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  • Etiquettes of Supplicating - I

    During the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, there was no rain for an entire year and the people were about to perish. So ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, gathered the people and they went out to the desert. He then asked Al-‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, the paternal uncle of the Prophet,.. More

  • Competing in generosity

    ‘Abdullaah ibn Ja‘far At-Tayyaar, May Allah Be Pleased with him, once entered an orchard of palm-trees. There, he saw a young black slave guarding the orchard. Then the slave brought his food, three pieces of bread. Along came a hungry dog and the slave gave it a piece of bread; it hastily ate it. The slave then threw the second and the.. More

  • Spending for the Sake of Allah

    A Muslim brother related the following story to me and asked me not to mention his name for fear of ostentation. It was actually his personal experience. He said: Once I was in need for money and I had only ten dinars remaining from the monthly salary, though it was the mid of the month. I kept on thinking how to get money but I did not find any solution... More

  • Cowards in Ramadan

    All perfect praise be to Allah The Almighty and may blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and allies. Thereafter: These are not three, four or five cowards. Rather, they are much more because any Muslim who follows this path is a coward. They may defend themselves saying that they are powerful and strong because.. More

  • How did you prepare for Ramadan? - II

    My brother and sister: I do not think that you forgot to prepare the budget of the month of Ramadan for food and drink! Nevertheless, you may have forgotten to prepare the budget of righteous deeds, repentance, seeking forgiveness and supplication! My brother and sister: The budget of these acts means to possess a file named “Returning to Allah.. More

  • How did you prepare for Ramadan? - I

    All praise be to Allah Who Guided to goodness and Made His Book a guide for the people of faith. May peace and blessings be upon him whose Lord adorned with the Quran and gifted him with Laylatul-Qadr (i.e. the Night of Decree) in Ramadan, his family and Companions, who are the masters of all times, and those who follow them from among the people of.. More

  • Ten Steps to Continue Doing Good Deeds after Ramadan

    In Ramadan, I devoted myself to worshiping Allah The Almighty, performed more supererogatory acts of worship, enjoyed the sweetness of worship, recited many portions of the Noble Quran, did not neglect the congregational prayers, and stopped watching what Allah The Almighty has prohibited. However, after Ramadan I lost my dedication and enthusiasm.. More

  • Keep Up Your Zeal in Ramadan - II

    1. Remembering that there are many virtues for those who fast: These include rejoicing with one's fasting when he meets his Lord; entering through the special gate of Paradise called Ar-Rayyaan, which is designated for those who fast; the fact that the smell which emanates from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah The Almighty.. More

  • Keep Up Your Zeal in Ramadan - I

    It is not an unfamiliar phenomenon that one observes as people pass into the middle of Ramadan, when their fervour begins to wane and their eagerness and determination to perform acts of worship diminishes noticeably. Most people start Ramadan full of energy and enthusiasm, performing many virtuous deeds and feeling the sweetness of obedience and.. More

  • Purification of the Soul and Truthfulness

    Purification of the self (nafs) or the soul (rooh) means to prepare it to receive, recognize, and reflect the Truth, namely Allah, the Creator and the Sustainer of all existence. Purification of the soul, therefore, is the purpose of all acts of worship. Allah Almighty says that the purpose of the mission of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Ramadan and The Truth Imperative - II

    Truthfulness to Ourselves: Engaged, Transforming, Spirituality of Islam Muslims in the modern world are in serious danger of being hoodwinked by the empty, deceptive concept of spirituality of the secular-liberal world. This new kind of liberal religion or spirituality takes pride in being irrelevant to real life. In fact, most new religions, and.. More

  • Ramadan and The Truth Imperative - I

    An Appeal for Us All The advent of Ramadan, "the sacred month of Allah Almighty," is Allah's gift to the believers to renew our faith and refresh our spirituality. A loving believer's relationship with Allah Almighty has a thousand dimensions. But the most important of these is truthfulness (al-Sidq). When applied to our relationship with.. More

  • Will We Really Reach Ramadan?

    Only a few days remain until the advent of Ramadan; most people have started sending each other greetings on the occasion of this virtuous month, and the majority has made preparations to receive this noble month. The Mus-hafs (copies of the Quran) have been distributed, the places for prayer have been prepared and fridges are stocked with the customary.. More

  • If I Reach Ramadan, Allah Will See What I Do!

    He took his seat in the area prepared for the ‘Eed prayer, and started conversing with himself, recalling the memories of a whole month which had passed as quickly as if it were a day. He sat in grief and pain for the nights and days that had elapsed. What made him grieve even more was when he compared himself with those around him and realized.. More

  • He Should Say: “I Am Fasting”

    Islam calls for good manners and encourages people to adopt them by making them a reason to enter Paradise. Although having good morals is recommended at all times, it is more stressed in Ramadan as fasting is one of the obligatory acts of worship. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More