Perfume is known to be one of the most powerful gifts one can give. In fact, a good scent is always favorable kind of gift for everyone. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to love cleanliness and good scent. It was highlighted, in many hadiths, his love of fragrance and good scent like musk and ambergris.
Just as Allah called Moses (peace be upon him) to the valley and spoke directly to him and gave him that gift of speaking directly to him and of enjoying conversation with God, likewise Allah called Prophet Muhammad up and He gave him that beautiful command of prayer as a gift…
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. Dear questioner, we really appreciate your efforts in pursuit of knowledge, which is an Islamic obligation upon all Muslims, male and female. In …
The contentment and openness of the heart are aspects of happiness which are achieved through keeping up the remembrance of Allah and through following the guidance of Islam. Total and perfect happiness is achieved through true devotion in worship to Allah, salvation from Hell, and admission to Paradise in the Hereafter.
The creation is a sign that points to the Creator. When you’re sitting there on a mountain meadow, looking out over the forested slopes and thinking, “This sure is beautiful. I feel at peace,” what you’re really doing – whether you realize it or not – is praising Allah and sensing the beauty and wonder that He placed in His creation.
Islam is a universal meaning not bound to any group of people, nor even to any particular figure or event in history. It is another word for true religion itself, and is the direct relationship between any worshipper — human, animal or even inanimate — and the only Being worthy of worship: Allah.
The Mercy of Allah is that ethereal quality that also embodies gentleness, care, consideration, love and forgiveness. When these qualities are observable in this world, they are a mere reflection of Allah’s mercy towards His creation.
Without guidance, we are lost, continually searching for solace. It is God’s most precious gift. Knowing this fact and understanding the concepts of justice and forgiveness inherent in Islam enriches and completes us. Knowing that our purpose is to worship God liberates us.
The Prophet liked eating meat, albeit not very often. He openly encouraged Muslims to eat from the meat of their sacrifices on Eid Al-Adha. It was narrated from Aisha that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Eat some, store some and give some in charity.”
We are about to discover that the phrases of prayer, the words we repeat at least 17 times every day, are also not a random set of sounds and syllables. Let us begin with the words Allahu Akbar. God is the greatest. It is an affirmation that there is none greater and thus none more worthy of worship than God himself.