DISEASES OF THE HEART AND IT’S CURE


  The types of hearts Because the heart is described as possessing life or death, it is classified into three types:   The Correct and Sound Heart This is the truthful and sound (salim) heart. It is the only type of heart that a person can bring to Allah on the Day of Judgement which…

THE RECORDING AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE QURAN


  During the Makkan period Though revealed verbally, the Qur’an consistently refers to itself as kitab (Book), as something written, indicating that it must be placed into written form. In fact verses were recorded from the earliest stages of Islam, even as the fledgling community suffered innumerable hardships under the wrath of Quraish. The following…

THE WRITTEN COMPILATION OF THE QURAN


Though the Prophet (Sallallahu a’laihi wa sallam) enlisted all possible measures to preserve the Qur’an, he (Sallallahu a’laihi wa sallam) did not bind all the Surahs together into one master volume, as evidenced by Zaid bin Thabit’s statement that, “The Prophet (Sallallahu a’laihi wa sallam) was taken (from this life) whilst the Qur’an had not…

THE CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF TAWHID


  The Muslims, even though all of them testify to it, differ greatly in their actualisation of it. Some think that tawhid is merely to believe that Allah is the creator of everything and its Lord (i.e. they only affirm Tawhid ar Rububiyyahh) and hence end up not differentiating between that aspect of tawhid which…

SHAITAN’S WAY TO DESTROY THE SON OF ADAM (AWS)


  Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said that, Shaitan tries to destroy the son of Adam in one of seven phases. Some of them are more intense than others.  Shaitan would not try to destroy him in the next phase until he fails to destroy him in a previous one. These…

THE BASICS OF PARENTING


  Before addressing the core elements of nurturing Iman in children, it will be valuable to discuss some of the basics of parenting to lay the foundation. The following section will cover the importance of the marital relationship and its relation to parenting, gender roles, and the role of motherhood and fatherhood. It also discusses the…