It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah radhiAllahu 'anha said: The Messenger of Allah salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, “There is no day on which Allah ransoms more of His slaves from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafah. He draws close then He boasts about them before the angels and says, ‘What do these people want?’” [Muslim] It… Continue reading Making Du’as on the Day of ‘Arafah
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 187 – 189 In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chastises the People of the Scriptures from whom He took the covenant by the words of their prophets. They promised that they would believe in Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and describe him to the people. So that they would… Continue reading Spread the Message and Do Not Conceal It
Praise be to Allah Hajj is the symbol of Tawheed [the Oneness of Allah] from the first moment the pilgrim enters ihraam. Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah radhiAllahu 'anhu said, describing the Hajj of the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam, “Then he started to say the words of Tawheed, 'Labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd… Continue reading Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk – What Does it Mean?
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 185 – 186 Ayah 185 puts a focus on the ultimate reality of this life when sometime somewhere the disbelievers come to enjoy ascendancy and have all the luxury they can think of in this world. Contrary to this, Muslims have to face some hardships, some difficulties and a certain paucity… Continue reading And What is the Life of this World Except the Enjoyment of Delusion
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 181 – 184 The subject matter shifts from lessons from the Battle of Uhud to the attitude of the people to whom Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala had given the Book and knowledge. He says, Background of the Ayah 181 Sa’eed ibn Jubayr said that Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said when… Continue reading Uttering False Claims about Allah
Praise be to Allah Lowering the gaze (ghadd al-basr) means restraining the gaze and not allowing it to wander or dwell upon anything. In Islamic terminology it refers to a number of things: 1. Refraining From Looking At People’s ‘Awrahs, Which Includes The Beauty Of A Non-Mahram Woman (Or Man) Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may… Continue reading What is Meant by Lowering the Gaze?
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 176 – 180 Ibn Katheer comments because the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was eager for people’s well-being, he would become sad when the disbelievers would resort to definance, rebellion and stubbornness. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, “Do not be grieved by those who hasten into disbelief. Indeed, they will never… Continue reading Do Not Grieve Over the Events of this World
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 172 – 175 These ayaat were revealed in reference to a particular incident. Ibn Katheer writes after the idolaters defeated the Muslims (at Uhud), they started on their way back home, but soon they were concerned because they did not finish off the Muslims in Madinah, so they set out to… Continue reading Fear is From Shaytan