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Duaa and Decree: Any Contradiction?

Duaa and Decree: Any Contradiction?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It should be known that duaa does not contradict decree at all. Allah Almighty promised to respond to those who call …

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Doing Good Deeds Prior to Making Duaa: OK?

Can one go to Al-Haram (the Sacred mosque in Makkah) to pray for one’s needs, e.g., to pray to be cured from a sickness, to pray to have children, etc. Furthermore, can one fast for some days for the purpose of requesting for one’s needs from Allah for the reasons stated above?

Ibn Atta on Calls of Distress

The Best Way to Get Your Prayer Answered... Ibn `Atta' Explains

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 …

20 Inspiring Pictures of Worship… Provision from Hajj for a New Year

17 Inspiring Pictures from Hajj

One picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures of worship, prayers and duaa captivate the soul and soften the heart. This is why we are sharing this album. Few days ago, pilgrims bid farewell to Kabah as they finished Hajj. Within few days, we are receiving a new Hijri year. Between the two occasions, it …

Talk to Allah... Release Your Supplication

Talk to Allah... Release Your Supplication

Once a thing you need comes to your mind, just utter it; let the supplication come out; make the du`aa’ immediately because you do not know when the time for acceptance is. Call out to the Almighty; ask Him; tell Him at any given time: when you are walking; when you are driving; when you …

Can We Make Du`aa' for Non-Mahrams

Can We Make Duaa for Non-Mahrams?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: There is nothing wrong with making duaa for non-Mahrams. Answering your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute …

As Ramadan Finishes Make Duaa for Your Mosque's Hafidh

As Ramadan Finishes Make Duaa for Your Mosque's Hafidh

One of the most difficult jobs in the month of Ramadan is, perhaps without a doubt, the job of the hafidh (one who has memorized the Quran). These are the men who led our congregations in our daily and nightly prayers. The stress they faced is inconceivable to many of us. However, at times we …

Prophet's Duaa: 8 Situations the Prophet Sought Protection from

Prophet's Duaa: 8 Situations the Prophet Sought Protection from

Think about the circle that appears next to your name in Google Talk; it is green when you are active; red when you are busy; and when it turns yellow, it means that you are idle; you are online but you are useless and not involved in any activity. Taking this example from the virtual …



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