Lawful and forbidden means

A time will come when people will no longer care whether their wealth has been lawfully or unlawfully acquired.  (Narrated by Abu Huraira (RA) and reported by Imam Bukhari). How beautifully does this Hadith apply to the present times. When accumulation of wealth becomes the only priority for people, they lose what some people call […]

Crossing the Line

The September floods wreaked havoc across Kashmir.  Fortunately, loss of life was minimal but property worth crores of rupees was destroyed.  Thousands of people were rendered homeless.  Prayer meetings were held at a number of places to invoke divine blessings.  For the first time, the people also celebrated Eid-ul-Azha with austerity.  But the spirit has […]

Mind your Tongue

‘O you who believe let not one group of people make fun of another, perhaps the (one’s being made fun of) are better than them. And let not women make fun of other women perhaps the (woman being made fun of) is better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call […]

Love for the Prophet (PBUH)

No Muslim can have faith unless he loves the Prophet (SAW) more than his father and children (Al Bukhari) The birthday of the most revered Prophet (SAW) is celebrated with religious fervour across the globe on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal. Muslims celebrate the occasion with enthusiasm to express their love for the Rahmatan-lil-Aalameen (SAW). The love of […]