Light of Ayat and Ahadith

Source: The Signs Before the Day of Judgement

Ibn Kathir

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) said: “They ask thee about the Hour, ‘When will be its appointed time? Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof? With thy Lord is the Limit fixed therefore. Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it. The Day they will see it, (it will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!” (Surah Al-Nazi’at: 42-46)

“They ask thee about the (final) Hour – when will be its appointed time? Say: ‘The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): none but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you.’ They ask thee as if thou wert eager in search thereof: say: ‘The knowledge thereof is with Allah (Alone), but most men know not.'” (Surah Al-A’raf:187)

There are many Ayat and Ahadith concerning this subject:

Allah said: “The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.” (Surah Al-Qamar:1)

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