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  • O Soul, Ramadan Has Come!

    {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.} [Quran 2:185] "When the first night of Ramadan comes, the devils and the rebellious Jinn are chained, the gates of Hell are closed till no gate thereof is open and the gates of Paradise are opened till no door.. More

  • Speak Kindly to People – II

    The people most worthy of being treated with kindness and noble morals are one's parents, to whom Allah The Almighty enjoined dutifulness and kind treatment. This includes choosing good words when talking to them. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether.. More

  • Speak Kindly to People - I

    The blessed month of Ramadan is the month of generosity, charity and competing in doing good deeds whether verbal or practical. Among the verbal good deeds is speaking kind words that do not harm. It is known that the words uttered by man are recorded and preserved in a book; My Lord neither errs nor forgets. This fact was stated in the Quran in the.. More

  • Every Good Deed Is Charity - III

    … Continued Among the remarkable things mentioned about ‘Ali Zayn Al-‘Aabideen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, is that some of the people of Madeenah did not know from where their means of sustenance came to them. When he died, they stopped getting the supplies that they used to get every night. While they were washing his body,.. More

  • Every Good Deed Is Charity - II

    … Continued Al-Baraa’ ibn ‘Aazib, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered them to do seven things (including): "To accept invitations, to help the oppressed and to fulfill the oaths." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Besides, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may.. More

  • Every Good Deed Is Charity – I

    Allah The Exalted instructs His Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to enjoin his Ummah (Muslim nation) to practice goodness and make it their intrinsic quality and moral characteristic. He Says (what means): {Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good} [Quran 7:199] The prominent scholar of Tafseer (exegesis) Ibn Sa‘di, may Allaah.. More

  • Rejoice! Your Bad Deeds can be Replaced with Good Ones - I

    Suppose a master tells his fugitive slave, after he commits many mistakes, to count them so he can be rewarded for them – provided he shows sincere regret, stops making these mistakes, and does not return to them again – would this slave not have good cause to rejoice? Such an act is beyond the capacity of any human being, because there.. More

  • Rejoice! Your Bad Deeds can be Replaced with Good Ones-II

    … Continued This repentance is a great gain and a blessed gift from the One who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. It is attained only by the one whom Allah The Almighty guides. Has He not said, in connection with those left behind in the Battle of Tabook (what means): {And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [and regretted.. More

  • Blessed Be the Seekers of Forgiveness - II

    … Continued Luqmaan said to his son, commanding him to seek forgiveness frequently, "Make your tongue accustomed to seeking forgiveness as there are hours when Allah The Almighty does not let down a supplicating person." Furthermore, Al-Hasan, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, "Seek forgiveness frequently in your houses, at.. More

  • Blessed Be the Seekers of Forgiveness – I

    The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity for repentance. Indeed, it is known as the month of repentance, which is why we see many people turning to Allah The Almighty in this month. We see mosques full of worshippers, the Book of Allah being recited, people competing in acts of obedience, increasing their charity and doing other good deeds. However,.. More

  • Conditions and Rulings of Repentance - III

    As Muslims, we must beware of sins because they are ominous, their repercussions are dispraised and their punishments are painful. Hearts that love them are diseased, being safeguarded from them is a condition to be prized; any wellbeing they bring is useless and being afflicted with them, especially in old age, is a great disaster. Allah The Almighty.. More

  • Conditions and Rulings of Repentance - II

    Repentance is not merely a word to be uttered by the tongue; rather, it has conditions and pillars in order to be valid and accepted. These conditions were deduced by prominent scholars from the text of the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) of the master of the Messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention. These conditions can be summarized as.. More

  • Conditions and Rulings of Repentance - I

    The bounty Allah The Almighty granted the Muslims is great and His mercy upon us is vast. He facilitated repentance for us and did not make it hard as it was for the Children of Israel as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And [recall] when Moosa (Moses) said to his people, "O my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves by your taking of.. More

  • Reach for the Peak of Generosity in Ramadan

    It was narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was the most generous of all people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibreel, may Allaah exalt his mention, used to meet him. Jibreel, may Allaah exalt his mention,.. More

  • Offering Iftaar to Fasting Muslims

    It is well known that Allah The Almighty rewards people in abundance for giving Iftaar in Ramadan, besides granting them the virtue of the fasting person and the rank of those who observe it; hence, the reward for giving them Iftaar is very great. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, informed us about the reward for that deed saying: “Whoev.. More