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Be Determined When You Ask Allah for Something

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (2)

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 ...

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Entering Jannah because of Deeds or Allah's mercy

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (2)

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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The Ignorant's complaint about Allah (GOD)

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

The Ignorant complains about Allah to people, and this is considered to be the utmost ignorance from both the complainer and the one who is being complained to, because if this complainer knows Allah well, then he won’t complain about Allah.  Also if he knows people well, then he won’t ever complain to them.  Some of the Salaf (Worthy Ancestors) saw a man complaining to another his dear need and poverty, he told him: O man, I swear that you benefit nothing except that...

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The Repentance of the "Loaf Man"

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM Comments comments (4)

Narrated Abul-Fath Muhammad ibnu Abd al-Baqi ibnu Ahmed ibnu Salman said : Abu El Fadhl Ahmad ibnu Ahmad said : Al-Hafiz Abu Naeem said : Abdullah ibnu Mohammed ibnu shibl said : Abu Bakr ibnu Abi Shaybah told us that Moatamir ibnu Sulaiman told us, from his father, that Abu Othman said : Abu Burda said :

When Abu Musa came to death, he said: “ My sons! Remember the loaf man!

He was praying in the hermitage seventy years. He does not come down, except only once a week...

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Humble Yourself

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 7:57 AM Comments comments (2)

Al-Kirizi (a poet) once said:

‘And do not walk upon the earth except in humbleness, For how many people underneath it are more exalted than you! If you are in glory, goodness and strength, Then how many have died that were more stronger than you.’

 


Allah said in the Quran:

Turn not thy cheek in scorn toward folk, nor walk with pertness in the land. Lo! Allah loveth not each braggart boaster. Be modest in thy...

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Why Good Manners Are Important In Islam?

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 4:29 AM Comments comments (2)

Why Akhlaaq (Manners) are so important in Islam?

 

First let's see what did the Quran and the Prophet say about Akhlaaq:

The Prophet, in Muwatta Imam Malik said: "Verily, I was sent for no other reason,except to perfect the noble traits of character'' - in other words; one of the Prophet's goals, in fact, the primary mission was the perfection of how people behave - their manners.


A Muslim can't be a true Muslim if he does his Ibadaat (wo...

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Sense of Gheerah (protectiveness or jealousy)

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM Comments comments (0)

The prophet Muhammad (SAW) said ‘A Dayooth will not enter Jannah.’ The Sabâbah asked, ‘Who is a Dayooth?’ The prophet (SAW) said, ‘A man who does not care who visits his wife (i.e. men).’


 

And on the issue of Gheerah, Ibn al-Qayyim, Rahimahullaah, said,

“And the Dayyouth (the man with no jealousy over the women in his family) is the most vile of Allah’s creation, and Jannah is for...

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How to deal with anger

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 6:18 AM Comments comments (0)

Anger is one of the evil whispers of Shaytaan, which leads to so many evils and tragedies, of which only Allaah knows their full extent. For this reason Islam has a great deal to say about this bad characteristic, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) described cures for this "disease" and ways to limit its effects, among which are the following:

 


(1) Seeking refuge with Allaah from the Shaytaan...

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How can the Muslim discipline himself

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 6:04 AM Comments comments (0)


Acknowledging your shortcomings is one of the first steps in disciplining yourself. 

Whoever acknowledges that he has shortcomings has started on the path to self-discipline. This acknowledgement is one of the things that make us discipline ourselves and be persistent in doing so. This acknowledgement should not put you off disciplining yourself. It is a sign of Allaah’s care when a person tries to change himself and develop, as ...

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