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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May18

They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: a word on marriage

By: Mawlana Dr. M Mansur Ali Source: IlmGate Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. (Khalil Gibran, The Prophet) Marriage is the oldest traditions known to mankind. It is a continuation of that holy communion that took place between our first parents Adam and Hawwa (May Allah’s peace be on both of them) in the garden of al-Firdaws. Adam (as) enjoyed the bounties of his Lord in paradise. He knew no needs. However, as time passed by he yearned for human company. For love and warmth, for someone to share his thoughts with, to be intimate with, someone who...

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May11

10 verses of Sura al Baqarah: a key to treasures

By: jamiat.org.za Source: jamiat.org.za In an era like ours, in which we’ve become immune to insecurity, the following prescription from one of the most knowledgeable Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) is very pertinent. Lets read through the following narrations and be inspired. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) said: ‘Whoever recites the following ten verses of Surah Baqarah in the morning, (1) will be saved from Shaytan till the evening, and whoever recites it in the evening will be protected from Shaytan till the morning. (2) Furthermore, he will not experience unpleasant surprises in his family or wealth. (3) If these verse are recited on an insane person, he will be cured.’...

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