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10 verses of Sura al Baqarah: a key to treasures

  By: Jamiatul Ulama Source: Jamiatul Ulama In an era like ours, in which we’ve become immune to insecurity, the following prescription from one of the most knowledgeable Sahabah (Allah be pleased with them) is very pertinent. Lets read through the following narrations and be inspired. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) 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...

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How pure are our intentions?

By: Abu Aaliyah Sharif Source: The Humble “I” The Qur’an says: And they have been ordered no more than this: to worship God sincerely, devoting religion purely to Him. [98:5] According to Imam al-Raghib al-Asbahani, sincerity or ikhlas requires the heart ‘to be emptied of all else besides God.’1 This emptying is never that simple, for it involves struggling against the lower self so as to strip away the heart’s love of praise or its undue reverence of created things. It demands that the heart’s motives or intentions are purified from conceit, deceit, showing-off or self-aggrandisement so that acts of worship are done exclusively seeking God’s good pleasure. Imam al-Qushayri’s words of the...

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What is the Unseen worth?

By: Zainul Mussa Source: Collection of Treasures Once, whilst in the company of one of my respected teachers, he gave us some Naseehah (advice). He mentioned to us important points to remember as students of knowledge. I will mention one of these below. During the time of Harun Rashid there was a saintly man by the name of Behlul رحمه الله who was an ascetic. Sayyiduna Behlul رحمه الله would generally be found sitting at the beach side, building sand models then breaking them. On one occasion, whilst Harun Rashid and his wife, Zubaida Khatun, were travelling on elephants, they came past Sayyiduna Behlul رحمه الله who was, as usual, building houses from the sand. On seeing Sayyiduna Behlul...

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