sincerity | About Islam
Home > Tag: sincerity

Tag: sincerity

How can I Enjoy Worship?

How Can I Enjoy Worship?

Short Answer: Something as simple as taking a leisurely walk outside, for example, can be a form of worship if we do it in Allah’s name and if it is good according to Islam. Exercise is a requirement in Islam because we have to protect the body that Allah gave us. The entire time we spend on …

7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam

7 Things to Remember When Questioned About Islam

We should empathize with the questioner, and even if the question is worded very badly, or is really harsh, we should still give the benefit of the doubt and try and answer in the best way possible. Allah has blessed us with a beautiful deen. Let us show its beauty through our character and manners as well!

Before Action, Double-Check Your 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 …

Fortune

A Poor Man Finds a Fortune (Story)

Among the signs of true sincerity are fearing Allah and avoiding any unlawful earnings. A sincere person would prefer poverty and hardship to consuming any ill-gotten gain. Imam Ibn Jarir At-Tabari narrates an impressive story in this regard: I was in Makkah during the season of Hajj and I saw a man from Khurasan calling …

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 …

6 Signs You're Sincere with God- Take the Test!

6 Signs to Know You Are Sincere with God

A sincere person worships God privately in the same manner he worships publicly. Sometimes, he even worships better when in seclusion so that he does his best to please Allah alone. Are one?

4 Traits to Gain Allah's Pleasure by Hatim al-Asamm

4 Traits to Gain Allah's Pleasure by Hatim al-Asamm

“Whoever wakes up any day upright in four matters, then such person is turning over enveloped in the good pleasure of Allah. The first of these is complete confidence in Allah the Most High, then trust in Allah, then sincerity, then knowing Allah. And all things are made complete by knowing Allah.”

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 …

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 …



find out more!