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  • Competing in generosity

    ‘Abdullaah ibn Ja‘far At-Tayyaar, May Allah Be Pleased with him, once entered an orchard of palm-trees. There, he saw a young black slave guarding the orchard. Then the slave brought his food, three pieces of bread. Along came a hungry dog and the slave gave it a piece of bread; it hastily ate it. The slave then threw the second and the.. More

  • Call yourself to account before you are called to account - II

    (Continued) Tips that make self-reckoning easier There are some methods that would assist a person to call himself to account and make that process easier; they are as follows: 1. Knowing that the more effort he exerts in calling his soul to account in this world, the more he will be relieved in the Hereafter. Likewise, the more he neglects.. More

  • Call yourself to account before you are called to account - I

    First of all, have you ever been alone and checked and weighed what you have said or done previously? Have you ever tried to list your bad deeds in the same way as you think of your good deeds? Have you ever thought how you will be held accountable before Allah The Almighty while you are carrying such a heavy load of sins? How can you yield yourself.. More

  • Ramadan has come! Did you give in charity? - II

    11- Charity pleases Allah The Almighty, rescues from destruction and perfects good deeds. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.} [Quran 2:195] 12- Charity annoys Satan and necessitates.. More

  • Ramadan has come! Did you give in charity? - I

    It is known and understood that wealth belongs to Allah The Almighty and that He Appointed His slaves as His successors to see how will they act. He Will Ask them about it when they stand before Him. How did they collect it? And how did they spend it? Whoever earned it from lawful sources and was a good successor so that he spent it in the way of obeying.. More

  • Remaining Patient When Experiencing Harm during Ramadan

    If anyone curses you in Ramadan, then say, ‘I am fasting’. If anyone fights with you in Ramadan, then say, ‘I am fasting’. I should be patient upon the harm that I may receive from people, I should endure being wronged by others, follow the steps of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and say to anyone who does evil.. More

  • A Ramadan resolution

    The best thing about the month of Ramadan is that it is a time of purification. I hope that you will agree with me that certain issues must be dealt with head on, and that it makes good sense, sometimes, to talk and listen to one another in a way that shows that we have the courage to stand our ground no matter how hard the consequences may be. Ramadan.. More

  • The Virtues of Charity

    Charity has a great significance in Islam; it is one of the clearest indications and most truthful signs of the sincerity of one's faith, as souls were created to love money and strive to save it. If someone spends his money and contradicts his instinct, then this is a proof that he has a good faith and a sound belief. Regarding this, the Prophet,.. More

  • Ramadan: A portrait of self-reflection

    With Ramadan approaching, many of us eagerly look forward to the impending celebratory meals and visits with family and friends, breaking fast at the Masjid (mosque), and, of course, the ‘Eed celebration that ends this great month. We rush about making careful preparations by cleaning our homes from top to bottom. Some may even decorate them.. More

  • “…Perhaps you will be grateful”

    The perfection of any blessing upon a slave, such as victory over himself or his enemy, success in Da‘wah (invitation to Islam), or the end of a season of worship during which one was guided to do good deeds, imposes two great acts of worship on the slave: namely, thanking his Lord and asking Him for forgiveness (Istighfaar). Both of them imply.. More

  • O Soul, Ramadan Has Come!

    {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.} [Quran 2:185] "When the first night of Ramadan comes, the devils and the rebellious Jinn are chained, the gates of Hell are closed till no gate thereof is open and the gates of Paradise are opened till no door.. More

  • Speak Kindly to People – II

    The people most worthy of being treated with kindness and noble morals are one's parents, to whom Allah The Almighty enjoined dutifulness and kind treatment. This includes choosing good words when talking to them. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether.. More

  • Speak Kindly to People - I

    The blessed month of Ramadan is the month of generosity, charity and competing in doing good deeds whether verbal or practical. Among the verbal good deeds is speaking kind words that do not harm. It is known that the words uttered by man are recorded and preserved in a book; My Lord neither errs nor forgets. This fact was stated in the Quran in the.. More

  • Every Good Deed Is Charity - III

    … Continued Among the remarkable things mentioned about ‘Ali Zayn Al-‘Aabideen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, is that some of the people of Madeenah did not know from where their means of sustenance came to them. When he died, they stopped getting the supplies that they used to get every night. While they were washing his body,.. More

  • Every Good Deed Is Charity - II

    … Continued Al-Baraa’ ibn ‘Aazib, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered them to do seven things (including): "To accept invitations, to help the oppressed and to fulfill the oaths." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Besides, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may.. More