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  • The garments of Taqwa: What are you afraid of?

    There is a famous story about an emperor. This emperor was cruel and unjust to his people, so a tailor decided to play a trick on him. He went to the king and offered to make for him the finest clothes ever. But instead of making a suit for him, he just pretended to make a suit, and fooled the emperor into thinking that he was working hard by taking.. More

  • Asceticism is the Way to be Loved - II

    The Righteous Follow the Way of the Prophets The righteous follow the way of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as he was the model example. ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “All goodness is for those who are ascetic in this worldly life and those who incline to the Hereafter. They are those who took the land as.. More

  • Asceticism is the Way to be Loved - I

    Asceticism, or Zuhd, is to abandon the desire for something for the sake of something which is better, and to abandon the comfort of this world for the sake of that of the Hereafter. It also means that the heart should not desire anything that one does not possess. Knowing that this worldly life is temporary and will eventually come to an end helps.. More

  • Excessive Ambitions in this Worldly Life - II

    The Righteous Predecessors Warned Against Excessive Ambition in this World The righteous predecessors, may Allah have mercy upon them, understood the reality of this world and their hearts became attached to the Hereafter. Therefore, they advised their successors not to incline towards this worldly life and not to turn away from the Hereafter. ‘Ali,.. More

  • Excessive Ambitions in this Worldly Life - I

    Having excessive ambitions in this worldly life is one of the greatest diseases of the heart. What is the meaning of this disease? What are its harmful consequences? What is its treatment? Meaning of Excessive Ambitions in this Worldly Life Having excessive ambitions in this worldly life is to continuously strive for its pleasures and persistently.. More

  • The Glory of Faith

    Haaroon Ar-Rasheed, may Allah have mercy upon him, once stood looking at the sky when he saw a cloud passing by. He addressed it saying, “Rain wherever you wish, for your fruit will certainly come to me anyway.” This means that the cloud would have rained either on an Islamic land or on a non-Islamic one. In the first case, Muslims would.. More

  • Oppression and Intrigue, and the Ultimate Punishment - II

    Meaning of the planning of Allah The Almighty As is common knowledge, the manner in which Allah The Almighty plans, fits His Majesty; it indicates the way in which He inflicts punishment on those who conspire evil against His allies and Messengers, which is countering their schemes with good plans. Therefore, while their plots are most vile, the planning.. More

  • Oppression and Intrigue, and the Ultimate Punishment - I

    The tradition of Allah The Almighty has no scope for favoritism or flattery, as He Says (what means): {You will not find in the way of Allah any change} [Quran 33:62], and, in fact, stresses in another place, {You will never find in the way of Allah any change.} [Quran 35:43] The fair Sharee‘ah neither distinguishes between equals nor renders.. More

  • Whispering is the Devil’s Weapon - II

    Methods of Treating Whispering in Matters Pertaining to Creed There are two methods for protecting one’s self against the devil’s whispering in matters pertaining to creed and faith: The first one is a preventative method, which means protecting one’s self against the whispering before it even takes place by fortifying one’s.. More

  • Whispering is the Devil’s Weapon - I

    There is no doubt that the enmity between man and the devil is ancient. It started when Allah ordered the angels to prostrate to Aadam, may Allah exalt his mention, and Satan refused this in arrogance and declared war against the sons of Aadam. Allah The Almighty Says about this (what means): {[Iblees] said, “By Your might, I will surely mislead.. More

  • The excellence of generosity

    Generosity is a virtuous trait that every Muslim should strive to attain. As for the believer who closely adheres to the teachings of Islam, kindness and giving from what he has become part of his good character. Generosity is the opposite of stinginess, as stinginess is a disease of the heart. The Muslim should avoid this bad quality, for it is a.. More

  • Conferring Blessings upon the Prophet

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.} [Quran 33:56]. Ibn Katheer, may Allah have mercy upon him, commented that, in this verse, Allah The Almighty informs His servants.. More

  • Remembering Often the Ender of Pleasures

    You’re sitting comfortably on the sofa watching your favorite television show with your favorite person. Your laughter abruptly stops and you're spellbound as your eyes hold an image you've never seen before. And before you can say anything, your eyes are forever closed as your soul is torn away from your body. Are you ready to meet your Lord?.. More

  • Patience: The Path to Paradise - III

    Fifteenth: Allah The Almighty promised the believers victory and it is part of the glad tidings that will surely fulfilled for them. Allah The Almighty Says that they got that only through patience; He Says (what means): {And the good word of your Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel because of what they had patiently endured.} [Quran 7:137].. More

  • Patience: The Path to Paradise - II

    In ‘Udat As-Saabireen, Ibn Al-Qayyim quoted Imaam Ahmad , may Allah have mercy upon them, as saying, “Allah The Almighty mentioned patience in the Quran in ninety places.” Here I will mention the various contexts in which patience was mentioned: First: The command to be patient; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • {And.. More