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Rajab Is Here... Season of Goodness Starts

Rajab Is Here... Season of Goodness Starts

Every year, when the month of Rajab arrives, I recall the supplication: “O Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha`ban and take us to Ramadan.”[1] It is high time for everyone to re-think and assess his or her readiness for the blessings of Allah in these blessed months, Rajab, Sha`ban, and Ramadan. …

Some Sixty Branches of Faith: Which One is the Best?! (Part 2/2)

Some Sixty Branches of Faith: Which One is the Best?! (Part 2/2)

“Iman (faith) is some seventy (or some sixty) branches, the highest of which is (to testify that) there is no god but Allah, and the lowest is removing (any source of) harm from the road. And modesty is a branch of Iman.” (Muslim) Editor’s note: Your time and energy are such scarce resources. A smart …

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

60+ Branches of Faith: How to Prioritize (Part 1)

As narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said about faith, “Iman (faith) is some seventy (or some sixty) branches, the highest of which is (to testify that) there is no god but Allah, and the lowest is removing (any source of) harm from the road. …

By waiting for tomorrow, life is stolen from us, one day after another, until our lifetime ends with our hands empty of any real accomplishment.

Live Within the Limits of Your Day

Past pleasures departed with yesterday. Nothing of it can be retained. Tomorrow is hidden and is equally apprehended by the high and low. There remains only the present day, within whose limits live wise people who, by living in the present from a position of free will, self-motivation…

Allah Forgives All Sins Except One

Allah Forgives All Sins Except One

What happens if you’re Muslim, and you commit an act of shirk? Does it destroy all your good deeds? Are you doomed to enter hellfire, may Allah protect us all from that? “Allah does not forgive [shirk]” means Allah will not forgive the person if he doesn’t repent. Repentance wipes out every sin, without exception.

Optional Worship: Lovers’ Way to God

Optional Worship: Lovers’ Way to God

The nafilah (pl. nawafil, Arabic for Supererogatory or Optional Prayers) is an exuberant Arabic term denoting manifold meanings foremost among which is the meaning of increase. Technically speaking, nafilah means to perform an additional amount or number of the acts of worship (`ibadat) other than that which is obligatory upon the worshipper. Remarkably, some people …

Allah is All-Forgiving All Merciful, He knows our weakness and He knows our shortcomings. He knows what we do. He hears our sincere repentance and He forgives before being begged for forgiveness.

What to Do After You’ve Sinned? 3 Things

Allah says that prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing. When we pray, we become God-conscious and feel guilt about our sins we did. So when you’ve sinned turn quickly to Allah and remember to make wudu’ (ablution) and pray…

Should We Do Good Only for Reward

Should We Do Good Only for Reward?

Asalamu Alaikum Junaid, Thank you for your questions. First, imagine that there really is no afterlife. In that case, your life ends once and for all with your death. All the good deeds you have done simply vanish with your death. But Allah the All Merciful does not want the good deeds of any of …

A believer should live for the current moment, focus, and exert the utmost effort to utilize his time in the best possible way.

3 Steps Lead to Everlasting Happiness

Happiness is the universal goal of people from all walks of life – be they philosophers of a high intellectual caliber or unlettered laborers — everyone strives in search of happiness and looks for ways to escape the worries of life. However, most people achieve only partial or superficial happiness, which provides temporary relief…



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