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“There Are Times Where My Heart Feels Clouded”

Al-Agharr al-Muzani, who was one amongst the Companions (of the Holy Prophet) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: "There are times where my heart feels clouded (innahu la yughanu ‘ala qalbi); and I seek Allah’s forgiveness a hundred times a day." [Muslim, Sahih, no.2702] Istighfar or “seeking forgiveness” of Allah is not simply confined to when we commit sins. Rather, courtesy (adab) towards Allah requires us to feel a sense of shyness (haya) before Allah on account of committing what He considers disliked (makruh) too; even when no sin has been committed. At a loftier level of faith, those who are distracted from Allah, Read more ...
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What goes up must come down…?

Source: SuhaibWebb.com | By: Jinan Bastaki There is something striking about the life of Yusuf 'alyahi as-salaam (peace be upon him). Every time it seems something good is happening to him, it is taken away or something messes it up. Think about it. He tells his father about his amazing dream, and his father informs him that it is something good, and that he is a prophet. Then his brothers throw him in the well. While he is in the well, waiting to be rescued, some passersby go to collect water, and instead they find him. AlhamdulilLah (praise be to God)! He is saved! But wait… they sell him at a market. He becomes a slave. The minister who buys Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Do not be Dictatorial!

Compare between three fathers. Each one of them sees his son sitting in front of the television screen during the days of his examination. The first one says to his son, “Muhammad! Revise your lessons!” The second says, “Majid! If you do not revise, by Allah, I will hit you and I will not give you any pocket money!” The third says, “Salih! Would you please revise your lessons? It would be better than watching television, don’t you think?” Which of the three would be considered best manners? Undoubtedly, the third, since he presented his order to him as if it were only a suggestion. Similarly, it should be the case when dealing with your Read more ...
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Modern Israel: Pioneers of Terror in the Holy Land

Source: SuhaibWebb | By: Shibli Zaman I often hear the awfully misinformed and false claim: “They have been killing each other forever and they will just keep at it.” The truth is that, for 1400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine and the entire region, and Muslims, Christians and Jews had lived in peace. Of course, there were exceptions, such as when the European Crusaders, mowing down the inhabitants of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man on the way [Edward Peters, The First Crusade: The Chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and Other Source Materials (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), 84.], invaded Jerusalem and killed every man, woman and child,  and 10,000 people Read more ...
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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 by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!” So 'Umar said to him, “Where did you get this du'a (supplication) from?” And the man said, “Allah in His Book says 'And few of My servants are grateful.' (Quran 34:13)” So 'Umar wept and admonished himself, “The people are more knowledgeable than you, O Umar! O Allah make us of Your 'few' servants.” Sometimes when you advise someone Read more ...
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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 own deeds. Whomever Allah guides, cannot be lead astray, and whomever Allah misguides, none can guide him. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He has blessed His slaves with seasons of mercy and forgiveness, and He has generously bestowed upon them times when they may increase in righteousness and good deeds, times of goodness, bounty and blessings. And I bear witness that our Prophet Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger, Read more ...
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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 of Al-Qadr 2. And What will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr is? 3. The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. 4. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh by their Lord’s permission with every matter. 5. There is peace until the appearance of dawn. [Surah Al Qadr, 97:1-5] The Virtues of the Night of Al-Qadr (the Decree) Allah informs that He sent the Quran down during the Night of Al-Qadr, and it is a blessed night about which Allah says, "We sent it down Read more ...
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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 due to Allah; we praise Him and seek His help and guidance; we ask Him for forgiveness and we repent to Him. We believe in Him and put our trust in Him, and we praise Him by attributing all good 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 whoever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship Read more ...
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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 as to if it is fixed to one of these odd nights every year or if it changes every year to a different odd-numbered night. Below are the sayings of two of our great scholars, Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-'Uthaimeen and Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee (may Allah have mercy on both of them). The Night of Al-Qadr has a Fixed Date: The best night in Ramadan is the Night of Al-Qadr, based on the Prophet's saying: “Whoever performs the night prayer on the Night of Al-Qadr Read more ...
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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 separated from you, O Ibrahim.” — Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), upon losing his child Ibrahim at 2 years old. Almighty Lord Allah (Subhanahu Ta 'ala - exalted is He) says in the Quran: "Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;" [Surah Al-Mulk, 67:1-2] Every one of us has to die. In this regard Allah mentioned Read more ...