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  1. What is riya and can you please advise how to fix it? Question on Nov,20 2017 riyashow Question: What is riyāʾ and can you please advise how to fix it? Answer: Bismillahi Taʿālā Assalāmu ʿalaykum waraḥmatullāhī wabrakātuh, Riyāʾ means “show off”. It is an illness of the heart which remains hidden, unless accountability is made of it. Riyāʾ can creep into many different forms and can afflict even the righteous. Scholars have written numerous treatise on rectification of riyāʾ in one’s thoughts, actions and ʿibādāt. It h
  2. Working out one’s zakaat date Q: When will zakaat be obligatory and how should one work out one's zakaat date? https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmuftionline.co.za%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fpictures%2Fbismillah.jpg&t=1613931526&ymreqid=1e76d8aa-a6f0-66f7-1c0d-c20001017e00&sig=a6k5bO4cpjeOijwSBT_f5g--~D A: When a person acquires wealth (upon which zakaat is compulsory) which equals the nisaab and the wealth remains with him for an entire lunar year from the first day he acquires this wealth, zakaat will be fardh on that wealth.
  3. Merely possessing the knowledge of something is of little value if one does not apply it. This is an accepted principle. It is even worse if one becomes arrogant on account of this knowledge. The purpose of attending classes on the Seerah of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), for example, should be to adopt the inward and outward Sunnahs and to implement the lessons learned in our own lives. Sitting through lectures on the Shama’il and Hadith in general must result in the application of Sunnahs to ourselves. If this is not the case, we need to ask ourselves, what went wrong? How is it that I’ve spent
  4. Treatment of Cataract from the Quran One of the Swiss pharmaceutical companies has started producing a new medicine called “Medicine of Quran” which allows the treatment of cataract without surgery. As the newspaper Ar-Raya, published in Qatar writes, “this drug which was synthesised by an Egyptian doctor Abdul Basit Muhammad from the secretions of human sweat glands and has an effectiveness of 99 per cent with absolutely no side effects, was registered in Europe and the United States. It is also reported that one of the Swiss companies produces the new drug in the form of liquid and eye d
  5. Meraj Mohiuddin’s “Revelation: The Story of Muhammad ﷺ”: A Critical Review JULY 10, 2019 By Bilal Ali Ansari In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. Despite its relatively recent publication, Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin’s Revelation: The Story of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) has quickly become one of the more popular, publicized, and widely-distributed additions to the growing corpus of English literature on the prophetic biography (sīrah). Boasting an aesthetically-pleasing, simple, and modern design, Revelationenjoys a long list
  6. Seeratul Mustafa new abridged 1 volume & original 3 volumes (Links to an external site.) The Sealed Nectar Muhammad The Ideal Prophet by Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi (Links to an external site.) Seerah of The Final Messenger by Mufti Muhammad Shafi The Battles of Prophet Muhammad by Ibn Kathir When The Moon Split
  7. When you post the du'as its an opportunity for us to read it as a Du'a and thats how I notice errors. Its better to point out on the topic so anyone copying them will be informed. Allah ta'ala accept all efforts!
  8. Assalaamu 'laykum warahmatullah! Jazaakillahu khayran once more for the excellent contribution Can you pls check the following word? Transliteration says, "wa min da’watith-thubuur" so is it a Shhen on a thaa? وَمِنْ دَعْوَةِ الشُّبُوْرِ،
  9. Summarized by Samah Syed from the ‘Gateways of Relief and Assistance’ webinar by Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi. It is in the nature of this worldly life that it will be filled with trials and tribulations for every individual, old or young, rich or poor. Allah Most High states in the Qur’an: “And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned” (Qur’an, 42:30) Thus, we should understand that any calamity that befalls us is often a consequence of our wrongdoings and ultimately this is a calling for us from Allah Most High to turn back to Him. Although we m
  10. Taken from "Etiquettes of Social Life" by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahimahullah) PDF
  11. True Appreciation of Rajab By Shaykhul-Hadīth, Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh With the advent of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims remember the great miracle of the Beloved Nabī of Allāh ta‘ālā, the Mi‘rāj, which is commonly believed to have taken place in this month. During this miracle, Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam travelled with his body and soul from Makkah Mukarramah to Baytul-Maqdis, and from there to the seven heavens and beyond and returned all in a split second. The first part of the journey, from Makkah Mukarramah t
  12. The Basis and Objective of Unity Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Allah Ta‘ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed: وَ اعۡتَصِمُوۡا بِحَبۡلِ اللّٰهِ جَمِیۡعًا وَّلاَ تَفَرَّقُوۡا Hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not be divided. (Surah Aal-e-Imraan v. 103) The benefit of unity mentioned in this verse will not be acquired by merely bringing people together. Rather, the benefit of unity will be acquired through bringing people together and uniting them upon the rope of Allah (i.e. uniting them upon practising tr
  13. Loans and Debts: The Islamic Perspective By Shaykhul-Hadīth, Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Taking loans Allāh ta‘ālā has full control over the financial situation of each and every person. Whether a person is well off or struggling to make ends meet, this is all decreed by Allāh ta‘ālā. For those struggling financially, taking a loan is a way of alleviating financial difficulty. However, one should try his utmost to avoid taking loans as they can lead to many ills. This is why Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam would make the following du‘ā: اَ
  14. Question: What are the differences between the words “Qalb”, “Fu’aad” and “Lubb” as used in the Qur’an? Answer: As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, The Qur’an expresses the word “heart” using different Arabic words at different times; these can mostly be summed up as the Arabic words qalb, fuaad and lubb. Since in the Arabic language, there is no such thing as an exact synonym, there are subtle differences in the root meanings and indications given by the different words that must be understood if one wants to understand the nuances of the Qur’anic message. W
  15. Jazakallah, very informative erm...just to point out for the information of those Muslims not consuming samusas/pastries in Ramadhaan (masha-allah), puff pastry not used for samusas brother CH...the forzen pastry is used for various fillings and then baked : )
  16. Omar Hisham al-Arabi Surah Ar-Rahmaan - soothing, heart melting https://youtu.be/sHDmxMrCfCw Verses of Tranquility - SAKINAH أيات السكينة لدفع الهموم https://youtu.be/EBec54KMu58 The Healing Verses https://youtu.be/6H52-brhfi4
  17. FREE ASSOCIATION AND PRAYER In therapy we use a technique called free association, a practice in psychoanalytic therapy, which is to let the client share thoughts, words, and anything else that comes to the mind freely. Now, the benefit of this is to help clients understand what they really think and feel about themselves, others, and the situations they are experiencing versus what they tell themselves they think and feel, in an atmosphere of non-judgmental curiosity and acceptance. A powerful experience! Now, I've been thinking about the concept of 'Dua' in our
  18. Jazaakallaahu khayraa for posting this... concern has been on many people's minds and no one was saying anything
  19. Jazaakillaahu khayraa I always thought these were all separate du'as
  20. Assalaamu 'alaykum Brother please format your posts before posting
  21. The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman Pause for a moment, and ask yourself: what are the greatest accomplishments of the Muslim civilization? At first thought, a number of things will probably come to mind, ranging from mathematics to medicine to architecture—perhaps even coffee.[1] But unfortunately we tend to overlook one of the greatest accomplishments, if not the greatest: the isnād system. That a person, till this day, can attribute a hadīth to the Prophet and then follow it with a list of authorities reaching back successively to the source i
  22. How should a person paralysed from the waist downwards perform salaah? Q: An individual is paralysed from the waist downwards. He is unable to make wudhu and there is no one present to help him make wudhu. How will such a person perform his salaah? https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmuftionline.co.za%2Fb.jpg&t=1610268483&ymreqid=1e76d8aa-a6f0-66f7-1cdc-b5000101d900&sig=8nX3rykhWhXTVdVRtb2iig--~D A: If there is no person present who will be able to assist him make wudhu, then if he is able to make taymmum, he should make tayammum and pe
  23. Gathering on the fortieth day after the demise of a deceased Q: Is it correct to gather on the fortieth day after the demise of a deceased in order to recite the Quraan Majeed, etc. and convey the reward to him? https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmuftionline.co.za%2Fb.jpg&t=1609593361&ymreqid=1e76d8aa-a6f0-66f7-1ce1-1c000101ee00&sig=jvzYSOhA_g4IpxGWbSOeoQ--~D A: There is no basis for gathering on the fortieth day for the purpose of reciting the Quraan Majeed, feeding, etc. and conveying the reward to the deceased. The correct way is th
  24. Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned regarding Akbar Ali who was one of his associates: Akbar Ali was a very intelligent person. Once, while in dialogue with a Christian, he posed the following question to him, “If a person wishes to turn his entire focus towards Allah Ta‘ala throughout his life, and remain engaged in ibaadah twenty-four hours of the day, in such a manner that his heart is not consumed by the world, then do you Christians have any method whereby he can acquire this?” The Christian replied, “No, there is no such method in the religion of Ch
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