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Know More About Your Worst Enemy

It’s true, isn’t it? You can fool a lot of people for a lot of the time. You can even fool yourself for a while. But Allah cannot be fooled. No matter how much we pretend, we cannot deceive the One Who created us. Allah knows every leaf that falls from every tree and He …

Ibn`Atta': Sins and Obedience: Do They Affect God?

Sins and Obedience: Do They Affect God? Ibn Atta Answers

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Your obedience does not benefit Him, and your sins do not harm Him. He ordered you to this and forbid you from this only for what benefits you. It is a fact that Allah the Almighty does not benefit from anyone’s …

Why Muhammad Didn't Die for Muslims' Sins

5 Reasons Why Muhammad Didn't Die for Muslims' Sins

Why did not Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) die for the sins of Muslims? Is not he considered by his followers as the mercy to all? Indeed, Prophet Muhammad is a mercy for all peoples; yet he did not die for anybody’s sin. The simple reason is that Islam does not recognize …

A New Year.. All Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A New Year.. All Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A new hijri year is almost here; a great chance to start afresh and to turn over a new leaf. You may have missed some of the blessed seasons last year; perhaps you did not do well during the past Ramadan or Dhul-Hijjah 10 days. Many of us certainly feel sad about that. It is painful, …

5 Opportunities That Prayers Give You

5 Forgiveness Opportunities Prayers Give You

In part one of this series, some of the opportunities offered by Allah to get rid of our sins have been highlighted. Through this series you will notice that ways of forgiveness are so many and diverse in terms of their types and times. In other words, if you are really interested in living a …

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 …

Allah Will Not Forgive These Sins

Allah Will Not Forgive These Sins

Allah will forgive anything that is between you and Him. However, if you have done wrong to another person and have taken from their rights, you will not be forgiven unless you seek forgiveness from that person first. Important reminder.

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Ghiebah, or backbiting, is forbidden in the Glorious Qur’an where a person who commits it is given the similitude of a person who eats the flesh of his dead brother. It is also condemned in the Sunnah. We read in a Prophetic hadith, “Verily, your blood (i.e., life), your property, and your honor are inviolable …

Deserting Sins: Obstacles and Opportunities

Before we can speak of deserting sins, we need to have a good idea of what we mean by “sins.” From the Islamic point of view, a sin is a conscious and willful act that violates Allah’s rights (i.e. His commandments) or the rights of a fellow being. On the other hand, we cannot consider a …

How Does One Go About Repenting?

How Does One Go About Repenting?

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister,   Lucky you! It seems you’ve had an inspirational Ramadan! I congratulate you for taking steps towards living your life according to your values. Your question seems to be asking about guilt.  It seems that you have a lot of guilt, and you are asking for ways to alleviate …



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