Once, there was a pious Muslim merchant who used to trade cattle. He would buy cows from Iraq or Iran and sell them in Syria. This trader was a righteous Muslim: pious, devout and pure hearted; he would pray at night, fast and give charity frequently.
On one of his trade journeys, as he was shepherding a herd of cows to sell them, it began to snow.. More
Reflect on the meaning of the following Hadeeth (narration). The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:
"There was among the people who came before you a man who killed ninety-nine persons. Then he asked about the most knowledgeable person on earth, and was directed to a monk, so he went to him, told him that he had killed ninety-nine.. More
I can no longer feel it.
It is certainly inside me, but I have not felt it for so long now. In fact, I do not know when, where or even how it happened. What I know now is that I do not feel it. I have lost it. It was inside me. I truly felt it. Nevertheless, it has died.
I remember when it was alive and energetic. I felt then that I was alive... More
Those who are righteous greatly honor the sacred ordinances of Allah The Almighty more than others.
Here is the clarification in detail:
The way of piety
Briefly, piety is the way that you should resort to if you seek the honor of this great position; honoring the sacred Ordinances of Allah The Almighty. Undoubtedly, if you want to be one of.. More
I will tell you about something which is neither a part of imagination nor a claim without evidence. Rather, it is a real life story whose hero enjoys unmatchable morals and a resplendent biography. The fragrance of his life diffused because he honored the sacred Ordinances of His Lord. Therefore, Allah The Almighty Exalted his degree. He is Ibn Seereen,.. More
Loving our Lord is mandatory upon each of His slaves since the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, informed us that it is a characteristic of belief and a sign of enjoying the sweetness of faith.Anas ibn Maalik, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “One who attains the following.. More
Islam instils honour and dignity in the hearts of Muslims, and it is only Islam that can grant such honour and dignity; therefore, those who resort to the disbelievers for support and assistance are in reality humiliating themselves. These Muslims may feel honour under the protection of these disbelievers, but in reality they are humiliated and have.. More
A Muslim differs from all other types of people on earth; they worship and prostrate to other than Allah; some of them worship the sun, the moon, stars, cows, and idols, such as those who worship Buddha. Conversely, a Muslim worships only Allah and believes that He is All-Capable; He is the All-Powerful; the Almighty; the Omnipotent; the Holy; the All-Dominan.. More
The heart is like a fort and Satan the advancing enemy, who is intent on infiltrating and occupying it. Hence, only by guarding the gates, entrances and vulnerable positions, will it be impenetrable. Yet, a person who is unacquainted with the structure of the fortress, particularly its access points, cannot adequately defend it. By the same token, the.. More
As we enter upon the month of Shawaal, let us not leave off the many acts of worship we performed during the blessed month of Ramadan. Ramadan, for most of us, was a time of renewal and reestablishment of our commitment to Allah and His religion.
We fasted, gave charity, read the Quran and performed the night prayer. We avoided gossip, slander and.. More
5- Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, may Allah have mercy upon him, said,
I read the article that was published by An-Nadwah Journal, on 30-11-1384 AH, under the title "Honoring the Mother and Honoring the Family", and felt that the writer appreciated, from many perspectives, the Western innovation of fixing a day in the year to.. More
1- The scholars of the Permanent Committee, may Allah have mercy upon them, said,
All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds and may His peace and blessing be upon His Messenger, his family and Companions.
First: The word “‘Eed” [festival] is a term given to the occasion of assembly which customarily recurs annually,.. More
Qualified righteous men are the backbone of missions, the spirit for progress and the focal point of reformation. There can be countless factories of weapons and ammunition, but if there are no men to use the weapons being produced, there will be no ability to fight. The finest educational curricula can exist, but it takes real men to implement and.. More
Manhood is a quality that is pursued by people of high ambitions and serious thinking men. It is a basic quality that is needed by every man, for when men lose the qualities of manhood, they cease to be real men. Manhood is deeply implanted in a person through strong belief, nurtured by sound upbringing and developed by good example. A real man is one.. More
Allah the Almighty and His Messenger, Prophet Mohammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, very clearly tell us the value of time, why we must not waste it and how we can make use of our time wisely to increase our faith and thus attain success, especially eternal success in the Hereafter.
Both the Quran and the Sunnah enjoin Muslims to be conscious of.. More
Tawakkul of the bee: First, let us look at the fascinating life of the bee. Allah Says (what means): "And your Lord inspired to the bee: 'Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among...More