Tattoos in Islaam

Tattoos in Islaam Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) cursed the maker and wearer of a wig and the tattooer and the one who is tattooed. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Want to receive the latest articles and website updates in your Inbox?, Subscribe to the IslaamInfo mailing list by adding your e-mail address in the box on the left at the top of this page.(Its FREE!!!) Hits: 4

Why Do I Wear Hijab?

Why Do I Wear Hijab?   I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”.  I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing.  I do not possess a leather jacket.  In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of “oppressed female.”  The brave individuals who have mustered the courage to ask me about the way I dress usually have questions like: “Do your parents make you wear that?” or “Don’t you find that really unfair?”   A while back, a couple of girls in Montreal were kicked out of school for dressing like I do.  It seems strange

“Where are the brothers you once knew?…..”

“Where are the brothers you once knew?…..” “Where are the brothers you once knew? Where are the companions you once knew? They have reached where they were meant to go, having been met by the deeds they performed in their days gone by. They reside there (in the Hereafter) either in misery or happiness. Where are the arrogant tyrants who built the townships and encircled them with walls? They are now underneath stones and wells. Where are those whose faces were beautiful full of light, those who were impressed by their youth? Where are the kings? Where are those who were granted victory on the fields of war? Time has

The Disease of Idiots

The Disease of Idiots The following quote is by a South Asian scholar of the past: To cast lustful glances is the disease of idiots. You neither give, nor receive. All you do is put your own heart in turmoil. You can stare at a girl forever, but you will never get her. You will only get the person that Allah has decreed for you as halal. Since this is a matter which has already been decided by Allah, that is why this is the disease of idiots Therefore, let us remember next time we look at a girl (or at a boy if it is a sister looking) that

Truthfulness

Truthfulness Truthfulness is very closely related to trustworthiness and can perhaps be regarded as its twin quality. Like trustworthiness, it was also the second distinguishing feature of our Prophet, Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam as he was called As-Saadiq (the truthful) for his immaculate truthfulness. Similar to trustworthiness, it is intertwined with Islamic faith (Eemaan). It is inconceivable that a believer (Muslim) will not be truthful, or that a liar can be a believer. In terms of graveness and abomination, the Holy Qur-aan equates telling lies to worshiping idols. In Soorah Hajj, it says:   “Keep away from the filth of the idols and keep away from telling lies, dedicating