The Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of the Prophet – A Fine Example for All of Mankind

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد Introduction   The religion of Islaam is a religion of noble virtues, and commendable characteristics, and dignified mannerisms, and from the greatest of those virtues in the religion – and from their … 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

Death has Ruled You Out Against Others – Yet at Some Point it Shall Rule Others Out Against You

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The following excerpts are two beneficial reminders of the importance of preparing oneself for the inevitability of death, along with a mention of the reality of the life of this world and … 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

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

Our Lord Does Not Prevent Anything From His Servant in This World Except that He Gives Him What is Better Than it

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   Vacate your mind for concern over that which you have been commanded with, and do not preoccupy it with that which is guaranteed for you. For indeed; … Continue reading

Some of the People Being a Trial for Others – Will You Have Patience?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said regarding the saying of Allaah, The Most High:   وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ ((And We have made some of you as a trial for others; will you have … Continue reading

That Moment in Which You Were in Close Acquaintance With Your Lord

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Al-‘Allaamah Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   “The greatest blessing upon the person is that he is guided to Islaam, as He, The Most High, said: الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ … Continue reading