What is the significance of the Ka’bah? I converted to Islam last year by marriage, and a non-believer told me that Muslims go to Hajj just to touch the stone. Is this true? If not, why is it that all Muslims pray toward the Ka’bah and toward the East? I would like to learn more about my religion so when someone tells me something like this, I can tell them the truth about Islam.
Allah says in the Qur’an, “The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka, Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings.” (Al-'Imran 3: 96). Thus by ordering us to face towards the Ka’bah, we are taken back to our Adamic roots.
What are the proper ways according to the Qur'an and Sunnah to discipline children?
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Raising children is a great and important job. One should raise his/her children according to the guidelines set by Shariah.
Every Muslim is a brother. Prophet Muhammad described the relationship between a Muslim by another Muslim as a member of the body, when one of the members of the body feel pain then the whole body will also feel the pain.
Currently Palestinian people's suffering as a result of Israeli military attacks that have been ongoing since a few days ago. We as a fellow Muslim brothers can give assistance to them and one help for them is always to include them in our du'a or prayers.
Is it allowed or accepted Islamically that people use this Viagra or other kinds of drugs to enhance their sexual pleasures?
A Muslim must never live solely for gratification of sexual pleasures. However, since sexual fulfillment has been considered as a legitimate human need, according to Islam, it is considered permissible for a person to make use of drugs that are considered safe—if he is suffering from a sexual dysfunction.
And when My servant question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them bear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. (Al-Baqarah: 186)
With the du'a (praying), human communicating with his creator and with the du'a human admitted his weakness in front of his creator. The du'a is a weapon for those who believe because they believe that Allah will listen and grant their du'a.
"Apabila manusia mati maka terputuslah amalannya kecuali dari tiga perkara: sedekah jariyah, ilmu bermanfaat, atau anak shaleh yang mendo'akannya." (HR. Muslim, dari Abu Hurairah)
Memiliki anak yang shalih dan shalihah merupakan idaman bagi setiap keluarga Muslim dan Islam telah mengajarkan bagaimana caranya. Buku ini akan memberikan penjelasan tentang bagaimana mendidik anak secara Islami sehingga si anak bisa menjadi anak yang shalih yang bermanfaat bagi keluarga, lingkungan sekitarnya dan bagi agamanya.
Is it wrong to shape one’s eyebrows if they are too broad?
There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding whether one is permitted in Islam to shape or trim one’s eyebrows.
According to a group of scholars, shaping one’s eye-brows is considered as forbidden,