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sacrifice

Slaughtering for other than Allaah

Allaah the Exalted said: "Say: Verily my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims." [Quran, 6:162,163] Allaah the Exalted also said: "Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only)". [Quran, 108:2] Muslim reports that Ali bin Abi Talib (May Allaah be pleased with him) said: "Allaah's Messenger (May the peace and blessing of Allaah be upon him) informed me about four Judgments (of Allaah): (1) Allaah's curse is upon the one who slaughters (devoting his sacrifice) to anything other than Allaah; (2) Read more ...
tawheed

The three categories of Tawheed, defined in the Quran

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger, and upon all his family members and companions, and those who follow his way, to proceed... Tawheed has three categories understood directly from Allaah’s Book. This division of tawheed is not from someone’s opinion, nor is it merely a traditional way to explain tawheed. It is a division that is taken directly from Allaah’s Book. The first category is Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah, which means "to single out Allaah in understanding His Actions," like His creating, providing, bringing of life and death, and keeping order in all affairs. A person understands Read more ...
Shirk

The Falsehood of Shirk from the Parables in the Noble Quran

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and on his Family and Companions. "Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger than it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say; "What did Allah intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are rebellious, disobedient to Allah. Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying it and sever what Allah 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 ...