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[Benefit] Who Has Most Right to Drive the Car and Who Sits in the Front Seat?

عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبِي بُرَيْدَةَ، يَقُولُ بَيْنَمَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَمْشِي جَاءَ رَجُلٌ وَمَعَهُ حِمَارٌ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ارْكَبْ ‏.‏ وَتَأَخَّرَ الرَّجُلُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ لاَ أَنْتَ أَحَقُّ بِصَدْرِ دَابَّتِكَ مِنِّي إِلاَّ أَنْ تَجْعَلَهُ لِي ‏”‏ قَالَ فَإِنِّي قَدْ جَعَلْتُهُ لَكَ ‏.‏ فَرَكِبَ Narrated Buraydah ibn…

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Islam and Misogyny

Misogyny means: “Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women” [https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/misogyny]. Unfortunately, many people claim Islam is a misogynistic religion and that Muslim women are oppressed. However, this claim is false and unjustified. Islam honors women and gives them their status. Prior to Islam, the polytheists of the Arab disliked girls and were sadden by their birth. Allah says:…

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Is the Qiblah North East or South East in Toronto?

Sometimes there is a debate that arises among the Muslims regarding the Qiblah in North America: Is it South East or North East. This differing creates confusion among the Muslims and debates regarding the validity of pray! In efforts to clarify the issue, I write: The Qiblah has been determined by the Prophet (ﷺ) from the Hadith of Abu Hurairah…

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Some Criticism Against Feminism

Here is some of the criticism of the Islamic Scholars against feminism. Feminism is defined as “the belief in the social, economic, and political equality of the sexes” [https://www.britannica.com/topic/feminism] However, Islam beliefs women are not like men. Allah says: لَيْسَ الذَّكَرُ كَالاٍّنثَى And the male is not like the female [3:36] Imam ash-Shanqeeti (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:…

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Is it Prohibited to Fold the Pants in Prayer?

This is often a discussion brothers have due to the following Hadith: عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ أُمِرْنَا أَنْ نَسْجُدَ عَلَى سَبْعَةِ أَعْظُمٍ وَلاَ نَكُفَّ ثَوْبًا وَلاَ شَعَرًا Ibn `Abbas (may Allah have mercy upon him) narrated : The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “We have been ordered to prostrates…

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[Benefit] The Sunnah of Cooling the Food

We often see Muslims eating food that is piping hot, whether in or outside Ramadan. Our cultures have conditioned us to believe that the food is best when it is hot and smoking, when in reality it is the opposite. I wanted to mention that the Sunnah is cool the food because it has more barakah. عن أسماء بنتِ أبِي…

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