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  • Knowledge is the Foundation of True Fear

    Fear is the sensation that results from the anticipation of an expected harm; it is also felt when a person loses, or expects to lose something he cherishes. It is the exact opposite of security and can be applied to worldly matters as well as those of the Hereafter. Fear is a state of disturbance of the heart from an evil or harm that may befall a.. More

  • Certainty … the life of hearts

    Our talk in this article is going to be about one of the highest ranks in the religion and a quality of the virtuous… it is certainty. Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said about the rank of certainty: “It’s importance for belief, is like that of the soul to the body. It is based on this rank that the righteous.. More

  • Waste not excessively

    Have you ever gotten upset when you weren’t able to buy something that you really wanted? Or, have you ever bought something that you could have done without? The answer to these two questions is yes, an unequivocal yes. It is pat of our human nature. We want and we desire constantly. When we allow this to go unchecked our desire for more becomes.. More

  • Why do we delay repentance?

    Repentance is ultimately the goal that we all seek. All sane people are conscious of their numerous sins, and those who believe in Allah and His Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, recognize that they will be held accountable for their sins, and therefore desire to be free of the evil consequences of their misdeeds. Islam offers man the ideal.. More

  • A Believer Lives Between Hope and Fear

    A believer lives his life being aware of two things: the first is his shortcomings, sins, and whether his good deeds are being wasted or whether he is becoming deceived due to performing good deeds and becoming complacent and self-satisfied. The second is hoping for the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and His great mercy, which results from the first. Some.. More

  • Spite

    Spite is a heavy burden that the person carries which results in his own misery, occupies his thinking, ruins his mind and adds to his grief and anxiety. The strange thing is that ignorant people insist on carrying this heavy evil load, until they satisfy their ego and take revenge from the one whom they hate and envy. Spite eats much of the virtue.. More

  • The stage of patience – II

    Just as disobedience is the reason behind all forms of misery and wretchedness, patience with disobedience is the reason behind all forms of success and superiority. It is the patience of those who love Allah The Almighty and know His might and majesty. It is the patience of those young people beset by desires and evil objects that are beautified for.. More

  • The stage of patience - I

    Allah The Almighty describes His closest allies and beloved ones with a quality. Do you know what it is? Allah The Almighty praises those who have this attribute in the best way. Do you know what it is? Allah The Almighty promises those who have this virtue with the greatest reward. Do you know what it is? You will immediately recognize this trait.. More

  • Excessiveness is the Way of Satan

    When excessiveness befalls some people, they go beyond all limits. Some of these people want to do the most perfect of acts, but they go astray. Facts state that such people end up giving up the performance of these righteous deeds altogether. Ibn Hajar, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “If a person delves into religious deeds and abandons.. More

  • Hardness of Heart

    The hard heart is that which contains a mixture of harshness and toughness; a heart that is void of submission and the sense of turning to Allah The Exalted in repentance at all times. This is the severest punishment ever. This is why the disbelievers are punished with having a hard and harsh heart. Maalik ibn Deenaar, may Allah Have mercy upon him,.. More

  • 'Our Hearts are Still Adhering to the Truth'

    In his book, Siyar A‘laam An-Nubalaa’ (11/238), Ath-Thahabi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said that during the ordeal of Imaam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon him, it was said to him, “O Abu ‘Abdullaah! Do you not see that falsehood is being victorious over the truth?” He replied, “No. The victory of falsehood.. More

  • How to achieve humbleness

    Islam highly commends humbleness and simplicity and reckons that as one of the traits of a true believer. The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said: "Al-Kibr (proud and arrogance) is rejecting the truth and looking down upon people."[Muslim, At-Tirmithi and Abu Daawood] Humility is for one who is important and significant and he fears.. More

  • The 'art' of deception: A new phenomenon

    Allah, the Almighty Says (what means):{O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one withinformation, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful}[Quran49: 6] Deception is a necessary tool for the success of wickedness.Fortunately, most of us are not so corrupted that we could.. More

  • Free your heart from spite -I

    The importance of freeing the heart from spite: Slaves of Allah! Islam encourages making reconciliation between people in order to maintain good relations amongst the Muslims, to spread love and to keep the hearts of Muslims free from spite. Allah Says (what means): “So fear Allah and amend that which is between you” [Quran 8:1]. Additionally,.. More

  • Free your heart from spite -II

    When people went to visit Abu Dujanah, may Allah be pleased with him, in his death sickness, they saw him happy and his face radiant; they asked him about the reason, to which he, may Allah be pleased with him, replied: “I have two qualities I possessed in my life; one is that I never interfered in that which did not concern me, and the second.. More