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The Five Levels of People With Regard to Their Prayer

  Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “And mankind, with regard to their performance of prayer, are in five levels: The First - the level of the one who is negligent and wrongs his soul. He is the one who falls short in performing ablution properly, performing the prayer upon its time… Continue reading The Five Levels of People With Regard to Their Prayer

Knowing the Prophet · More Than 1000 Sunnan · Sunnah

[Sunnah Series] What is said during the Prayer?

From the Sunan of what should be said during the prayer is: 1. Reciting the Opening Supplication after the first Takbeer: Alternatively, you may say: 2. Seeking Refuge in Allah before reciting the Ayaat: “I seek refuge in Allah from Shaytan – the accursed.” 3. Then reciting Al-Basmala: “In the Name of Allah – the… Continue reading [Sunnah Series] What is said during the Prayer?

Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Qur'an Tafseer · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace from Juz 9

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 Befalling of a Calamity – Boon or Bane? One thing to remember is that a calamity is not always a punishment. While some people drown and die in floods, there’s someone in the same city who died in the state of prostration. Your heart… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 9

Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Qur'an Tafseer · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace from Juz 8

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 Clothe with Piety When we are invited to our friend’s house or some renowned politician, businessman or anyone famous, we pick up the best clothes that we can. We make sure our hair and our accessories are in order. We check ourselves out several times in… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 8

al-Ma`arij · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’arij Ayaat 19-35

Man is Impatient In the following ayaat we will study the ideal character that is required of a Muslim. These ayaat are similar to those that appear in Surah Mominoon. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “Verily, man was created very impatient,” (70: 19). He goes on to explain this statement,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’arij Ayaat 19-35

Islamic Months · Rajab

The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 5]

Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4 Beyond the Lote Tree, the upmost boundary is a place where, apart from one exception, no human has ever been. The night journey and ascension through the heavens culminated in Prophet Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam moving past the upmost boundary and standing in the presence of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.… Continue reading The Night Journey and the Ascension [Part 5]

Al-A`la · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-‘Ala Ayaat 9-19

Ayaat 9-13 - Remind, if the Reminder Should Benefit “So remind, if the reminder should benefit,” [87:9] After assuring the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala reminds him of his main purpose that was to call people to goodness. The reason that Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala took care of his Qur’an preservation,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-‘Ala Ayaat 9-19

Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 161 – 163

Islam is the Straight Path In the previous Ayaat we have studied how people altered the true religion either through adding something new to it or by making a deficiency, and split into factions and groups. The Ayaat here present an authentic profile of the true religion describing its fundamental principles, and some important subsidiaries… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 161 – 163

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

[Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 45

An often quoted Ayah on Sabr is Surah al-Baqarah's Ayah 45, وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَوةِ  "And seek help through patience and prayer..." Meaning when you are being tested by something do sabr. First "you" have to do sabr. Then if you fail to observe patience then seek help through prayer. Make du`a in your prayer that… Continue reading [Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 45