Accumulating Hasanahs

The Aid of Allah is tied to One’s Intention

Salim ibn ‘Abdullah radiAllahu ‘anhu wrote to `Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz giving him the following advice: “Know that the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta‘ala for His servants comes in relation to their intention. So whoever’s intention is complete, then the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala for them will be complete. And the one… Continue reading The Aid of Allah is tied to One’s Intention

Accumulating Hasanahs · Islamic Months · Ramadan

What Kind of Fasting is Pleasing to Allah

The Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam said, “Every deed of the child of Adam is for him except fasting. It is for Me and I shall reward it. The breath of the mouth of a fasting person is more pleasing to Allah than the perfume of musk.” [Bukhari] Fasting is very pleasing to Allah subhanahu… Continue reading What Kind of Fasting is Pleasing to Allah

Accumulating Hasanahs · Chasing Jannah · Islamic Months · Muharram

A New Hijri Calendar

We recently bid farewell to a year that will be a witness for or against us. We received a new year. A segment of man’s life has just finished and the more days pass by, the closer we draw to the Hereafter. Imam Hasan Al-Basree raheemullah said, “O son of Adam! You are but a collection of… Continue reading A New Hijri Calendar

Accumulating Hasanahs · Chasing Jannah

25 Tips for Getting Closer to Allah

1. Start off each day with 'adhkaar al-istiyqaadh' (waking up supplications), thanking Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for waking you up in good shape. 2. Put Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala first in your life. 3. Broaden your horizons - learn five new ayaat from the Qur'an every day, travel to pray far in the masjid to brighten… Continue reading 25 Tips for Getting Closer to Allah

Accumulating Hasanahs

Ramadan is a School for Learning Generosity and Sacrifice

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says in Surah al-Muzammil Ayah 20, “Indeed, your Lord knows [O Muhammad], that you stand [in prayer] almost two thirds of the night or half of it, and [so do] a group of those with you. And Allah determines [the extent of] the night and the day. He has known that… Continue reading Ramadan is a School for Learning Generosity and Sacrifice

Accumulating Hasanahs · Islamic Months · Ramadan

The Remembrance of Allah

Those who fast are the most conscious of Allah. They remember Him always by saying, “Glory be to Allah (SubhanAllah), all praise is due Allah (Alhumdulillah), Allah is the greatest (Allahu Akbar), and I ask Allah for forgiveness (Astaghfirullah).” If the day becomes long for the fasting, they make it shorter with their constant remembrance… Continue reading The Remembrance of Allah

Accumulating Hasanahs

The Virtues of Praying Qiyam ul Layl

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says in Surah Isra Ayah 78 – 79: “Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur'an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.” Abu Hurayra radhiAllahu anhu reports that the Messenger of Allah salAllahu alayhi wa… Continue reading The Virtues of Praying Qiyam ul Layl