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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 ...
Obedience to Parents

Passages from Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad concerning Obedience to one’s Parents

Passages from Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad concerning Obedience to one's Parents. Chapter 1: The saying of Allah the Exalted, "and we have enjoined upon man to be good to his parents" 1/1 From Abu Umru ash-Shaibaanee who said, "the owner of this house narrated to us," and he indicated with his hand to the house of 'Abdullah, that, "I asked the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), 'which action is the most beloved to Allah?' He said, 'Prayer at its correct time'. I said, 'then which action? ' He said, 'birr (good treatment, kindness) to the parents.' I said, 'then which?' He said 'Jihad in the way of Allah'" 'Abdullah said, "he told me these, and if I had Read more ...
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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 ...

Practical advice to know the time of five daily Prayers

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says in the Quran: "Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours." [Surah an-Nisa', 4:103] Allaah has enjoined upon His slaves five prayers throughout the day and night at specific times decreed by the wisdom of Allaah so that the slave may be in contact with his Lord in these prayers throughout all of these times. They are for the heart like water for a tree, given to it time after time, not all in one go and then it stops. Part of the wisdom behind doing the prayers at these times is so that people will not get bored or find it too difficult, which would happen if they all had to be done at once. Blessed Read more ...

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 ...

The Excellence of the Remembrance of Allah

Allah, the Exalted, says: "And the remembering (praising) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising) of Allah in prayers]'' [Quran, 29:45] "Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you.'' [Quran, 2:152] "And remember your Rubb by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words, in the mornings and in the afternoons, and be not of those who are neglectful.'' [Quran, 7:205] "And remember Allah much, that you may be successful.'' [Quran, 62:10] "Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women... (up to)... And Read more ...

Does Allah come down to the first heaven on the night of fifteenth Sha’baan?

Praise be to Allah.   This is mentioned in some ahaadeeth, but there is some scholarly difference of opinion as to the soundness of those ahaadeeth. There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the virtue of the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan.  It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash'ari that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah looks down on the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan and forgives all his creation except a mushrik or one who harbours hatred against the Muslims.” [Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1390.] The “one who harbours hatred against the Muslims” means one who has enmity towards a Muslim brother. In Read more ...

Shab-e-barat: Bid’ah of Sha’baan

Praise be to Allah. Some Muslims celebrate the middle of Sha'baan, fasting on that day and spending that night in prayer (qiyaam). There is a hadeeth concerning that which is not saheeh, hence the scholars regarded celebrating this day as an innovation (bid'ah). Muhammad 'Abd al-Salaam al-Shuqayri said: Imam al-Fatni said in Tadhkirat al-Mawdoo'aat: "Among the innovations that have been introduced on “Laylat an-Nusf” (mid-Sha'baan) is al-Salaat al-Alfiyyah, which is one hundred rak'ahs in which Soorat al-Ikhlaas is recited ten times in each rak'ah, offered in congregation; they pay more attention to this than to Jumu'ah and Eid prayers, although there Read more ...

Allah’s Mercy is Enormous

Once, the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was sitting in a blessed gathering of his and speaking to his companions, meanwhile, a man entered the mosque, looking to his left and right. Then, instead of sitting in the Prophet’s circle, he headed for a corner of the mosque and began to undo his lower garment. The people were left in suspense as to what he is going to do next. Then, to their horror, he raised his lower garment, sat down quite calmly and began to urinate! The Companions were shocked and exploded upon seeing him urinate in the mosque. They were about to rush towards him, but the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) asked them to stay Read more ...

On “Authoritative Ignorance”: Blind Following and Blind Fitnah – Umm Zakiyyah

THE evening dinner started as usual with casual, lighthearted banter among us sisters who were present. In one comical exchange, a sister shared with us how terribly dry her feet were, so much so that they cracked often. “Sometimes I’m praying,” she said between chuckles, “and I have to keep leaving Salaat to make wudhoo because of my feet!” I creased my forehead. “But why would you make wudhoo because of your feet?” “Because sometimes the cracks bleed.” Oh… “Um…” I said. “You don’t have to make wudhoo because of that. ‘Umar Ibn Khattab kept praying even after he was stabbed, and he was bleeding a lot.” “Well, Read more ...