الجمعة , 26 مايو 2017
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Religious Obligations

Why do we pray

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After a long and hectic day at work, how difficult it is for a tired person to go out to the mosque and concentrate on his prayers to Allaah, the Almighty. Snuggled up in a warm and cozy bed, how difficult it is to get up at the call of the Mu`azzin: “Come to prayer! Come to success!” The famous doctor and philosopher, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), recalls such a moment in his life. One cold and icy night, he and his slave were resting at an inn in a remote part of Khuraasaan. During the night, he felt thirsty, so ... أكمل القراءة »

How does one attain sincerity

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Firstly: Sincerity towards Allah is the best type of sincerity. The Muslim is being sincere towards his Lord if he achieves sincerity in three aspects: faith and proper belief, acts of obedience, and morals and manners. Faith does not mean mere wishful thinking. The one who is sincere in his faith is the one who attains faith in the way his Lord wants from him, which includes sincerity in faith, sincerity in intention, and sincerity in fear of Allah, may He be exalted. Not every act of obedience is sincere unless it is done, both outwardly and inwardly, in a ... أكمل القراءة »

Correctness and Intentions

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From the fundamentals of knowledge which have been neglected by many Muslims is how and when an action becomes righteous and acceptable to Allâh. In fact, the matter has grown worse than that! We live in an age in which many Muslims assume that whatever actions they undertake as regards the Dîn, then they must surely be acceptable to Allâh! Such assumptions – arising from ignorance – have played a destructive role in the collective affairs of this Ummah – may Allâh increase it in nobility – and may possibly being destructive to one’s own salvation in the Hereafter, as ... أكمل القراءة »