O Allah, Make us of Your ‘Few’ Servants!

From Kitab al-Zuhd by Ahmad bin Hanbal | Translated by Jinan Bastaki When Umar bin al-Khattab radi allahu 'anhu (may God be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed More »

Remembering Allah – Supplications (Dua) from the Quran

All praise is for Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness and we repent to Him. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the wickedness of our More »

Tafsir of Surah Al Qadr (The Night Of Power)

Tafsir of Surah Al Qadr (The Night Of Power) - Tafsir Ibn Kathir In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious Most Merciful. 1. Verily, We have sent it down in the Night More »

When Reporting Becomes a Weapon of Mass Deception

By: Dr. Mosheer Amer – Gaza | Source: PalestineChronicle Mainstream media pursues reporting that is antithetical to the promise of ethical journalism and contributes in prolonging the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “I want to More »

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan – Season of virtuous deeds

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Ramadan - Season of virtuous deeds - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is More »

When is the Night of Al-Qadr?

Imaams Al-Albaanee and Ibn Al-'Uthaimeen The Night of Al-Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadan during an odd night (i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th). However the scholars differ More »

Every Soul Shall Taste Death

“The eyes surely tear, and the heart is surely in pain, but (with my tongue) I will only say that which is pleasing to Allah, and we are indeed sad at being More »

Special Du’a: For the People of Palestine

A Special Du'a by Mishary Rashid Alafasy for Gaza / Palestine Allah is sufficient for us. He is the best disposer of affairs. Allah is sufficient for us. He is the best disposer More »

When Will Palestinian Leadership Change Their Tactics?

Source: PalestineChronicle | By Samah Sabawi As Israeli air strikes rain death and destruction on Gaza, and as protests rage in Palestinians cities and camps throughout the West Bank as well as More »

In the Case of Israel: Western Hypocrisy at its Best

Source: PalestineChronicle | By Ludwig Watzal The kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and their murder was a despicable crime. Those responsible must be held accountable and brought to justice. Everybody condemned this More »


Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat – Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Zakat - Consolation and Growth, not an Imposition or Burden - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Verily all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our bad deeds. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whomever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He enjoined Zakat upon Read more ...

The Punishment for One who Breaks his Fast Intentionally!

Ibn Khuzaymah (1986) and Ibn Hibbaan (7491) narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: "Whilst I was sleeping, two men came to me and took hold of my upper arm, and brought me to a rugged mountain. They said: 'Climb up.' I said: 'I cannot do it.' They said: 'We will make it easy for you.' So I climbed up until I was at the top of the mountain. There I heard loud voices. I said: 'What are these voices?' They said: 'This is the screaming of the people of Hell.' Then I was taken and I saw people suspended by their ankles, with the corners of Read more ...

When the fast of Ramadan became an obligation upon the Ummah

All praises belong to Allah the Owner of virtue and grace. He has prescribed the fast to purify the souls from sin. May the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad the best of those who prayed and fasted; he remained steadfast upon good and uprightness; may the peace and blessings be upon his family and his companions and those who continue to follow him. As to what follows: Allah (Subhanahu Ta'ala) said: "O you who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for those who can before you in order for you to obtain piety." [Quran 2:183] Therefore Allah has mentioned in these noble verses that he has prescribed Read more ...
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The Excellence of the Remembrance of Allah

Allah, the Exalted, says: "And the remembering (praising) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising) of Allah in prayers]'' [Quran, 29:45] "Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you.'' [Quran, 2:152] "And remember your Rubb by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words, in the mornings and in the afternoons, and be not of those who are neglectful.'' [Quran, 7:205] "And remember Allah much, that you may be successful.'' [Quran, 62:10] "Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women... (up to)... And Read more ...

Do you see your Sins as a Fly or a Mountain?

'Abdullah b. Mas'ud – Allah be pleased with him – said: "The believer sees his sins as if he is sitting at the foot of a mountain fearing that it might fall on him, while the sinner (fajir) sees his sins as a fly that lands on his nose, he just waves it away. "  [Al-Bukhari, Al-Sahih, The Book of Supplications, Chapter on Tawbah] Ibn Hajr quotes in his commentary, Fath Al-Bari:Ibn Abi Jumrah said, “The reason for this [fear] is that the heart of a believer is illuminated; so when he sees from himself something that goes against what he illuminates his heart with, it is very distressing to him. The wisdom behind giving the example of a mountain Read more ...
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Defending the Religion & Uniting the Ranks upon the Truth

Defending the Religion Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (d.21H)- rahimahullaah – said: “All praise is for Allah who, in every age and intervals between the Prophets, raises up a group from the People of Knowledge, who call the misguided to guidance, patiently bearing ill treatment and harm. With the Book of Allah they give life to the dead, and by Allah's Light they give sight to the blind. How many a person killed by Iblees (the Devil) have they revived. How many people astray and wandering have they guided. How beautiful their effect has been upon the people, and how vile people have been towards them. They expel from the Book of Allah the alterations of Read more ...

How does a Father Teach his Children Tawheed?

Mu'adh bin Jabal narrates that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "O Mu'adh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?" I said, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "Not to punish them (if they do so)." [Sahih Bukhari, Book #93, Hadith #470] Shaykh Allama Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen -Rahimullaah- was asked: How does a father teach his children Tawheed? He answered: "He teaches them Tawheed just like he teaches them other matters Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Respond to mistreatment with kindness

Most commonly when you deal with people, they treat you how they want to treat you, and not how you want to be treated. Not everyone you meet with cheerfulness is cheerful to you in return. Some of them may even become angry, think badly of you and ask, “What are you laughing at?” Not everyone you present a gift returns your favour. You may give gifts to some people only to find them backbiting you in various gatherings, and accusing you of being foolish and wasting money! Not everyone you are kind to in speech or praise generously or use kind words with responds to you in kind. Allah has divided up manners for people, just as He has divided up their Read more ...

Does Allah come down to the first heaven on the night of fifteenth Sha’baan?

Praise be to Allah.   This is mentioned in some ahaadeeth, but there is some scholarly difference of opinion as to the soundness of those ahaadeeth. There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the virtue of the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan.  It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash'ari that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah looks down on the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan and forgives all his creation except a mushrik or one who harbours hatred against the Muslims.” [Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1390.] The “one who harbours hatred against the Muslims” means one who has enmity towards a Muslim brother. In Read more ...

The Dream of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 171: [Interpretation of Dreams] Narrated by Samura bin Jundub: Allah's Apostle very often used to ask his companions, “Did anyone of you see a dream?” So dreams would be narrated to him by those whom Allah wished to tell. One morning the Prophet said, “Last night two persons came to me (in a dream) and woke me up and said to me, 'Proceed!' I set out with them and we came across a man Lying down, and behold, another man was standing over his head, holding a big rock. Behold, he was throwing the rock at the man's head, injuring it. The rock rolled away and the thrower followed it and took it back. By Read more ...