Music and the Devil in the West: What Does Islam Say?

The idea of the "deal with the devil" is one of the few religious symbols still present in the secularized Westernized culture, an expression...

The Supreme Respect of the Sahabah Towards Rasūlullāh ﷺ

I love this statement by Al-‘Abbās ibn ‘Abd al-Muṭṭalib, رضي الله عنه: سئل العباس بن عبد المطلب رضي الله عنه عم رسول الله صلى الله...

How To Be Consistent with Prayer

Think about this unintuitive statement: Doing something 100% of the time is easier than doing it 90% of the time. Think about prayer. If...

Is Islamophobia Our Biggest Fear?

My kids are young. Like all parents, I worry about their future. If I had to estimate, I would say I worry about them...

The Bollywood Songs that Destroy Your Īmān

The flood of Hindi music poses a great danger to the īmān and faith of those who listen to it. In Bollywood movies, there are...

Explaining Modesty in Islām: An Important Branch of Īmān

Shaykh-ul-Hadīth Mawlānā Fadl-ur-Rahmān Azmī hafizahullāh, the master Hadīth scholar based at Dār-ul-‘Ulūm Azaadville, South Africa, had delivered a heartfelt message to the Ummah in...

The Compassionate Imam’s Time Is Coming to an End

The Compassionate Imam® has become the standard by which all Muslim public figures are judged. There is nothing wrong with compassion, of course. What...

Flowery Discourse and Conjecture Obscure the Truth

Surat al-An`am: 111-117, relevant to current events. "Even if We did send unto them angels, and the dead did speak unto them, and We gathered...

The Need for Standardized Islamic Testing for Muslim Youth

Just like there is a standardized SAT or ACT, there should be a standardized nation-wide test for Muslim high school students to ensure that...

Lack of Iman Equals Lack of Intelligence

Marvel at this hadith. Among its lessons: Can we really describe someone without iman as intelligent? Hudhaifa reported: "The Messenger of Allah ﷺ narrated to us two...