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Importance of Reflection and Taking Stock of Oneself

January 9, 2017


Q. I have recently begun a form of reflective mediation every night after ‘Isha prayer. I sit in silence focusing on my breathing and I reflect on my past, the sins I have committed, and the good deeds I have done. I then focus on the future and what do I need to do to […]

“Ruling on Visiting Places from the Seerah” Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān

February 21, 2014


Question: What is the ruling on visiting places from the seerah such as the cave of Hira, Mount Uhud and Masjid Qiblatain? Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān: Visiting (those places) to seek blessings or believing that it is legislated is a bid’ah and not permissible. As for visiting them to just see them, then there is no problem […]

[Bid’ah Hasanah] Good Innovations

January 18, 2014


Q. As Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu. I have a question in the area of what is and isn’t Bidaa. Over and over again I hear people terming certain actions as Bidaa. I am however confused. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t there a hadith by Prophet Muhammed (SAW) that says […]

Weak and fabricated ahaadeeth narrated by the Sufis

December 16, 2013


Q. Is this hadeeth which is mentioned by the Sufis saheeh – “My heaven and my earth could not contain Me, but the heart of My believing slave contains Me”? A. Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah was asked about the words which were narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah […]

Ruling on reciting al-Faatihah and the du‘aa’ (supplication) before starting to eat

December 16, 2013


Q. In some Muslim organisations in India, they usually recite al-Faatihah and some other du‘aa’s (supplications) before starting to eat. They say that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to do that, and they quote as evidence a Prophetic hadeeth which says that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah […]