Practical advice to know the time of five daily Prayers

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says in the Quran: "Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours." [Surah an-Nisa', 4:103] Allaah has enjoined upon His slaves five prayers throughout More »

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part – 1 More »

Soul of a Believer

Al-Baraa' ibn 'Aazib stated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "When a believer is leaving this world and entering the next, angels with faces shining brightly like the sun descend from More »

The Deeds of the People of Paradise and of the Fire

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H) recounts the deeds of those who shall enter Paradise and the deeds of those who shall enter the Fire. Ibn Taymiyyah was asked, what are the deeds of More »

Do they wait until the Angels come to them?

The Tafseer of Imaam As-Sa’dee: "Do they wait until the angels come to them...." [Surah An'am 6:158] Translation: Abu Shu’ayb Omar As-Soomaalee Allah the most high says, "Do they wait until the More »

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and More »

The Prostration is on all Seven

If a person does not prostrate on all seven parts of the body, then is his prayer invalid? Praise be to Allah.   When a worshiper prostrates, he must prostrate on all More »

Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out More »

Interpersonal Skills: Convince him of his error so he may accept advice

Some people tend to engage others uselessly by offering excessive unsolicited advice and remarks, which may be solely based on their personal liking. For instance, after attending a wedding party that you More »

Anyone who possesses a speck of Pride in his heart will not enter Paradise

Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) was asked: Regarding the Prophet’s statement: “Anyone who possesses a speck of pride (kibr) in his heart will not enter Paradise” – Is this hadeeth specific only to More »

Where is Allah?

WHO IS ALLAH? Allah is the proper name applied to the true God who exists necessarily by Himself comprising all the excellent Divine names and attributes of perfection. Allah is One and More »

 
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Practical advice to know the time of five daily Prayers

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says in the Quran: "Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours." [Surah an-Nisa', 4:103] Allaah has enjoined upon His slaves five prayers throughout the day and night at specific times decreed by the wisdom of Allaah so that the slave may be in contact with his Lord in these prayers throughout all of these times. They are for the heart like water for a tree, given to it time after time, not all in one go and then it stops. Part of the wisdom behind doing the prayers at these times is so that people will not get bored or find it too difficult, which would happen if they all had to be done at once. Blessed Read more ...
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Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part – 1 Praise be to Allah; we praise Him and we seek His help and guidance; we repent to Him and seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has been guided and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has gone astray. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He created us from one soul, Read more ...
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Soul of a Believer

Al-Baraa' ibn 'Aazib stated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "When a believer is leaving this world and entering the next, angels with faces shining brightly like the sun descend from the heavens carrying a shroud and embalming fragrance from Paradise, and [then they] sit down within sight-range. The Angel of Death then approaches, sits by his head and says, 'O good soul, come out to Allah's forgiveness and pleasure.' It will then come out like a flowing drop of water from a water-skin, and he will catch it. But, within the blinking of an eye after he catches it, they will take it and put it in the shroud and fragrance. There will Read more ...
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The Deeds of the People of Paradise and of the Fire

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H) recounts the deeds of those who shall enter Paradise and the deeds of those who shall enter the Fire. Ibn Taymiyyah was asked, what are the deeds of the people of Paradise, and what are the deeds of the people of the Fire? So He answered - All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds - An action of the people of Paradise is Faith (eemaan), and righteousness (taqwaa), and an action of the people of the Fire is disbelief (kufr), and corruption (fusooq), and disobedience ('asyaan). So the deeds of the people of Paradise are faith in Allah, and His angels, and His books, and His messengers, and the Last Day, Read more ...
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Do they wait until the Angels come to them?

The Tafseer of Imaam As-Sa’dee: "Do they wait until the angels come to them...." [Surah An'am 6:158] Translation: Abu Shu’ayb Omar As-Soomaalee Allah the most high says, "Do they wait until the Angels come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the signs of your Lord should come. That day, in which some of the signs of your Lord will come, no good will it do a person to believe then, if he wasn’t one who believed before, or gained good with their belief Say: “Wait, we too are waiting”." [Surah An'am 6:158] Imaam As-Sa’dee said: He the most high says: Do they wait, those who are continuant in their oppression and stubbornness Read more ...
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Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and destruction of homes, the pattern of violence, illegal detentions, segregation of necessary resources like water and olive trees, segregation on travel and the wall. Just as was done during South African Apartheid, there is a campaign to put economic pressure on Israel using boycotts, divestment and sanctions. All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics Read more ...
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The Prostration is on all Seven

If a person does not prostrate on all seven parts of the body, then is his prayer invalid? Praise be to Allah.   When a worshiper prostrates, he must prostrate on all seven parts of the body on which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded us to prostrate. They are: the face, including the forehead and nose; the two hands; the two knees; and the edges of the two feet (i.e., the toes). Al-Nawawi said: "If he omits any of them, then his prayer is not valid." [From Sharh Muslim] Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:  "It is not permissible for a worshiper to lift up any of these seven parts of the body when prostrating, because the Read more ...
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Prophet’s dream: Drawing water from a well

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allah wished from it. Ibn Abi Quhafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two full buckets, but there was weakness in his pull – may Allah forgive him. Then the bucket turned into a very large one and 'Umar ibn al-Khattab took it. I have never seen any person draw water with such strength as 'Umar did, until the people [drank to their satisfaction and] watered their camels to their fill; whereupon the camels sat beside the water." Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Convince him of his error so he may accept advice

Some people tend to engage others uselessly by offering excessive unsolicited advice and remarks, which may be solely based on their personal liking. For instance, after attending a wedding party that you and your wife had planned and organised, an invitee complains to you, “Dear brother, the wedding party was not very appropriate. You tired yourself in vain. I was under the impression that the party would be of a higher standard.” “How so?” you ask, civilly. He says, “Dear brother, most of the meat was fried. I personally prefer boiled meat. The salad was sour due to too much lemon, not exactly to my taste. The sweets were all decorated with Read more ...
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Anyone who possesses a speck of Pride in his heart will not enter Paradise

Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) was asked: Regarding the Prophet’s statement: “Anyone who possesses a speck of pride (kibr) in his heart will not enter Paradise” – Is this hadeeth specific only to the believers or (is it specific only to the) unbelievers? If we were to say that it is specific for the Believers then (is not) our statement trivial considering (the fact that) the believers shall enter Paradise due to their Eemaan. If, on the other hand, we were to say that the hadeeth is specific for the unbelievers then what is the relevance of the statement (since it is already known that the unbelievers shall not gain admission to Read more ...