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The Conditions of Repentance

Verily, all Praise belongs to Allaah; we praise Him, we seek His help and we ask forgiveness from Him, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of our souls and our bad deeds. Whom so ever Allaah guides, no one can lead him astray and whom so ever He misguides (because he does not want to receive guidance), then no one can guide him. And I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship in truth except Allaah, He is the One and there is no associate with Him and I bear witness that Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) is the is His slave and His Messenger, may many peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and his family and his companions. Tawbah Read more ...

After Repentance comes… Hardship?

"And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [who did not join the Tabuk expedition and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them so they could repent. Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful." [Quran, 9:118] We are taught that no matter what we do, Allah's doors are open. No matter how big your mistake or how far you have been, just return to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala (exalted is He). He is there—and because He is at-Tawwab, He wants to accept your Read more ...

Do they wait until the Angels come to them?

The Tafseer of Imaam As-Sa’dee: "Do they wait until the angels come to them...." [Surah An'am 6:158] Translation: Abu Shu’ayb Omar As-Soomaalee Allah the most high says, "Do they wait until the Angels come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the signs of your Lord should come. That day, in which some of the signs of your Lord will come, no good will it do a person to believe then, if he wasn’t one who believed before, or gained good with their belief Say: “Wait, we too are waiting”." [Surah An'am 6:158] Imaam As-Sa’dee said: He the most high says: Do they wait, those who are continuant in their oppression and stubbornness Read more ...

Names of the Prophet: Explanation and Meanings

Muhammad: is a passive participle, whosoever is praised, possessing many praiseworthy qualities then he is Muhammad. And Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is praised more than any other person, and this is why - and Allah knows best - he was called by this name in the Torah, due to the many praiseworthy qualities which he, his religion, and his nation possess such that even Moses wished that he would be from them. Defining the meanings of many of the names that have been given to the Last of the Prophets (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), taken from various works of hadeeth. Know that the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) has been called Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Repentance – The only Way out of Hardships

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Repentance - The only Way out of Hardships - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah  ’Ali Abd-ur-Rahman al-Hudhaifi from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, on Shawwaal 27, 1422 (January 11, 2002) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. May His blessings and benedictions be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! Fear Allah and hold fast unto Islam. That is the most trustworthy handhold. It is the fear of Allah that sets the matters of one’s life and Hereafter right. Know also that Allah’s Sunnah ( His rules on His creatures) in this universe never changes. Allah Read more ...

Steps to Gaining Allah’s Love

The Quran details seven qualities that Almighty Allah loves and seven qualities that Almighty Allah does not love. Then, we -Muslims- have a way to explore the steps to gaining His Love. Human beings by nature, love rewards when they exert themselves. And when they are devoted to a cause, coupled with anticipating the rewards, they tend to strive more and bear the discomfort that comes with the struggle. This is similar to our relationship with Allah. Almighty Allah loves it when we exert ourselves for His sake and He describes the payoffs when He loves His servant. As Abu Huraira narrates in a hadith: "Allah's Apostle said, "Allah said, 'I will declare Read more ...

Ramadan : Time for Repentance

The Man Who Prayed To Know His Destiny Translated By Sr. Maryam Malik ibn Dinar (may Allah be pleased with him) was a pious and obedient imam. No body imagined that he had once been a harsh and disobedient man. The story of his repentance shows us that no body is too bad to be accepted. Ibn Dinar was one of the most oppressive people. Because he used to be an unjust and alcoholic person who also practiced usury, he was disliked and avoided by people. He had a little daughter whom he loved profoundly. After her death at the tender age of three, he, distraught and engulfed with sadness, drank until he lost his consciousness. On that night, he had a dream Read more ...