Islamic Belief

The Significance of Shab-e-Baraat

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There are many merits of Shabaan, especially the 15th of Shabaan, which is known as Shab-e-Baraat or Lailatul Baraat, meaning the Night of Absolution. Insha Allah hereunder we will discuss the auspiciousness of Shab-e-Baraat and also a few things that should be read on this night. Just to highlight the significance of Shabaan, Hazrat Anas ibn Malik (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) ... Read More »

Concept of Bidah in Islam

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Bid’ah is a word that has been misused so often today, that it’s definition needs to be explained clearly. Definition of Bid’ah Bid’ah, literally means innovation. In special terms it means carrying out actions which displease Allah ta`ala and his messenger. [Tirmizi chapter Il] Qadi Shawkani writes “In Islam there are two kinds of Bid’ah: Bid’ah Say’iah and Bid’ah Hasana. ... Read More »

What are the appropriate manners for Visiting Graves in Islam?

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Appropriate Manners for Visiting Graves When a visitor arrives in a graveyard, he turns his face towards graves and, as our Prophet said, he salutes them: “O inhabitants of the land of believers and Muslims! May peace be upon you. Insha’allah we are going to join you. I ask Allah for the salvation of both you and us.” (Muslim, Janaiz, ... Read More »

What does Islam say about Visiting Graves?

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Generally, visiting graves is mustahab (recommended) for men and permissible for women. Visiting the graves of saintly people, parents and close relatives is considered mandoob (desirable). It is permissible and possible for women to visit graves as long as they do not cry out, wail, behave hysterically and respect graves too much, which can cause mischief. This is because the ... Read More »

The Jinns

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They are created from fire. [Hijr 15:26] Indeed We created man from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud. [Hijr 15:27] And created the jinn before him, from smokeless fire. Some from amongst them have been given the power to take whichever form they wish. Their life spans are very lengthy. The mischievous ones amongst them are called Shaitaan. ... Read More »

Beauty of Our Beloved Prophet (صَلَّى الله تَعَالىٰ عَلَيْهِ وَالِه وَسَلَّم)

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Narrated Jabir Bin Samurah (رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ): “I saw the Prophet (صَلَّى الله تَعَالىٰ عَلَيْهِ وَالِه وَسَلَّم) on a clear night, so I looked at the Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى الله تَعَالىٰ عَلَيْهِ وَالِه وَسَلَّم) and at the moon, and He (صَلَّى الله تَعَالىٰ عَلَيْهِ وَالِه وَسَلَّم) was wearing a red Hullah, and He (صَلَّى الله تَعَالىٰ عَلَيْهِ وَالِه ... Read More »

The World of the Jinn (part 2 of 2)

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Occult Activities of the Jinn Through their powers of flying and invisibility, the Jinn are the chief component in occult activities.  Voodoo, Black magic, Poltergeists, Witchcraft and Mediums can all be explained through the world of the Jinn.  Likewise, so can the illusions and feats of magicians.  Because the Jinn can traverse huge distances over a matter of seconds, their ... Read More »

The World of the Jinn (part 1 of 2)

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Throughout history man has always had a deep attraction for the supernatural and the unseen.  The existence of a world parallel to our own has always fascinated people.  This world is commonly referred to as the spirit world, and almost every set of people have some concept of one.  With some people, these spirits are no more then the souls ... Read More »