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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 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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Dhikr gives Strength!

Seeking forgiveness is a means of strengthening the body I do body building to develop my physical strength, and my aim is jihad for the sake of Allaah. 1- Does praying for forgiveness give strength to the body? What are … 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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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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Farewell parties for kaafirs

Is it permissible for us to hold a party to bid farewell to a non-Muslim who was working with us?. Praise be to Allaah.Holding a farewell party for a kaafir is a kind of honouring and respecting him, and they … 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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The 7 Levels of Hadeeth

There are seven levels of Hadeeth A Hadeeth that was collected by both al Bukhaaree and Muslim. A Hadeeth that was collected by al Bukhaaree but not by Muslim. A Hadeeth that was collected by Muslim but not by al … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“…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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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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In times of calamity

In times of calamity, people divide into four levels Q: What is the ruling on one who becomes discontented when he is afflicted by calamity?   A: In times of calamity, people divide into four different levels: The First Level: … Continue reading

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‘Madh-hab or No Madh-Hab – Part 2’

Written by Br. Abuz-Zubair The Opinion of the Majority: The Layman Has No Madhab, This is the opinion of the majority of the Malikis, Shafi’is and Hanbalis, according to Ibn Taymiyah. It is also widely reported in Shafi’i sources, that Abu … Continue reading

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Madh-hab or No Madh-hab?!

Wise words by shaykh Yusuf al-Ghafees1 He said in his explanation of shaykhul-Islaam’s statement from al-Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah: …And this is why they are called ahlul-Kitaab was-Sunnah and ahlul-Jama’ah because the Jama’ah is united body which is the opposite of division … Continue reading

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27 Reasons to Attend Prayers In Congregation

27 Reasons to Attend Prayers In Congregation By Ibn Hajar Asqalani This is based upon the narration of congregational prayers being 27 times more rewardable. 1. Responding to the Mu’adhdhin (the caller to prayer) with the intention to pray in … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Sunnah from Arab Custom

Questioner: May Allaah bless you, what is the criterion according to the Islamic legislation for distinguishing between the Sunnah which is considered custom and the Sunnah which is considered worship? Sheikh Albani:The criterion requires a level of knowledge as relates … Continue reading

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Combining two prayers before travelling

Praise be to Allaah. It is permissible for the person who is not travelling to combine two prayers if it will be too difficult for him to perform the second prayer on time. Permission to join prayers is broader than … Continue reading

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No Intellectual Copyright

One of the questions quite often asked of us, is regarding the copyright of Islamic materials. Point 1- No Intellectual Copyright First and foremost we wish to point out that there is no such thing as intellectual copyright in Islam … Continue reading

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How do you Want to be recorded as Today?

وعن أبِي الدَّردَاءِ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَسَلَّمَ: “مَنْ صَلَّى الضُّحَى رَكْعَتَيْنِ لَمْ يُكْتَبْ مِنَ الغَافِلِينَ وَمَنْ صَلَّى أَرْبَعاً كُتِبَ مِنَ العَابِدِينَ وَمَنْ صَلَّى سِتّاً كُفِىَ ذَلِكَ اليَوْمَ وَمَنْ صَلَّى ثَمَانِياً كَتَبَهُ اللهُ مِنَ القَانِتِينَ وَمَنْ صَلَّى … 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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His Love for the People of Knowledge

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…I admit that the gratitude is for Allah firstly and lastly. However, Shaykh Nasir ad-Din al-Albani had a great effect on my thinking, in my beliefs, in clarifying my beliefs, in my extracting the … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at an-Nawawi

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…It is known that he is from the most knowledgeable of scholars in the history of Islam. I mean, if you were to take the ten most notable scholars of the Muslims throughout history, … 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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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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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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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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A Simple Way to Stay out of Hell- InshaAllah

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- « مَنْ سَأَلَ اللَّهَ الْجَنَّةَ ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ قَالَتِ الْجَنَّةُ اللَّهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ الْجَنَّةَ. وَمَنِ اسْتَجَارَ مِنَ النَّارِ ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ قَالَتِ النَّارُ اللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْهُ مِنَ النَّارِ Anas ibn Malik (may … Continue reading

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Fatima’s Letter

Fatima’s Letter At approximately 12:25pm on Saturday, resistance fighters waged an unprecedented assault on the Abu Ghraib prison camp south of Baghdad. The assault was sparked by a letter from a female prisoner named Fatima that fueled some Muslim fighters … 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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