(orginally written for muslimmatters.org)
Let’s go back in time. Back to Madinah, through the masjid and to the Prophet’s (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) home. We see him there, in the darkeness of the night, praying to his Lord. He is crying as he reads the ayatof the Qur’an. He has been standing for so long, and [...]
The sorrow in my heart will remain,
أحـزان قلبـي لا تـزول
until I am given the glad tidings of acceptance (into Jannah),
حتـى أبشـر بالقـبـول
Till I behold my book of deeds in the right,
وأرى كتابـي باليمـيـن
and my eyes are cooled by the sight of the Messenger (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam)
وتقـر عينـي بالرسـول
Prayer and Righteousness to parents: “The most beloved deeds to Allah is observing prayer at its right time and being dutiful and righteous to parents.” [Agreed Upon]
Belief (Eman), Joining the ties of Kinship, and Enjoining good and Forbidding evil: “The most beloved deeds to Allah are believing in Allah, then joining the ties of kinship, [...]
One of the greatest aspects of Islam is that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has not only sent us guidance in the form of a text, but also guidance in the form of people. It is from the sunnah(way) of Allah that He sends men that He has chosen to mankind to guide them and teach them, and [...]
Three benefits of giving salaam when entering a house:
1- Jannah and 2- Rizq : The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, “There are three who are under the protection of Allah and if he lives, he will be provided for and it will be sufficient for him, and if he dies, Allah will enter him into [...]
For those of us who are serious about studying Islam and becoming full-time teachers and preachers, it is necessary to have a solid educational foundation in Islam. To achieve this, a person must systematically study each of the basic Islamic sciences while specializing in one or two that most interest them. It must be noted [...]
May Allah ta’ala have mercy upon our scholars and teachers, Ameen.
Many of us ask around about who we should listen to and gain knowledge from. For those of us who don’t know Arabic, we do not have the link to the scholars because all of their material is in Arabic, unless otherwise translated.
However, there is [...]
For students of Arabic, there are a lot of wonderful dictionaries and resources available online and in-print. However, the wrong dictionary at certain stages of learning could lead to a lot of frustration, unnecessary expenditure of time and even ultimately a loss of motivation to study Arabic.
Thus, here is a list of dictionaries and resources [...]
Notes based on Imam Safi Khan’s class on Tawakkul.
Stages of Tawakkul:
Understanding cause and effect
Dependence on Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala)
Positive thoughts about Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala)
Putting all of our affairs in Allah’s hands
To be content with Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala)’s decree
I wanted to share this great site for Tafseer and Arabic from a friend of mine:
She posts an ayah a day with tafseer translation from Imam Sa’di rahimahullah and a word or two a day.
May Allah ta’ala reward her greatly! Enjoy :)