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  • Every Good Deed Is Charity – I

    Allah The Exalted instructs His Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) to enjoin his Ummah (Muslim nation) to practice goodness and make it their intrinsic quality and moral characteristic. He Says (what means): {Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good} [Quran 7:199] The prominent scholar of Tafseer (exegesis) Ibn Sa‘di, may Allaah.. More

  • Rejoice! Your Bad Deeds can be Replaced with Good Ones - I

    Suppose a master tells his fugitive slave, after he commits many mistakes, to count them so he can be rewarded for them – provided he shows sincere regret, stops making these mistakes, and does not return to them again – would this slave not have good cause to rejoice? Such an act is beyond the capacity of any human being, because there.. More

  • Rejoice! Your Bad Deeds can be Replaced with Good Ones-II

    … Continued This repentance is a great gain and a blessed gift from the One who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. It is attained only by the one whom Allah The Almighty guides. Has He not said, in connection with those left behind in the Battle of Tabook (what means): {And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [and regretted.. More

  • Blessed Be the Seekers of Forgiveness - II

    … Continued Luqmaan said to his son, commanding him to seek forgiveness frequently, "Make your tongue accustomed to seeking forgiveness as there are hours when Allah The Almighty does not let down a supplicating person." Furthermore, Al-Hasan, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, "Seek forgiveness frequently in your houses, at.. More

  • Blessed Be the Seekers of Forgiveness – I

    The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity for repentance. Indeed, it is known as the month of repentance, which is why we see many people turning to Allah The Almighty in this month. We see mosques full of worshippers, the Book of Allah being recited, people competing in acts of obedience, increasing their charity and doing other good deeds. However,.. More

  • Conditions and Rulings of Repentance - III

    As Muslims, we must beware of sins because they are ominous, their repercussions are dispraised and their punishments are painful. Hearts that love them are diseased, being safeguarded from them is a condition to be prized; any wellbeing they bring is useless and being afflicted with them, especially in old age, is a great disaster. Allah The Almighty.. More

  • Conditions and Rulings of Repentance - II

    Repentance is not merely a word to be uttered by the tongue; rather, it has conditions and pillars in order to be valid and accepted. These conditions were deduced by prominent scholars from the text of the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) of the master of the Messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention. These conditions can be summarized as.. More

  • Conditions and Rulings of Repentance - I

    The bounty Allah The Almighty granted the Muslims is great and His mercy upon us is vast. He facilitated repentance for us and did not make it hard as it was for the Children of Israel as Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And [recall] when Moosa (Moses) said to his people, "O my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves by your taking of.. More

  • Offering Iftaar to Fasting Muslims

    It is well known that Allah The Almighty rewards people in abundance for giving Iftaar in Ramadan, besides granting them the virtue of the fasting person and the rank of those who observe it; hence, the reward for giving them Iftaar is very great. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, informed us about the reward for that deed saying: “Whoev.. More

  • A Teardrop in Ramadan

    I shed a teardrop in Ramadan over those who do not take into consideration the sacredness of this month, its virtues and merits. They not only receive it as they receive other months – with sins and blatant violations -- they even stray farther away from Allah The Almighty. They invent all types of sins and abominations, depriving themselves and.. More

  • He was hoping to fast this Ramadan with us!

    He was well and in good health. He was looking forward to the future with eager anticipation… looking forward to the next moment and what the future holds for him. The morning delivered a bright day that was shortly extinguished by the veils of night, which crept like a frightening ghost only to be struck by beams of light at dawn. This is.. More

  • Qiyam: Ramadan's Nightly Prayer

    The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever performs Qiyam at night [throughout the whole month of Ramadan] out of sincere faith and certainty of getting rewarded by Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." Qiyam literally means standing, and it is a term used to refer to the night prayer during Ramadan.. More

  • Enhancing Zuhd in Ramadan

    Let us welcome the blessed month of Ramadan this time with a fresh commitment to our Merciful Creator and Sustainer to reorient our lives in His way. The most salient lesson of this month of divine training for the believers is self-restraint and abstinence. As we train ourselves in abstinence from the necessities of life for part of a day through the.. More

  • An Invitation to You O Wealthy One

    The texts of the Quran and Sunnah encourage people to give, spend and be generous for the cause of Allah Almighty. In confirmation, He, the Almighty, says (what means): {But whatever thing you spend [in His cause]—He will compensate it; and He is the best of providers.} [Quran 34:39] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Conduct of the Fasting Person

    As the month of Ramadan approaches, people await the moon sighting with great anticipation, looking forward to hear the glad tidings of the end of Sha‘ban and the start of Ramadan. People welcome the month of Ramadan like no other month of the entire year. Many Muslims may be ignorant of the beginnings and ends of other lunar months but when it.. More