Asma Bint Abu Bakr (ra) (Part 1)

Asma bint Abu Bakr (ra), the daughter of the Prophet’s closest companion Abu Bakr Sideeq (ra), the sister of the Prophet’s beloved wife ‘Aishah (ra), the wife of another companion of Rasoolullah (saw) Zubair ibn al-Awwam (ra), and the mother of another eminent...

Coolness of the Eyes – What Does it Mean?

There’s a powerful expression in the Quran. It’s captured in two words. Those two words are “Qurrata Ayun” meaning “Coolness of the eyes.” It is mentioned in a number of occasions and it is also found in a Hadeeth of the Messenger (sa). Before I tell you...

The Ultimate Success

She threw herself on the bed, turned on the air conditioner and closed her eyes as she was feeling extremely tired. However, it was a big day for her, in fact one of the happiest moments of her life. Finally, she had gotten the piece of paper for which she along with...

[Hadeeth Commentary] Prescription of Ihsan (Excellence)

Adapted for Hiba Magazine by Tasneem Vali   On the authority of Abu Yala Shaddad bin Aws (ra), the Messenger of Allah (sa) said: “Verily Allah (swt) has prescribed Ihsan (proficiency and perfection) in all things. So, if you kill, then kill well; if you...

The Wedding Night

Affaf Jamal provides us with Islamic guidelines for the wedding night. The wedding night marks the beginning of a whole new kind of relationship deeper and more personal than any other relationship one will ever have, entailing a deluge of unique experiences and...