In the peaceful conditions of Medina Muslims had religious freedom. They had to figure out how to summon the Muslims to the Mosque.
The jews summoned their congregations to the temple by blowing trumpets, the Christians by striking gongs. Mahummad(peace be upon him) felt that human voice could better communicate the emotion and inspiration which should be dedicated to the solemnity of the occasion. Continue Reading →
15th Night of Shaban (Shab-e-Barat) is one of the blessed nights in the Islamic calender,which is next to Lailatul Qadir (27th night of Ramadaan) in auspiciousness.
On this night,Allah, the almighty takes the account of His creation and decides the fate of all beings for the coming year taking into account their past deeds. Continue Reading →
Prophet Noah called his people to return to the worship of the One True God. He preached the message of Islam among his people for nine hundred years.But in those days when the kuffar passed away, they would instruct their children not to believe in Prophet Noah. In this manner, every generation exhorted the next to commit kufr against Allah. Continue Reading →
Who could be more conscious than Muhammad(peace be upon him) of the universal nature of the teachings of Islam and the responsibilities that fell on the Prophet for spreading its message in the whole world.
The God of Islam is Rass al’-Aalmin, the Lord of the universe: He is the Rabb al-nas, Malik al-nas, Ilah al-nas-, the Lord, the King and God of men: not only of Muslim, Jews or Christians, alone but the Lord of all the creation ; the Creator and Sustainer of all man kind, and not a tribal deity who is pre-occupied with the destinies of one particular tribe or nation, adjusting all the people to the requirements of a chosen few. Continue Reading →
It is significant that while at mecca , the Holy Prophet(may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to pray with his face turned to holy mosque at Jerusalem, but when he came to Medena, he was directed by Divine revelation to turn his face to the Ka’bah as his qiblah. Continue Reading →
Sha’ban is the month before the blessed month of Ramadan. There are many practices amongst Muslims related to the month of Shaaban that are not supported by any authentic hadith of Prophet(s) . This post summarizes some of those misconceptions of Shaban.
Here is an explanation of some of the misconceptions , Continue Reading →