In a verse of the Holy Qurʾān, Allāh says: يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱجۡتَنِبُواْ كَثِيرً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعۡضَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِثۡمٌ۬ۖ وَلَاتَجَسَّسُواْ وَلَا يَغۡتَب بَّعۡضُكُم بَعۡضًاۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُڪُمۡ أَن يَأۡڪُلَ لَحۡمَ أَخِيهِ مَيۡتً۬ا فَكَرِهۡتُمُوهُۚ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ Oh believers! Abstain excessively from speculation (conjecture) for indeed some instances of conjecture are a sin. Do not investigate, do not …
The Prophet ﷺ has said, “If the Son of Adam (Man) had a valley full of gold, he would desire a second valley; and if he was given a second valley, he would desire a third valley, and nothing will fill the cavity in Man except the dust of the Earth. And Allah forgives he who repents to Him.” [Bukhari] …
One of the beauties of Islamic teaching is to visit the sick, to attend funerals and visit each other for the sake of Allah. These social etiquettes and social concerns are slowly being lost. We should be more social in our daily lives. In fact, one of the the wisdom’s of congregational salāh is it’s social effect. [This short excerpt …
We may think that piety and godliness lies only in our relationship with Allāh سبحانه وتعالى . The Qurʾān and hadith tell us that this is not the case. Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says: لَّيْسَ الْبِرَّ أَن تُوَلُّواْ وُجُوهَكُمْ قِبَلَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَلَـكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَالْمَلآئِكَةِ وَالْكِتَابِ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ وَآتَى الْمَالَ عَلَى حُبِّهِ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْيَتَامَى وَالْمَسَاكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ …
Many scholars have said that you should live your day as if it is your last day.
Some ulamā have said that we should regard our time in the dunya as the time between Adhān and Salāh.
Allah has given us time so that we may put it to good use and be grateful to Allah. What will our relationship be with Allah if we abuse it?
Real loss is not the loss of wealth of possessions. Real loss is when a person allows themselves to be distracted by their dunya from the remembrance of Allah and their true purpose.
Ilm shines in character and conduct.
The true ulama were such that they were purified by their teachers and they purified their students.
Reciting durood (salutations upon the Messenger ﷺ) abundantly not only has a calming effect on a person but also softens the heart.
Always remember that spirituality can easily be lost – climbing is difficult but falling is easy. Consolidate what you have i.e. fardh and sunnah acts of ibadah and take things slowly, with patience and perseverance.
Ilm is in the heart not just in the mind.
As human beings, we love titles and want to be respected. Where does that desire come from? It comes from the nafs.
Debating may win the argument but it never wins the hearts.
A reminder from an old post that we naturally deteriorate in spirituality over time and we most strive to arrest that natural decline. http://www.contentsoul.com/2010/08/05/spiritual-deterioration/
The sahabah were not just concerned with physical, external ritual purity. Their external purification was also reflected in their inner spirit.
A state is a a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time. A state is all encompassing. For example, when a person is in a state of joy, fear or anxiety they are overcome by that particular state. Hajj and fasting are both states. We should be overcome by the states of Hajj and fasting. Let’s …
Contentment is when you are at peace within and with everything and everyone around you, even though you may be afflicted with misfortune and trials. The most contentment you will feel (even more than through dhikr) is through the recitation of the Qurʾān.
If you want to purify your heart, purify your speech.