Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami More »

Dua’ : O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge..

"O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, a humble heart, certainty based on truth, and a tongue that moves in constant remembrance of You! O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for More »

Allah endues with honor whom He wills

Say (O Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)): "O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue More »

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 »

 
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Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami Al-Uloom wal Hikm' in which he has a detailed commentary on 50 ahaadeeth of the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). (Basically an-Nawawee's 42 ahaadeeth with 8 added on) The First Hadeeth Umar bin al-Khattaab relates that: "I heard the Messenger of Allah, (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), saying, "verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended. So the one whose hijrah was to Allah and His Messenger, then his hijrah Read more ...
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Dua’ : O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge..

"O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, a humble heart, certainty based on truth, and a tongue that moves in constant remembrance of You! O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for every sin that You prohibited to me but I opposed You by committing; and every sin that You forewarned me of but I remained firm in committing; and every sin that You deemed abominable but my lower self made attractive to me. O Allah, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house as a believer and the believing men and the believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction. O Allah! grant us wisdom and join us with the righteous. “O Allah! Read more ...
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Allah endues with honor whom He wills

Say (O Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)): "O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honor whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things." [Surah 'Ali 'Imran, 3:26] Ibn Kathir explains this Ayah as one that encourages thanking Allah for the favours He has bestowed. Allah granted Prophethood to Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), transferring it from the Children of Israel to the Arab, unlettered Prophet, the Final and Last of all Prophets and the Messenger of Allah to all mankind and Read 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 ...