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9 Tips for Surviving School

By Mawlana Bilal Ali Surviving school as a Muslim youth in the West is not easy. The social requirement upon youth to not only excel in studies but also to exhibit ideal, Islamic behavior outside and inside the home makes…

The Interrogation of Munkar and Nakir

When Munkar and Nakir interrogate the recently deceased and he fails to respond, do they subject him to continuous punishment until the Day of Reckoning or simply for a predetermined period?

On Backbiting and Hadith Criticism

By Bilal Ali Question: When we talk about a specific narrator being adil (upright), isn’t it backbiting to label someone a liar or a sinner? How is this justified? Answer: In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Mercy-Giving.…

The Inevitable Truth: Death

By Ahsan Syed In an age of technological advancements, profound psychological and physiological discoveries, and diverse religious and ideological beliefs, there is one thing accepted by all. It is a fact, an inescapable reality. It is death. No matter what…

The Prayer of a Believer: The Opening Takbir

By Kamil Uddin The Prayer is the second pillar of Islam and occupies a distinguished position among the duties placed on every Muslim. In the hadith of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) and the verses…

Studies in Light

By Muhammad Chowdhury Throughout the span of human history, concepts have linked men and facilitated for commonalities to be formed. From amongst these commonalties is the need for illumination. Light is such a commodity that in its very absence man…