Tag Archives: Taqwa

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No real advancement for the Muslims without a Return to their Religion

Saudi King Abdul Azeez (rahimahullaah) said: "O Muslims! It is obligatory that we hold onto the Rope of Allaah (i.e. the Qur'aan), follow the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), follow the guidance of the Messenger, act on Allaah's orders and keep away from what Allaah has forbidden. Indeed, every speech that is not followed by action is false. There can be no rectification for the Muslims except through their unity upon singling out their Lord in [His Lordship, Names and Attributes and worshipping Him alone and associate none to Him as a partner in Worship]. [And in the event of] every differing that leads to splitting Read more ...

Want to have a good Death? Live a good Life!

O mankind, have Taqwa of Allah the Exalted and prepare for the meeting with your Lord, with the preparation of the righteous. Verily the state of man is as his Lord the Exalted said: "O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, so you will meet Him." [Surah Al-'Inshiqaq, 84:6] O Muslims, verily the person does not know where he will die. And he does not know when he will die. As Allah the Exalted said: "No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things)." [Surah Luqman, 31: 34] If we Read more ...

Universal Message: The Ten Commandments

Allah says in the Quran, "Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand." "And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; Read more ...

Important Lessons to be learnt from Ramadan

Important Lessons to be learnt from Ramadan Source : Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.5 ,Jan 1997 Allah – the Most High – said: “The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance of the Criterion between right and wrong. So whosoever of you sights the crescent for the month of Ramadan, he must fast that month.” [Surah Al Baqarah 2:185] Allah’s Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “lslam is built upon five: Testifying that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and the Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the Prayer, giving the Zakah, performing Hajj Read more ...

Brotherhood in Islam

Brotherhood in Islam by Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahman Al-‘Ajlaan [Teacher in Al Masjid al-Haraam] Al-hamdulillaah wa As-Salatu wa As-Salamu Ala Rasulillah- we ask Allah to make us from amongst those who cooperate upon albirr (righteousness) and at-taqwa. I advise you as well as myself to have taqwa as Allah has advised the first and last of creation to have taqwa of Him. He said: "... And verily, We have recommended to the people of the Scripture before you, and to you (O Muslims) that you (all) fear Allah." [Surah Al Nisa’ 4:131] Taqwa of Allah means that you act upon, or you obey Him with a light from Him and hoping for His reward. It also means that Read more ...

The Best Remembrance

The Best Remembrance From a talk by Sk. Yasir Qadhi There are many benefits we can extract from the last few verses of Surah Al-Hashr. These are verses known for their sweetness and beauty, and their conciseness, and profound meanings. Allah subhaanahu wa ta‘ala says: "O ye who believe! have taqwa of Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent forth for the morrow Yea, fear Allah: for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do." (Surah Al Hashr 59:18) This is an address from Allah to those who proclaim to be Muslim. Ibn Mas’oud said, “Whenever you hear the phrase, 'ya ayuhal ladhina amanu', pay attention because it is addressed Read more ...

Taqwa in Ramadan

  Taqwa in Ramadan - By Muzammil H. Siddiqi “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-” [Surah Al Baqarah 2:183] “O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam.” [Surah Ali 'Imran 3:102] “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife Read more ...

THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM

The Five Pillars of Islam Extracts from a Public Talk by : Dr Zakir Naik As-salaam wa-alaikum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuhu. May peace, blessings and mercy of Almighty Allah be on all of you. Our beloved Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said - It is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, Hadith No.2, that:  Islam is based on five principals, five pillars. The first pillar is the Tawheed: “La ilaha Ill Allah, Muhammad ur Rasulullah”. That, There is no god but Allah, and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the messenger of God. The Holy Quran says in Surah Al-Baqarah, Ch. 2, Verse 177: “It is not righteous that you turn your face to the east Read more ...