In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

All What is Islam?


Jesus’ (pbuh) Second Coming: An event of cosmic significance

By: Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad ‘Uthmani (Translated by Zameelur Rahman) Source: IlmGate Qutaybah ibn Sa’id narrated to us: Layth narrated to us [and] Muhammad ibn Rumh narrated to us: al-Layth informed us: from ibn Shihab: from ibn al-Musayyab: that he heard Abu Hurayrah say: Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “By Him in Whose hand is my soul, the Son of Maryam (peace be upon him) will soon descend among you as a just judge. He will break crosses, kill swine and abolish jizyah, and the wealth will pour forth to such a degree that none will accept it.” (Sahih Muslim) His statement “the Son of Maryam will soon descend among you” to the end [of the...

Read More
Neighbors by Chiot's Run / Creative Commons

Being the best neighbour

By: Sana Gul Source: Aisha raḍyAllāhu ‘anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) reported: “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, say, ‘Jibreel, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kept on recommending that I treat neighbors well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs’ “[Bukhari]. “And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him … the neighbor who is near of kin, the neighbor who is a stranger … Indeed Allah does not like anyone who is a swaggering braggart” (Quran chapter 4, verse 36). A neighbor is one who lives near or next to another. Al-Hasan was asked about the neighbor and said, “The term ’neighbor’...

Read More

Do you always begin from the right in a gathering?

By: Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah, translation and editing by Qays Arthur Source: MuslimVillage Now some people wrongfully allege, without properly grasping the texts nor giving them their due, that the Sunnah is to begin with whomever is to the immediate right of the host based on the hadiths that mention the virtue of beginning on the right. Yet that only pertains to when those present are peers with respect to their traits, virtues, or age. In that case the host begins with whomever is to his right. Otherwise if one of the guests is distinguished from the others, by age for example, then one would begin with him by virtue of that noble trait. Imam Ibn Rushd (i.e. Muhammad bin Ahmad...

Read More