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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Khushoo’ of the Salaf

February 9, 2015

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Maymun Bin Hayyan may Allash have mercy upon him – said: “I never saw Muslim bin Yasar – may Allaah have mercy upon him – turning his head while praying, whether the prayer was short or long. Once, a part of the mosque came down and the noise caused fear to the people who were […]

How to make our Earnings and Spendings Noble, while seeking little from this World

February 7, 2015

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Ali ibn Fudail related that he heard his father say to Ibn Mubarak: “You order us to seek little from this world, yet we see you trading in merchandise. Please explain how you reconcile one with the other?”  He said, “O Abu Ali, I do so only to protect myself (from begging), to be generous […]