“O our Rabb! We have believed, so forgive us and have Mercy upon us. And you are the best of the Merciful” (Quran, Al-Mu’minun (23) : 109 )
Have utmost faith in Allah’s Mercy, and never lose hope
Don’t forget to say “Ameen” after each Du’a!
By Shaykh Muhammad Jebril | Translated by Shazia Ahmad
Many of us spend a good portion of our Ramadan nights with our hands raised in du`a’ (supplication), listening to the heart-felt words of our imam or shaykh calling on Allah in the witr prayer. For those of us who don’t speak Arabic, it is a time when we often long to understand the meaning of the words being said with such evident intensity and feeling. It is for this reason that we would like to present a beautiful du`a’ of Shaykh Muhammad Jebril of Cairo, Egypt – said at the completion of his recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan1 – accompanied by an English translation. Read the rest of this entry
Be good to people before you think of doing extra worship because violating Huqooq al-ibaad (rights of people) will not be forgiven by Allah!
Prophet Muhammad (saws) said, “The real bankrupt of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with SALAT (prayer), SAUM (fasting) and SADAQAH (charity), (but he will find himself bankrupt on that day as he will have exhausted the good deeds) because he insulted someone, spread false stories about someone, unlawfully devoured the wealth of someone, shed the blood of someone and beat someone; so his good deeds would be credited to the account of those (who suffered at his hand). If his good deeds fall short to clear the account, their sins would be entered in his account and HE WOULD BE THROWN IN THE (HELL) FIRE.”[Muslim]
Praise be to Allaah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides cannot be misled, and whomsoever He leaves astray cannot be guided. I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. Read the rest of this entry
It is related that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“The greatest fear I have for my community is a lesser form of polytheism… showing off.” (Ahmad)
There is nothing wrong with a believer feeling happy on account of people’s praise. It is only showing off when a person intends to do a good deed for other than God’s sake, so that he or she would not do that deed if no one else was there to see it. Read the rest of this entry
I still remember the first tears coming from my eyes during one of the Ramadan Tarawih nights. They were not related to acknowledgement of sins, interaction with the Quran, or fear of hell fire, they came out simply after hearing a du`aa’ that the Imam made for Palestine. They were sincere supplications that asked Allah to help our brothers and sisters in the holy land, to liberate Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa, to relieve the widows and the orphans and free the prisoners. Read the rest of this entry
Salatul Janzah is Fard Kafayah, that is, if one prays the prayer than all are bareeuz zimma [free of the responsiblity] otherwise all those who received the news but did not come are sinners. Jammat is not a condition for this prayer, it is sufficient even if one person prays, and to deny the fardiat, compulsion, of this salah is kufr, an act of disbelief.
There are two parts of this Salah:
1) To say Allahu Akbar four times
2) Qayam which was three Sunnat Mukeda: Sana, Durood Shareef, and Duaa for the deceased Read the rest of this entry
Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3). Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr.
Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim). Allah’s peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet. Read the rest of this entry
Do not walk proudly on the earth; your feet cannot tear apart the earth nor are you as tall as the mountains.Quran 17:37
Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w also disliked pride and anything that can lead to self pride which only ruins life as well as the hereafter.
Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 550:
Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and said, “A man fights for pride and haughtiness another fights for bravery, and another fights for showing off; which of these (cases) is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “The one who fights that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.” (See Hadith No. 65, Vol. 4)