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Foundation of A Muslim: The 5 Pillars of Islam

Foundation of A Muslim: The 5 Pillars of Islam

وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ ‏ "‏بني الإسلام على خمس‏:‏ شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله وأن محمدًا عبده ورسوله، إقام الصلاة، وإيتاء الزكاة، وحج البيت، وصوم رمضان‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏ ‏.‏ Ibn 'Umar (May Allah be pleased with him)...

Our House On Fire Part 1: The World We Are Inheriting

Our House On Fire Part 1: The World We Are Inheriting

Climate change is here to stay and it is not a hoax. It has essentially morphed into a climate emergency! What Have We Done?!: Reverberating Repercussions  Following more than two hundred years of industrialisation perpetuated by human activities, increased scale and...

Do You Sleep Enough? Types and Importance of Sleep

Do You Sleep Enough? Types and Importance of Sleep

Sleeping is a blessing that Allah has bestowed on humankind. It is essential for our body. The deprivation of sleep leads to innumerable physical and mental ailments throughout our lifetime. We tend to get distracted by anything and everything. Our devices, social...

Timeline: The History of Islamic Art and Architecture

Timeline: The History of Islamic Art and Architecture

For the past 1,400 years, artistic treasures of the Islamic world have only been growing. The period between the 8th to 10th centuries is considered a golden era for Islamic arts.   Lets take a look at some of the major works in the history of Islamic arts, design,...

Human Solidarity Day: Empowering Others Through Faith

Human Solidarity Day: Empowering Others Through Faith

In 365 days, how many days do we dedicate ourselves to the betterment of other human beings through charity work? With the pandemic, the opportunities to immerse ourselves and families in charity work would drastically diminish in the face of health and safety...

Educating Kids on the Different Sunni School of Thoughts

Educating Kids on the Different Sunni School of Thoughts

The global ummah of today has a multiplicity of identities that is not just confined to citizenship. To put it simply, akin to the colours of the rainbow, under the umbrella of Islam, there exist different strands of Islamic thought. Although Islam spread far and...

What Islam Really Teaches Us About Jihad

What Islam Really Teaches Us About Jihad

As part of the global ummah, we would inevitably have shared lived experiences and struggles in juggling multiple overlapping identities and responsibilities. Relationships around us are key building blocks in anchoring strong spiritual piety which forms the basis of...

The Ultimate Jihad: The Battle of Tabuk

The Ultimate Jihad: The Battle of Tabuk

Many battles have been fought in the name of Islam. The battle of Tabuk, also known as the expedition of Usra, in October of 630 CE was to be the last battle headed by the Prophet Muhammadﷺ. Approximately 30,000 Muslim men participated in the march to the north of...

Unmasking the Prophet of Islam

Unmasking the Prophet of Islam

لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِى رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلْيَوْمَ ٱلْـَٔاخِرَ وَذَكَرَ ٱللَّهَ كَثِيرًا "Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah...

The Descendent of Quraysh: Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and His Family

The Descendent of Quraysh: Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and His Family

The Prophet ﷺ said: إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَى مِنْ وَلَدِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِسْمَاعِيلَ وَاصْطَفَى مِنْ وَلَدِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بَنِي كِنَانَةَ وَاصْطَفَى مِنْ بَنِي كِنَانَةَ قُرَيْشًا وَاصْطَفَى مِنْ قُرَيْشٍ بَنِي هَاشِمٍ وَاصْطَفَانِي مِنْ بَنِي هَاشِمٍ Indeed Allah has...

How the Qibla Direction Was Determined in 624 CE and Now

How the Qibla Direction Was Determined in 624 CE and Now

Masjid Al Qiblatain: Mosque of the Two Qiblas Zohor of 15 Sha’ban 2H (February 624 CE) in Madina changed the course of history. A test of faith and a moment of obedience shifted our focus from Jerusalem to Makkah. Allah guided Prophet Muhammad ﷺ amid his salah to turn...

Quran in Our Hands: Understanding its History

Quran in Our Hands: Understanding its History

The Quran has and will continue to be a part of our daily lives till our last breaths on this earth. The holy book which is so central in our lives has always been accessible in its physical form. The advent of technology has stretched accessibility to it for anyone...

Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Wondrous Life: A Timeline

Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Wondrous Life: A Timeline

Stories of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ have been told for generations and will continue to be retold for generations to come. Birth and Young Prophet Muhammad ﷺ 570 CE | Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was Born Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born in Makkah. His father, Abdullah, passed away before...

Demystifying Safar

Demystifying Safar

Safar is one of the months cited by Allah (SWT) in the Quran: إِنَّ عِدَّةَ ٱلشُّهُورِ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِى كِتَـٰبِ ٱللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلْقَيِّمُ ۚ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا۟...