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

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

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

Performing the Optional Prayer Before the Friday Sermon – An Opportunity to Attain Great Reward

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Some hadeeth pertaining to praying the optional (nafl) prayer before the Friday sermon and their understanding:   On the authority of Aboo Hurairah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu … Continue reading

Actions and Their Recompense – The Factors Through Which the Good of This World and The Hereafter Are Attained

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   Allaah has made these two affairs (i.e. true Eemaan in Allaah and Taqwa) as factors and paths through which the good things of this world and the … Continue reading

The Virtues of Giving in Charity & A Glimpse at the Generosity of the Prophet & His Companions

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما   The reward of giving in charity and it being a means of purification as well as a sign of Eemaan:   Allaah, The Most High said:   مَّن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا … Continue reading

Three Scholars Illustrate the Unique Status of the Fasting Person During the Month of Ramadhaan

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said: “As for fasting, then along with it being an aspect of worship; it also halts the soul from its desires and so takes it out from the … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Illustrations of Leaving Something Sincerely for the Sake of Allaah – & How it is Done Correctly

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: “The basis of this chapter and its principle is: That whoever leaves off something for the sake of Allaah; then Allaah will replace that with something better. Just as … Continue reading

The Virtues & Benefits of Praying Along With a Single Congregational Prayer

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalaanee (rahimahullaah) mentioned some of the virtues and benefits associated to praying in the congregational prayer, he listed them as follows:   Responding to the Mu-adhin with the intention … Continue reading

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee on Tawheed & Its Actualization

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   “The actualization of Tawheed and its refinement as well as its purification from major shirk and from the minor (shirk), likewise from innovated dogmatic … Continue reading