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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 […]

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 […]

Ruling on marriage, divorce and taking back (one’s wife) in jest / joke

January 29, 2015

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Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are three matters in which seriousness is serious and joking is serious: marriage, divorce and taking back (one’s wife).” [Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2194; al-Tirmidhi, 1184; Ibn Maajah, 2039. […]

Seeking Refuge in Allaah from the Snatching of Shaytan at Time of Death

November 29, 2014

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The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: Wa Aoodhubika an ya takhabaTani ash-Shaytan ‘indal Mawt (I seek refuge in you (Allaah) from Shaytan snatching me at the time of death.) [Sunan Abu Dawud (authentic)] According to a saheeh hadeeth narrated by al-Nasaa’i from Abu’l-Yusr, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used […]

Allah loves those who repent and the virtues of those who seek forgiveness

November 13, 2014

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Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: I am as My servant expects Me and I am with him as he remembers Me. By Allah, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His servant than how one of you would be on finding […]

Afdal Al-Istighfar: The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah

November 10, 2014

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Narrated Shaddad bin Aus: The Prophet (ﷺ) said  “The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah is:  ‘Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta khalaqtani wa ana `Abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, A`udhu bika min Sharri ma sana’tu, abu’u Laka bini’matika ‘alaiya, wa abu’u laka bidhanbi faghfir lee fa innahu […]