Constantly remember the blessings of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, as the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Reflect on the blessings of Allah and do not reflect about *Allah.” [* It means that do not reflect on those things that humans cannot understand, like the reality of Allah’s Attributes, etc.] From the things that are… Continue reading [Sunnah Series] Reflecting on the Blessings of Allah
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 198 – 199 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “And remember Him as He has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were astray.” It is said that one should remember Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading And Remember Him As He Has Guided You
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 198 - 199 (Part 1) This ayah was revealed in a particular background of the jahiliyyah [days of ignorance] when the people of Arabia had distorted all rules of worship and social dealings by injecting in them absurd customs. They transformed… Continue reading Commercial Transactions during Hajj
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 197 (Part 2) Part 1 After proclaiming basic ihraam prohibitions, the sentence, “And whatever good you do - Allah knows it,” instructs that abstaining from sins and the contravention of the ihraam during the blessed days of Hajj and at sacred… Continue reading The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 One day little Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was playing with his foster brothers when Angel Jibreel [Gabriel] ‘alayhi salaam descended, laid him on the ground, and split his chest. He then took out his heart… Continue reading The Incident of Splitting of the Prophet’s Chest
The way to utilize a single opportunity to perform multiple acts of worship is only known to those who know how to manage their time. [How can a Seeker of Knowledge Organize His Time?] Here are some examples: When you go to the Masjid, either walking or by car, this act of going is worship,… Continue reading [Sunnah Series] Combining Multiple Acts of Worship
Say the du’a for atonement of the gathering: A Muslim attends many gathering during the course of the day and night. Here are a few examples: When you eat, no doubt you will speak with whoever is sitting with you When you see a person who is your friend or neighbor, you would speak… Continue reading [Sunnah Series] Leaving a Gathering
Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family, companions, and those who follow his guidance. Allah is the All-Wise, All-Knowing in all that He wills and decrees, and He is the All-Wise, All-Knowing in all that He legislates and commands. He creates and decrees whatever… Continue reading Why are there so many Earthquakes?
Praise be to Allah Earthquakes are one of the great signs of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala with which He tests His slaves as a reminder or to instill fear of Him or as a punishment. Man must remember, when the signs occur, his weakness, incapability, humble status before Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and his need… Continue reading What to do when there’s an Earthquake?
It is a sign of the infinite mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala towards His slaves that He has legislated for them several acts of obedience, opened the gates of mercy before them, encouraged them to attain His reward and invited them to draw closer to Him. When they do so, in turn, He will… Continue reading Hajj to the House: Virtues and Secrets