If you read the Quran without understanding, you may derive some reward because of your sense of devotion and your desire to read this Book. But this would not, in the least, fulfill the purpose for which it has been revealed. It has come to vitalize you, mold you and lead you to a new life and existence.
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A short reminder regarding the recommended times of dua. And I think what you need to know here is that the recommended times of dua or recommended things that can cause your dua to be accepted, can be divided into two sort of large groups.
Hide rather than publicize your good deeds. Without the watchful eyes of other people, it will be easier to purify your intentions and to do things for the sake of Allah...
The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Every time he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: 'Ameen! May it be for you, too.
Allah has made beautiful promises to the believers in the Quran, how then can we be sad when one of our duas is not answered. We should instead strive for righteousness, enjoining good and forbidding evil, remembering the promises of Allah for His slaves...
Make it a habit to praise Allah, glorify Him, and also send blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him). Another practice which increases the likelihood of having our dua accepted is to call upon Allah by His beautiful names and attributes...
There are many great virtues for crying out of fear from Allah. Allah praised some of His Prophets, then explained the reason for the praise as in His saying: "When the verses of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and weeping." (Quran: 19: 58)
While doing our housework we can engage in abundant dhikr, in the remembrance of Allah. We can recite the Quran from memory or we can send prayers upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad. That is multi-tasking at its best. And we will not feel that our time is wasted washing dishes.
This is an incredibly honorable and special time which you should not miss at least during Ramadan because the virtues of this great month make this hour more special and virtuous and surely it is easier to catch up with this time during Ramadan than...
You know you might be a king in our job, we might be a millionaire in our job, we might be a road sweeper, but when our forehead strikes the ground we’re all equal in the sight of Allah, and we all say Allah All-Mighty, give me that peace that only You can give. Let me be one of those called Muslims because I have submitted to You.
Your Islamic mantra awakens your mind to the things you want to change for the sake of Allah. Your mind then makes decisions based on the goal you want to achieve. For example, you’re a good Muslim; you pray five times a day; and you make dua for others, etc.
"The servant is never closer to God, Exalted is He, than when he is prostrating himself in worship." It is related that a man once said to God's Messenger (peace be upon him): "Pray to God that He may include me among those who enjoy your intercession...