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  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan - II

    Number of Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) of Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer): 7- It is performed with eleven Rak‘ahs. We would prefer not to exceed this number for the sake of following the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) who did not exceed it till he died. ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with.. More

  • Blessings of Qiyaam in the Nights of Ramadan – I

    1- It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to encourage performing Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer) in Ramadan without firmly enjoining it. Then, he says: "Whoever performs Qiyaam in (the nights of) Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain the reward.. More

  • The One Who Guides Others to Good Deeds is Like the One Who Does Them

    An example of the splendor of the religion of Islam and its greatness is that it states that whoever guides others to any righteous deed is like the one who does it. This is proved from the Hadeeth (narration) of Abu Mas‘ood Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him, who said, “A man came to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Lessons in Generosity from the Most Generous of Men

    The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was the best of mankind and the most obedient to his Lord, and it is from his tradition that he used to increase his acts of worship during the blessed month of Ramadan. Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was the most generous of all people,.. More

  • Sahar:Special Hours for Supplication

    Ramadan is a blessed month when the people of faith receive many bounties and righteous people compete in performing many good deeds and are determined to do every praiseworthy act. You can see many Muslims fasting during the day, endeavoring to perform other acts of obedience such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah The Almighty frequently, invoking.. More

  • Ramadan: A School for Training the Soul

    Ramadan is the month of piety and fasting. It helps one control oneself and make a commitment to piety. The verses about fasting in the Chapter Al-Baqarah start with (what means): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous} [Quran 2:183]. This is why fasting in Ramadan.. More

  • Ramadan and mercy

    Introduction There is no better time to start making positive changes in our lives than this blessed month. Ramadan is a Muslim's recurring opportunity for spiritual enhancement and soul redemption. It is also an annual exercise in self-control and self-restraint, but above all, it is a physical manifestation of our total submission and obedience.. More

  • You Need Allah to Enter the Gate of Repentance

    You need Allah The Almighty to deliver your heart from the evil of arrogance, vanity and pride, from (attachment to) prolonged hope, adherence to this world, and attachment to creation. You need Allah the Almighty to rectify your moral character from the bad morals you possess such as envy, dishonesty, cheating and betrayal in your dealings with the.. More

  • Why do Our Supplications go Unanswered?

    There are numerous reasons why the response to our supplications may be delayed: 1. The weak supplication because of supplicating with weak and offensive statements 2. One does not gather his heart together on what he seeks to have at the time of supplication 3. The obstacles that impede the response of Allah The Almighty to supplication, such as.. More

  • Who is the Closest to Allah The Almighty?

    A humble, submissive, meek compliant slave is the nearest of all slaves to Allah The Almighty, because he is a slave of Allah The Almighty, not a slave to his desires. Fasting is the greatest means to break the destructive desires of the soul, and repel its errors and transgressions, and restore it to its tranquility, submissiveness, humbleness and.. More

  • What Do You Prefer Over Your Lord?

    If you are distracted and fidgety while approaching Allah The Almighty, then, is it any wonder if Allah The Almighty does not draw close to you? If you approach Him lazily and listlessly, desirous of hastily finishing your acts of worship to return to the world, let me ask you: what could be better than staying in front of Him? What do you prefer to.. More

  • The Signs of Acceptance and Rejection of Deeds

    There are several signs that signify whether our deeds have been accepted or rejected by our Lord. The foremost sign of acceptance is to be helped to do good deeds one after the other, whereas the sign of rejection is to do misdeeds after the good deeds. If one returns to his previous state of doing sins, misdeeds, indulgence and negligence, this indicates.. More

  • The Right Way of Supplicating Your Lord

    A person must repent of the sins between him and Allah The Almighty, and free himself from the wrongdoings between him and people in order to gain forgiveness from Allah The Almighty in Ramadan. No doubt, those sins and misdeeds deny the acceptance of supplications by Allah The Almighty. At the same time, the wrongdoings between a person and other people.. More

  • The Race for Good Deeds is On!

    When the verses that exhort men to hasten and compete with each other over doing good deeds were revealed, the Companions realized that they were addressed by them to hasten to Allah The Almighty, to compete, as if in a race. They hastened and competed with each other so much that if anyone of them was unable to do some act of righteousness or worship,.. More

  • The Blessed Times when Supplications are Accepted

    It is well known that the Lord descends in the last third of the night and Says: "‘Is there any seeker of forgiveness so that I would forgive for him? Is there anyone with a demand so that I would give him? Is there any repentant person so that I would accept his repentance?’ Until the rise of dawn." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] This.. More