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Do Hajj and `Umrah Expiate Major Sins?

Do Hajj and Umrah Expiate Major Sins?

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. Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says: “The performance of Umrah is …

How can I Enjoy Worship?

How Can I Enjoy Worship?

Asalamu Alaikum Fatima, Thank you for putting confidence in us to help you with your problem. It is common for all of us to go through times of what seems to be a decrease in our level of faith. You are not alone in feeling this way. True believers always have this concern that they are …

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 …

Before Ramadan, Refresh Your Worship

Before Ramadan, Refresh Your Worship

Worship in Islam isn’t an act of God overburdening us or wanting a favor from us in return for being our Creator. It is for our own well being. A nourishment for our body and soul. We need to teach our kids the importance of this well so they can establish a spiritual connection with the Almighty.

praying guilty

I'm Only Praying Because I Feel Guilty If I Don't

Salam Dear Lora, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. As for the first part of the question, namely how you should make up for lost prayers, see this post from our Ask the Scholar section. Moving to the rest of your question, you need to know that all the rites of …

Ibn Ataa: How Sincerity Revives Actions

Ibn Ataa: How Sincerity Revives Actions

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Actions are like statues that only come to life with the spirit of sincerity”. Sincerity to Allah is more fundamental than relying on Allah, since it has to do with a deeper level of faith in Him, Most High. Yet, it was …

7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam

7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam

There will be people who will make really racist or islamophobic remarks. There will be some who will demean the Prophet or demean the Quran. There will be some who might make rude remarks about Muslim women and so on and so forth…

A Woman and Bryan Anderson- A Powerful Story

A Woman and Bryan Anderson- A Powerful Story

The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you…

Sincerity - Being Deeply Devoted to God by Heart

Sincerity - Being Deeply Devoted to God by Heart

Due to his fear for Allah and profound love of Allah, a sincere person is someone who readily discriminates between the right and the wrong, who absolutely implements what is right according to the Quran and, without seeing any limits in closeness to Allah and love for him…



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