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Difference between Major Sins and Minor Sins

May 9, 2017

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Q. Can you explain to me the difference between major sins and minor sins? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Sins may be divided into minor sins and major sins, according to the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the consensus of the early generations, and how they […]

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 […]

The Love of ‘Ali for his brother, ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them)

January 29, 2015

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Abu as-Safar narrated: رُؤِيَ عَلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ بُرْدٌ كَانَ يُكْثِرُ لِبْسَهُ ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) was seen wearing a cloak that he used to wear often. It was said:  يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ، إِنَّكَ لَتُكْثِرُ لِبْسَ هَذَا الْبُرْدِ ؟ ‘0 Amir al-Mu’mineen, you wear […]

While [Prophet] Musa (alaihis-salaam) was in a gathering Iblis came wearing a hooded cape

January 4, 2015

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‘Abdu’l-Rahiman Ibn Ziyad Ibn An’um said: ‘While [Prophet] Musa (alaihis-salaam) was in a gathering Iblis came wearing a hooded cape that changed in colors. When the devil came nearer he took off the cape and set it down and came to Musa saying: ‘Peace be upon you. Musa replied: ‘Who are you?’ He said: ‘I […]

Black Magic (Sihr) Witchcraft and Satanic Jinn Possession

November 9, 2014

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People who have had experience with such situations have related that the following are among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan): – Strong repulsion when hearing Qur’aan or Aathaan (call for prayers). – Episodes of losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks, especially when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person. […]