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Examine the Speech of Every Person You Hear Today

Imam al-Barbahari, may Allaah have mercy upon him said; "Examine! May Allaah have mercy upon you, the speech of every person that you hear, practically in your day and age. Do not act in haste and do not enter into anything from it until you ask and see – Did any of the companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) speak concerning it or any of the scholars? For if you find a narration from them concerning it then hold tightly onto it and do not exchange it for anything nor give anything precedence over it and consequently fall into the Hell-Fire." The Explanation: Do not be hasty in (holding to be correct) that which you hear from the people, Read more ...

Why Allaah created us?

Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Muhammad Bin Humayd (rahimahullaah) said: In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy. All praise belongs to Allaah and may the peace and blessings be upon His trustworthy Prophet; and may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet's family, his companions and those who follow them in righteousness until the day of recompense. To proceed: Indeed, Allaah (Glorified and Exalted Be He) stated: "And I (Allaah) created not the Jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any provision from them (i.e. provision for themselves or for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me (i.e. feed Read more ...

The Advice of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Concerning the Incumbency of the Sunnah and Following the Salaf

The Advice of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz concerning the incumbency of the Sunnah and following the Salaf An enlightening reminder about the obligation of following the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), and the obligation to interpret the Sunnah with the interpretation of the Salaf al-salih. Then know that there cannot ever be any innovation, except that a proof against it has already passed, and there is a warning in it. From Shihaab Ibn Khiraash [1] who said: 'Umar Ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz (d.101H) – rahimahullah- wrote to a man, "May peace be upon you, to proceed: So verily I advise you to fear Allah, and to make His Command the Read more ...

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 ...

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 ...

How the Truth struck me like lightning – Zahra Bainter

Zahra Baintner is a German woman who traversed a turbulent phase of life to finally embrace Islam. In her story, Baintner says she was not lucky enough to be born in a Muslim community. “There is no new born child who is not born on fitra (the natural disposition and inclination to Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew or Christian or Magian.” [Hadith-e-Nabwi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam]   "Some people are lucky enough to be born into Muslim households and brought up according to the principles of Islam. Adhan and Iqamah is whispered into their ears, thus right from their birth they are taught Allah’s name, that He is one and Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: How the Prophet dealt with Adversaries

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) would always be just with the disbelievers and even be ready to sacrifice his life in order to call them to Islam and rectify their affairs. He would bear their evils with patience and try to overlook their harms. Why would he not do so when Allah has said: “We have sent you as a mercy…” To whom? To the believers only? No; rather, “To the world.” Think about the Jews who would insult him and instigate trouble, whilst he would continue to be gentle with them. ‘A’ishah – may Allah be pleased with her – said, “The Jews once passed by the Prophet’s house and said: ‘as-Saam ‘alaykum’ Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Seek guidance from Allah (Istikharah)

Perform Istikharah to seek guidance from Allah in all matters.

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Picture Perfect : Guidance to Humanity

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Allah Says: Those who entered the city and the faith before them love those who flee unto them for refuge, and find in their breasts no need for that which hath been given them, but prefer (others) above themselves though poverty become their lot. [59:9] O people! Verily We created you from a male and a female and have placed you in tribes and nations so that you may recognise one another (49:13) The example of the Ukhuwah (brotherhood) which Rasulullah Salallahu alayhi wa-sallam established between the Muhajireen of Makkah and the Ansaar of Madina is a sterling example of nation-building on the base of piety and selflessness. Not only did he encourage Read more ...