If the Prophet made that dua more frequently than any other dua, then what then for us? Does the Prophet fear hypocrisy? Does he fear that his heart will be turned in any other direction? What about us then? If that was the most frequent dua of the Prophet...
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A year later, in 629, he reentered and, in effect, conquered Makkah, without bloodshed and in a spirit of tolerance, which established an ideal for future conquests. He also destroyed the idols in the Ka'bah, to put an end forever to pagan practices there.
There are many incidents in which the Prophet was reproached by God. The logical question here is why would the Prophet make up these verses? Even if someone had instructed him to include these verses, why would he run the risk of damaging his image?
Morale among the Muslims was sky-high, even among those who had their first taste of battle at Badr. Good equipment and numerical strength cannot win a battle if morale is low. This is true of all wars, both ancient and modern. When the battle was over...
That's a scary message, but there's also a positive light that therefore the bar has been lowered so much, that everybody who puts in the effort, everybody who tries and attempts to have his sins forgiven will indeed have his sins forgiven. That is the beauty and the blessedness of this month.
The core of fasting according to the Prophet was one’s willingness not merely to give up self-indulgence, but to feel the need of one’s brother as one’s own. And no one was more kind-hearted and generous than the Messenger of God; and his generosity reached its peak in Ramadan.
The reward for fasting is not under the same category as those other rewards. For those other rewards, every good deed comes with ten, ten can be multiplied up to seven hundred, except for fasting. And fasting is something that Allah has prepared a beautiful and special reward for.
The closeness we experience to Allah in Ramadan is unlike the closeness we experience throughout the year. So that's your greatest opportunity to just shed a tear! Why you're standing up looking for Laylatul Qadr? You shed a tear and you really make...
If you have a problem with your brother, your cousin, your uncle, your friend, if you have a problem with an acquaintance and you have broken off ties with them, you're no longer on speaking terms, you have a problem in your heart!... Allah is commanding you to form those ties again. Get rid of that evil that you have and be as you were.
Allah had prepared the messenger of Allah for the most important type of social interaction and social care, which is the care of parents and the pain of loss of family. That made him the best leader on earth to be able to connect with the people, the poor, the orphans, and those who have lost things in life.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) sometimes narrated stories of previous people to the companions. Of course, all these stories were facts and not made up, and the Prophet didn’t narrate them for entertainment but rather to learn lessons from them that we can apply to our own lives.