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Relieve Your Heart- Think Well of Others

Relieve Your Heart: Think Well of Others

Nothing relieves the heart and makes one happy more than thinking well of others. It protects one from the harm of worrisome thoughts that disturb his peace of mind and exhaust the body. Thinking well of others leads to a sound heart, strengthens the ties…

Bad Intentions

Are Bad Intentions a Sin Worthy of Hell?

Short Answer: God only holds us to account for our good intentions. If we follow through with them and act upon them, we may be rewarded up to hundreds or thousands of times over. Out of His Infinite Mercy, He magnifies the impact of good deeds, and minimizes the impact of evil deeds. _____________________________________ Salam Dear …

Don't Persist in Sin- Good Deeds Erase Bad Deeds

Don't Persist in Sin: Good Deeds Erase Bad Deeds

Now that we are on the road again to being the good believer God created us to be, we find ourselves contemplating, well, what next? The thought of doing a good deed might pop into our head from time to time, but due to our busy life…

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.

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