Posts from April 2015

In Search of Sincerity

By Muhammad Alshareef In one of the battles that the Muslims waged against the Romans, the Muslims, under the commandment of Maslamah Rahimahullah, surrounded a city that had a tall and well-fortified wall. The siege went on for months. Then one night, one of the Muslim soldiers came to General Maslamah and told him of…

Shaytan’s Deception: Going to Extremes

Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim Allah never orders anything except that Satan takes two contradictory stances towards it: either shortcoming and negligence or over-zealousness and exaggeration. It does not matter [to him] by which of these two mistakes he becomes victorious over the slave. He comes to the heart of the slave and examines it. If he…

Humility and Meekness in Prayer

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal – rahimahullah – said: You should know – may Allah have mercy upon you – that when the slave [of Allah] leaves his house to go to the mosque, that he is going to face Allah, the Irresistible, the One, the Omnipotent, the Exalted in Might, the Oft-forgiving, in the knowledge…

Doors of Hell-Fire

By Ibn Qayyim al-jawziyyah The people will enter hell-fire through three doors: 1. The door of doubt, from having doubts in the Deen (religion) of Allah. 2. The door of desires, from putting desires ahead of the obedience and pleasure of Allah. 3. The door of anger, from hatred and enmity to the creation. There…

Levels of people in the Hereafter

Source: Taken from ‘The Abridgment of the Levels Of The People in the Hereafter By Ibnul Qayyim Rahimullah So these are the levels of the people, and their ranks in the Abode of the Hereafter, as mentioned by Ibnul Qayyim rahimullah, and they are eighteen in number. The highest level is that of the Messengers,…

The Prophet’s Care for Children

“Children are a great blessing from Allah. With their tender hearts, children can be molded into righteous people only with a positive and tender approach. Islam considers children to be an amanah (trust) given to the family and says it is fard (obligatory) for the family to raise a child in a righteous manner. One…

Examples of the Prophet’s Mercy

“Having discussed the Islamic code of treating the elderly, it is now appropriate to give some practical examples from the Prophet’s life. We will see him listening politely and respectfully to an elderly polytheist, seeking to release an elderly man captured by Quraish, and honoring an elderly person and ordering him to improve his appearance.…

Outstanding Forgiveness of the Prophet

Another great quality of Muhammad was that he never took revenge on anyone for personal reasons and always forgave even his firm enemies. His wife `A’ishah reported that Allah’s Messenger was not unseemly or obscene in his speech, nor was he loud-voiced in the streets, nor did he return evil for evil, but he would…