In the Dark of the Night …

Once, there was a pious Muslim merchant who used to trade cattle. He would buy cows from Iraq or Iran and sell them in Syria. This trader was a righteous Muslim: pious, devout and pure hearted; he would pray at night, fast and give charity frequently. On one of his trade journeys, as he was [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:29+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Ostentation

There is an abundance of proof in the Quran and Sunnah regarding the impermissibility of ostentation; and those who show off are often dispraised, as when Allah The Almighty Said (what means): {So woe to those who pray*[But] who are heedless of their prayer -*those who make show [of their deeds]} [Quran 107:4-6]; and, {So [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Weakness and ineffectiveness

A Muslim is commanded to pursue available means of attaining power and to abandon weakness and ineffectiveness. The Prophet explained that "a strong believer is better and dearer to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in each one. Cherish that which gives you benefit, seek help from Allah and do not lose [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Roughness Leads to Disunity

Roughness is a dispraised attribute that implies bad manners. It causes disunity and estrangement among people and severs that which Allah The Almighty ordered to be maintained. Moreover, it has destroyed many households and separated many families. Many people who may love each other have nonetheless been afflicted with roughness and alienation due to harsh [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

A Ramadan Resolution

The best thing about the month of Ramadan is that it is a time of purification. I hope that you will agree with me that certain issues must be dealt with head on, and that it makes good sense, sometimes, to talk and listen to one another in a way that shows that we have [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Keep the spirit of Ramadan alive all year

As we enter upon the month of Shawaal, let us not leave off the many acts of worship we performed during the blessed month of Ramadan. Ramadan, for most of us, was a time of renewal and reestablishment of our commitment to Allah and His religion. We fasted, gave charity, read the Quran and performed [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Bribery

In Islam, bribery represents anything that is offered in order to obtain the invalidation of what is correct or an endorsement of a wrong action. Not only is this unlawful, it is a major grave sin, as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And do not consume one another's wealth unjustly or send it [in [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

How to Cure Persistency of Sin

Question Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am shameful to ask this question, but now it has come to a time that I feel that I need some personal, righteous guidance. Dear shaykh, I have read almost all fatwas regarding masturbation and many others, but I feel I want some personal attention please. I [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Steadfastness on the Truth

People who abide by what is right are most resolute in terms of keeping to their words and beliefs, despite the afflictions they may experience – this is exactly what “steadfastness on the truth” symbolizes. Staying firm on what is upright has been a characteristic of the righteous since the initiation of the blessed propagation [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

Motivation to repentance

Sinning may be recognized as a hereditary trait, for who resembles his father and does no evil? But if the father is restored after failing, let the emulation of him be at both poles, of the negative and the positive. Adam, may Allah exalt his mention, was struck with remorse and filled with repentance over [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:30+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Muslim|

How to Perform ‘Umrah’

What is Umrah? In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timaar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safaa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihraam by having his hair shaved or cut. ‘Umrah [...]

2017-12-20T11:48:31+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|
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