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How to Benefit from the Quran

If you truly want to benefit from the Qur’an, your heart must be attentive and alert when reciting it or listening to it. Listen to it carefully with presence of mind, paying attention to it as if Allah Himself was speaking to you directly. Understand that this Qur’an is an

Spirituality 5 Min Read

The True Muslim

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE `Abdullah ibn `Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe. The Muhajir is one who migrates from what Allah

Spirituality 12 Min Read

The Prayer (Salah)

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE The Companion and fourth Caliph, Ali states, 'Allah gives this world to those whom He loves and to those whom He hates, but He only bestows faith upon those whom He loves'. It is an incredible honour that, from among all His

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True Patience

Patience is a noble mannerism of the soul that prevents it from doing that which is not good or pleasing; it is a quality of the soul which leads to its correction and rectification. al-Junayd ibn Muhammad was asked about it to which he replied, ‘It means swallowing gall without

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The Victory of the Muslim Prisoners

All praise be to Allāh, and may peace and blessings be on the messenger, his family, and companions. When al-Mamun, the Abbasid caliph, imprisoned Imām Aḥmad b. Hanbal and tortured him in order to compel him to accept the heretical belief in the ‘createdness’ of the Qur’ān, Imām Aḥmad refused

Spirituality 12 Min Read

The Warning from the Fire

Allāh, Most High, says, “Fear a Fire whose fuel is men and stones made ready for the disbelievers." “Have fear of the Fire which has been prepared for the disbelievers.” “I have warned you of a raging Fire.” “They will have awnings of Fire above them and awnings below them.

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The Right Deed

ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) reports that he heard the Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) saying, “All actions are only by their intentions and every person shall have only what he intended. Therefore, whoever’s migration was to Allāh and His Messenger, his migration was indeed to

Spirituality 12 Min Read


With the Name of Allāh, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful My Lord, facilitate matters through Your mercy. On the authority of Ibn Masʿūd, the Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “Islām began as something strange and it will return to being something strange, so Tuba to the strangers.” It

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The Reality of Taking Refuge with Allah

The word ʿadha and its derivatives carry the meaning of being careful and wary, guarding and fortifying, being rescued and victorious. Its essential meaning is to flee from something you fear will harm you to something that will save you from it. This is why the one you seek refuge with is

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Living on Borrowed Time

"The time I kill is killing me." – Mason Cooley You may have heard the term ‘time management’ before and dismissed it as being one of the many newly concocted phrases of the self-help industry. However, it refers to using the time one has in the most effective manner and,