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The Number 3 in the Sunnah

This is part one of a two-part series for, enumerable Jewels of Guidance, which mentions different acts from the Quran and the Sunnah in number. These numbers show certain actions and belief which any Muslim can learn and act by. The number three in the Sunnah is divided into 2 parts. The 1st part covers Iman, Law and good character. I’ve divided it up to make it easy for the reader to learn and practice and memorize. Each hadith has 3 things the Muslim should either, do, believe or avoid, so for that reason I named it, “ The Number 3 in the Sunnah”

Rushdi
07 Apr 2021
Numbers in the Sunnah, from how many chapters and verses in Koran, present one way of teaching students..

What is the secret of the number 7 and its multiples in the Holy Qur’aan and Sunnah?

Praise be to Allah. Undoubtedly the Qur’aan is miraculous, and there are many facets to its miraculous nature, such as linguistic, legislative, and so on. Its challenge to mankind and the jinn to produce something similar to it still stands. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

My Muslim Culture Says Tattoos Are Haram—But Are They?

As an art lover, I've always doodled anywhere there's an empty space, including my body. However, I've always limited myself to temporary, hand-painted doodles. Aside from my fear of needles and extremely low pain tolerance, the main reason I'm still tattoo-free is because of my religious beliefs. As a Muslim, I've been taught that getting is a tattoo would be a way of harming God's creation. There's a paragraph in the Quran that talks about the defacing of God's creation as a sin, which is what is used to interpret the ruling against tattoos.

Hailie
29 Mar 2021
A very interesting topic of discussion and many different views from various school of thoughts. My own personal view is that temporary tattoo is permissible. We ought to remember that Allah has made our bodies to 'perfection' and require us to care for this human vessel/body. As per this ayat recites " إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎, ʾinnā li-llāhi wa-ʾinna ʾilayhi rājiʿūn...which means "Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return." Understand this ayat and watch this video by Mufti Menk on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY0hz1w20FY
Rushdi
29 Mar 2021
'Many people, of all religions, choose to get tattoos that have personal significance. For Sajeer, a 25-year-old Muslim woman, that meant a spiritual connection as well. Her first tattoo says "Kun Faya Kun," an Arabic phrase that translates to "be, and it is," to which she has both a personal and religious connection. However, while Sajeer loves her tattoos, she admits that the religious and cultural taboos—which include the idea that tattoos make someone appear less presentable or respected—around them do make her feel insecure. "There were plenty of what-ifs, but eventually they became background noise," she shares. .'

Newly launched GiveZakat App Set to Unlock the Power of Islamic Social Finance for Refugees and IDPs

A few weeks ago, we surpassed a bleak milestone as forced displacement passed 80 million by mid-2020. More than 50% of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) come from Muslim-majority countries or member states of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), including Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Nigeria and Mali. Considering thisfact , Islamic Social Finance (ISF) tools encompass great potential for providing humanitarian assistance and economic inclusion for refugee and displaced families, including access to food, water, healthcare, shelter and cash assistance.

Hafizullah Irfan
25 Mar 2021
We are still unable to create the real benefit of Islamic Social Finance for the Muslim and global societies. The fundamental concepts of Zakat, Sadqa, Waqf, and Qard Hasan have immense potential of solving many problems listed under SDG and Maqasid Al shariah. We had many success examples from our past and some positive initiatives in present as well. With Muslims living in almost every part of the World, we have the most dispersed population to serve. Digital philanthropy is the only way forward. Many companies/countries are putting-in efforts but we shall do this at community level (Ummah level). Even non-Muslims countries and associations had acknowledge the capacity of Muslim to contribute for charities. The zakat/sadqa acceptance initiatives by various agencies of UNO is an example of this. The volume of philanthropy work done in Pakistan - the country with 3rd highest Muslim population and social disparity, is a good example of this. Digital solutions created by companies in different part of the World is the right step in this direction.
Rushdi
24 Mar 2021
Digital philanthropy will reduce friction and leakage in Islamic social finance, from Zakat to Sadaqa Qard Hassan ... impactful work on UNHCR for Refugees

Economic Empowerment of Women in the Islamic World

Economic Empowerment of Women in the Islamic World

Hailie
22 Mar 2021
Over time, women has strive to ensure their voices are heard and free to make their own choices. While there’s progress over the years, but, gender inequality remains a persistent issue everywhere around the world. At iPORTAL we value, encourage, empower and acknowledge their achievement whether in politic, economy, education, sports which helps narrow the gap between men and women.
Rushdi
22 Mar 2021
One of the reasons the Muslim world (today) is in the emerging market category (may be mentality) is because we need to provide ramps of inclusion for women...study after study has shown inclusion, from identity to access to micro loans and so on, results in empowerment of families (starting with children's education), villages, cities, and nations...on iPortal we are proud to have dedicated coverage of Muslim women and their powerful stories https://www.iportal.live/en/articles/women-stories

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