|Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM||comments (655)|
Were it not for the fact that mankind makes du’aa (asking Allah for something) to Allah, Allah would not care about creation. This fact, in and of itself, is sufficient to make a person realize the importance of du’aa. Allah states in the Quran:
Say (O Muhammad): My Lordonly pays attention to you because of your du’aa to Him. But now you haveindeed rejected (Him), so the (torment) will be yours permanently. [Quran 25:77]Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM||comments (91)|
Those who are ignorant have uttered curses at Allah, the Exalted, the Creator of all that exists, so what treatment should we, who are full of faults, expect from people. You will always have to face criticism, which in its onslaught is like an interminable war; it shows no sign of ending. As long as you shine, give, produce, and have an effect upon others, then disapproval and condemnation will be your lot in life. Until you escape from people by finding a tunnel in the ground or...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (4)|
If God could be seen in this life, the tests of this life would be pointless. What makes this life a real test is the fact that we are obliged to believe in Allah without actually seeing Him. If Allah were visible, everyone would believe in Him and all that the prophets taught. In fact, man would end up like angels, in total obedience to Allah. Because Allah made man to be higher than the angels, whose beliefs in Allah was without choice, man’s choice of belief over disbeli...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
When the response of a du’a is delayed, the believer becomes even more humiliated and humble in front of All-Mighty. And this humility is one of the primary pillars of worship, for ibadah, is defined as the height of humility along with height of love. The three pillars upon which a Muslim worships Allah are love, fear and hope; and humility is one of the ways in which this fear and love is displayed.
So this delay in response is in fact means to draw out the servant...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM||comments (5)|
We think in detail about certain matters, typically about things that interest us or which we are directly facing. So football fanatics spend time in following up the latest football news, whose playing who, whose been bought by which team, etc. People into music know about the latest chart hits, the top ten and new bands on the scene. Movie buffs ponder about the latest movies, upcoming releases, the latest awards and the like. Despite expending effort and applying thought upon these trivial...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM||comments (52)|
One of the most important etiquette procedures that must accompany the performance of du’a is to be determined in one’s request.
Anas ibn Malik narrates that the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said:
“When one of you makes a du’a, then let him be firm and determined in his du’a, and let him not say, ‘O Allah! If You will, then please forgive me’, for there is no one who can force Allah to do anything” [Narrated by ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 3, 2012 at 5:10 AM||comments (83)|
Whoever memorizes Qur’aan and acts upon it, Allaah will reward him and honour him greatly for that, so that he will rise in status in Paradise to a level commensurate with what he memorized of the Book of Allaah.
Al-Tirmidhi (2914) and Abu Dawood (1464) narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’aan: Recite and rise ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 28, 2012 at 6:40 AM||comments (45)|
The pen was the first creatures in order to write down the Predestinations before its existences; however, Adam was the last creatures, due to several reasons.
Firstly; to prepare the land for its inhabitants (who is Adam and the other creatures).
Secondly; Adam’s creation was the purpose behind the creation of the rest of the creatures; the Heavens, the Earth, the sun, the Moon, the Land and the Sea.
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|Posted on January 28, 2012 at 6:20 AM||comments (2)|
The topic of Duaa (the Arabic word for asking Allah for something or calling out) and its relationship to destiny (qadr) is a very important one, and one around which much confusion exists. Many people ask: “If everything has already been destined to occur, then of what use is duaa, as, if Allah has written what I want, I will get it without making duaa, and if it is not written for me, then I will never get it no matter how much duaa I make?
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|Posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:05 AM||comments (74)|
The prophet - peace and blessing upon him - said :
“No one will enter jannah (heaven) for his deeds ('بعمله') ! ”.
People said : “even you, messenger of Allah ?”
“Even me !” , he said, “unless Allah wraps me with His mercy”.
So, how to concord between this hadeeth and the other texts indicating that a person will enter Jannah for his actions ?
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