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A PurposeFULL Life of Intentions

A PurposeFULL Life of Intentions

As days melt into weeks and months become years, it’s easy to lose sight of your intentions and fall astray. Yet it is your intentions that count the most! Are you praying because Allah Almighty decreed prayer for you? Or are you praying to show…

3 Tips to Get Over the Ramadan Wall

3 Tips to Get Over the Ramadan Wall

How can we prevent these precious moments of Ramadan from slipping through our fingers? Sometimes we have to train ourselves to overcome the negative thoughts that can prevent us from finishing at our best. Here are three strategies for how we can do…

Job

Vowed to Leave Job: Must I Fulfill It?

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. In this fatwa: As for your vow to leave your job, if you just intended it, you do not have to fulfill it. But …

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 …

Vow

Changing the Intention of Vow: Allowed?

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. In this fatwa: The money you made a vow to give should be spent as you have intended. As for the family, you can give them from other charities you …

Do I Need to Make Wudu' after Ghusl

Do I Need to Make Wudu after Ghusl?

I have a quick question. I have been told that one must perform wudu (ablution) after taking a shower or bath. If so, then why is this necessary?

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 …

Ramadan prep tips

6 Tips for Ramadan - A Preparation List

Ramadan requires us to tweak our lifestyles so as to make it healthy and productive. It’s not everyday that we get up an hour or so before Fajr to prepare for suhoor meals or to pray Tahajjud (night prayer). Therefore, before the arrival of Ramadan, it is a good idea to start adjusting our sleeping habits.

Competition and Showing Off - Any Difference?

When we show off and compete with one another only so that it is said of us that we are good or brave or wise, etc. we seek praise from the creation. This is our intention. But when we compete for the pleasure of Allah, we recognize that our ability and our reward is from Allah, and our intentions are for Allah.

How Do I Fix My Intention?

How Do I Fix My Intention?

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Sister, Thank you so much for asking this question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is true, as you mentioned, that intentions are absolutely crucial to having our deeds accepted by Allah Almighty. As the Noble Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said: It has been narrated on the authority of …



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