Interview With Silvia: Her Islam Shook Italy

Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker was kidnapped in November 2018 by gunmen linked to the Somali armed group al-Shabab in northeast Kenya. At the time of the attack, Romano was volunteering for an Italian NGO in an orphanage. Finally, word surfaced in May that she had been released after 18 months in captivity. Italians were overjoyed after weeks of gloomy coronavirus-driven news. The joy, however, was short lived. When she stepped off the Italian government plane wearing a full green hijab, her welcome not only turned ugly, but also dangerously hostile. The conversion of Silvia to Islam opened the door of insults on social media. She has also been

Being Please With Allah Ta’ala, Islam and Our Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)

The Messenger of Allah Ta’ala : “ There is not a Muslim servant who recites three times during the morning and evening: I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islaam as my religion and with Muhammad as my prophet, except that rightfully Allah will be pleased with him on the Day of Judgement. ” As related by Imaam Ahmad (#1867) and in Aboo Daawud (#5072) ( Hasan) And from Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet said: “ O Abaa Saeed, whoever is pleased with Allah as his Lord, with Islaam as his religion and with Muhammad as his Prophet then the Paradise

The Frequently Recited Dua of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

Shahr bin Hawshab said: “I said to Umm Salamah (wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ): ‘ O Mother of the Believers! What was the supplication that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said most frequently when he was with you?” She said: ‘The supplication he said most frequently was: “O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion (Yā Muqallibal-qulūb, thabbit qalbī `alā dīnik).’” She said: ‘So I said: “O Messenger of Allah, why do you supplicate so frequently: ‘O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion.’ He said: ‘ O Umm Salamah! Verily, there is no human being except that his heart is between

Evidences of the Prohibition of Music in the Light of the Qur’an and Sunnah

Bismillâh, wa -l-hamdulillâh, wa -s-salâtu wa -s-salâmu `alâ rasûlillâh Quranic Verses 1️⃣ Allâh (سبحانه وتعالى) says: ” And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks to mislead [men] from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and takes it by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment. ” (Qur’an Luqmân [31]:6) The companion `Abdullâh ibn Mas`ûd (رضي الله عنه) states in the explanation of the word ‘idle tales’: “By Allâh its meaning is music.” (Sunan al-Bayhaqi, 1/223 & authenticated by al-Hakim in his Mustadrak, 2/411) Imâm Ibn Abî Shaybah (رحمه الله) related with his own transmission that he (Ibn Mas`ûd) said: “I swear by Him besides

Islam and Simplicity

As Muslims, we must strive to implement simplicity in every area of our lives, as it is a very important virtue in Islam. Simplicity can have many positive influences on our lives. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) said in a hadith: “ Simplicity is a part of faith.” (Abu Dawud) Living a simple life is better for us as it involves not needing to worry about having to live up to society’s expectations about different parts of life. For example, there are expectations about timeframes in which milestones should generally be achieved in, standards about the possessions we own, types of career, status and reputation in the