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Love for the sake of Allah is one of the strongest bonds of faith

April 3, 2018

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Q. Is love for the sake of Allah and doing what is dictated thereby an act of worship that will bring one closer to Allah, may He be exalted? Is it equivalent to naafil (supererogatory) acts of worship or Hajj, as al-Hasan al-Basri said to someone: “O A‘mash, do you not know that going and putting […]

How can he complete what he starts?

February 14, 2018

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Q. My problem is that I cannot complete anything I start to do, whether I actually begin to do it or I just intend to do it, and whether this action has to do with my acts of worship or my worldly life. Halfway through, I always stop what I had started doing. I hope that […]

Who are “the People of the Qur’an”; the people of Allaah and the closest to Him?

February 5, 2018

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Q. My question is: what is the daily amount that the Muslim must commit to read of the Qur’an so that he may be among the people of Allah and the closest to Him? If he stops reading for a while, does that cancel out this virtue? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn Maajah (215) […]

What does it mean to say that ‘affirming a Divine Attribute (of Allaah) dictates negation of its opposite’?

March 8, 2017

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Q. When Allah states that He is free of an attribute, such as death for example, in that case we must affirm its opposite, which is eternal life in this instance. But what if He ascribes an attribute to Himself, must we negate its opposite? A. Firstly: When Allah states that He is free of […]

What Are The Jinn?

March 31, 2015

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Allah has created at least two beings that have the freedom of choice: Mankind and Jinn. Animals, birds, and other organisms do not have this freedom. They can only do what they were created to do. They can only obey Allah. The angels do not have this freedom either. They were created to obey Allah […]

Writing is the Key to Knowledge

February 14, 2015

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Ash-Sha’bi – may Allaah have mercy upon him – said: “If you hear anything, then write it down, even if you have to write it on a wall.”  [Kitaab Al-‘Ilm, 146]

The attitudes of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) towards his wives and his good treatment of them

February 12, 2015

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Praise be to Allah. Firstly: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) treated his wives well, give them good company and was dignified. He used to sit with them, keep them company, talk to them, chat with them at night and treat them fairly in every way he could. There happened between […]