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Doing Good Deeds Without Valid Intention

Doing Good Deeds Without Valid Intention: Rewarded?

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: Being polite with seniors and colleagues at work without a valid intention does not incur sin on the person because it is not among the …

A PurposeFULL Life of Intentions

A PurposeFULL Life of Intentions

As days melt into weeks and months become years, it’s easy to lose sight of your intentions and fall astray. Yet it is your intentions that count the most! Are you praying because Allah Almighty decreed prayer for you? Or are you praying to show…

3 Tips to Get Over the Ramadan Wall

3 Tips to Get Over the Ramadan Wall

How can we prevent these precious moments of Ramadan from slipping through our fingers? Sometimes we have to train ourselves to overcome the negative thoughts that can prevent us from finishing at our best. Here are three strategies for how we can do…

Want to Have a Successful Ramadan? Here is Step #1

Want to Have a Successful Ramadan? Here is Step #1

Few weeks separate us from the blessed and beloved month. Do you want to achieve a really successful Ramadan? The first step is to have a burning desire and great passion for success. That is the starting point. Cherish the intention to make the upcoming Ramadan the best in your life. Start developing this motive …

Intention

Before Action, Double-Check Your Intention

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what they intended. So whoever migrates for the sake of Allah and His messenger, the migration will be counted truly for Allah and His messenger. And whoever migrates for the sake of worldly increase or to marry someone, then the migration will count for whatever it …

Job

Vowed to Leave Job: Must I Fulfill It?

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: As for your vow to leave your job, if you just intended it, you do not have to fulfill it. But …

Purity of Intentions

Purity of Intentions

The Arabic term ikhlas literally means purity, which is used in the Quran to refer to various things. For example, a verse mentions the purity of milk: We produce, for your drink, milk, pure and agreeable to those who drink it. (16:66) Purity in this verse refers to something that is natural, pure, wholesome, and …

Vow

Changing the Intention of Vow: Allowed?

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: The money you made a vow to give should be spent as you have intended. As for the family, you can give them from other charities you …

hobbies

Are Hobbies A Haram Waste of Time for a Muslim?

Short Answer: Not necessarily. It depends on the nature of the hobby, and how much time one spends on it, as well as whether or not it brings one benefit in this life or the next. In general, as long as it’s halal and it’s not taking too much time away from other more important pursuits, it’s …

Do I Need to Make Wudu' after Ghusl

Do I Need to Make Wudu after Ghusl?

I have a quick question. I have been told that one must perform wudu (ablution) after taking a shower or bath. If so, then why is this necessary?



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