Why is Palestine so special for Muslims around the world?

palestinaWhy is Palestine so special for Muslims around the world? Some of us may be asked like that.

Why is Palestine so special so Muslim around the world condemns the military aggression that done by Israel and Muslims giving a big support to the Palestinian people in Gaza?

How to help our brothers and sisters in Palestine

palestinaAs Muslims it is our religious duty to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Palestine and every part of the world; we must also show solidarity with the oppressed in any part of the world regardless of their religious or racial or ethnic affiliations.

When we come to specific ways of translating this solidarity into practical steps, we can classify them into long term and short term measures.

How to strengthen love for the Prophet

muhammad Our love of the Prophet, peace be upon him, is bound to be enhanced if we were to read his seerah and study his life-examples as set out in the sunnah diligently; such studies have moved thousands of scholars throughout centuries to dedicate their entire lives to learning and transmitting them. The library is full of their works.
In order to enhance our love of the Prophet think of the following:
1) Think of this humble servant of Allah who never tired of reminding himself that he was a humble servant of Allah; he said, I am a servant of Allah; I eat like a servant, sit like a servant and walk like a servant.

Reasons that allow couples to divorce according to Islam

muslimfamily Divorce is not at all viewed favourably in Islam; rather it has been either condemned or discouraged unless warranted by valid reasons. The Prophet, peace be upon him, cautioned against senseless exercise of divorce when he said, “divorce is the most abominable of all permissible acts in the sight of Allah.” So no one with the sound Islamic spirit and attitude must resort to divorce except in extreme and unavoidable cases, where it has been considered as legitimate in Islam.

Because of that Islam considers marriage as a solemn contract (mithaq ghaleezh); and reckons it as the duty of both parties who have entered into such contract by invoking God’s name and words, to seek to preserve it intact according to the best of their abilities.

12 ways to become a Muslim with strong self-discipline

muslimA Muslim who has strong self-discipline will seen in their daily affairs whether when they are working, prayer or other activities. 24 hours a day for a Muslim is a time to applied self-discipline into every activity. A good Muslim is a Muslim with a strong self-discipline.

Below are 12 ways to become a Muslim with strong self-discipline:

1. Worshipping Allah, keeping in contact with Him and submitting to Him. That is done by paying attention to doing obligatory acts of worship well, and cleansing your heart of any attachment to anything other than Allah.

2. Reading Qur’an a great deal, pondering its meanings and seeking to understand it.

Manners of giving advice (naseehah)

globalmuslimIt's an obligation for every Muslim to give each other advice (naseehah). This is because every Muslim is a brother and it would be his brother who had to reminded him/her if him/her do wrong or sin. 

How many of us have looked to our brothers and sisters in Islam and have seen them straying from the path of Allah, and have turned our faces away? How many of us have seen our brothers erring and said to ourselves, it is none of my business? Well, it is our business for the Prophet (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) has made it our business. In the hadith related by Tamim ad-Dari, the Prophet (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "The religion is naseehah." The people asked, "To whom?" The Prophet (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) replied, "To Allah and to His Book and to His Messenger and to the leaders of the Muslims and the common folk." [Collected by Bukhari, Muslim]

Eleven ways to increase happiness in marriage

muslimfamilyThe young and excited bride-and-groom-to-be; ecstatic about the upcoming wedding and marriage and the joy that it will bring. Three to six months later, reality has set in and both spouses realize that marriage is not easy task, but one that takes a great deal of effort and patience. The following are tips for both wives and husbands, to help make the task a little less daunting, and to increase the many rewards that are possible in such a marvelous and complex relationship.

Enter the Marriage with the Right Intention and Renew this Often

Both spouses should enter the marriage with the pure intention of pleasing Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, in order to receive His grace and blessings. The marriage itself then becomes an act of worship and one for which both spouses will be rewarded.