In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


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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The second coming of Jesus – Esa (pbuh)

By: Shahul Hameed Source: OnIslam The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “…then Allah will send forth the Messiah, son of Mary. He will descend at the white minaret in eastern Damascus, flanked in saffron garbs, with his hands upon the wings of a pair of angels…” (Muslim) Muslims believe that Jesus will return at the end of time and will clear all the confusion prevailing in the world regarding his life and mission. No historical figure has been the subject of as much controversy as Jesus of Nazareth. He is worshipped as the only-begotten Son of God, the Messiah, the Savior, and as God Himself by the Christians of the world. The Jews believe that he falsely claimed to...

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