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The guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) regarding i’tikaaf

The guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with regard to i’tikaaf was the most perfect and moderate of guidance.  Once he observed i’tikaaf in the first ten days of Ramadaan, then in the middle ten days, seeking Laylat al-Qadr. Then he was told that it is in the last ten days, so then he always observed i’tikaaf during the last ten days, until he met his Lord.  On one occasion he did not observe i’tikaaf during the last ten days, so he made it up in Shawwaal and observed i'tikaaf during the first ten days thereof. This was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. In the year in which he died, he observed i'tikaaf for twenty days. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2040.  It was said that the reason for that is that he knew his life was drawing to a close, so he wanted to increase his good deeds, to show his ummah how to strive hard in doing good deeds when the opportunity for doing so drew to close so that they could meet Allaah in the best way. And it was said t

The Month of Ramadan and Virtues

Ramadaan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month that is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues, including the following:  1 – Allaah has made fasting this month the fourth pillar of Islam, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):  “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…” [al-Baqarah 2:185] and it was narrated in al-Saheehayn (al-Bukhaari, 8; Muslim, 16) from the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam is built on five (pillars): the testimony that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah; establishing prayer; paying zakaah; fasting

Why are Muslims divided into sects?

When all the Muslims follow one and the same Qur’an then why are there so many sects and different schools of thought among Muslims? 1. Muslims Should be United: It is a fact that Muslims today, are divided amongst themselves. The tragedy is that such divisions are not endorsed by Islam at all. Islam believes in fostering unity amongst its followers. The Glorious Qur’an says: “And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves;” [Al-Qur’an 3:103] Which is the rope of Allah that is being referred to in this verse? It is the Glorious Qur’an. The Glorious Qur’an is the rope of Allah which all Muslims should hold fast together. There is double emphasis in this verse. Besides saying ‘hold fast all together’ it also says, ‘be not divided’. Qur’an further says, “Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger” [Al-Qur’an 4:59] All the Muslim should follow the Qur’an and authentic ahadith and be not divided among themselves. 2. It is Prohibited

Did Jesus Christ really crucify?

One of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity is that Jesus had died and allowed for the shedding of his blood for the sake of granting forgiveness to people. In other words, Jesus had died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Let us investigate this topic from the Bible, and find out whether Jesus: was sent to be crucified or that he was crucified... 1: The willingness of Jesus Christ to Die for Our Sins  Peter and the two sons of Zebedee were with Jesus Christ before the elders of the people and the  chief priests came to take him to crucify him. Jesus at this point talked to Peter and the two sons of  Zebedee as in Matthew 26:38 "Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even  unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me." Then Jesus went a little further away from them and  prayed to God as in Matthew 26:39 "And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed,  saying, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me: neverthe