The Path of Reform

"Undoubtedly, within the body is a piece of flesh which, when it is in good condition (salaha), the whole body is also healthy and robust (salaha); but when it is degenerated (fasada), the whole body decays. Verily, that (part of the body) is the qalb (heart)." [Bukhari]

It is apparent from the words of the hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was indeed referring to the piece of flesh in the shape of the heart inside our bodies. However, his usage goes far beyond the biological meaning of the word "heart". The term qalb has a far wider meaning in the Quranic and hadith terminology. According to this understanding, our entire personality can be termed as the qalb.

Promised Help

Al-e-Imran (The House of Imran) - Chapter 3: Verse 152

"Allah did indeed fulfil His promise to you when you, with His permission, were about to annihilate your enemy, until you flinched and fell to disputing about the order, and disobeyed the Prophet after Allah had brought you in sight of what you covet. Among you were some that hankered after this world and some that desired the hereafter. Then Allah did divert you from your foes in order to test you, but He forgave you: for Allah is full of grace to those who believe."

The Plight of the Rohingyas Trapped in Global Power Struggles

By Assad Bhuglah

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On Friday 1st September 2017, while most of the Muslim world was celebrating Eid el Adha, the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the international community of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in western Myanmar and urged the country's security forces to show restraint after 400 people -- most of them Rohingya Muslims -- died in communal violence. "The secretary-general is deeply concerned by the reports of excesses during the security operations conducted by Myanmar's security forces in Rakhine State and urges restraint and calm to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe," said a U.N. spokesman. The violence has sent tens of thousands of Rohingya fleeing across the border into Bangladesh, while scores of desperate people have drowned trying to cross a border river in makeshift boats. Reports of massacres and the systematic torching of villages by security forces -- as well as by militants -- have raised fears that the violence in Rakhine is spinning out of control.

Lettre du Ramadan 2020

Sans doute, cette année, le mois sacré du Ramadan sera impacté grandement par la pandémie Covid-19. Avec la propagation du coronavirus qui touche des millions de personnes dans le monde, le mois sacré du Ramadan sera très différent cette année. Néanmoins, l’importance de ce mois sacré demeure la-même.

Les 1,6 milliard des musulmans à travers le monde jeûneront chaque jour pendant le mois sacré du Ramadan pour raviver leur foi. Ils s’abstiendront du lever au coucher du soleil, de manger, de boire, de fumer ou encore d’avoir des relations intimes. Le jeûne leur permet de renforcer leur relation avec Dieu, de fortifier leur volonté et de s’identifier aux plus démunis. Chaque jour du mois, les pratiquants tenteront également de renouer avec leur foi par des actes de culte tels que la prière, la lecture du Coran et les dons caritatifs, mais aussi en ravivant leurs rapports avec leurs amis et leur famille.

Zakat brochure 2020