Tag Archives: Deeds

The value of an Action

It has been narrated on the authority of Umar ibn al-Khattab that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “(The value of) an action depends on the intention behind it. A man will be rewarded only for what he intended. The emigration of one who emigrates for the sake of Allah and His Messenger (may peace be upon him) is for the sake of Allah and His Messenger (may peace be upon him) ; and the emigration of one who emigrates for gaining a worldly advantage or for marrying a woman is for what he has emigrated.” [Sahih Muslim, Book #020, Hadith #4692] This Hadith is indeed one of the greatest and most important of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Reflect On Other Creatures’ Worship

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Reflect On Other Creatures' Worship - by Imam Al-Haramain Sheikh Saud ash Shuraim  from the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, Rabi’ul Akhir 14 , 1423AH (July 5th, 2002) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! The Almighty Creator created this universe with His knowledge and wisdom and created in it all that exists of the angels, men, jinn, animals, plants and other things which none but He knows. He created all these for a single purpose that all acts of worship should be solely His, that all Read more ...

Ramadan : The Month of Deeds

All praise belongs to Allah the Most High, who created both life and death as a test to see who is foremost in deed. Through His infinite mercy He blessed mankind with selected times and seasons in which the best deeds are made obligatory and the reward for good deeds is multiplied. Allah, the Most Wise, prescribed the third pillar of Islam, fasting, in the second year after the hijrah of the final Messenger (peace be upon him). Fasting is obligatory upon every sane Muslim adult, Allah the Most High says, “O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwa.” Read more ...

So He made them lag behind…

SubhanaAllah, today came across a verse in the Quran that sent shivers down my spine. Allah says in the Quran, “If they had intended to come out, they would certainly have made some preparation therefore; but Allah was averse to their being sent forth; so He made them lag behind, and they were told, “Sit ye among those who sit (inactive).” (Surah Al Tawbah, Chapter #9, Verse #46) SubhanaAllah! O Allah protect us! What is our purpose in life if we are left ‘inactive’ and unproductive?! The renowned scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Bin Uthaymeen when he was explaining this verse said: “O Allah protect us! This verse is very powerful, and we should Read more ...

“Whoever has wronged his brother…”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (radhiAllahu anhu) :

Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever has wronged his brother, should ask for his pardon (before his death), as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither a Dinar nor a Dirham. (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken and paid to his brother, or, if he has done no good deeds, some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter).”

[Sahih Bukhari, Book #76, Hadith #541]

Picture Perfect : …and establish regular Prayer

The Prayer is a sanctified and holy moment for the worshipper in the presence of his Lord and Deity in truth. He fulfils (by its performance) his covenants, obligations and statements of confession which are contained within and are required by the testimony that: "There is nothing which has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammed is His Messenger" and by whose attestation one becomes a muslim. "Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) Read more ...

Why were we Created?

Why were we Created? Not just Muslims, but every single human being has to answer the most fundamental question at some point in his or her lifetime: "Why was I created? Why am I here? What am I doing in this world? Why did God create me?" These questions are questions which each and everyone of us reflects on at some point during their life. We have some answers, which are given generally but usually these answers don't satisfy us - seeming somewhat simplistic. So, we still wonder: "Why me? Why here?". I know all of you (Muslims), are saying, "To worship Allah, (that is it.. finish). What more is there to say? Why do we need to have a big long talk on Read more ...

A Satanic Calculation

lmam Jafar Sadik became interested in a man after he had repeatedly heard about his piety and kindness and his popularity with the common people. The Imam decided to find out if the man was truly righteous. So, one day, the lmam went to observe him. At that time, the man was surrounded by people. After a while, the people left and the man began to walk away. The lmam followed him. A little later, the man entered a bakery and cleverly hid two loaves of bread under his robe while the baker was busy. The lmam was surprised to see this and thought that the man must have paid for the loaves earlier. Even so, the Imam felt disturbed by the way the man had Read more ...

‘Eid Khutbah : Continuation of good deeds after Ramadan

'Eid Khutbah : Continuation of good deeds after Ramadan The Transcript First Khutbah (sermon) Praise be to Allah Who has guided His believing servants to do acts of obedience and has made the ways of good and righteous deeds easy for them. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah Who has no partners, and that our leader and Prophet Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger, the best of those who observed fasting and the optional night prayer, and the best of legislators who enacted laws and explained judgments. O Allah grant Your mercy, blessings and peace on the leader of the righteous and the leader mankind and jinn, and on his family, Companions and those Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Deeds of the Hearts

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Deeds of the Hearts - by Imam Al-Haramain Salih bin Humayd from the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, Ramadan 20, 1424 (November 14, 2003) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! Fear Allah and be dutiful to Him. Be always conscious of Him and be grateful to Him. Obey Allah for you cannot live without His blessings and humble yourselves before Him for you cannot find a way out of His authority. Allah says, “... And know that Allah knows what is in your minds, so fear Him. And know that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Read more ...