Tag Archive: Islam


Why do Muslims call non-Muslims as ‘Kafirs’?


1. ‘Kafir’ means one who rejects.

‘Kafir’ is derived from the word ‘kufr’, which means to conceal or to reject. In Islamic terminology, ‘Kafir’ means one who conceals or rejects the truth of Islam and a person who rejects Islam is in English called a ‘non-Muslim’.


Quran about “Messenger”

O mankind! the Messenger has come to you in truth from Allah: believe in him:it is best for you
-Al Qur’an 4: 170

“Thus have We made for every prophet an enemy among the sinners: but enough is your Lord to guide and to help.”

(Al Qur’an 25:31)

Quran about “Clear Proofs”

“For Allah will test you by this; and on the Day of Judgement

He will certainly make clear to you (the truth of) that wherein you disagree.”
(Al Qur’an 16:92)

“It is Allah Who alternates the Night and the Day: verily, in these things is an instructive example for those who have Vision!”

(Al Qur’an 24:44)

“Verily Allah knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth:
and Allah sees well all that you do”

-Al Qur’an 49: 18

Hadith about Marriage

“A women may be married for fourthings: Her wealth, her lineage, her beauty or for her religion. Choose the religious, may your hands be rubbed with dust (i.e may you prosper)”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol.3, Hadith No. 1858

A man asked the Prophet , What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?

The Prophet replied, “To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. no. 1, Hadith no. 12

Hadith about “Rewards”

Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said:

“There is a Sadaqa to be given for every joint of the Human Body; and for every day on which the Sun rises there is a reward of a Sadaqa for the one who establishes justice among people.”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 84

“If any one of you improves in (following) Islam then his good deeds will be rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.1, Hadith No.42

“When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity, or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious child, who prays for him”

Sahih Muslim Vol.3, Hadith No. 4005

“Whoever is easy with (a debtor) who is in difficulty, Allah will be easy with him in this world and in the Hereafter”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 3, Hadith No. 2417

O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you just as it was prescribed for those before you. Perhaps you would attain piety!” (Quran 2:183)

Medical health benefits of fasting Ramadan are:

  • Giving rest to the digestive system. Ramadan is the period of rest for the digestive system, which is responsible for the metabolism process of food. Consequently, the liver also takes rest as it is the main factory of food metabolism. To achieve this benefit, Moslems should adhere to the tradition (sunnah) of the Prophet by abstaining from having too much food after breakfast. The Prophet (PBUH) said;”The son-of-Adam never fills a bowl worse than his belly. Some bites are enough for man to prop his physique. Had he wished otherwise, then one third for his food, and one third for his drink, and one third for his breath.” It is of benefit to the body that the break of fasting starts with some dates (as indicated in the Prophetic tradition). Dates are rich in Glucose and Fructose, which have a great caloric benefit specially for the brain, and are useful in raising the level of sugar gradually in blood, thus reducing the feeling of hunger and the need for large quantities of food.
  • Moderate loss of weight. During fasting, the consumption of sugars decreases, and so does the level of sugar in blood. This makes the body rely on providing the needed calories for metabolism by burning sugar stored in the body. Glycogen stored in the liver, and fats in tissues are decomposed and transferred into calories and energy needed by the body. This results in moderate shortage of body weight. Therefore, fasting is considered of great value for overweight persons and stable non-insulin diabetes.
  • Decrease of cholesterol level in blood. Several studies proved that cholesterol level in blood during fasting, as well as the rate of precipitating on the walls of arteries have decreased. This in turn reduces the chances of cardiac and cerebrovascular accidents, and prevents the raise of hypertension. Shortage of fats in blood helps reduce stones of gall and choledocus.
  • Rest of renal system. Some studies revealed that abstaining from drinking water for about 10-12 hours is not necessarily bad; it is rather useful in many cases. Concentration of liquids in the body causes moderate dehydration that the body can tolerate, as there is a sufficient liquid reserve, and as long as man has no complaint of renal lithiasis, both kidneys get rest of the process of waste disposing. The prophetic tradition mandates that Suhur (a meal before the dawn) be delayed and Fotoor (the breakfast meal) be expedited, thus reducing the time period of dehydration as much as possible. Shortage of liquids leads in turn to moderate decrease of blood pressure that the normal man can tolerate and be of use to those complaining of hypertension.
  • Educational and psychological benefits. Fasting Ramadan is useful as it has a restraining power over the soul’s whimsies, and an urge to abandon bad habits, specially when the smoker is obliged to abstain from smoking even if for a temporary period, on the hope such abandon will be permanent. This is also applied to drinking too much coffee and tea. The psychological benefits are numerous. The fasting person feels complacent, attains mental and psychological rest, refrains from all that disturbs the integrity of his fasting, and maintains the proper behaviour controls, that all reflect positively on the general community. The Prophet said; “Fasting is restraining. When anyone of you is fasting, he should refrain from obscene language or any acts of ignorance. And if anyone slanders him or quarrels with him, he should say; ‘I am fasting, I am fasting.'” Several studies revealed that crime rate in Islamic countries decreases during Ramadan .

ref: http://echo-of-islam.blogspot.com/2009/08/medical-benefits-of-fasting-ramadan.html

Hadith about “Qualities”

Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said:

“The best of you are those who are best to your Women”

Jami’ At Tirmidhi Vol. 2, Hadith No. 1162

Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said:

“The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength,but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 78, No. 6114

“Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith:

1. The one to whom Allah and His Messenger become dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake.

3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (Atheism) after Allah has brought (saved) him out from it, as he hates to be thrown in fire.”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.1, Book 2, No. 21

“If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.8, Book of Good Manners, No. 6012

“A man asked the Prophet (pbuh), “What sort of deeds or (qualities) Islam are good?” The Prophet (pbuh) replied, “To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know”

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.1, Book 2, No. 12


Dua after Adhaan


The Prophet (sa) said: “Whoever after listening to the Adhan says: Allah humma raba ha-thi hida`wa titaamma (Oh Allah owner of this perfect call (of not ascribing partners to You) — Was`a-laatil qaa ema (And of the regular prayer which is going to be established!) — A ti muhammadan, el wa see la ta, wal fa `deelah (Kindly give Muhammad the right of intercession and superiority) — Wab `ath hu ma qaa-man mah-moo dan ela thee wa a`dta (And send him on the day of judgement to the best and the highest place in paradise which you promised him.) Then intercession for me will be permitted for him on the Day of Judgement”  [Bukhari]