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  • Causes and effects of diseases of the heart

    Indeed, all sins poison the heart and lead to its illness and destruction. They sicken it and define its will as other than what Allah, the Almighty wants [of His servant], in effect being as harmful to the heart as actual poisons are to the body. Imam Ibn Al-Mubarak  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “I have seen that sins cause the death.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - III

    4. Lifelong commitment This principle deals with the question of effectiveness how can we insure that our tazkiyah efforts bear their expected fruits, help us achieve piety, and fulfill our purpose in this life? Allah Almighty gave a hint: "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it, that perhaps you may become righteous&q.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - II

    Principles of Tazkiyah As shown earlier, tazkiyah is a fundamental part of Prophet Muhammad's mission, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his life constitutes a unique example of it. Together with his teaching, this example was responsible for altering the lives of his Companions to such an extent that they became the pinnacle and paradigm generation.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - I

    Lexically, the Arabic word `tazkiyah' means purification and development—of anything—to the level of perfection. As a Quranic term, it expresses a way of ridding ourselves of flawed tendencies and leanings as well as providing one with the means to attain piety and to help our souls develop to become as perfect as humanly possible. In other.. More

  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More

  • A Gate in Paradise for Those who Fast

    In a Hadeeth on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Paradise has eight gates, and one of them is called Ar-Rayyaan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In another narration, the Prophet,.. More

  • Fasting expiates Sins

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.} [Quran 64:15] {Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.} [Quran 21:35] Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, commented on this.. More

  • The Signs of Acceptance and Rejection of Deeds

    There are several signs that signify whether our deeds have been accepted or rejected by our Lord. The foremost sign of acceptance is to be helped to do good deeds one after the other, whereas the sign of rejection is to do misdeeds after the good deeds. If one returns to his previous state of doing sins, misdeeds, indulgence and negligence, this indicates.. More

  • The Blessed Times when Supplications are Accepted

    It is well known that the Lord descends in the last third of the night and Says: "‘Is there any seeker of forgiveness so that I would forgive for him? Is there anyone with a demand so that I would give him? Is there any repentant person so that I would accept his repentance?’ Until the rise of dawn." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] This.. More

  • You Need Allah to Enter the Gate of Repentance

    You need Allah The Almighty to deliver your heart from the evil of arrogance, vanity and pride, from (attachment to) prolonged hope, adherence to this world, and attachment to creation. You need Allah the Almighty to rectify your moral character from the bad morals you possess such as envy, dishonesty, cheating and betrayal in your dealings with the.. More

  • Let One not Utter Obscenities in Ramadan

    While we are reciting the Quran, we pass many verses that entail careful contemplation and consideration. Amongst these verses is the saying of Allah the Almighty (which means): {We have certainly created man in the best of stature.} [Quran 95: 4] The most prominent feature that Allah the Almighty distinguished and beautified humans with from other.. More

  • Reach for the Peak of Generosity in Ramadan

    It was narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was the most generous of all people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibreel, may Allaah exalt his mention, used to meet him. Jibreel, may Allaah exalt his mention,.. More

  • Sahar:Special Hours for Supplication

    Ramadan is a blessed month when the people of faith receive many bounties and righteous people compete in performing many good deeds and are determined to do every praiseworthy act. You can see many Muslims fasting during the day, endeavoring to perform other acts of obedience such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah The Almighty frequently, invoking.. More

  • 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