Archive | May 2014

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Suratul Kahf: Benefits and Lessons

“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.” (Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. It was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470) Below are a number of beneficial lectures on the meanings and virtues of […]

Sha’baan: Audio Files

We have been listening to some beneficial khutbah translations regarding the Virtues of Sha’baan and the innovations that appear within the month. You can open the MP3 audio files and Youtube videos by clicking on the links below: The Virtues of Sha’baan (Khutbah Translation from Preparing for Ramadhaan (Khutbah Translation from Ramadaan Knocking […]

Kindness to Animals: Keeping Birds as Pets

My daughter Samira has recently developed an interest in birds and spends much of her free time on her laptop reading through the information pages on the RSPB Website. She has even started her own little project about UK birds, creating pages of information with diagrams and maps and due to this new found interest, […]

Celebrating the 15th of Sha’baan

Praise be to Allah Who has perfected the religion for us and has completed the favor upon us! Peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Prophet and Messenger Muhammad, the Prophet of repentance and mercy! To proceed: Allah (Exalted be He) says: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour […]

Refutation of Boko Haram, Nigeria

Subhan’Allah! Children seem to grow up so fast these days. My eldest two are currently 11 and 9 years old and at this age it gets more and more difficult to protect them from the hard, cold realities of the world.  As a family, we don’t watch a huge amount of TV but it is a habit for myself […]

Celebrating Al-Israa w’al Miraaj

Always, around this time of year, the 27th Rajab, I am inundated with requests for materials and activities relating to Al-Israa w’al Miraaj ~ The Prophet’s Night Journey and Ascension to the Heavens. Why do many Muslims insist on wanting to teach this beautiful and miraculous story on or around the 27th Rajab? From those whom I […]

The Origins of Shirk (Worksheet)

This afternoon I put together this reading comprehension worksheet based on the explanation on the Origins of Shirk from Shaykh Nasiruddin Al-Albaanee (rahimahullah). Contrary to the stories of the People of the Book, shirk first appeared in the nation of Nooh (alayhi salam). You can download the article along with the worksheet containing eight questions HERE.