A Glimpse Into the Science of Hadith: Why Every Muslim Should Know The Basics


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Allah (swt) states in regards to the Prophet Muhammad (saw):

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And indeed, you are of a great moral character. ” (Surah Qalam Chapter 68 v. 4)

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One of the most dangerous internal challenges we in the Muslim community face is the rise of “intellectuals” in the Muslim community who claim following the Qur’an by itself alone will enable anyone to have a significant relationship with Allah (swt).

On the surface, this may sound very reasonable to most Muslims, as the Qur’an is the word of Allah and should be enough to understand our religion.  But when Allah (swt) orders us to establish prayer, how do we perform it?  There are no instructions in the Qur’an that explicitly state how one is supposed to perform the prayer, what positions to take, what to say, etc.

These are detailed and explained when we study the life of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), his teachings and sayings.

The Qur’an is a living document – as Allah (swt) has chosen the Prophet (saw) to be an example of great moral character for the companions of his time, he should also remain an example to us to this day.

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Can Muslim Physicians Also Continue the Healing Ministry of Jesus?


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

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“[The Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.” (Surah Maidah 5 v. 110)

 

I once noticed a sign in my 3rd year of medical school while rotating at an Adventist Hospital that claimed the hospital’s aim was to “continue the healing ministry of Jesus.”  At first, I treated it with a mild neglect:  Am I really supposed to believe a hospital functions as an outlet on propagating the message of Jesus?  As I continued through the night however, I could not shake the sign or its meaning from my head, and the inevitable question raced through my mind:

“Can physicians really continue the healing ministry of Jesus?”

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Seven Essential Islamic Habits for the Muslim (Medical) Student


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With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

Man Reading Book and Sitting on Bookshelf in LibraryThe below are what I believe to be the seven essential Islamic habits for Muslim (medical) students towards success.  Insha’Allah they are beneficial to future Muslim medical students or students of any other field.

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