In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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May23

Salatul Istikhara – The Prayer of Seeking Counsel

By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Source: SeekersHub.org The Istikhara Prayer or the Prayer of Seeking Counsel or Guidance is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance or direction in any matter. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like other duas, it is recommended that one face the qibla. It is recommended to open the dua of istikhara, with praise of Allah and sending blessings on the Prophet ﷺ and to close it in this manner, too. It is disliked to ‘hasten’ in seeking the answer to one’s istikhara, like other duas, because the Prophet ﷺ said, “Your prayers...

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May05

The secret to a tranquil heart

By: Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Allah have mercy on him) Source: yunuspatel.co.za Like the needle of the compass faces North when at rest, so the heart of the Mu’min faces in the direction of Allah Ta’ala’s obedience and pleasure. In the obedience of Allah Ta’ala do we find our peace, contentment and happiness. When a compass is moved or shaken, we observe how the needle is disturbed and begins to move restlessly this way and that way – as if agitated. When it is placed down, it continues to move about until finally it finds its rest in the direction of North. SubhanAllah! We should take lesson from this. …When the heart of a Mu’min is shaken with sins, with disobedience to Allah...

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Mar27

Are you in need? Just ask Allah!

By: Jinan Bastaki Source: VirtualMosque “Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62) For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of...

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