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NEW TAFSIR BLOG: CONTEMPLATEQURAN

http://contemplatequran.wordpress.com/ Will they not then ponder the Quran or are there locks upon their hearts? [Muhammed:24] A new Tafsir found on this blog [CONTEMPLATEQURAN] will be primarily based on the classes of Ustadh Alomgir Ali. And will refer to others … Continue reading

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The reason why it is forbidden to eat meat without draining the blood

Praise be to Allaah.Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Say (O Muhammad): I find not in that which has been revealed to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be Maytah (a … Continue reading

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A Christian is asking why alcohol is emphatically prohibited in Islam?

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly: we welcome you to our site as a seeker of truth, and we ask Allaah to make our answer clear and to show you, after you read it and think about it, the fairness, wisdom and … Continue reading

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Thankfulness towards Allâh

“That is because Allâh will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls” {Sûrah al-Anfal (8):53} This is one of the ways in which Allâh deals with His … Continue reading

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The Four Principles of You (Alone) We Worship

Author: Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah From his book ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya The Four Principles (You (Alone) we worship) is built upon four principles which comprise conviction in what Allaah and His Messenger love and are pleased … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Worldly Existence

Bismillah From (Purification of the Soul: Concept, Process, and Means by Jamal ad-Din Zarabozo) Realizing the True Nature of This Worldly Existence One of the greatest realizations that come from studing teh Quran as well as personal contemplation and reflection … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from the Quran

If you truly want to benefit from the Qur’an, your heart must be attentive and alert when reciting it or listening to it. Listen to it carefully with presence of mind, paying attention to it as if Allah Himself was … Continue reading

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Close the door of evil desires by closing your eyes

A young man came to a shaykh and said, “I am a young man with strong desires. I cannot help looking at people when I am in the bazaar(market). What do I do?” The shaykh handed him a cup of … Continue reading

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What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar

What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar In the Quraan, it says that we can not take the Kuffaar as awliyaa, but what does that mean? I mean, to what degree? Can … Continue reading

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Greeting a kaafir first

Is it permissible for a Muslim to great a non-Muslim first?. Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on greeting non-Muslims. He replied as follows: Greeting a non-Muslim first … Continue reading

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Returning greetings to kaafirs falls into three categories

If a kaafir greets a Muslim, should he return his greeting? If he holds out his hand to shake hands, what is the ruling? And what is the ruling on serving him by giving him tea when he is sitting … Continue reading

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Doesn’t the hadeeth “Do not initiate the greeting with a Jew or Christian” put people off Islam?

In a hadeeth narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), it says that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not initiate the greeting … Continue reading

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Being kind to kaafirs with the intention of da’wah

What is the ruling on mixing with kaafirs and dealing with them kindly, hoping that they will become Muslim?. Praise be to Allaah.Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Undoubtedly the Muslim is obliged to hate … Continue reading

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The enmity of the kuffaar towards the believers is ongoing

There are people who claim that the kuffaar love the Muslims, and that their intentions towards us are good. What is your opinion about what they say? Praise be to Allaah. The enmity of the kuffaar – the People of … Continue reading

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Ruling on the call to unite all religions

What are Ruling on the call to unite all religions Praise be to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon the one after whom there will be no more Prophets, and upon his family and companions and whoever follows … Continue reading

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Whoever does not believe that the kaafirs are kaafirs is himself a kaafir

Is it true that anyone who does not accept that kuffaar are kuffaar is a kaafir himself, even if he prays, believes in the Qur’aan, and the Prophet Muhammad ( )? If so, what is the proof for this? Can … Continue reading

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Principles and guidelines for Muslims’ relations with non-Muslims

We want to know in detail how Muslims regard non-Muslims, and how they should deal with them according to Islamic sharee’ah? Praise be to Allaah. 1-     Islam is the religion of mercy and justice. 2-     Muslims are commanded to call … Continue reading

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The Arkaan (Pillars) of Gratitude

Pertaining to what Al Baaree [The Originator (Allah-subhaanah] mentioned with regards to His Favours conferred upon the slaves, of the facilitation of the means of transport (through riding beasts and ships): ”In order that you may mount on their backs, … Continue reading

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Seeking Elevation and High Handedness

Allaah, the Sublime said; “That home of the Hereafter (i.e. Paradise), We shall assign to those who desire not high-handedness or mischief in the land. And the good end is for the Muttaqûn (pious)” [Al-Qasas 28:83] Seeking elevation can occur … Continue reading

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Regarding Fabricated Hadeeths

Al-Imaam Muhammad bin ‘Alee Ash-Shawkaanee (d. 1250 Hijri) said: With the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Giver of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists. I seek His help. May prayers of … Continue reading

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Got a Problem?

Five Reasons why Allah (swt) uses problems. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how Allah wants to use problems for good … Continue reading

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Why Did Prophet Muhammad (saw) Marry Young Aisha Siddiqa (r.a.)?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Asalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu Why Did Prophet Muhammad (saw) Marry Young Aisha Siddiqa (r.a.)? Through the centuries, orientalists have advance numerous accusations and far-fetched theories to discredit Islam and its last Prophet (saw), Muhammad (peace be … Continue reading

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A story of an Arab Lady

An elderly Arab lady was sitting at the trunk of a tree, on the way to Haj. Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mubarak (RA) happened to pass that way. He was also heading for Baitullah, for Hajj, and to the Sacred tomb … Continue reading

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Parable of Spending in Allah’s Cause

(261. The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, is that of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. … Continue reading

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What is the ruling on reading the Bible?

Question: What is the ruling on reading the Bible? Answer: The Divine Books revealed before the Qur’an now include many distortions, alterations, and omissions, as Allah says in the Qur’an. Therefore, it is not permissible for Muslims to read any … Continue reading

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Why Muslims Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Some people that celebrate Valentine’s Day say, “Verily Islam encourages people to be loving and peaceful. And Valentine’s Day is a day when Muslims can spread love and peace among themselves.” So why is it prohibited to participate in this … Continue reading

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Warn Yourselves of the Day of Regret

Commanding His Prophet in the Qur’an, Almighty Allah says (And warn them of the Day of regret, as the Command is decreed, and they are in a state of heedlessness, and they do not believe.) (Maryam 19:39 On that day, … Continue reading

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What is the reason why torture of the grave is made one of the matters of the unseen?

Is the torment of the grave one of the matters of the unseen or of the seen world? What is the reason why it is made one of the matters of the unseen?. Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Muhammad ibn … Continue reading

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The Prophet Adam and Human Evolution

Haitham Al-Haddad‏ Praise be to Allah, the supreme Creator, Fashioner of mankind, Sustainer of the universe. All is His divine will, and his command is executed immediately. May peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, who came from the noble Adam, … Continue reading

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The Happiness of the Person Who will receive His Book in His Right Hand and His Good Situation

by Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri The Happiness of the Person Who will receive His Book in His Right Hand and His Good Situation Allah informs of the happiness of those who receive their Book in the right hand on the Day … Continue reading

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Admiring oneself after doing a good deed

Sometimes a person finds himself filled with self-admiration or showing off after doing a good deed or act of worship, and he is scared that this will cancel out what he has done. What do you advise? Praise be to … Continue reading

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Speaking Privately with Allah

Speaking Privately with Allah by Shaykh Muhammad Saleh Al Uthaymeen The Prayer: is a link between the servant and his Lord. The Prophet (saws) said: “Indeed, when one of you prays, he speaks privately with his Lord.” [Reported by Al-Bukhaaree] … Continue reading

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“The More Humble You Are Before Allah…”

From the words of Ibn Taymiyyah:”.. .And the worshipper – the more humble, needy, and subdued he is before Allah – the closer he will be to Him, and the dearer he will be to Him, and the greater in … Continue reading

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The Levels Of The People in the Hereafter

So these are the levels of the people, and their ranks in the Abode of the Hereafter, as mentioned by Ibnul Qayyim rahimullah, and they are eighteen in number. The highest level is that of the Messengers, may Allah extol … Continue reading

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Examples of Tafseer of Sufyan ath-Thawri

Imaam Sufyan ath-Thawri is a famous scholar of the Salaf, renowned mostly as a muhadith. However, his important contributions to fiqh and tafseer are often overlooked by many people. The following examples illustrate Imaam Sufyan’s profound knowledge of the Qur’an: … Continue reading

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Letter of Admonition by Abu Ad Dardaa

Abdur-Rahmaan bin Muhammad al-Muhaaribi narrated that Abu-d-Dardaa’, Allah be pleased with him, once sent a letter to one of his brethren, and after greeting him with the peace of Allah, blessed be His Name, he wrote: ‘My dear brother, remember … Continue reading

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Do not say: They are Dead

By Imaam Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee An explanation of the aayah pertaining to the mujaahideen who die as martyrs. As for the life that Allaah affirmed in the Qur‘aan for the martyrs, and the life that has been affirmed for the … Continue reading

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If you find yourself lazy..

If you find yourself lazy upon obedience to Allah then be afraid that Allah is averse to your obedience وَلَكِن كَرِهَ اللهُ انبِعاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقيلَ اقْعُدوا مَعَ القاعِدينَ “…but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made … Continue reading

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15 Signs to Know If You’re Stuck-up (arrogant)

1) When anyone (honestly) points out your mistakes, you don’t or can’t acknowledge them. 2) When speaking in a gathering, you like to be at the top or you enjoy being the center of attention. 3) When talking to someone, … Continue reading

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Intention is the Key..

Intention is the Key to Eternal Living in Paradise or Hell-Fire Jamaal al-Din M Zarabozo Some people ask: Why is it that the unbelievers are punished in hell forever while they were not disobedient to Allah forever? Similarly, why will … Continue reading

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“Is every mushrik a kaafir, but not every kaafir is a mushrik?”

Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers: “This is the current understanding in people’s minds, except few of them. I will explain that with an example: a man bears witness that none has the right to be worshiped but Allaah and that Muhammad … Continue reading

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Whoever Obeys Allah, Everything Obeys Him

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “Ibn al-Qayyim said: “Using one’s bodily organs in the obedience of Allah strengthens them, while using them to disobey Allah weakens them.” He dedicated an entire chapter to this, in his amazing book, ‘al-Fawa’id,‘ … Continue reading

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Zeal Alone Is Not Enough

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “By Allah, one of the youth came to me, and he would always visit me. He loved me, and he was Jordanian. He took Shukri Mustafa as a leader, and became fascinated by his … Continue reading

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Mothers: Producers of Heroes

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…Mothers play a great role in building a generation. The better a mother is at raising her children, the more successfully the Ummah is built and the more successful it is at producing heroes. … Continue reading

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Weak Ahadeeth in Adab al-Mufrad

When Imam Al-Bukhari compiled Sahih al-Bukhari his intention was primarily to compile and gather a summarized authentic primer for the students of knowledge and scholars. Thus every connected hadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari meets the most rigorous conditions of authenticity. As … Continue reading

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Chatting after ‘Isha’ Salat

Abu Barzah (Radhi Allaahu Anhu) said that ‘The Muhammad (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) used to hate sleeping before [performing] ‘Isha’ Salat and chatting after it’.(1) Abdullah Ibn Mas‘ud (Radhi Allaahu Anhu) narrated that the Muhammad (Sallalaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: … Continue reading

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Fearing that Wealth is your only Reward

‘Abd Al-Rahmân b. ‘Awf – Allâh be pleased with him – was once brought some food, and he had been fasting. He said: Mus‘ab b. ‘Umayr was killed, and he was better than me and he was buried with a … Continue reading

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Hating Anything that the Messenger came with

Those who hate anything that the Prophet came with are also disbelievers even if they act upon them. The Qurâan says: “That is because they hate that which Allah sent down, so He has made their deeds fruitless.” (Soorah 47:9) … Continue reading

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Camel Meat Invalidates Wudhu

  Question: A question about camel meat, does it nullify Wudhu? A Hadith has been reported concerning a man who broke wind, and the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered all those present to make Wudhu and we learnt in … Continue reading

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Story of Rashed

This is a true story about a man named Rashed. He tells his story as follows… I was not more than thirty years old when my wife gave birth to my first child. I still remember that night. I had … Continue reading

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Between The Past And The Future

Your life in the present moment is in between the past and the future. So what has preceded can be rectified by tawbah (repentance), nadam (regret) and istighfar (seeking Allaah’s forgiveness). And this is something that will neither tire you, … Continue reading

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And so are the Days

{And so are the days (good and not so good), that We give to men by turns, that Allah may Know those who believe} Ibn Abee Haatim’s comments: Muhammad ibnul ‘Abbaas narrated to us that Muhammad ibn Ishaaq said: {And … Continue reading

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Characteristics of the Hypocrites prayer

The Shaykh may Allah preserve him says: ” There are six characteristics that Allah the Glorified and Most High and the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam mention about the Hypocrites prayer: 1. Firstly:  He/She doesn’t stand for the prayer except that … Continue reading

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Don’t be like Heraclius

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas: Abu Sufyan bin Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he had been accompanying a caravan from Quraish. They were merchants doing business in Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan), at … Continue reading

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The wise one..

A precious Advice: The wise one is the one who uses what he is blessed with to aid those who are less than him Wahab ibn Munabih advices: “Distance yourself and honour yourself, raise yourself from the foolish and the … Continue reading

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Keep only a few friends

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri: A True Mountain of Knowledge & the Leader of Believers in Hadeeth Sufyaan ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) said that one foolishly compromised one’s religion when one kept too many friends. Having too many acquain…tances diverts … Continue reading

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Abu Darda on Dunyaa

I chose to share with you some wisdoms from Abu-d-Dardaa’, radhiallaahu `anhu, for two simple reasons: One is that he was a wise admonisher and ascetic known for his extensive knowledge and devotion, and the other is that we live … Continue reading

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Giving Salaam

Giving Salaam to One Person (As-Salaamu Alayk) – Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen was asked about the description of Salaam. He (may Allah have mercy upon him)answered by saying,” Say As-salaamu Alayk if you are greeting one person and As-Salaamu- Alaykum … Continue reading

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Aquiring Knowledge From Books Only

The Book Of Knowledge: The Salaf On Aquiring Knowledge From Books Only Chapter: Making Ones Book One’s Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sireen said: “Beware of books as those before you were mislead by books” The Salaf used to say to People: … Continue reading

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When Times Get Hard, Pray !!!

Hudhayfah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “Whenever the matter became serious the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would pray.” Collected by Abu Dawud (1319) and others. [Graded as being Hasan by Sheikh al-Albaani (may Allaah have … Continue reading

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Methods of Tafseer

There are 6 methods for exegesis, 4 of which are usually mentioned: 1) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Qur’an itself. 2) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Sunnah. 3) Explanation of the Qur’an with the statements of the Companions … Continue reading

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Judgement of an Invididual

The Salaf Would Make A Judgement of an Invididual By His Companionship Aboo Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنه ), who said, “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “A person is upon the Deen of his friend. So … Continue reading

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Like This and Like This

Abu Dharr (radi Allahu anhu) said: “While I was walking with the Prophet in the Harra of Medina, Uhud came in sight. The Prophet said, ‘O Abu Dharr!’ I said, ‘Labbaik, O Allah’s Apostle!’ He said, ‘I would not like … Continue reading

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The problem of forgetting Qur’aan‏

Praise be to Allaah. Undoubtedly forgetfulness is something that is natural in man, and man is only called insaan because of his forgetfulness (nasiy). Usually this varies from one person to another, according to the differences in the strength of … Continue reading

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