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The beauty and wonder of learning Quran

By: Source: via The Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, received the revelation of the Quran from Jibreel (Gabriel), may Allaah exalt his mention, and conveyed it to people as it was revealed to him from His Lord. He urged his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, to learn and memorize it. A number of companions competed in memorizing and learning it, such as Ubayy Ibn K`ab, `Abdullaah Ibn Mas`ood, Zayd Ibn Thaabit and Mu’aath Ibn Jabal, may Allaah be pleased with them. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was proud of them and said: “Learn the recitation of Qur’an from four:`Abdullaah Ibn Mas`ood, Saalim, the freed...

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How to deal with laxness regarding duties

By: Mufti Musa Furber Source: This excerpt from Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī’s Infamies of the Soul and Their Treatment explains the importance of being thankful for good things lest we lose them, and the various stages people often experience when slacking off. It prescribes ways to treat this condition, chief of which are seeking refuge in Allah and remembrance of Him. Unconsciously slacking off on duties One of the infamies of the soul is its slacking off in [religious] duties it used to perform. A greater infamy is when the individual is not concerned with his shortcomings and slacking off. Greater yet is when one is not even aware of his shortcomings and slacking off....

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Reflection: An excellent form of Worship

By: Jasser Auda Source: OnIslam In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Bury yourself in the land of anonymity. A seed that is never buried underground will never produce. There is nothing more beneficial to the heart than an isolation that allows it to enter a state of reflection.” If we want to understand well the meaning of awe, hope, relying on God, and sincerity and want to turn this rational understanding to a heart feeling, then the way, as Ibn `Ata’illah suggests, is to reflect. Reflection is a marvelous form of worship that pushes people in their path to God. It helps people achieve their...

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