Last year, I shared a short compilation of Prophetic narrations that were unheard of in our English-speaking circles.
Alhamdulillah (praise belongs to God), a few of our readers asked that I continue sharing these narrations. I’ve compiled here, for the second time, a few narrations that resonated with me. The purpose of this compilation is to [...]
As I became more advanced in my Arabic studies, I immersed myself in reading hadith (prophetic narrations) in the language spoken by our Messenger ﷺ (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him). The more I read, the more I realized how many narrations we—as the English-speaking community—have never read [...]
Allah azza wa jal says,
ثُمَّ أَوْرَثْنَا الْكِتَابَ الَّذِينَ اصْطَفَيْنَا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا ۖ فَمِنْهُمْ ظَالِمٌ لِّنَفْسِهِ وَمِنْهُم مُّقْتَصِدٌ وَمِنْهُمْ سَابِقٌ بِالْخَيْرَاتِ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَضْلُ الْكَبِيرُ
Then we caused to inherit the Book those We have chosen of Our servants; and among them is he who wrongs himself, and among them is he who is [...]
When a calamity befalls the believer, he begins making duaa constantly, but he may not see any sign of a response for some time. When he is close to despair, Allah looks into his heart to see if he is pleased and content with the Decree, and not hopeless or discouraged. If this is his [...]
Know that time does not remain at a stand-still, for Allah azza wa jal says:
وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ
And these days [of varying conditions] We alternate among the people. (3:140)
One time it is poverty, and another time it is wealth. Once it is honor, and another it is humiliation. So the happy one is the [...]
For the one whose deeds are great and many, he must busy himself with showing gratitude for them, for the accord to show gratitude is one of the greatest blessings Allah bestows upon His servant. It is obligatory upon him to meet these deeds with gratitude and realize his deficiency in displaying due gratitude.
Wahb ibn [...]
Imam ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (died 1350 CE), may Allah have mercy on him, is one of the scholars that nearly every Muslim knows or has heard of. His quotes and sayings on the heart, the nature of desires, and worshiping Allahsubhanahu wa ta’ala (Glorified is He) are posted everywhere. He is known as the “heart [...]
The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever covers the fault of his Muslim brother, Allah will cover his faults on the Day of Judgment.” [Bukhari]
Imam al-Munawi (rahimahullah) says,
“Covering the fault of a Muslim means to not reveal any deeds they committed or words they said that will humiliate them, because revealing them may [...]
Allah azza wa jal says in surah Waqi’ah:
فَأَمَّا إِن كَانَ مِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ فَرَوْحٌ وَرَيْحَانٌ وَجَنَّتُ نَعِيمٍ
Then, if he (the dying person) be of those brought near to Allah, then for him is rawh and bounty and a Garden of Delights. (56:88-89)
There are many scholarly opinions regarding what rawh is, among them:
1- Happiness and delight, narrated from Sa’eed [...]
Have you ever wondered why “rahmah” is singular and “barakat” plural in the salaams?
Rahmah is a masdar (verbal noun) that does not have a plural. It would be incorrect to say “Rahamat”, just as we do not say “ra’afaat” (kindness), instead we say “ra’fah”. Rahamat would signify a limit that would be contained within a [...]