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  • Hope is the Elixir of Life

    Please join us in mediating on what motivates a farmer to work hard and sweat. It is the hope of harvesting. 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 to fight desperately.. More

  • The Benefits of Hoping for the Best

    Having 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

  • The Glory of Faith

    Haaroon Ar-Rasheed, may Allah have mercy upon him, once stood looking at the sky when he saw a cloud passing by. He addressed it saying, “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 one. In the first case, Muslims would.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - III

    4. Lifelong commitment This principle deals with the question of effectiveness how can we insure that our tazkiyah efforts bear their expected fruits, help us achieve piety, and fulfill our purpose in this life? Allah Almighty gave a hint: "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it, that perhaps you may become righteous&q.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - II

    Principles of Tazkiyah As shown earlier, tazkiyah is a fundamental part of Prophet Muhammad's mission, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his life constitutes a unique example of it. Together with his teaching, this example was responsible for altering the lives of his Companions to such an extent that they became the pinnacle and paradigm generation.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - I

    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

  • Conditions of Repentance

    Humankind is encouraged to seek the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and repent sincerely for their sins and mistakes so that they may receive His Mercy. However, there are five conditions of repentance, which must be met for one's repentance to be accepted. First: The most important condition for the acceptance of one's repentance is that the act.. More

  • Renewing Faith through Fear and Hope

    Texts from the Quran: • The hope of the believers which is accompanied with good deeds; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, those who have believed and those who have emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah - those hope (i.e., expect) the mercy of Allah.} [Quran, 2: 218] They believed, gave up their homes, migrated to strange countries,.. More

  • Enhancing zuhd in Ramadan

    Let us welcome the blessed month of Ramadan this time with a fresh commitment to our Merciful Creator and Sustainer to reorient our lives in His way. The most salient lesson of this month of divine training for the believers is self-restraint and abstinence. As we train ourselves in abstinence from the necessities of life for part of a day through.. More

  • Means of Acquiring Refined Morals

    Undeniably, changing one's morals for the better is the toughest change for the human being, but it is not impossible. There are many ways and methods to help one acquire refined morals, which include the following: Pure creed: Having a pure creed is a serious matter, as one's conduct and behavior are, very often, the fruits of one's creed and ideology... More

  • Practical Steps to Help Lower the Gaze

    Here are some practical steps to control your gaze: 1- First, let us agree upon an issue that greatly affects the way you control your gaze, namely, the issue of the relativity of beauty. The criteria of beauty vary from one person to another and from one sensibility to another. For example, you may like certain clothes and consider them the most.. More

  • Giving Without Limits

    She said, “Az-Zubayr married me when he had nothing but a horse that I used to groom and provide with fodder. I used to grind date stones for his camel (which was used for carrying water), bring water and knead the dough. I used to carry the date stones on my head from the plot of Az-Zubayr which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Examples for good ends

    All perfect praise is due to Allah; I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; may Allaah exalt his mention, as well as his family and all his companions. Fear of an evil end had broken the hearts of our righteous Salaf (predecessors), may Allaah have mercy upon them. Sufyan Ath-Thawri,.. More

  • The tremendous teachings of the Prophet, peace be upon him

    There is a large collection of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,ideas, thoughts, instructions, teachings, beliefs, morals, manners and principles. The greatness and glory of Islam rests upon these ideals. Only a portion of them are listed here. Purity of self 1. Wise is he who regards himself small, and performs deeds that are useful.. More

  • Motivation to repentance

    Sinning may be recognized as a hereditary trait, for who resembles his father and does no evil? But if the father is restored after failing, let the emulation of him be at both poles, of the negative and the positive. Adam, may Allaah exalt his mention, was struck with remorse and filled with repentance over his past deeds. Any of his children who follows.. More