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Have You Prepared for the Hour? -Jamal Zarabozo

All of us are familiar with the Signs of the Day of Judgement. They are mentioned in numerous hadith of the Prophet (saw). However, there is another “hour” that is, on an individual level, just as important that we must be aware of. This hour is described in the following...

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability and even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. While hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs...

Food Habits in Islam

Although there are some indigenous characteristics in the patterns of consuming food in different Muslim cultures, Islam has laid down some specific and useful codes of conduct for eating which were recommended by the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims have contributed much to the nutritional practices of the world’s many cultures. The...

The Importance of Youth Syed Kazim

Muslim youth can contribute to Islam by giving time, talent and money. They should also play an important role to bring about positive change in society, and should work with an objective of making Islam prevalent over all the other ways of life. The youth is the stage of life...

After The Month Of Ramadan -Zaynal Abidin

When the month of Ramadan comes, in order to point at that it is the month of mercy, Muslim preachers say “The devils are chained in Ramadan, what remain are your intention and deeds.” Yes, as they indicate, what remains in Ramadan is the lower self which is given to...

Mi’raaj Reviving the Spirit of Hope

The Isra’ and Mi’raaj is a momentous occasion that occurred at a very crucial stage in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This uplifting (mi’raj = ascend) experience took place in the year the Prophet lost two of his valuable pillars of support; his uncle Abu Talib (whose political...

How to Benefit from The Quran

If you truly want to benefit from the Qur’an, your heart must be attentive and alert when reciting it or listening to it. Listen to it carefully with presence of mind, paying attention to it as if Allah Himself was speaking to you directly. Understand that this Qur’an is an...

Food to Increase Memory and Concentration

I would like to share some food recommended by Sunnah  which can increase your Memory and Concentration. These are in a way a Prophetic Medicine to increase Memory . I hope it benefits you. The Top foods in the list are: Honey Hadith : It is narrated in Sahih Bukhari that...

Speaking Etiquette from the Quran

One of the matter of utmost importance that we ignore and feel insignificant is the matter of the tongue. With the Power of social Media, Free internet calls and the right to voice our opinion we sometimes get lured by Shaitan to do things that we don’t really want to...

The Indispensable Need for Allah

The condition of being in absolute need of Allah is one of the most essential states of servitude [‘ubudiyyah]. It has been described to be its reality and crux. Allah says, ‘O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah whereas Allah is the Rich, the Praise-worthy [al-Ghani,...

Silence is Wisdom

Narrated Anas (Radhi Allahu ‘Anhum): Allah’s Messenger (Salla Allahu ‘Alayhee wa Sallam) said, “Wisdom consists in keeping silent, and those who practice it are few.” [Al-Baihaqi reported it in Ash-Shu’ab with a weak chain of narrators, and the sound view is that it is traced back to one of the Sahabah who...

Bones Have More role in Body than We Know

Long cast as the strong silent type, bones aren’t as quiet as they once seemed. It turns out they have a lot to say. And the rest of the body appears to be listening. Scientists knew that bones are not just rigid scaffolds to hold up and protect soft tissues....

What is Your Legacy?

The ripple effect is a concept that expresses how a single event can trigger a chain reaction, resulting in a bigger impact than the original occurrence. While it is apparent in many aspects of our lives, it is particularly important when it comes to the topic of religion. It is...

The Indispensable Need for Allah -Farid Haibatan

The condition of being in absolute need of Allah is one of the most essential states of servitude [‘ubudiyyah]. It has been described to be its reality and crux. Allah says, ‘O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah whereas Allah is the Rich, the Praise-worthy [al-Ghani,...

Begum Rokeya The Unstoppable -By: Kazi Falguni Eshita

There was a time when women were deprived of one of their basic rights: education. Ladies could not study in Bengali. They’d have to choose either Persian or Arabic as their medium of instruction back then. Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was one of the pioneers of female education, who took...

Invasion of doubts in Muslim youths

A  question was posed to Shaykh Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baz (rahimahullaah) in which he was asked, “What are the reasons for many young people deviating from the Din (religion of Islam) and becoming alienated from it?” The Shaykh replied: As you mentioned, many young people are deviating from Islam and...

Listening To Angels

His words are soft and comforting, like that of a mother. In everything he says, I can hear a smile in his voice, and sometimes he even laughs. He is very straight forward when he speaks, yet soft and not intrusive —leaving me with no feeling of deception.  He seems...

Exercise for our Souls

A  cocoon stirs with signs of life. An opening appears, and you watch as thewinged creature inside struggles to emerge from a small tear in the sack oflife. Striving to free itself, the butterfly labors for what seems an eternity.You reflect on how easy it would be to simply break...

Real Science in Virtual Worlds

Strap on a virtual reality headset and you’ll enter a different world. Without leaving your house, you can fly a spaceship through a make-believe galaxy. You can play pool with friends. Or you can perform surgery on an alien. Virtual reality, or VR, uses special technology to trick the brain...