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Seeking Knowledge – The Way to Paradise

“Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have been granted knowledge to high ranks.” (Qur’an) “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male and female).” (Hadith)   THE VIRTUES OF KNOWLEDGE Allah (Most Exalted is He), Who created us and gave us sustenance, has also given us guidance. He said: “Verily … Read more

Two things for the one who has taqwaa

-Advice to the Muslims to have taqwaa1 when seeking provision, and during hardships and trials- Shaikh al-Albaani: “Our calamity today is that we have turned away from the main purpose for which we were created, which is: worshiping Allaah ?. So most of us don’t worship Allaah, and the few who do worship Allaah don’t … Read more

How to Seek Laylatul-Qadr

Laylat ul-Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If a believing person is zealous to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his record, he should strive to encounter this night and to pass it in worship and obedience. If this … Read more

Loving Allāh and gaining His Love

Shaykh al-Albānī says in his introduction: “Know, O Muslim brother, that it is not possible for anyone to rise to this station of loving Allāh and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) except by tawhīd (singling out) of Allāh, the Most High, alone in His worship, and by singling out the Prophet (صلى الله عليه … Read more

The inheritance of Paradise

Abū Huraira said that the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم)said: “Whoever fears (Allāh) sets out at nightfall,[1] and whoever sets out at nightfall will reach the goal. Indeed, the goods of Allāh are expensive; indeed, the goods of Allāh is Paradise.”[2] Shaykh al-Albānī comments: “The meaning of this is that there is a … Read more

Nation of Islam

(part 1 of 2): When is a Muslim not a Muslim? Many of us have heard the term ‘Nation of Islam’, and may think that it is merely a different way of expressing the phrase Ummah of Muhammad, meaning those who follow the teachings of Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon … Read more

Human Rights in Islam

(part 1 of 3): Rights for all of Humankind Just what exactly are human rights? Is it just the right to life? Alternatively, is it the right to freedom, liberty, and justice? Do human rights include having the right to security, and a safe haven? Since the end of World War 2, Western international politics … Read more

Actions and Intentions

(part 1 of 2): Purity of Intention in the Religious Realm It is narrated on the authority of Umar ibn al-Khattab who said: I heard the Messenger of God say: “All actions are judged by motives, and each person will be rewarded according to their intention. Thus, he whose migration was to God and His … Read more