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Apr05

Salat: the Mi’raj of the believer

By: Nuruddin Zangi Source: Beneficial Ilm The greatest gift that Allah bestowed on the Muslim Ummah during the Mi’raj, or Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) is the 5 daily prayers. It is as if Allah Most High, out of His great generosity, wanted the rest of the Ummah to have their own mi’raj and so made our prayer our mi’raj. ‘The Prayer is the Ascension of the Believer’ is a famous Islamic teaching, attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). I want to share my thoughts on some of the aspects that make this prayer like the mi’raj. 1) The Ascent of the Messenger of Allah took him to such a nearness to Allah, that the archangel Gabriel, made of light,...

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Apr05

The night journey – Al-Isra’ and Al-Miraj

By: navedz.wordpress.com Source: navedz.wordpress.com Al-Isra’ and Al-Miraj (the Night Journey and Ascension) refer to the miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) experienced. Unlike what some people claim, that journey involved both the body and soul of the Prophet. The main proof of the fact that the body of the Prophet was involved in the journey is that Almighty Allah began the first verse of Surat Al-Isra’ by the word subhan, which means exalted and glorified. This word indicates that a miraculous event is about to be mentioned in the sequel. This journey was a decisive stage of the Prophet’s call in Makkah, because there were several cases of people...

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Mar31

Sincerity and deeds

By: Jamiatul Ulama Source: Jamiatul Ulama Ikhlas (sincerity) in our actions and statements is of utmost importance for the acceptance of our deeds. Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated that ‘Umar said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (s) say: “Verily, the reward of deeds depends upon the Niyyah (intentions) and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended.” Therefore, every action that was not performed solely for Allah’s Sake, is annulled and fruitless in this life and the Hereafter. There are two implications for the word Niyyah according to the scholars. One of them pertains to distinguishing acts of worship from acts of habit. For instance, there is a difference between...

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