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The Means for a Dua to be Answered

By Shaykh Muhammad bin Hadi Al-Madkhali The Question: What are the means for a Dua to be answered? What should a Muslim do if trials and tribulations become severe? The Answer: As for the means for Dua to be answered then they are many, however, the most important of them is to make sure his food / provision is Halal, like the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "Make your food Halal so that your Dua is answered." And the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) mentioned: "A man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying]: 'O my Lord! O my Lord!' - while his food is unlawful, his Read more ...
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‘Aqeedah Lessons for Small Children

'Aqeedah Lessons for Small Children | Source: Abu al-'Abbas Musa Richardson A six part series of enthusiastic discussions with Muslim children about Allaah and the creation by Abu al-'Abbas Musa Richardson. Musa Richardson interacts with small children in this audio series. Here is the Youtube Playlist Link for above audios. From the topics discussed: Lesson 1 : Who is Allaah? Who is our Lord? Did Allaah make us? Did Allaah make the animals? Name something Allaah made in the sea? Who made the sun? Did Allaah make the mountains? Who made the stars? What else did Allaah make? Who made the clouds? Lesson 2 : Read more ...
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Ramadan : Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr)

Obligation of Zakatul-Fitr (Sadaqatul-Fitr) Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) narrated: "Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory the payment of one Sa' (approx 2.6 Kg) of dates or one Sa' of barley as zakatul-fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old; and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer 'Eid prayer." [Bukhari, 1503] Ibn Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) said: "The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) made obligatory on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa' of dates or barley as sadaqatul-fitr." The people then substituted one-half Sa' of wheat for that. Read more ...
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What Fasting in the month of Ramadan means to Muslims

What does fasting in Ramadan mean to Muslims? The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting (in Arabic: Siyam). It is to fast throughout the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar). This is an act of worship that draws the Muslim closer to Allaah (God), as the Quran stated, “Fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon those who came before you so that you may attain piety.” (Quran 2:183) In this month the Muslim pushes himself physically and spiritually in order to come closer to Allaah. Fasting and spirituality means that every Muslim should: Focus on getting closer to Allaah Study and recite the Quran plentifully Read more ...

A Prophet King or a Slave Messenger?

 "Do not over praise me as the Christians over-praised 'Eesaa, son of Maryam. Indeed, I am only a slave. So call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger." This is an excerpt from the last chapter of Ibn Rajab's [1] famous book: al-Khushoo' fis-Salaat. Here, he deals with the status of a slave-messenger which the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) actually selected for himself when given the choice.  The chapter expounds upon the nobility of such a choice and the reasons behind it. Pay special attention to the advice of Ibraaheem Ibn Adham at the end, although it is da'eef jiddan in its chain, it is tremendous in meaning. The Prophet (sallallaahu Read more ...

Five Years of Brutality – Bequest of Cast Lead

Many will spend the day recalling these moments in time five years ago that stunned the world. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what sears these moments into the mind’s eye. Perhaps it was the corpses that piled up on the streets of Gaza as the mortuaries overflowed. Perhaps it was the mountains of rubble left in the places that were once called ‘home’ by the people of Gaza. Perhaps it was the ferocity with which the might of the worlds most sophisticated armaments were brought to bear on the souls of a defenseless civilian population. What remains without question is that Gaza was never the same after Operation Cast Lead and neither would the Read more ...

Slaughtering of Animals – The Halal way (Video)

Praise be to Allah. Sacrifice is an act of worship, and worship can only be done for Allah alone; the one who does it for anyone other than Allah is a mushrik (polytheist). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "Say (O Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wassallam): "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)." "He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims."" [Surah al-An’am 6:162-163] Also, Allah says: "Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals - cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the Read more ...

Ramadan : We are Human, we eat Food

Fasting is difficult in the hot weather isn't it? Pretty much everyone around the world today will have felt thirsty and possibly a tad hungry too. So perhaps it's understandable that many people don't get it when we praise fasting and say it's the gateway to the Divine. Being able to fast the month of Ramadan is truly a gift and requires some sacrifice and determination, if you wish to truly benefit from this gift and protect this trust. For most people, fasting is a mission and therefore sadly few fast outside of Ramadan. It's a struggle. But that's the rules of the game - the very special amongst us such as the Prophets and Companions of Rasulullah Read more ...

8 Health tips for Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is observed by millions of Muslims around the world. Here are a few tips to ensure good health during this time of fasting and contemplation. 1. Preferably break your fasts with dates. 2. Do not over-eat. 3. Do not consume too much fat and carbohydrates at the same meal. 4. Avoid highly processed foods (e.g. biscuits, white bread etc.) 5. Include all the food groups daily.  A healthy, balanced diet usually includes foods from the different food groups in the correct amounts daily: at least six servings of unrefined starches, four servings of lean proteins, five servings of vegetables and fruits, two servings of Read more ...

Why is eating Pork forbidden?

Praise be to Allah. The basic principle for the Muslim is that he obeys whatever Allah enjoins upon him, and refrains from whatever He forbids him, whether the reason behind that is clear or not. It is not permissible for a Muslim to reject any ruling of shari’ah or to hesitate to follow it if the reason behind it is not clear. Rather he must accept the rulings on halaal and haraam when they are proven in the text, whether he understands the reason behind that or not. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their Read more ...