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Leadership has limits

The limits of leadership There are plenty of verses in the Quran about leadership and the importance of the leader in the community.  At the same time, we also have plenty of narrations in...


Salat while travelling

Travelling, shortening and combining salah Scholars take the view that when you travel the distance of approximately 55-60 miles you are considered a mussafir – a traveller. Though there is a variation of opinion...


Is it haram to draw people or hang photos?

The hadith on pictures وعن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت‏:‏ قدم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من سفر وقد سترت سهوة لى بقرام فيه تماثيل، فلما رآه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم...


Can Muslims celebrate Christmas?

Though Muslims definitely believe in the Prophet Eesa (peace be on him), we don’t know the exact day of his birth and we don’t celebrate his birth or Christmas anyway. Indeed we don’t celebrate...


What’s your poison? The 7 intoxicants of the soul

The physical intoxicant Allah Almighty prohibited alcohol gradually over four stages. In Surat al Maidah, He said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ O...


How the Quran tackles bullying

The psychological impact of bullying The Prophet (peace be on him) had been mocked, intimidated and humiliated over 13 years in Makkah. He was called a sorcerer, poet and liar, as recorded in the...


Is alcohol in food haram?

Is it permissible to consume a small quantity as it is not intoxicating? It is not allowed to consume alcohol even in small quantities, including confectionery, or in meals that are cooked with alcohol,...


Make the Quran your best friend

Allah Almighty mentioned the importance of His revelation repeatedly – the final revelation and the perfect message which He sent to humanity. The Sunnah is the manifestation and explanation of the Quran – the...