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Lexically, the Arabic word `tazkiyah' means purification and development—of anything—to the level of perfection. As a Quranic term, it expresses a way of ridding ourselves of flawed tendencies and leanings as well as providing one with the means to attain piety and to help our souls develop to become as perfect as humanly possible. In other.. More
Envy refers to the desire that a person feels for the destruction or removal of a blessing that another person has – a destruction which the bearer of this feeling would himself carry out if he had the power to. This is quite different to wanting such blessings for oneself while not wishing for them to be removed from others, for that is, indeed,.. More
• Author: Shaykh Muhammad Al-Khidhr Husayn, may Allah have mercy upon him
Islam was revealed to people so that they would build with it a moral civilization in this worldly life and savor genuine bliss in the Hereafter. One of the requirements of achieving this lofty goal entailed that the Islamic teachings should incorporate systems regulating.. More
Hope in Allah the Almighty bears fruit to the following:
• It makes one strive more and exert greater effort in performing acts of worship.
• It makes one even more inclined to be constantly obedient to Allah The Almighty.
• It makes one enjoy drawing closer to Allah The Almighty and makes one experience the thrill of supplicating.. More
All praise be to Allah, The Exalted, for His countless blessings and inestimable bounties. Praise be to Him as many times as the number of His slaves who stand before Him in prayer. Praise be to Allah and Glory be to Him. None is worthy of worship but Him, and He is The Most Great.
Undoubtedly, what the world has witnessed and what we have experienced.. More
Praise be to Allah, The Exalted. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his family, Companions, and whoever follows his example.
It is becoming of a Muslim to adhere to all that adorns him of noble traits and shun all that disgraces and discredits him.
One of the noble traits that are befitting.. More
Author: Dr. Sa‘eed ‘Abdul-‘Atheem
In the name of Allah, praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his family and Companions, and those who follow him.
The divine norms of Allah, The Exalted, have no scope for favoritism or flattery; He Says (what means):
Random selection of friendship
Grab a pen and paper and try to write down the names of all your friends, and then classify them into categories. You will discover that some of them are not really friends but rather casual companions.
One of them may be your fellow commuter whom you meet every day on the bus or tram. He greets you, so you greet him,.. More
By Turki Al-‘Abdili
There is a category of people who held a wrong belief that caused them to go through difficulties and travel a distant path to accomplish their duties and tend to the affairs entrusted to them, as they claim to be unsatisfied with anything less than perfection in all matters! On top of that, they closely followed up and excessively.. More
The morals of the believers are not supposed to come into play exclusively at times of ease and convenience. In fact, true morality self-manifests during the moments of hardship, adversity, and crisis. Some people may seem well-mannered with a polite attitude and bashful conduct as long as they are calm and the surrounding circumstances are convenient.. More
The Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, and the virtuous and righteous people were the quickest of all to comply with the call of Allah the Almighty.
Adam and Hawwaa’ (Eve), may Allaah exalt their mention, the father and mother of mankind:
They responded to the call of Allah the Almighty immediately after they disobeyed Him when Shaytan.. More
Please join us in mediating on what motivates a farmer to work hard and sweat. It is the hope of a bountiful harvest. What urges a merchant to travel, adventure and leave his people and home? It is the hope of getting revenues. What encourages a student to study hard and remain awake for hours? It is the hope for success. What motivates a soldier.. More
Khaleefah Haroon Ar-Rasheed, may Allah have mercy upon him, was once looking up at the sky from his palace in Baghdad and he saw a cloud passing by. He addressed it saying calmly, “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.. More
There are numerous signs of a sickness of the heart. The first of them, is finding it difficult to live by the purpose of our creation, which is to know Allah, the Almighty, love Him, yearn to meet Him, turn to Him in repentance and to prefer doing all this to any other desire. Indeed, whoever gives precedence to his or her whims, over the love of,.. More
A Muslim is commanded to pursue available means of attaining power and to abandon weakness and ineffectiveness. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, explained that "a strong believer is better and dearer to Allaah than a weak believer, and there is good in each one. Cherish that which gives you benefit, seek help from Allah and do.. More