Sincerity; Riyaa and Performing Actions for Worldly Effect – Beneficial Points to Check One’s Intentions

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   Know that sincerity for Allaah is the foundation of the religion and the essence of Tawheed and worship. It is that the servant intends with his action … Continue reading

Siddeeq Hasan Khan’s Epic Hajj Journey From the Year 1868CE – Part II

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Continuing with the account of his journey; Al-‘Allaamah Siddeeq Hasan Khan (rahimahullaah) said:   However – Allaah had mercy upon us with safeguard until the appearance of dawn – and then we came … Continue reading

Siddeeq Hasan Khan’s Epic Hajj Journey From the Year 1868CE – Part I

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Recounting his journey[1] when performing the Hajj; Al-‘Allaamah Siddeeq Hasan Khan[2] (rahimahullaah) said:   I set off on Monday; twenty seven days into the month of Sha’baan in the year one thousand two … Continue reading

The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah & How The Salaf Were Within Them

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah:   Allaah, The Most High stated: وَالْفَجْرِ وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ ((By the dawn. And by the ten nights)) (Al-Fajr: 1-2)   Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: “The … Continue reading

The Bitterness of the Dunya is the Sweetness of the Hereafter – A Consolation of Enjoining Patience Under Tribulations

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   When discussing some the remedies which help to enjoin patience when one is faced with tests and tribulations; Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   “From its remedies is that he should look … Continue reading

The Attainment of Taqwa – the Purpose and Wisdom of Fasting

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ((O you who believe; fasting is prescribed upon you just as it … Continue reading

Some of the Distinguishing Features and Virtues of the Month of Ramadhaan – by Shaikh Al-Fawzaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:   Indeed; Allaah, The Glorious and Most High, has characterised the month of Ramadhaan from the other months with immense virtues, and has distinguished it with many distinctive … Continue reading

Not Being Put Off the Straight Path Due to the People or Due to a Lack of Companionship Upon it – by Ibn Al-Qayyim

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “Since the pursuer of the Straight Path is pursuing an affair that most of the people turn away from; aspirant to conduct (himself) upon a path whose companionship … Continue reading

What Virtues Does the Religion of Islaam Command With?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The following illustrations by two scholars of Islaam cite the virtuous characteristics and noble mannerisms which the religion of Islaam commands with and calls to;   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   “So the … Continue reading

The Levels of the People in Relation to Sicknesses & Some Words of Encouragement for Those Afflicted With Illnesses

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said when speaking of the levels of people in relation to sicknesses:   “The first level: the level of annoyance/embitterment In that one is annoyed with … Continue reading