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  • Causes and Effects of Diseases of the Heart

    Indeed, all sins poison the heart and lead to its illness and destruction. They sicken it and define its will as other than what Allah The Almighty wants [of His servant], in effect being as harmful to the heart as actual poisons are to the body. Imaam Ibn Al-Mubaarak  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “I have seen that sins cause the death.. More

  • Staying spiritually afloat

    Like many Muslims today, I struggle with constancy in the remembrance of my Creator. I stay mostly mindful of being His servant, often finding myself subconsciously glorifying His name. But just as regularly I lapse and suddenly realize that my heart has slipped away, like the spinning helm of great wooden ship in a storm. Sometimes I feel almost totally.. More

  • The audacity of faith

    The Prayer Has Never Been this Hard Libraries are like studios. No sound goes unheard. No noise passes without someone looking up or, in this case, a librarian hissing and excitedly shushing the disturber of the peace, silencing the noise polluter. Nervously flitting and creeping about the bookshelves, I was endeavoring to be as quiet as such can.. More

  • Importance of Time in the Life of the Muslim

    Everything, when lost, can be regained, except time. If it is lost, there is no hope to regain it. That is why time is the most precious thing that can ever be possessed in this life. Islam is a religion that acknowledges the importance of time and appreciates its seriousness. Allah Almighty says (what means): {Indeed, in the alternation of the night.. More

  • Hope – the Most Sublime Rank for the Followers

    In this article, we will talk about hoping for Allah's mercy. The believers’ relationship with their Lord is characterized both by fear and hope, such that the former deters them from sins and disobedience, whereas the latter drives them towards good deeds. Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “Hoping for the reward of Allah.. More

  • The Pagan Origins of Halloween

    All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, feast of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the day God is glorified for all his saints known and unknown. Roman Catholics are obliged to hear Mass on this day. In medieval England it was called All Hallows; hence the name Halloween (Hallows' eve) for the preceding day (Oct. 31). From the Compton's Family Encyclopedia,.. More

  • Imam Ash-Shafi'ee: The Grand Jurist for the Sunnah

    Everything was placid in the large valley except for the voice of a two-year old child who was weeping. His mother embraced him, took him close to her chest, and patted his shoulders with tenderness and compassion. The youngster quickly went into sleep as his mother stared at the far horizon saying in a low weakened voice : “may Allah have mercy.. More

  • Zakat (The Poor Due): Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

    The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): "And establish.. More

  • Using food for cosmetic purposes

    Allah The Almighty has created man in the best shape and form; He says (what means): · {He Created the heavens and earth in truth and Formed you and perfected your forms; and to Him is the [final] destination.} [Quran 64:3] · {Who Created you, Proportioned you, and Balanced you?} [Quran 82:7] Allah The Exalted created everything in.. More

  • Directions on giving advice - II

    Manners of givingNaseeha (advice) · Seeking the Pleasure of Allah by giving Naseehah It is necessary that a person has the intention of seeking the pleasure of Allah the Almighty when giving Naseehah. Only such an intention deserves reward from Allah and acceptance from His slaves. If the intention is other than that, then that person deserves.. More

  • Consumption of What is Unlawful Corrupts the Hearts

    Consumption of What is Unlawful Corrupts the Hearts and Prevents Supplications from Being Answered There is clearly a strong relationship between the soundness or corruption of a person’s heart and his food and earnings. A person’s heart becomes corrupt when he earns what is prohibited and dares to eat of it. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alay.. More

  • The love of Allah

    An exceptional love The love of Allah should occupy man's heart and get total possession of it; and if it does not seize it entirely, it should at least outweigh the love of all other things in it. Allah Says about the believers, (what means): "He loves them and they love Him," [Quran 5:54] and the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said:.. More

  • Physical characteristics of Angels- I

    What they were created from and when The substance from which Allah, the Most Exalted, created angels is light. It is narrated on the authority of `Aa'ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was.. More

  • The Virtue of Reconciling People

    Reconciling people is among the great noble morals. The sharia urged it in more than one occasion as Allah Almighty says (what means): {So fear Allah and amend that which is between you.} [Quran 8: 1] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: Sadaqa (i.e. charity) is due on every joint of a person every day the sun rises... More

  • The explanation of Chapter Al-Humazah

    The Soorah (Qur'anic chapter) Al-Humazah (The Mocker) [No. 104] is one of the short Chapters of the thirtieth part of the Noble Quran. Herein is its explanation extracted from 'Tafseer Ibn Katheer', which is one of the most reliable books of Tafseer (interpretation). The text of the chapter: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 1... More