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  • Contentment is Bliss

    Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas, may Allah be pleased with him, traveled to Makkah after he had become blind. Upon his arrival the people hastened to him and kept on asking him to make supplication for them, and he did, as Allah always accepted his supplication. ‘Abdullaah ibn As-Saa’ib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I came to him.. More

  • Knowledge is the Foundation of True Fear

    Fear is the sensation that results from the anticipation of an expected harm; it is also felt when a person loses, or expects to lose something he cherishes. It is the exact opposite of security and can be applied to worldly matters as well as those of the Hereafter. Fear is a state of disturbance of the heart from an evil or harm that may befall a.. More

  • Why do we delay repentance?

    Repentance is ultimately the goal that we all seek. All sane people are conscious of their numerous sins, and those who believe in Allah and His Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, recognize that they will be held accountable for their sins, and therefore desire to be free of the evil consequences of their misdeeds. Islam offers man the ideal.. More

  • A Believer Lives Between Hope and Fear

    A believer lives his life being aware of two things: the first is his shortcomings, sins, and whether his good deeds are being wasted or whether he is becoming deceived due to performing good deeds and becoming complacent and self-satisfied. The second is hoping for the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and His great mercy, which results from the first. Some.. More

  • The stage of patience – II

    Just as disobedience is the reason behind all forms of misery and wretchedness, patience with disobedience is the reason behind all forms of success and superiority. It is the patience of those who love Allah The Almighty and know His might and majesty. It is the patience of those young people beset by desires and evil objects that are beautified for.. More

  • The stage of patience - I

    Allah The Almighty describes His closest allies and beloved ones with a quality. Do you know what it is? Allah The Almighty praises those who have this attribute in the best way. Do you know what it is? Allah The Almighty promises those who have this virtue with the greatest reward. Do you know what it is? You will immediately recognize this trait.. More

  • 'Our Hearts are Still Adhering to the Truth'

    In his book, Siyar A‘laam An-Nubalaa’ (11/238), Ath-Thahabi, may Allah have mercy upon him, said that during the ordeal of Imaam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon him, it was said to him, “O Abu ‘Abdullaah! Do you not see that falsehood is being victorious over the truth?” He replied, “No. The victory of falsehood.. More

  • The garments of Taqwa: What are you afraid of?

    There is a famous story about an emperor. This emperor was cruel and unjust to his people, so a tailor decided to play a trick on him. He went to the king and offered to make for him the finest clothes ever. But instead of making a suit for him, he just pretended to make a suit, and fooled the emperor into thinking that he was working hard by taking.. More

  • Asceticism is the Way to be Loved - II

    The Righteous Follow the Way of the Prophets The righteous follow the way of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as he was the model example. ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “All goodness is for those who are ascetic in this worldly life and those who incline to the Hereafter. They are those who took the land as.. More

  • Asceticism is the Way to be Loved - I

    Asceticism, or Zuhd, is to abandon the desire for something for the sake of something which is better, and to abandon the comfort of this world for the sake of that of the Hereafter. It also means that the heart should not desire anything that one does not possess. Knowing that this worldly life is temporary and will eventually come to an end helps.. More

  • Conferring Blessings upon the Prophet

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.} [Quran 33:56]. Ibn Katheer, may Allah have mercy upon him, commented that, in this verse, Allah The Almighty informs His servants.. More

  • Remembering often the ender of pleasures

    You’re sitting comfortably on the sofa watching your favorite television show with your favorite person. Your laughter abruptly stops and you're spellbound as your eyes hold an image you've never seen before. And before you can say anything, your eyes are forever closed as your soul is torn away from your body. Are you ready to meet your Lord?.. More

  • Patience: The Path to Paradise - III

    Fifteenth: Allah The Almighty promised believersthevictory and it is part of the glad tidings that will surely fulfilled for them. Allah The Almighty Says that they got that only through patience; He Says (what means): {And the good word of your Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel because of what they had patiently endured.} [Quran 7:137] Sixteenth.. More

  • Patience: The Path to Paradise - II

    In the renowned book ‘Udat As-Sabireen, Ibn Al-Qayyim quoted Imam Ahmad , may Allah have mercy upon them, as saying, “Allah The Almighty mentioned patience in the Quran in ninety places.” Here I will mention the various contexts in which patience was mentioned: First: The command to be patient; Allah The Almighty Says (what means):.. More

  • Patience: The Path to Paradise - I

    Ramadan is the month of patience; and Paradise is the reward of patience. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • {And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah]. Who are certain that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him.} [Quran 2:45-46] • {O you.. More