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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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Why is a man allowed to have more than one wife in Islam? i.e. why is polygamy allowed in Islam?

Definition of Polygamy 1. Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, … 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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Prohibited types of Dhikr

Al-Qurtubi(rahimahullah) rejects prohibited forms of remembrance: The great Sufi and commentator of the Qur’an, al-Qurtubi, writes in his commentary to this verse: ”The true believers are such that when Allah is mentioned, their hearts tremble. And when His verses are … 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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Contemplation

Bismillah (Taken from “Purification of the Soul : Concept, Process and Means” by Jamal ad-Din Zarabozo) Aamir ibn Abd Qais stated, “I heard more than one, two, or three of the Companions of the Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa salam) say, … 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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Purification of the Soul notes from Imam Zaid Shakir’s lectures

Allah (SWT) creates your works, not you, so it’s foolish to be proud of them, be grateful. Remember Allah (SWT) is always watching. Associate with people who are higher spiritually than you, if you cannot find such people then read … Continue reading

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Deeds of the Hearts

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allâh and be dutiful to Him. Be always conscious of Him and be grateful to Him. Obey Allâh for you cannot live without His blessings and humble yourselves before Him for you cannot find a way out … Continue reading

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Jamaa’at al-Tableegh – pros and cons

Praise be to Allaah.   “Jamaa’at al-Tableegh” is one of the groups that are working for Islam. Their efforts in calling people to Allaah (da’wah) cannot be denied. But like many other groups they make some mistakes, and some points … 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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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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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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“Eight things”

A Scholar once asked his student: You have accompanied me for a long period of time, so what have you learnt? … He replied : “Eight things” The first: I looked at the creation and found that every person has … 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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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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Mistakes done in Salatul Istikharah

When doing Salatul Istikharah, one does not have to do anything but to perform Salat and recite the affirmed du‘a’ in a manner similar to any other du‘a’ in order to fulfill what one intends to do or leaves it. … 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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Salat-ul-Tawbah (Prayer of Repentance)

Question: When I was a young man, I committed some sins. Alhamdu lillah [All praise is due to Allah], for having guided me to make Tawbah (repentance to Allah). However, I still have doubts about whether Allah has accepted my … Continue reading

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Radiant Pages From The (examples) of The Worship of The Scholars

Ibn Al Juwziee said: Whoever does not read the stories of the Salaf and the path that they tread, he can never tread that path.  It is befitting for a person to know and understand that the nature of an individual … 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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A Precious Gem

If we look closely at the words of the Quran, we will find a Sovereign, to whom belongs all Dominion and all praise and thanks are due to him, all affairs are in his grasp, and he is the source … 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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Imam Ahmad and Imam Ash Shafi’ee

Imam Ahmad used to mention the virtues of his sheikh, Imam Ash Shafi’ee to his wife. He would mention to her the extensive and superb knowledge of Imam Ash Shafi’ee as well as his taqwah (i.e. piety). Imam Ahmad invited … 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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Hardship Isn’t the Point

Ibn Taymiyyah: Hardship Isn’t the Point “…And it should be known that Allah’s Pleasure and Love are not dependent on you torturing yourself and going through hardship, such that something is better simply on account of how hard it is. … Continue reading

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Exposing The Sins of Your Fellow Muslim

We all know very well that we are all sinners. No matter how good we think we are, how ‘religious’ we look, or how good people think we are, we are ALL sinners – without exception. Sometime or the other, … Continue reading

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“…As if you weren’t meant to expire and be forgotten?”

This is a beautiful admonishment I came across yesterday. It is from Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullah). Please take this reminder to heart, act upon it and share with those that you love for them what you love for yourself (admonishment, … Continue reading

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Prostration Places in the Qur’aan

Clarifying the Narrations Pertaining to the Prostration Places in the Qur’aan   Terminolgy: marfoo’: “raised,” a narration attributed to the Prophet r. mawqoof: “stopped,” a narration from a companion. radiyallaahu ‘anhu (t): may Allaah be pleased with him. soorat: a … 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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Taking Account Of The Self

Alif Laam Meem. Do the people think that they will be left to say, ‘We believe’ and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tested those before them, and indeed, Allah knows those who are truthful, and He … 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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The Qur’an

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “So, it is upon you to tend to the Qur’an – the pillar of the heart, the light of the chest, the remover of sadness. And this time period is the period of memorization … 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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Your Heart is the Pillar of Your Worship

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…the heart is the machine that drives all acts of worship. It is what moves the entire body! As long as the heart is alive, then the limbs will be alive, and the soul … Continue reading

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The Blindness of the Heart

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…you deal with Allah as if you are playing with small children…as Ayyub as-Sakhtiyani said: “They try to trick Allah as if they are tricking a young boy.” I often stop at this verse: … Continue reading

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Fighting Your Desires

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…So, fight your desires at a time when you can eat. The soul is never satisfied. Satisfying your desires is like satisfying the thirsty person who went to drink water from the sea – … 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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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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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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Compassion to Animals

The Forgotten Sunnah: Compassion to Animals Muhammad (peace be upon him): An Animal Rights Activist “There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have … 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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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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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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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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