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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 […]

Definition of Udhiyah (sacrifice) and the Ruling thereon

August 24, 2017

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Q. What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?. A. Praise be to Allaah.   The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw […]

Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Hijjah

August 24, 2017

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Q. Are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah more special than other days? What are the righteous deeds that it is recommended to do a lot of during these ten days?. A. Praise be to Allaah.Among the great seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, which Allaah has favoured over other days. It […]

Serious Consequences of Falling Short in Raising Children

May 22, 2017

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Q. My mother is not compassionate or understanding. Since we were small, she has treated us harshly and has never shown us an ounce of compassion, and we have grown up in this atmosphere. She has never supported me as a girl and has never taught me how to interact with suitors or with people in […]

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 […]

Guidelines on Seeking Permission to Enter

January 26, 2017

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Q. We are asking if you could clarify the correct understanding and implementation of seeking permission to enter homes and properties in accordance with the orders of Allah and the sunnah of His Messenger صَلَى الله عليهِ وسَلَّم and if this differs according to Urf or local custom or is the same for all of […]

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 […]