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  • Benefits of Contemplating Death

    Anas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) passed by a group of people who were laughing and said: “Frequently remember the destroyer of pleasures.” Then he  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) added: “It is never mentioned during the time of need but would make one feel.. More

  • Words of Wisdom on Taking Oneself to Account

    ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “Hold yourselves to account before you get held to account in the reckoning, and weigh your deeds before they get weighed for you, because reckoning tomorrow (the day of Resurrection) becomes easier when you hold yourselves for reckoning today; get prepared for the major exhibition,.. More

  • Why You Should Repent

    Repentance means turning away from all that Allah The Almighty hates, to all that He loves - inwardly and outwardly. It entails shunning sins out of fear of Allah The Almighty, realizing the ugliness of sins; regretting the sin and determining not to commit it again. It is to return to Allah The Almighty in humility, fear and hope for the rest of one's.. More

  • Walking on the Path to Repentance

    It is part of human nature to be heedless, make mistakes and have shortcomings, but it is from the mercy of Allah The Almighty that He opened the gate of repentance and commanded us to turn towards Him whenever sins overwhelm us. If it were not for this road to repentance, humanity would have been unable to gain closeness to Allah The Almighty and would.. More

  • Reminders Benefit the Believers

    When afflicted with fear or harm, a believer should compare between his fears and the favours and blessings of Allah The Almighty upon him -- whether religious or worldly. When a person does such a comparison, he will certainly realise the blessings that he has and will see that the disadvantages seem negligible in comparison. As for one's fears and.. More

  • Keeping Your Copybook Clean

    Imagine there was a copybook in which you wrote down all the good and bad deeds you do every day, all your life. If you possessed such a book, what would you do? Would you try to count your good deeds and your sins? Would you look at your good deeds and take pride over them? Would you look at your sins and regret them? Would you wonder if there was.. More

  • How to Attain Sincere Repentance

    The reason behind repentance should be the love of Allah The Almighty, glorifying Him, hoping for His reward and forgiveness and for fear of His punishment. Repentance should not be for the sake of coming close to a person and seeking a worldly gain behind it. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Except those who repent (from hypocrisy), do righteous.. More

  • Averting Divine Punishment: Step by Step

    We all make mistakes and we are all in dire need forgiveness for the sins which we commit knowingly and unknowingly every day. It is only out of the mercy of Allah The Almighty upon us that He has facilitated many ways to attain forgiveness. As long as a person is a believer and does not practice any form of Shirk (associating partners with Allah The.. More

  • Account for Your Deeds before the Final Reckoning

    The early generations of Islam are called the best generation because they competed in trying to come close to Allah The Almighty by performing good deeds, and they were equally swift in holding themselves to account for the mistakes they committed. They remained between a state of hope and fear that Allah The Almighty might not accept their deeds from.. More

  • Nights of Hope - II

    If a person was given the opportunity to meet the greatest king of the world, to sit and talk with him alone, and to be presented with his best gifts, he would stop eating and sleeping out of extreme joy. He would count the days and minutes waiting for this meeting. Allah The Almighty has promised us a special opportunity to talk to Him privately in.. More

  • Don't be a Loser in Ramadan

    The month of great rewards has come to us in all its beauty and glory. It is an honoured guest and a blessed month; its virtues are clear and its blessings manifest. No one can enumerate its bounties and fruits. When it comes, a caller gives this beautiful call: "O seeker of good, proceed! O seeker of evil, desist! Allah saves some people from.. More

  • Nights of Hope - I

    The days of Ramadan are a special time when the blessings and mercies of Allah The Almighty are bestowed abundantly. So let us hasten to acquire the gifts of our Lord in the mosques and look for them during the third part of the night. Purify yourselves physically and spiritually as you stand before Allah, The King, conversing with Him through reciting.. More

  • Weeping in Taraaweeh: Permissible or Impermissible?

    Among the dispraised practices in mosques during the Taraaweeh (voluntary night prayers) is the act of crying aloud and sobbing by some Imams or some worshippers. This is not in conformity with the guidance of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his Companions or the righteous predecessors when they used to listen to the Quran. The Prophet,.. More

  • Ramadan: The Season of Supplications

    The supplication of Yoonus (Jonah), may Allaah exalt his mention, is one of those narrated on the authority of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, which was answered from Allah The Almighty. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "As for the supplication of Thun-Noon (Yoonus), therewith he supplicated.. More

  • The Key to the Gate Called Rayyaan – II

    Every Ramadan, we observe some people spending their nights playing cards and their days waiting to feast on food after breaking the fast. Indeed, they never experience the true spirit of Ramadan, as they are always suffering from some worry and worldly concern. In the case of some women, their only concerns are clothes and makeup. They spend their.. More