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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) […]

Khushoo‘ (proper Focus and Humility) in Prayer

October 1, 2017

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Q. Is it true that if a prayer is lacking in complete khushoo‘ (focus of mind and humility before Allah), He will not accept it from us, or not? A. Praise be to Allah What is required of the worshipper is to show humility [khushoo‘] in his prayer and to have complete focus of mind, because […]

Importance of Reflection and Taking Stock of Oneself

January 9, 2017

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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 […]

Blessings of Ramadaan (Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzee)

June 22, 2015

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Ibn al-Jawzee [Rahimahullaah]: “O my dear brother, in this month all faults and mistakes are concealed, all souls and hearts are softened, sins and burdens are forgiven, and Allah `azza wa jall relieves every sad and troubled one. He says to His angels, ‘O My Angels, look at those dry tongues, how they become moist […]

Three Great Rivers for the People of Sins to Purify themselves in this World

March 17, 2015

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, رحمه الله: “For the people of sins there are three great rivers with which they purify themselves in this world and if these do not suffice in purifying them, then they are purified in the river of Hell-fire on the Day of Judgment: 1. A river of sincere repentance 2. A river […]

Dua/Supplication An Anti-Depressant Without Pills – A Prophetic prescription

November 12, 2014

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If you mix Faith and Sins, eventually one would overcome the other.

November 8, 2014

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Ibn al-Qayyim says: “In order for a place to contain something, it must be free from whatever contradicts it. This principle applies to mankind and all creation as well as to belief and desires. So, if the heart is obsessed by belief in falsehood, there will be no place for truth. Accordingly, if the tongue […]