Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 Mansoor ibn Amaar says: One night I went out and I thought morning has arrived, although night was still remaining. I sat near a small door. I heard a young man crying who was saying: By… Continue reading The Whisperings of those who Repent
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In truth, repentance is Islam and the levels of emaan [faith]. And man cannot be independent of its stages in his life. Thus, fortunate is he who had made it mandatory to travel toward Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and the Hereafter. And wretched is… Continue reading The Virtues of Repentance
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Repentance It is returning from such a thing that is despised by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, in its appearance and concealment. It is turning to such a thing that pleases Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in its appearance and concealment. The real meaning of Tawbah [repentance] is to return.… Continue reading When Repentance becomes Mandatory?
Part 1 Life in this World is a Journey toward Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala O My Dear Brother! People have been on a journey ever since they were born. The world is neither country nor a staying place. Rather it is a bridge and a path which ends with coming to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.… Continue reading The Gifts of Repentance
When we hear the word repentance we associate it with “sin”. We believe that repentance is mandatory only for he who is the sinner. However, when we study the Seerah we see that our beloved Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to seek forgiveness of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala 70 to 100 times in a… Continue reading Introduction – When Will You Repent?
وَقُلْنَا يَاءَادَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنْتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَكُلاَ مِنْهَا رَغَدًا حَيْثُ شِئْتُمَا وَلاَ تَقْرَبَا هَـذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُونَا مِنَ الْظَّـلِمِينَ And We said, "O, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers." فَأَزَلَّهُمَا الشَّيْطَـنُ عَنْهَا… Continue reading Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 35-39
The word Razzaq comes from the root letters rā zāy qāf (ر ز ق)and it has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to receive something beneficial, especially as a gift, - to be provided with the necessities of life, - to receive a portion, share or lot, - to be supplied with a means of subsistence What… Continue reading Ar-Razzaq – the Provider
Repentance of the Thief is Acceptable After speaking about the punishment, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala immediately shows us the way out from remaining in this evil. He says, فَمَن تَابَ مِن بَعْدِ ظُلْمِهِ وَأَصْلَحَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يَتُوبُ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ “But whosoever repents after his crime and does righteous good deeds, then verily,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 39
The Hypocrites and the Friends of Disbelievers are in the Lowest Depth of the Fire Allah then states that, إِنَّ الْمُنَـفِقِينَ فِى الدَّرْكِ الاٌّسْفَلِ مِنَ النَّارِ “Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire..” This would be due to their tremendous Kufr. The word darkh is from the root letters dal-ra-kaf,… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 145 – 147
[In the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 31] "If you avoid major sins, which you are forbidden, We will remove from you your misdeeds and We will admit you to a noble entrance." Kaffarah is what makes amends - an expiation. It means that righteous deeds will be taken as kaffarah for minor sins which… Continue reading Righteous Deed: Kaffarah of Minor Sins