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How to focus better in prayer

By: Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb Source: A common complaint of many who seek reformation, is their lack of concentration in salah (prayer), and finding themselves wanting in the spirit of salah. They write or ask for some prescription to bring in that spirit and that love of Allah, Most High, through salah. The following guidelines will, Insha-Allah, assist in improving the quality of one’s salah: Men should try and reach the Masjid before the Azaan, so that they may with etiquette and ease, read the sunnah salah – and this should take them about 5 minutes. In the remaining few minutes before an obligatory (fardh) prayer, make istighfar (seek forgiveness), taubah...

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Sharia: The path to salvation

By: Sadakat Kadri Source: Huffington Post At a time when efforts to ban or oppose sharia law seem to be on the minds of many, it would be interesting to know what precisely their sponsors are hoping to prohibit — because their target has a 1,400-year history that extends deep into the realms of faith. When the Quran was first enunciated to the Arabs, the word sharia conveyed the idea of a direct path to water — a route of considerable importance to a desert people — and Islamic scholars would always think of it as a spiritual concept. A 14th-century Syrian jurist named Ibn Qayyim set out the vision well: It is the absolute cure for all ills. … It is life and...

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The benefit of fiqh is not just for scholars

By: Qays Arthur Source: MuslimVillage Our master Mu’awiya (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Whomever Allah desires good by, He grants discerning insight regarding Religion.” (Bukhari) That statement alone from the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) is enough to inspire any sane person to devote himself, if not entirely then to some significant degree, to the pursuit of fiqh. But what is this fiqh that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) spoke of in such magnificent terms? The term fiqh literally means insight or understanding. It is most often used today to refer to the science...

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