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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 […]

4. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah

June 27, 2015

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Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah Another manifestation of al-shirk al-akbar is sacrificing to anything other than Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord, and sacrifice (to Him only)” [al-Kawthar 108:2] – i.e., sacrifice to Allaah and in the name of Allaah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of […]

What Are The Jinn?

March 31, 2015

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Allah has created at least two beings that have the freedom of choice: Mankind and Jinn. Animals, birds, and other organisms do not have this freedom. They can only do what they were created to do. They can only obey Allah. The angels do not have this freedom either. They were created to obey Allah […]

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 […]

Broken ties of kinship and relationships

January 28, 2015

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Q. What is the meaning of silat al-rahm (upholding the ties of kinship)? A. Praise be to Allaah. Islam calls for the upholding of the ties of kinship because of the great effect that this has on achieving social cohesion and perpetuating cooperation and love among the Muslims. Upholding the ties of kinship is a […]

The Story of Abu Mihjan (Radhiallahu anhu) – One of the Companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

November 8, 2014

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Abu Mihjan (RA) was one of the companions of the Prophet (SAW). This Sahaabi was suffering from an addiction to drinking wine. He was brought and flogged, then brought and flogged again, but he knew that this problem did not relieve him of his duty to strive for the cause of Islam. So he went […]

Allaah sends Angels with Ten Seals for the People of Paradise and Hellfire

November 8, 2014

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‘A’isha (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said, “When Allah wants to allow the people of Paradise to enter Paradise, He sends them an angel with a gift of clothes from Paradise. When they’re about to enter Paradise, the angel says to them, ‘Wait, I have a gift with me from the Lord of the […]