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Remembering Allah Goes Beyond Repeating His Name

A believer’s heart should always be filled with the remembrance of Allah. Forgetfulness and negligence are the main weaknesses of human beings. The only remedy is that the believer should develop God-consciousness and be constantly aware that Almighty Allah watches him.All acts of worship aim at drawing man closer to Allah. The Qur’an says, {Establish prayers for My remembrance} (Ta-Ha 20:14). …

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Prayer, the Most Powerful Healer

{Pray to me and I will hear your prayer} (Surat Ghafir 40:60). “Say Du’a for me.” Your friend pleads as she goes to interview for a job. Muslims are accustomed to using du’a and prayer in a number of situations mentioned above, but often forget the power of prayer in healing. One is more likely to drink some herbal tea or …

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Protect Allah, Allah Will Protect You

Ibn Rajab on the Protection of Allāh In His Book, Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) has informed us that He is the Protector of the believers and that He protects the righteous; subsumed by this is the fact that He safeguards what is good for them both in this life and the Hereafter, and that He will not abandon them to …

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Make Them Like the Last 10 Nights

In the Quran, the Al-Mighty took an oath by two aspects of His creation, both being great in their stature, both being symbols of Allah, and both being signs to reflect on: “By the dawn, and by the ten nights” [Surah al-Fajr, verse 1] The dawn is truly a magnificent sign of Allah. It signifies the end of darkness and …

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The secrets of supplication

The Believer’s weapon’ is how the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) described du’a. ‘A slack bow’ is how Ibn-ul-Qayyim (ra) described the du’a that . . . People often wonder why their du’as are not accepted, especially when they hear or read the ayah: وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ “And your Rabb said: Call me, I will …

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Istikharah: Seeking Allah’s guidance

AT certain stages of life we often find ourselves at crossroads, impelled to make important decisions that would have huge impacts on our future. These decisions could be about choosing a career, getting married to someone, buying a car or a house, relocating or moving to a foreign land and the like. Despite considering all the positives and negatives and …

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Yes Sir, Thank You Very Much!

I was watching an international news channel the other day and was amazed to see a group of people talking about the good they’ve done for others. I was immediately repulsed but it did make me ponder. I know we should always acknowledge those who have helped us, right? Remembering the good done to us keeps us humble and reminds …

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Ibn `Atta’ on Calls of Distress

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: The best way to ask Him is through expressing your distress, and the fastest way to acquire His gifts is through expressing your humility and need. The word of wisdom under discussion is about du`aa’ (supplication). It is not about the etiquette of supplication, but it is about …

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Words that Illuminate your Grave and your path to Jannah

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ : مَنْ قَالَ دُبُرَ كُلِّ صَلاةٍ وَإِذَا أَخَذَ مَضْجَعَهُ : اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ كَبِيرًا , عَدَدَ الشَّفْعِ وَالْوِتْرِ , وَكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ , الطَّيِّبَاتِ الْمُبَارَكَاتِ ثَلاثًا ، وَلا إلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ مِثْلُ ذَلِكَ ، كُنَّ لَهُ فِي قَبْرِهِ نُورًا ، وَعَلَى الْجِسْرِ نُورًا ، وَعَلَى الصِّرَاطِ نُورًا حَتَّى يُدْخِلْنَهُ الْجَنَّةَ ، أَوْ يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ. Ibn Umar (may …

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Best Dua For Laylatul Qadr | Mufti Menk

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