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Seerah Series | Part 3: Why Study Seerah, and the Pre-Islamic Arabia | Dr. Yasir Qadhi

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Lecture by Dr. Yasir Qadhi | Transcribed by Zohra This is Part 3 of the sīrah series, click to read Part 1 and Part 2 [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's Lectures on sīrah. The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. Wa Ashadu An La Ila ha IllAllāh Wah dahu La Sharrika Lahu Wa Ashadu ... Read More »

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Masjid Al-Aqsa

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There can be only one choice for the world's most contested area of land, and that is masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. It is no exaggeration to say that for thousands of years, people have been dying for control over it. For Muslims, it holds a very important place in our heart. It is the 3rd most holy site in Islam. ... Read More »

England and the East: A Tale of Pirates and Treasures

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British history classes do well to teach the World Wars, the abolition of slavery and the French Revolution(s). But one thing you may not have heard of is the long and swashbuckling history of England's relationship with the Islamic world. Active interaction with Islam existed since the establishment of medieval Muslim Spain in 711, and can be seen throughout some ... Read More »

Seerah Series | Part 2: Specialties of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) | Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

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Let us have a genuine love for the Prophet. Let us understand the sacrifices he made for us. Let us understand what a great personality he was and most importantly let us study his life and times so that we can implement and follow his teachings and come closer to Allāh. Read More »

The End to Hitting Women: Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence | Imam Abdullah Hasan

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For a pdf version of this article click The End to Hitting Women Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misconstrued verses in the Qur'an by Muslims and non-Muslims alike is verse 4:34, the so-called 'chastisement verse'. Those who claim that the verse allows husbands to hit their wives argue that the verse suggests a three step solution in the event ... Read More »

What Is the “Right” Religion?

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O Allāh, none has the right to be worshipped except You alone. And, O Allāh, I bear witness that Muḥammad is Your servant and messenger! Perhaps it is difficult to imagine, but there was once a time when these words inspired such a tremendous stir in hearts and minds that lives were forever changed, as was the course of history. Allāh ... Read More »

Seerah Series | Part 1: Specialties of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) | Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

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Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi  |  Transcribed by Zara T. This is Part 1 of the sīrah series, click to read Part 2. [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's Lectures on sīrah. The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. Today inshā'Allāh ta'āla we will embark on a new series of ... Read More »

Did the Prophet Know that his Grandson al-Hussain was Going to be Martyred?

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A young brother sent me the following question a few days ago: A shia brother posted this status:        The Holy Prophet said: Surely, there exists in the hearts of the Mu'mineen (believers), with respect to the martyrdom of Hussein , a heat that never subsides. [Mustadrak al-wasail vol 10 pg 31] Basically he is claiming the Prophet ... Read More »

Reviving Andalusia | The Muslims of Granada

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'La illaha il Allāh, Muḥammad rasool Allāh…” a man repeats Islam's testimony of faith with the imām on the first day of Ramaḍān. The congregants cheer 'Allāhu Akbar' and overwhelm the new convert with warm hugs; no doubt, a beautiful way to begin the holy month. Like many of us, I've witnessed this scene numerous times. I've learned to embrace the ... Read More »

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Kaaba

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There is no place on Earth as venerated, as central or as holy to as many people as Makkah. By any objective standard, this valley in the Hijaz region of Arabia is the most celebrated place on Earth. Thousands circle the sacred Kaaba at the centre of the Haram sanctuary 24 hours a day. Millions of homes are adorned with pictures of it and over a billion face it five times a day. Read More »

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