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The Hour When All Prayers Are Accepted!

posted by Seifeddine-M on 18th May 2018 - 0 comments
There is a special hour on Friday (Jumu'ah), during which all prayers are accepted and answered by Allaah, all Glory and Praise be to Him. This is part of the blessings that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has blessed this day with, over all the other days of the week.  Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:  فِيهِ سَاعَةٌ لاَ يُوَافِقُهَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ، وَهْوَ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي، يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى شَيْئًا إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ ‏.‏ وَأَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ يُقَلِّلُهَا‏  [color=#351c75]"There is an hour (on Friday) during which, if any Muslim is standing in front of Allaah تعالى in salaah, and asking Allaah تعالى for something good, he will be granted his request." Then he made a sign with his hands, showing that it was a very short period of time.[/color]   There are numerous opinions as to the exact hour of Friday during which this occurs, but two opinions are the strongest: 

Fasting the Month of Ramadaan

posted by Seifeddine-M on 15th May 2018 - 0 comments
[center][color=#0000ff]Islaam is Built Upon Five [/b]عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: سَمِعْت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم يَقُولُ: " بُنِيَ الْإِسْلَامُ عَلَى خَمْسٍ: شَهَادَةِ أَنْ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ، وَإِقَامِ الصَّلَاةِ، وَإِيتَاءِ الزَّكَاةِ، وَحَجِّ الْبَيْتِ، وَصَوْمِ رَمَضَانَ  [/size] On the authority of Abu 'Abdur-Rahmaan 'Abdullaah, the son of 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنهما who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم say: [color=#351c75]"Islaam is built upon five [pillars ]: testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, establishing the prayers, giving the zakaat, making the pilgrimage to the House and fasting the month of Ramadhaan."   [b][center][color=#0000ff]The Meaning of [color=#0000ff]Siyaam [/i][/center][/b]Linguistically, siyaam means to abstain from something, such as abstaining from speaking. In the sharee'ah, it is a direct reference to abstaining from food, drink and sexual intercourse during the days of the month of Ramadhaan. This practice is one of the pillars of Islaam, as noted in this hadeeth. 

Seeking Forgiveness for all Muslims and Praying for them

posted by Seifeddine-M on 3rd May 2018 - 0 comments
Part of the completeness of one's eemaan (faith) is that a person loves for his brother what he loves for himself. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said,  لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى يحب لأخيه ما يحب لنفسه  "None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [1]  In other words, no one is a true and complete believer - meeting all of the requirements and necesarry components of eemaan - until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. This is one of the necessary components of being a true and complete believer. [2]  Another important narration of this hadeeth may be found in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله. It states,  [size=5]

The Signs of Beneficial Knowledge

posted by Seifeddine-M on 3rd December 2015 - 0 comments

Ask yourself about how much you share from the signs of beneficial knowledge, which are as follows: 

(1) Implementing it. 

(2) Hatred of being praised, complemented, or displaying haughtiness over others. 

(3) Increasing your modesty with the increase of your knowledge. 

(4) Fleeing from the love of leadership, fame, and worldly pleasures. 


Realise That Everything In The Qur'aan Is True And Have Complete Trust In It

posted by Seifeddine-M on 13th November 2015 - 0 comments

Allaah سبحانه و تعالى states, 


"And who is more truthful than Allaah in statement?" (Sooratun-Nisaa', 4:87) 



The Islamic Concept Of Dreams

posted by Seifeddine-M on 30th October 2015 - 0 comments
Linguistic Definitions

A dream is a vision that a person sees during his sleep. The Arabic words for dream are ru'yaa (pl. ru'aa) and ḥulum (or ḥilm, pl. aḥlaam). 

In the Qur'aan, the word ḥulum appears three times [1] - each time referring to mixed-up dreams, and the word ru'yaa appears seven times [2] - each time referring to truthful dreams. 

In the Sunnah, "ru'yaa" and "ḥulum" are sometimes used interchangeably. More often, however, ru'yaa is used for a good dream and ḥulum for a bad one. 


Sleep Is A Minor Death

posted by Seifeddine-M on 29th October 2015 - 0 comments

During sleep, our souls depart from our bodies in an obscure manner. The soul of every sleeping person is held by Allaah, and He then releases it when it is time to wake up. This is expressed by texts from both the Qur'aan and the Sunnah. 

Texts From The Qur'aan

Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says, 


Bringing About An Islamic Society

posted by Seifeddine-M on 27th October 2015 - 0 comments

Many scholars, such as Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله and Imaam Ibn Khaldoon رحمه الله, state that humans are social creatures. It is clear from the Qur'aan that every human being is part of a greater society and it not an island unto himself. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says in the Qur'aan, 


"O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allaah , through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allaah is ever, over you, an Observer." (Sooratun-Nisaa', 4:1) 

In general, from birth, a human is a person's son or daughter, another's brother or sister and yet another's nephew or cousin. Furthermore, almost everyone has neighbours and many have spouses. The guidance of the Qur'aan produces not only the Islamic individual with respect to his worship and character, but beyond that it also guides humans in their relationships to one another such that they create a society based on mutual understanding, rights and responsibilities all according to the guidance of the Creator, the All-Wise, the All-Knowing. This society works together as a whole and uses all of its resources in ways that are pleasing to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. 


Creating the Complete and Balanced Islamic Individual

posted by Seifeddine-M on 26th October 2015 - 0 comments
The Importance Of Having Both 'Ilm (Knowledge) And Taqwaa (Fear of Allah/God-Consciousness)

The Qur'aan is not simply a book of laws - of dos and don'ts - but it is foremost a book of tarbiyyah or a Book that develops and allows people to grow spiritually and morally. In the following verse, Allaah سبحانه و تعالى describes the Qur'aan as a maw'idhah


"This [Qur'aan] is a clear statment to mankind, a guidance and admonition (maw'idhah) to the Muttaqeen (those who fear Allaah, have God-consciousness)." (Soorah Aali 'Imraan, 3:138) 


Showing the Creation the Path and Way of Life That Is Pleasing to Allaah

posted by Seifeddine-M on 23rd October 2015 - 0 comments

After one truly knows Allaah سبحانه و تعالى by His names, attributes and actions, one should dearly want to know what actions he must perform to please Allaah سبحانه و تعالى and what actions not to perform in order to avoid His displeasure. In every rak'ah of every prayer, the believer must earnestly pray, 


"Guide us to the straight path, the path of those You have favoured, not the path of those who have earned your anger nor of those who have gone astray." (Sooratul-Faatihah, 1:6-7) 

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