Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thul-Qi'dah 4, 1438

How often do you recite Quran?

Daily - I rarely miss it. At least once a week. Once in a while. I have not recited Quran in a long time.
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Lacking Means to Advance in Way of Allah


Question Assalamu alaykum. If you want to move forward and progress in Allah's way but the necessary factors are missing, could it be a punishment or that you are getting no further guidance? In Islam, we are told that in order to be successful on this path, we need certain things. The need to be around people, whether by being married or having a family, to avoid being alone with Shaytan (the devil), who will then attack you more. To have good pious people in your life who guide you; correct the environment you live in; the means to seek knowledge; the ability to do things if it is in an Is...... More

Thumamah Ibn Uthal - Noble Companion of the Prophet


In the sixth year after the Hijrah, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, decided to expand the scope of his mission. He sent eight letters to rulers in the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding areas inviting them to Islam. One of these rulers was Thumamah Ibn Uthal. Thumamah was one of the most powerful Arab rulers in pre-Islamic times. This is not surprising since he was a chieftain...... More

Miswaak: The natural toothbrush


The Miswaak was known before Islam, but Islam added a religious perspective to its usage. The Prophetic guidance: The Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, recommended Muslims to clean their teeth using a Miswaak every day; especially upon waking up, when performing ablution, before prayer, when reciting the Quran, before sleeping, when entering the house, and when the mouth has a...... More

Virtues of reading the Quran


To reflect upon the verses of Allah is a form of worship; it is something that will draw one close to Allah, Most High. This reflection is not a reckless and wandering one, rather, it includes a study of the classical Tafseer (exegesis) of the verses being pondered over. Allah, Most High, Says in the Quran (what means): “Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? If it had been from [any] othe...... More

Calling to Islam in the best manners


According to many scholars in this field, the term Da'wah (call to Islam) applies to conveying the message of Islam to non-Muslims and inviting them to Allah. Non-practicing and lost Muslims need to be reeducated and motivated to become better Muslims; they already know Allah Almighty and have been given the concept of Tawheed (monotheism). Some objectives of Da'wah are as follows: (a) Conveying...... More

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Question: Please give me details on Zakat-ul-Fitr, is it possible to give money instead of food items? And what about Zakat-ul-Fitr for couples living apart? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions. Giving Zakat-ul-Fitr is an obligation on every Muslim who possesses enough food exceeding his or his family's basic needs for the duration of the day or night of 'Eed. Any Muslim who m...... More

Conditions of Repentance


Humankind is encouraged to seek the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and repent sincerely for their sins and mistakes so that they may receive His Mercy. However, there are five conditions of repentance, which must be met for one's repentance to be accepted. First: The most important condition for the acceptance of one's repentance is that the act of repentance must be sincerely for Allah The A...... More

Intercession is a Manifestation of Mercy and Cooperation


The variation that exists among people is one of the approaches of Allah The Almighty for His creation. Thus some people are rich while others are poor, some people are noble while others are not, some people are high-ranking and wellborn while others are not, and so on. People need one another. Some people may commit a mistake that subjects them to the punishment of those who could punish them,...... More

Avoiding Harms of the Tongue


In today's times, most people tend to be careless about avoiding the harms of the tongue, which are widespread among the people. The following are some of the most common harms: ● Talking about what does not concern you: This is a common practice, even though the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “A sign of a person's good practice of Islam, is giving up that which d...... More

The Night Prayer (Qiyam Al-Layl)


What is Qiyam Al-Layl? Qiyam' means 'standing' and 'Qiyam al-Layl' means 'standing in night.' In the Islamic terminology, both terms refer to 'the voluntary night prayer, whose time extends from after 'Ishaa’ (evening) prayer until dawn.' Qiyam al-Layl is also known as Tahajjud. A widespread misconception is that Tahajjud is a different night prayer than Qiyam. The true is that there i...... More

"No one of you becomes a true believer until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself" [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

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