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Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Qur’an as evidence

December 7, 2017

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Q. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah. A. Praise be to Allah […]

Difference between Essential Parts (Rukn) and Obligatory Parts (Waajib) of Prayer

November 7, 2017

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Q. What is the difference between pillars (essential parts) and obligatory parts of prayer? A. Praise be to Allaah.The difference between pillars (essential parts) and obligatory parts of prayer is that the pillar or essential part (rukn) cannot be omitted deliberately, by mistake or out of ignorance, rather it must be done.  The obligatory part (waajib) […]

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 […]

It is Easy to Enter Islam

November 5, 2014

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Among the beauties of Islam is the fact that in this religion there are no intermediaries in the relationship between a person and his Lord. Entering this religion does not involve any special ceremonies or procedures that need to be done in front of any other person, nor does it require the consent of any […]

Are You a Muslim Who Doesn’t Pray?

November 5, 2014

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You want to pray, but you just.. Can’t. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be one of those people who pray.. It seems so easy for some. They just get up and do it. Perhaps you were one of those people at one time, but now.. Not so much. Something inside you is broken. Scratch that.. […]

Two Greatest Favors of Allah on His Slave: Correct Understanding and Good Intention

November 1, 2014

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said: “Correct understanding and good intention are from the greatest of Allah’s favors by which he blesses His slave. Much rather, after Islam, He has not bestowed a slave with anything more virtuous or majestic than the two of them. Much rather they are the two legs of Islam, it stands upon […]

The Pillars (Rukn) of Prayer (Salaah)

April 23, 2014

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The pillar or essential part (rukn) cannot be omitted deliberately, by mistake or out of ignorance, rather it must be done. The pillars of prayer, of which there are fourteen, as follows: (i)              Standing during obligatory prayers if one is able to do so (ii)             The opening takbeer (saying “Allaahu akbar”) (iii)            Reciting al-Faatihah (iv)            Rukoo’ (bowing), […]