A scholar of Hadeeth and Fiqh and the renowned Imam of the Madinah.
Abu Abdullah, Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Amer al-Asbahee was born in
Madinah in the year 93 AH (714 CE). His ancestral home was in Yemen, but his
grandfather settled in Madinah after embracing Islam.
Malik became the Imam of the Madinah, and one of the most renowned Imams of
He received his education in what was the most important seat of Islamic learning,
Madinah, and where lived the immediate descendants and the followers of the
companions of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, were living.
By: Nur Fadhilah Wahid
Are you having a hard time sticking to your new year resolutions? Perhaps you’ve been frustrated and disappointed over and over again seeing your grand plans of change fall apart?
Don’t worry, I’ve been there. We’ve all been there.
Let’s try again. This time, with the proper understanding and knowledge of habit-making.
The word (fitna or fitnah) is an Arabic word the dictionary meaning of which is to find out the purity or impurity of precious metals like gold or silver by melting it on fire. Melting the metal on fire discloses the reality. For the same reason, it is also used to mean testing and examining something. The word Fitnah(Trial) has been used in the Ahadith to express a situation at any time.
A very huge problem today is that a great number of Muslims have been Affected by the dating, boy-friend/girl-friend test drive epidemic. We know that this has become the normal thing in todays society but as Muslims we strive to hold on to a higher level of morality and purity and we look to make all of our affairs pleasing to our Creator and Marriage in ISLAM is a completion of half your Deen so Muslims should be very serious about staying away from the evil pitfalls that lead to a broken society which mainly steams from the evil of “Zina”( Immorality,fornication,screwing around, adultery).
By: Maryam Hedayat
Allah has created human beings with different colors, attitudes and levels of knowledge, so too their deeds and provision vary. He has made some of them rich and some poor, to test the rich as to whether they show gratitude, and to test the poor as to whether they are enduring.
Since the believers are a brotherhood, and brotherhood is based on compassion, kindness, love and mercy, Allah has enjoined upon the Muslims the institution of Zakah which is taken from the rich and given to the poor.
Zakah is one of the five basic pillars of Islam, which means to grow, to increase, and to spread. The literal meaning of the word Zakah is “purity”.
It is an obligation (Fard), prescribed by Allah on those Muslim men and women who possess enough means, to distribute a certain percentage of their annual savings or capital in goods or money among the poor and the needy. Zakah is assessed once a year on both capital and savings from income.