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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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Duas against Satan and insomnia

By: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Source: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng وَقُل رَّ‌بِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ ﴿٩٧﴾ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَ‌بِّ أَن يَحْضُرُ‌ونِ ﴿٩٨﴾ And say, “0 my Lord, I seek your refuge from the strokes of the Shaytaan, and I seek Your refuge from that they come to me.” (Quran 23:97-98) The word هَمَز (the infinitive of هَمَزَاتِ Hamazat translated above as ‘strokes’ ) means “to push, to press” and sometimes is also used to mean “to make a call from behind”. This is a very comprehensive prayer often invoked for protection from the guile and mischief of Shaytaan and the The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) has...

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The treasure of knowing the Prophet (ﷺ)

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him with peace) would be better known by reading him from the hearts than reading about him from the books. In other words it is necessary to understand him by receiving inspiration and spirituality from the worlds of the scholars and gnostics who are pious and follow the principles of prophetic morals in every aspect of their lives. He can be understood in a perfect sense only by the sincere heartfelt feelings of pious believers. We can only know Him to the extent of our piety. It is commanded in the following verse that: “…So fear Allah. For it is God that teaches you….” (2: 282) So, learning the life of...

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