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Imam Ahmad and the Baker

Imam Ahmad (rahmatullahi ‘alayh) was once travelling and needed to stay somewhere during the night. When he went to the Masjid the guard, not recognizing him, denied him entrance. Imam Ahmad tried numerous times but the guard did not accept his requests. Frustrated, Imam Ahmad resolved to spend the night in the Masjad’s courtyard. The guard became furious and dragged …

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Why Does a Supplication Remain Unanswered?

As believers we know that God is above the heavens, above His creation yet He is unrestrained by any of physical dimensions. God is close, very close, to those who believe in Him and He answers their every call. God knows all of our secrets, dreams, and wishes, nothing is hidden from Him. God is with His creation by His knowledge …

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Praise God in the Way He Deserves to be Praised

Dua (supplication) is essentially submission to God and a sign of our need for God. Dua has been called the weapon of the believer because it increases faith, gives hope and relief to the distressed and saves the supplicant from the despair and isolation. And perhaps most importantly God loves to be asked and He encourages us to call on …

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I Have Repented but Still Fear Allah’s Punishment

I am currently undergoing a spiritual change and I have discovered a closeness to Allah. I am reading the Qur’an and I have stopped my past destructive behavior. There is one problem: I feel that because of the sins I have committed in my past through so much ignorance, I will be punished by Allah in the Hereafter. This fear …

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Your Needy Servant

Our struggles connect us. We’ve all experienced this at least one time or another in our life; you meet someone who has the same struggles as you, or at least has gone through it, and immediately you feel a little bit connected to them. AL-WALIY -The Protector- is the one Who we should know we can have that connection with …

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Surely I am near: Ready to respond to whoever ask

Allah says: “And when My servants ask you (O Muhammad) about Me, then surely I am near. I answer the prayers of the suppliants when they beseech Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright.” [Sūrah al-Baqarah: 186] Allah brings up this verse right in the middle …

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Why doesn’t Allah answer our du`a’s ?

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Du`a’s and ta`awwudhat [prayers seeking refuge with Allah] are like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; it is not merely the matter of how sharp it is. If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, and the arm of …

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Stories of Repentance

When people turn to their Lord, seek His countenance, and try to rid themselves of their sinful habits, they do so knowing that Allah is most generous and forgiving. Allah loves the obedience of His servants, and He also loves the repentance of his disobedient servants. In order to inspire people to repent to Allah, we need to give them …

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