Miscellaneous Topics

Miscellaneous Topics

Miscellaneous Topics

The channels of Zakah

Allah Almighty classifies the eligible recipients of Zakah under eight categories. He, Almighty Says (what means): “Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [Zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in […]

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Zakat (The Poor Due): Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

The literal meaning of “Zakat” is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): “And establish […]

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A short story about Tawkul

{وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ} [غافر44] (Interpretation of the Meaning): “And I entrust my affair to Allah . Indeed, Allah is Seeing of [His] servants.” [Surat Ghafir, Verse 44]   One of the unforgettable moments  that brings back with it beautiful memories from the past was in […]

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Rain Prayer

This prayer is a means of seeking rain from Allah, the Exalted, during times of drought. That is, people are naturally disposed to ask help from the One Who is able to support them; Allah Alone. This prayer was known among the previous nations. It is regarded also as one […]

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The Sweetness of the Eyes

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said to his caller to prayer: «O Bilal, give us our rest in prayer». From this we know that prayer is what brought the Prophet relaxation and respite, just as it was the sweetness of his eyes. Ibn Hajar al-`Asqlânî explains: “The ‘sweetness of […]

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Charity: The Real Investment

Charity (Sadaqah) has a magnificent value in Islam. It is a sign of  a good believer who considers the  perfect consequences of paying money for the sake of Allah the Almighty. There are many Verses  in the Holy Quran which depict virtues of Charity and emphasize the prosperous status of those who have […]