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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 …

Dhikr - How Should We Remember God?

When we do good, we must always try to be conscious of the fact that we are doing it for God. Talk to God as you are doing the good deed, ask Him to accept it from you, and to enable you to do more good.

Assuming The Worse In Others

When we assume the worse in others intentions it creates and prolongs the conflict we are in with that person. If we think positively then it ends that conflict.

seeking reward

If I Do Good Only For Reward, Is My Good Deed Accepted?

Asaalaamu alaykum, and thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. Sheikh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersHub answers this question quite well in the following video: Transcript: Sh. Faraz Rabbani: “So does seeking reward affect the intention? Allah, subhannahu wa ta’ala, is Arrham Ul-Raheemeen. He is unimaginably merciful. He is more merciful than any imaginable reality of …

Sincerity and Facebook: How to Fix my Intention

Sincerity and Facebook: How to Fix my Intention?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you so much for this very important question and for contacting Ask About Islam. This question shows that you are sincere and that you are seeking the reward of Allah and you are worried if something else gets in your heart other than the pure desire of pleasing Him (Glorified and …

forcing niqab

My New Husband is Forcing Me To Wear Niqab. Must I?

Salam Dear Sister, I am really surprised and I am re-thinking again and again before advising you. I was a bit surprised at many of the details you have provided here. Whenever I think of a suggestion to help you, I find that, somehow, you have had it cross your mind! He Cannot Force You Well, …

Don't Judge Other Muslims Based On Their Appearance

Don't Judge Other Muslims Based On Their Appearance

How many times have we seen a Muslim sister and brother and judged them for what they are wearing? We might dress more “Islamically” than them but it doesn’t mean our intentions are purer. We should not judge other Muslims based on their appearance.


How Can I Uphold Sincere Intentions?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani from SeekersHub addresses this question in the video below: Transcript:  So, what if one is struggling to have high intentions. They say one of the most facilitative means is to be with sincere people, be with true people. Allah (SWT) tells …

Fasting Break

Two Questions About What Breaks The Fast in Ramadan

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your questions. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani from SeekersHub addresses these question in the videos below: Should I Continue Fasting if I Break My Fast Deliberately? Transcript: Yes. So, if one breaks one’s fast whether by accident or deliberately in a moment of weakness. You decide to eat …

Preparing for Ramadan: Intentions ...

Have you started preparing for Ramadan? If not, check this reminder by Sheikh Yasir Fahmy to help you start the journey preparing for this year’s Ramadan. Sheikh Yasir starts by saying: “In the Khutbah today I began to speak about the month of Rajab, and how Allah (SWT) has made it that the month of …

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