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Jun 23, 2015
The month of Ramaḍān is upon us, and knowing its’ regulations is an obligation each of us carry. Below is a brief summary of a few of the points covered by our noble brother Abū Ḥakīm: How and when fasting became an obligation Importance of ṣuḥūr and iftār in their proper times What is allowed/forbidden for the fasting person to do The different names of Ramaḍān The recitation of the Qurʾān May Allāh allow us to benefit from this tremendous month and forgive us our sins. Āmīn.

Jun 23, 2015
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islām (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) [Al-Baqarāh, 2:28] Ibn Qayyim has mentioned that the heart is of three types: Hearts that are sound in ʿAqīdah free from the things that have been dispraised (by Allāh and His Messenger) The dead heart – this heart has no īmān or Taqwá The sick heart – not fully dead or sound: This heart leans towards either the sound heart or the dead heart. The one with this heart should cure itself by fighting his desire…

Jun 22, 2015
  O Mankind! Indeed Allāh has sent the Messenger Muḥammad (ﷺ) as a bearer of glad tidings to those who obey him in his message of a great reward, and as a warner to those who oppose his message and go against what he has been sent with by way of the message of severe punishment. Allāh sent His messenger with a manhaj (methodology) which is straight and bears no crookedness; he was sent during a period in which there was neither a messenger nor any guidance present, but rather it was a time where idolatry, injustice and promiscuity were prevalent, where the women had no rights, and t…

Jun 21, 2015
The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said: Whoever invents something into this religion that which is not from it, it is rejected. He (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) also said: Whoever desires a sunnah other than the sunnah of ours, is not from amongst us. [Q]: Is it permissible for the people to argue with those who say “we are Salafῑ?” Here are some points from the detailed answer: They (the Salafῑ’s) try to adhere and remain upright upon the truth They try to rid the innovations in the religion They are the most concerned with the authenticity of the ahādith …

Jun 12, 2015
O Muslims! Fear Allāh and look to whom you befriend, for indeed a man is upon the religion of his friend, so look to whom you take as your close companions. Indeed our noble Messenger advised and informed us, ‘The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows. So as for the seller of musk then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from him, or at least you enjoy a pleasant smell from him. As for the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an o…

Jun 11, 2015
The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) blocked many ways that could lead to shirk. His methodology with regards to shirk was to destroy its source, to cut any path that leads to it, blocking any of its means, and dealing with it from its source. This is shown by his guidance and his Sunnah. The Prophet warned his nation from shirk and had great concern for calling to tawḥīd. Narrated by Jābir: The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said: He who meets Allāh not associating partners to Him will enter the Paradise. And he who meets him associating partners to Him will enter …

Jun 9, 2015
The people of the sunnah are distinguished by adhering to the narrations, clinging onto the athār of the salaf. It is well known that salvation lies by holding on to the texts of what has been revealed by our Lord and his Messengers. Ahl al- Sunnah do not differ regarding the uṣūl in the religion; we are connected by the fundamentals. Ahl al-Sunnah base their manhaj and ʿAqīdah upon an ʿaṣl that is firm, an ʿaṣl that is qawī, the Kitāb, the Sunnah and the fahm (understanding) of the Salaf of this Ummah! Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah said (paraphrased): “Ahl al-bidʿah is coupled&…

Jun 9, 2015
As the decades roll by, the old traditions of good manners, honour and special care for parents become less and less apparent within western societies. Abū Khadījah, hafiẓahullāh, details how short many of us are falling short in regards to our parents, and the solutions to the problems we have therein. Using various āyāt and ḥadīth, he describes the great status the parents, and more specifically the mother, hold within our dīn.

May 18, 2015
When one is put into trial then he looks to the goodness that his Lord has given him and he is patient upon this trial. Allāh will reward him in the hereafter. This life is ending. When this life ends we enter the life of the grave, and when that ends, we enter into an eternal abode. Allāh did not create us without a purpose. He created us for a reason and that reason has been mentioned by Allāh in the Qurʾān. Allāh says (what can be translated as): وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ ‎﴿٥٦﴾ And I (Allāh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me …