Dutifulness to One’s Parents Whilst They are Alive and After They Pass Away

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   With regard to the understanding of dutifulness to the parents, Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   “If it is said; what then is the dutifulness which Allaah and His Messenger have commanded … Continue reading

Fasting on the Day of ‘Ashuraa – and a Mention of How Allaah Delivered Moosaa and His People From Pharaoh

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) stated:[1]   “Know, may Allaah have mercy upon you, that you are at the reception of a new year, and certainly an inviolable month, it has … Continue reading

The Merits of the Day of ‘Arafah – and A Mention of How the Salaf Were on This Day

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Introduction   Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) mentioned: Shortly; your brothers will stand at ‘Arafah[1] at that station; so joyous congratulations to whoever is granted that. They will pray fervently to … Continue reading

Benefits Which the Muslims Witness During the Hajj

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   The benefits which the Muslims witness in the Hajj are many benefits: religious benefits, and collective benefits, and worldly benefits. As for religious benefits, … Continue reading

Laylatul Qadr – A Night of Immense Virtues

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The Night in Which it Occurs   On the authority of ‘Aaishah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: تَحَرَّوْا لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ فِي الْوِتْرِ مِنَ الْعَشْرِ الأَوَاخِرِ مِنْ … Continue reading

Fasting and the Rulings of Menstrual, Postnatal, and Irregular Bleeding

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Introduction   The natural bleeding which comes upon a woman is of three types:[1] The menstrual period. Postnatal bleeding. Irregular (non-menstrual) bleeding. Mentioned in this article are the rulings for each of these … Continue reading

Ramadhaan – A Blessed Month of Fasting and Seeking Closeness to Allaah

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “Fasting has a remarkable effect in conserving the outer limbs, as well as the inner potencies, and protects them from merging with the unsound harmful elements that can … Continue reading

The Trials of Living and Dying Which the Muslim Seeks Refuge From in His Prayer

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   It is authentically established that the Prophet (sallaallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would say whilst in tashahud:   اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ وَمِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ وَمِنْ … Continue reading

Straightening the Rows for the Prayer – its Rulings and Understanding

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) stated: “And from the Sunan which have become disregarded and heedless in regard to, is the straightening of the rows and being close together within them, and yet he (‘alaihis … Continue reading

Differences in Matters of Fiqh or Ijtihaad Should Not Lead to Disunity & Splitting – How do We Overcome Such Differences?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   In condemning disunity and splitting over issues of jurisprudence or issues in which Ijtihaad is deemed permissible  – wherein there may be tolerated differing; Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   “Then … Continue reading