Tag Archives: Piety

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The Dangers of Spreading Rumours – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

An excellent article on the danger of spreading rumours without verification. The Noble Shaykh al-'Allamah Salih al-Fawzan was asked: What is the dangers of rumours and spreading speech and narrations without deliberation and verification? He answered: It is not permissible to transmit rumours and to spread fear amongst the Muslims and weaken their spirits; this action is from the actions of the hypocrites who spread rumours amongst the Muslims in order to impede them and set them back, and to bring about fear in their hearts. So this is from the actions of the hypocrites, and Allaah (Tabaraka wa ta'ala) says, "O you who believe! If a rebellious Read more ...
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Ramadan : Give it the Right it Deserves

Benefits from Shaikh al-Fawzan | Ref: Khutub al-Minbariyyah, vol. 5. pp. 259-262 Take advantage of this month, may Allaah show you mercy, because for many of you it will not return. So grasp this opportunity with whatever ability Allaah has given you – and with whatever endeavor He (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) has facilitated for you from acts of obedience, and encouragement for you. So recognize the status of this month, and give it the right is deserves by obeying Allaah, the Most High. Increase in supplications, and in seeking His forgiveness and in repenting to Him, for the arrival of this month is good for the Muslim. So if a Muslim strives in the obedience 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 ...

Inspiration: Do Not Belittle One Another

Episode-8 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

Allah says in the Quran:

“Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious).” [Quran, 49:13]

When the fast of Ramadan became an obligation upon the Ummah

All praises belong to Allah the Owner of virtue and grace. He has prescribed the fast to purify the souls from sin. May the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad the best of those who prayed and fasted; he remained steadfast upon good and uprightness; may the peace and blessings be upon his family and his companions and those who continue to follow him. As to what follows: Allah (Subhanahu Ta'ala) said: "O you who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for those who can before you in order for you to obtain piety." [Quran 2:183] Therefore Allah has mentioned in these noble verses that he has prescribed Read more ...

What Matters at Heart

‘A servant is not afflicted with any chastisement greater than a hard heart and of being remote from God. Hardness of the heart comes about by four things, when the level of need is exceeded: eating, sleeping, speaking and socialising. Hearts that are attached to carnal passions are veiled from God to the extent of these attachments. Hearts are God’s vessels upon His earth. Those most beloved to Him are the ones that are the softest, purest and most affable. Their hearts are immersed in the world. If they were occupied with God and with the Afterlife, then they would contemplate over the meaning of His words and creational signs, and would Read more ...

The Forgotten Piece of Flesh

The Forgotten Piece of Flesh Bismillah While many of us remember to supplicate to Allah (azza wa jal) for guidance, knowledge, and Paradise, there is one important thing that we forget to include in our prayers. In a narration that many of us are familiar with, the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Unquestionably, in the body there is a lump of flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Countless scholars of Islam have dedicated books upon books to reformation and purification of the heart because it is the key to success or destruction. Read more ...

Setting an Example of Piety

Setting an Example of Piety By - Dr. 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Turayri One day, close to noontime, while the Prophet (peace be upon him) was sitting and conferring with his Companions, a group of desert dwellers approached. Their purpose was none other than to represent their people to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and declare their faith in Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) regarded them. It was obvious from their appearance that they were from a log way off and that their journey had been a hard one. They had no shoes on their feet. Their clothes were scant and threadbare, and amounted to nothing more than scraps of bound cloth. They had no possessions Read more ...