The Reminder

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته It is said that Yunus Ibn ‘Abd al-A’ala (a student of al-Imam ash-Shafi’i) differed with his teacher, al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Idrees ash-Shafi’i, over an issue while he was delivering a lesson in the mosque. So he angrily got up and went home. At night, Yunus heard a knock […]

International Muslim Cemetery (IMC)

INTRODUCTION International Muslim Cemetery (IMC) is a project initiated by The Muslim Congress (tmc) to construct a secured Muslim Cemetery (Maqbarah) with all necessary facilities for optimum usage and management in line with practice of the prophet (PBUH) and his companions. A 10 acre land has been acquired in Iberekodo (near odongunyan), Shagamu LG area of […]

Thaqofah: Moment for sober reflections

Thaqofah: Moment for sober reflections Preamble Sometimes in life we need to pause and reflect between a year ending and another one beginning; this makes a complete year’s evaluation for a Muslim who believes in the life and the afterlife, believing that the afterlife will depend on this life, very important. This is an admonition […]

Aqeedah: Divine Decree (Part 2)

Aqeedah: Divine Decree (Part 2) Preamble The belief in Qadar, divine decree or divine preordainment is a significant part of Islamic creed. It is especially important for a believer to manage and regulate his internal forces, mental process and emotions. This is an important area where the Islamic creed regulates thereby superseding other materialistic philosophies […]

A-Qur’an: Preface to Surat-ul-Mursalat

A-Qur’an: Preface to Surat-ul-Mursalat Place of revelation: It was revealed to the prophet in Makkah of verses: It contains 50 verses Naming: It is named Al-Mursalat (violent winds that follow in quick succession) with which Allah swore in the beginning of the surah. Correlation with the surah that preceded (i.e. Surah Al-Insan): It correlates with […]

Munasabah: Lessons from Prophet Ibrahim

Munasabah: Lessons from Prophet Ibrahim  إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ كَانَ أُمَّةً قَانِتًا لِلَّهِ حَنِيفًا وَلَمْ يَكُ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ Verily, Ibrahim was a nation, obedient to Allah, worshipping none but Allah, and he was not one of those who joined partners with Allah.[1] Preamble Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was a messenger of Allah worthy of emulation. Allah declared him […]

Aqeedah: Divine Preordainments

Aqeedah: Divine Preordainments إِنَّا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقْنَاهُ بِقَدَرٍ Verily, We have created all things with Divine Preordainments (Surat-ul-Qaf 49)  Preamble Qadar is the divine preordainments of all things before their creation, as written in the Book of decrees, Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuuz[1]. The following paragraphs will try to give some explanations to this important part of Islamic […]

Adab: Etiquettes of speech

Adab: Etiquettes of speech Preamble Speech is one of the free gifts of nature. It is a blessing of Allah: الرَّحْمَنُ (١) عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ (٢) خَلَقَ الإنْسَانَ (٣) عَلَّمَهُ الْبَيَانَ (٤) the Most Beneficent (Allâh)! 2. has taught (you mankind) the Qur’ân (by his Mercy). 3. He created man. 4. He taught him eloquent speech.[1] […]

Tahzeeb: Love of the world and fear of death

Tahzeeb: Love of the world and fear of death Preamble Love is a strong internal force that attracts whoever has it to that which is loved. This force can be powerful enough to make its owner sacrifice anything for it sake without consideration or moderation. When this is applied to the temporary material world, it […]

Al-Qur’an: Surat-ul-Insaan 23-31

Al-Qur’an: Surat-ul-Insaan 23-31 أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ تَنْزِيلا (٢٣) فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلا تُطِعْ مِنْهُمْ آثِمًا أَوْ كَفُورًا (٢٤) وَاذْكُرِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلا (٢٥) وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَاسْجُدْ لَهُ وَسَبِّحْهُ لَيْلا طَوِيلا (٢٦) إِنَّ هَؤُلاءِ يُحِبُّونَ الْعَاجِلَةَ وَيَذَرُونَ وَرَاءَهُمْ يَوْمًا ثَقِيلا (٢٧) نَحْنُ خَلَقْنَاهُمْ وَشَدَدْنَا أَسْرَهُمْ وَإِذَا شِئْنَا بَدَّلْنَا […]