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  • Renewing Faith through Fear and Hope

    Texts from the Quran: • The hope of the believers which is accompanied with good deeds; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah - those hope (i.e., expect) the mercy of Allah.} [Quran, 2: 218] They believed, gave up their homes, migrated to strange countries,.. More

  • Enhancing zuhd in Ramadan

    Let us welcome the blessed month of Ramadan this time with a fresh commitment to our Merciful Creator and Sustainer to reorient our lives in His way. The most salient lesson of this month of divine training for the believers is self-restraint and abstinence. As we train ourselves in abstinence from the necessities of life for part of a day through.. More

  • Means of Acquiring Refined Morals

    Undeniably, changing one's morals for the better is the toughest change for the human being, but it is not impossible. There are many ways and methods to help one acquire refined morals, which include the following: Pure creed: Having a pure creed is a serious matter, as one's conduct and behavior are, very often, the fruits of one's creed and ideology... More

  • Practical Steps to Help Lower the Gaze

    Here are some practical steps to control your gaze: 1- First, let us agree upon an issue that greatly affects the way you control your gaze, namely, the issue of the relativity of beauty. The criteria of beauty vary from one person to another and from one sensibility to another. For example, you may like certain clothes and consider them the most.. More

  • Giving Without Limits

    She said, “Az-Zubayr married me when he had nothing but a horse that I used to groom and provide with fodder. I used to grind date stones for his camel (which was used for carrying water), bring water and knead the dough. I used to carry the date stones on my head from the plot of Az-Zubayr which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Examples for good ends

    All perfect praise is due to Allah; I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; may Allaah exalt his mention, as well as his family and all his companions. Fear of an evil end had broken the hearts of our righteous Salaf (predecessors), may Allaah have mercy upon them. Sufyan Ath-Thawri,.. More

  • The Prophet's Teachings

    There is a large collection of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,ideas, thoughts, instructions, teachings, beliefs, morals, manners and principles. The greatness and glory of Islam rests upon these ideals. Only a portion of them are listed here. Purity of Self 1. Wise is he who regards himself small, and performs deeds that are useful.. More

  • Motivation to repentance

    Sinning may be recognized as a hereditary trait, for who resembles his father and does no evil? But if the father is restored after failing, let the emulation of him be at both poles, of the negative and the positive. Adam, may Allaah exalt his mention, was struck with remorse and filled with repentance over his past deeds. Any of his children who follows.. More

  • Conditions of Repentance

    Humankind is encouraged to seek the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and repent sincerely for their sins and mistakes so that they may receive His Mercy. However, there are five conditions of repentance, which must be met for one's repentance to be accepted. First: The most important condition for the acceptance of one's repentance is that the act.. More

  • How to Cure Persistency of Sin

    Question Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am shameful to ask this question, but now it has come to a time that I feel that I need some personal, righteous guidance. Dear shaykh, I have read almost all fatwas regarding masturbation and many others, but I feel I want some personal attention please. I dearly love Allah and want to prove.. More

  • Avoiding Harms of the Tongue

    In today's times, most people tend to be careless about avoiding the harms of the tongue, which are widespread among the people. The following are some of the most common harms: ● Talking about what does not concern you: This is a common practice, even though the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “A sign of a person's.. More

  • The Absolute Submission

    Allah Says (what means): {And it is not [possible] for one to die except by permission of Allah at a decree determined..} [Quran 3:145] The eternity we all wish for, Muslim or Non-Muslim, is everlasting life in Heaven, Paradise, the Garden of Eden, the Blue Yonder, whatever you want to call it, with its beauty, splendor, ease, and closeness to the.. More

  • Hope is the Elixir of Life

    Please join us in mediating on what motivates a farmer to work hard and sweat. It is the hope of harvesting. What urges a merchant to travel, adventure and leave his people and home? It is the hope of getting revenues. What encourages a student to study hard and remain awake for hours? It is the hope for success. What motivates a soldier to fight desperately.. More

  • Benefits of Seeking Forgiveness

    Do you want to have peace of mind, reassurance, and joy? You should ask for the forgiveness of Allah, The Almighty. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {And [saying], "Seek Forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him, [and] He Will Let you enjoy a good provision} [Quran 11: 3] Do you want to have a strong body and be healthy, and be free.. More

  • The Different Ranks of People Who Fear Allah

    The Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, and the righteous Salaf, (predecessors) may Allah have mercy upon them were extremely fearful of Allah, The Almighty. For instance, Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, had two dark lines under his eyes due to the extent of his crying; ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, once recited.. More