Remembrance of death

Often the Holy Quran severely criticises those who do not believe in the Day of Judgement. At times we find it condemning those who believe in the Day, but are negligent of it. Therefore, traditions emphasise the visitation of graves, so that man may remember death. In our daily prayers, we recite, Arabic ‘Master of … Continue reading Remembrance of death

Abstinence from sins

In a world ridden with vices and allurements, one often comes across people who perform good actions, but do not exercise restraint in their sins. With the result, their sins far outweigh their good deeds. And in some extreme cases, their transgressions nullify all their good actions. And despite all their virtuous deeds, they are … Continue reading Abstinence from sins

Roots of Religion: Prophethood

In the series of lessons related to the ‘Roots of Religion’, we commenced our discussion with ‘Tauheed’ the first and most basic principle of Islam. Therein, we stated that the Allah’s recognition and His worship are the foundations of Islam and the source of belief. We then discussed about the second principle viz. ‘Adl’ – … Continue reading Roots of Religion: Prophethood

Islamic Ethics: Modesty

Given the vastness of this topic, it is difficult to pen a few lines on modesty. In the light of traditions the signifcance of this topic is very evident and the number of traditions that have dealt with this subject serve to underline how critical this quality is near Allah. Modesty according to traditions has … Continue reading Islamic Ethics: Modesty

Necessity of Religion

The Creator of the universe has not created man and animals alike. The greatest distinction enjoyed by the former over the latter is reasoning and intellect. Intellect is that invaluable bounty which Allah has gifted only to the humans. It is through intellect that man can discriminate good from evil, right from wrong and truth … Continue reading Necessity of Religion

Importance of Fitrat in Tawheed

This being a lengthy discussion, we have segregated it in various parts. In this part, we shall deliberate on the divine nature (fitrat) on which man has been created by Allah. ‘Then turn your face towards religion, being upright. The nature made by Allah in which He has created mankind; there is no alteration in … Continue reading Importance of Fitrat in Tawheed