Prophet Muhammad

Response to Violence Overseas

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Featured, Hot Topics, International Affairs, Media, Prophet Muhammad | 5 comments

Response to Violence Overseas

What is my response to the recent violence overseas? Well, it depends who I’m addressing: To my Muslim brothers and sisters, I say: The violence is wrong, and only helps the cause of those who want to insult Islam and the Prophet (pbuh). To the media and all those who’d like to make the world believe that Muslims are flipping out over cartoons and movies, I say: This anger wasn’t born a week ago over a movie. It is rooted in decades of humiliation and oppression. To employ the old cliche, the cartoons and movies just serve as straws that break the camel’s back. Photo...

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Islam Does Not Accept Domestic Abuse

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Domestic Affairs, Family, Islamic Matters, Journal, Marriage & Family, Prophet Muhammad, Relationships, Spouse, Yasmin's Online Journal | 3 comments

To those who tell you to be silent and have ‘patience’ about abuse, know that the Prophet (pbuh) said:”Help your brother if he is an oppressor or oppressed.” A man said, “Messenger of Allah, I can help him if he is oppressed but tell me how I can help him if he is the oppressor?” He said, “Prevent him from oppressing. That is helping him.” [Sahih Bukhari]

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Salah: Life’s Forgotten Purpose

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Featured, Prayer, Prophet Muhammad, With the Divine | 32 comments

Salah: Life’s Forgotten Purpose

Man has taken many journeys throughout time. But there is one journey that nobody has ever taken. Nobody—except one. On a vehicle no man has ever ridden, through a path no soul has ever seen. To a place no creation has ever before set foot. It was the journey of one man to meet the Divine. It was the journey of Muhammad ﷺ, prophet of God, to the highest heaven. It was al Israa wal Miraaj (the magnificent journey). On that journey Allah took his beloved prophet ﷺ to the seventh heaven—a place not even angel Gibreel could enter. In the Prophet’s mission on earth, every instruction,...

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