By Michael H.Hart
Hart My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world’s great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive. The [...] . . . → Read More: MUHAMMAD NO 1 OF A 100, RANKED THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN HISTORY
Eid Milad preparations gaining momentum Islamabad
The preparations to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) are gaining momentum throughout the country with each passing day.
Faithful have started decorating Mosques, streets and houses with colourful buntings and lights besides finalizing arrangements to hold public meetings and congregations on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal (Wednesday). It would be public holiday.
Children are showing great enthusiasm in adorning their houses in unique style, buying different kinds of badges and preparing special dresses for the upcoming grand event.
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By Emily Ngo
Quick guide to the uprising in Egypt
1.) What are the roots of the Egyptian uprising and why is this happening now after all these years?
Egypt has for almost 30 years been ruled by autocrat President Hosni Mubarak, despite citizens’ calls for free and fair elections. The majority-youth population has been long saddled with a weak economy, leaving legions of college graduates jobless and homeless.
Witnessing Tunisians topple their 23-year president in revolts there has “burned away the apathy that [...] . . . → Read More: WHY THE UPRISING IN EGYPT?
Most Converts to Islam are Women – Only White Knights are Surprised
The BBC reports that there are an estimated 100,000 British converts to Islam, and that at least 3/4 of them are women. To put that in another way - for every one British male who converts, there are at least three British females who willingly submit to Allah.
At Regent’s Park Mosque in central London there are many white faces among the crowd for Friday prayers.
Conversions happen here every week – largely on a Saturday, and [...] . . . → Read More: ISLAM ON THE RISE
Importance of Akhlaq
by Shaykh Asif Husain Farooqi of England
The beauty of an Ummati is from their Akhlaq
Allah’s Nabi(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has intimated that each ummati of his is beautiful. But this beauty is not due to colour or any such thing; rather the beauty of an ummati is from his (or her) akhlaq (character). Allah Ta’ala has said that a person’s akhlaq is a tremendous thing.
Today I am at fault – I was late and I apologize for it. Your [...] . . . → Read More: IMPORTANCE OR AKHLAQ
Aim of Tasawwuf
Shaikh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri (may Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘The aim and objective of spiritual path (sulook) is to make the heart of the seeker yearn for Allah’s pleasure similar to the body’s demand for food. That is, the desire to worship becomes similar to the craving for food and water.
This can only happen when the heart is,
- filled to the brim by the majesty and love of Allah and
- empty from the desires of all [...] . . . → Read More: Pure Heart