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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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Mar09

Fasting in the Month of Rajab

By: Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani Source: sunnah.org Fasting the months of Rajab and Sha`ban as a nafila or supererogatory worship is recommended, with the intention of following the Sunna of the Prophet (ﷺ) by which the merit of this fast has clearly been established. `Abd al-Rahman al-Jazai’ri in his book al-Fiqh `ala al-madhahib al-arba` (Islamic law according to the Four Schools) in the chapter entitled “Fasting Rajab, Sha`ban and the Rest of the Holy Months” states: Fasting the months of Rajab and Sha`ban is recommended (mandub) as agreed upon by three of the Imams, while the Hanbalis differed in that they said fasting Rajab singly is disliked, except if one breaks...

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Mar04

The secret to a tranquil heart

By: Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Allah have mercy on him) Source: Yunuspatel.co.za Like the needle of the compass faces North when at rest, so the heart of the Mu’min faces in the direction of Allah Most High’s obedience and pleasure. In the obedience of Allah Most High do we find our peace, contentment and happiness. When a compass is moved or shaken, we observe how the needle is disturbed and begins to move restlessly this way and that way – as if agitated. When it is placed down, it continues to move about until finally it finds its rest in the direction of North. SubhanAllah! We should take lesson from this. When the heart of a Mu’min is shaken with sins, with disobedience to...

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