Essentials

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1. At-Taharah: The Purification

Purification is an important aspect of one’s Imaan. Click here to download a brief presentation on PHYSICAL PURITY IN ISLAM

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2. Arkanul Islam: Pillars of Islam

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3. Tawheed: The Fundamental of all Beliefs in Islam

Learning about the Oneness of Allah, Tawheed,  is the first step towards enlightenment. Download this file to know the basics of Tawheed (Recommended for students upto Grade 4)

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4. The Qur’an: The lifeline of a Muslim

You must read the Qur’an on a daily regular basis. Click here to download the colour-coded English translation of the Qur’an

Click here to download the 30th Juz of the Quran – Word-to-word translation (THIS IS VERY USEFUL!)

As the Qur’an is the Book of Allah, one must observe certain manners while reciting the Qur’an. Click here to download a brief write-up on Manners of Reciting the Qur’an 

Your Reading and Reflecting over the Qur’an brings you immense rewards. Click here to download the booklet Nine Great Benefits of  Reading and Reflecting over the Qur’an

If you are a Beginner and don’t know how to read the Qur’an, no problem.  This e-book will help you in learning how to read the Qur’an in Arabic. This is a very good learning tool with supportive audio files. Links to audio download is given. Download audio files separately and save it in your computer. Open the e-book and go the relevant audio file, read and listen attentively. You will learn to read the Qur’an within no time, InshaAllah.

5. The Ahadith: Sayings, doings and silent approvals of our glorious Prophet صلّى الله عليه وسلّم

The ahadith form the second foundation of Islam. Click here to download the complete English translation of the hadith e-book Sahih al  Bukhari

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6. The Seerah: The life and teachings of the noble Rasoolullah صلّى الله عليه وسلّم

The name of our Prophet must be mentioned with due respect. Click here to download a short write-up on the need and importance of sending Salawaat and Salaam on Muhammadur Rasoolullah صلّى الله عليه وسلّم

A brief info on the biography of the great Prophet of Allah. Click here to download the booklet: Who Is Muhammad صلّى الله عليه وسلّم

Click here to download a comprehensive work on the Prophet’s biography: Ar Raheeq al Makhtoom, the Sealed Nectar

If you enjoy learning while listening, then click this link to download an audio file, the complete book entitled ‘Life of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) read by world renowned Islamic scholar, Yusuf Islam

7. Trust in Allah and self-confidence:

Do your part, and Trust in Allah

8. Du’aa: Supplications to Allah:

Du’aa is one’s conversation with Allah. It is the most potent weapon of a Muslim. By bowing and kneeling down to Allah, you can stand up to anything in life. Du’aa EMPOWERS you! Download this file to learn 40 Rabbana Du’aas from the Qur’an. When you learn a Du’aa, don’t forget to understand its meaning. You need to know what you are asking through Du’aa.

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“Fortification of the Muslim” (Hisnul Muslim) is one of the most authentic and popular Du’aa book currently in print. Click this link to go to the electronic rendition of this important Du’aa book (You can download this book in the form of an excellent software by clicking the link given in the Software menu of this weblog)

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2 thoughts on “Essentials

  1. Hello! I would like to ask a very important question; is laser hair removal haraam? As i have read lots of things online saying that it is permissible to laser the hair in areas that is not showing the awrah for women, but if i am not talking about exposing the awrah would it be permissible? As i see it is, because you are permanently removing the hair by choice, in doing this aren’t i stopping the natural cycle which Allah has created? I feel that i am hindering the natural process thus being haraam? Please advise thanks

    • Assalamu Alaikum.
      Thank you for your query.
      Firstly, there is nothing wrong with using any method of removing the hair which we are commanded to remove (such as pubic hair and armpit hair) or the hair which we are permitted to remove (such as hair on the arms or legs), so long as the method used is not harmful – even if it means that the hair will not grow back again.
      b. With regard to removing hair or not removing it, the scholars divide hair into three categories:

      1 – Hair which we are commanded to remove or shorten. This is known as Sunan al-Fitrah, such as removing the pubic hairs, trimming the moustache and plucking the armpit hairs. That also includes shaving or cutting the hair of the head during Hajj or ‘Umrah.

      The evidence for that is the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Ten (actions) are part of the fitrah [natural inclinations of man]: trimming the moustache, letting the beard grow, using the siwaak (tooth-stick), rinsing the nose with water, clipping the nails, washing the finger joints, plucking the armpit hairs, shaving the pubes and washing oneself with water after relieving oneself.”

      Zakariyya said: Mus’ab said: And I forgot the tenth but it may have been rinsing the mouth with water.

      Narrated by Muslim, 261

      2 – Hair which we are forbidden to remove, which includes the eyebrows. The action of removing the hair of the eyebrows is called al-namas. It is also forbidden to remove the hair of the beard.

      The evidence for that is the hadeeth of ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Allaah has cursed the woman who does tattoos and the one who has them done, the woman who plucks eyebrows (al-naamisah) and the one who has it done (al-mutanammisah), and the one who files her teeth for the purpose of beauty, altering the creation of Allaah.”

      (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5931; Muslim, 2125)

      And it was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Be different from the mushrikeen: let your beards grow and trim your moustaches.”

      (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5892; Muslim, 259)

      al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

      The naamisah is the woman who removes hair from the face and the mutanammisah is the one who asks to have that done. This action is haraam, unless a woman develops a beard or moustache, in which case it is not haraam to remove it, rather that is mustahabb in our view.

      Sharh al-Nawawi li Saheeh Muslim, 14/106

      3 – Hair concerning which the texts are silent and do not say whether it is to be removed or left as it is, such as hair on the legs, hands, cheeks or forehead.

      There is some difference of scholarly opinion concerning this.

      Some said that it is not permissible to remove it, because removing it implies changing the creation of Allaah, as Allaah tells us that the Shaytaan said:

      “ ‘and indeed I will order them to change the nature created by Allaah’”[al-Nisa’ 4:119 – interpretation of the meaning]

      Some said that this is one of the things concerning which nothing was said, so the ruling is that it is allowed. It is permissible to leave it or to remove it, because whatever is not mentioned in the Qur’aan or Sunnah is permissible.

      This was the view favoured by the scholars of the Standing Committee and by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen. See Fataawa al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, 3/879

      It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah:

      (a) There is no sin on a woman if she removes hair on her upper lip, thighs, calves and arms. This is not part of the tanammus (plucking) that is forbidden.

      (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/194, 195)

      (b) The Committee was asked:

      What is the Islamic ruling on plucking the hair between the eyebrows?

      They replied:

      It is permissible to pluck it, because it is not part of the eyebrows.

      (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/197)

      The Standing Committee was asked:

      What is the ruling on a woman removing hair from her body?

      They replied:

      It is permissible for her to do that, apart from the hair of the eyebrows and head. It is not permissible for her to remove the hair of her head or to remove any part of the eyebrows, whether by shaving or any other means.

      Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/194

      We should comment on the questioner’s words “I know that plucking the eyebrows is haraam and removing facial hair is also.”

      As for plucking the eyebrows, this is haraam and is a major sin, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed those who do it.

      But as for removing facial hair, there is a difference of opinion among the scholars as to whether it is permissible to remove it. This is based on their various understandings of the word al-namas.

      Some scholars said that al-namas means removing any facial hair, and they did not limit it to the eyebrows. Others were of the view that al-namas refers to removing the hair of the eyebrows only. This was the view favoured by the Standing Committee as is clear from the fatwas quoted above.

      It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah:

      Al-namas means plucking the hair of the eyebrows, which is not permissible because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the woman who plucks eyebrows (al-naamisah) and the one who has it done (al-mutanammisah).

      Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/195

      And Allaah knows best.
      Ref: http://islamqa.info/en/9037

      Hope this clears your doubt.
      Jazakillaahu Khayra.
      Vassalam.

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