Category Archives: A Great Act Of Worship

We are in more need of following this advice

The Companions are our Example

“And keep yourself steadfast [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.” (Qur’an, 18:28)

This is a command to the Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi wa sallam) to remain steadfast with those righteous servants of God (i.e. the companions). We are in more need of following this advice, especially in times of deception and chaos. The companions are the role models in understanding the Qur’an, the Sunnah, and practising the religion. Their Sunnah is the Sunnah, and everyone after them is secondary to them.

Therefore, whenever seeking to understand a verse or a Hadith correctly, see how the companions looked at it, and surely therein is the guidance. May Allah be pleased with them. One thing that made Imam Ahmad stand out is his exceptional knowledge of the fiqh and tafsir of the companions. No wonder he became a leader for those who came after him.

Zahed Fettah

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I am far from Allah. But I want to change. How can I get to closer?

Try as much as you can to do these things

Start off each day with ‘adhkaar al-istiyqaadh’ (waking up Supplications), thanking Allah for waking up in good shape.

Put Allah first in your life.

Broaden your horizons – learn 5 new verses from the Quran every day, travel to pray far in the mosque to brighten your day,take up a booklet having supplications and read them.

Pray Salaat Al-dhuhaa (after sunrise).

If someone says something mean  ;to you, just shrug it off and dismiss it in a friendly, laidback manner, and pray that Allah shall forgive them.

When you get angry, remember Allah, and how short and worthless life is to waste in being Angry.

Remember that you can never have too many friends, but you can have few quality friends that help you fulfill the purpose of your creation (i.e. live for Allah).

When you’re happy, try to share your happiness with others. Thank Allah for that, and pray its continuation.

When something bad or embarrassing happens to you, just think that it could always be worse, remember the reward of patience,and thank Allah that it’s not worse than it is.

Do something extra of goodness once in a while, like feeding a poor person, or caressing an orphan’s head.

Never stop believing that you can win Allah’s love and thus work For it. Then you can win the love of Allah’s slaves.

Spend some time thinking of Allah’s amazing creation.

Always love those who love Allah unconditionally. This way you will ensure that you live for Him, love for Him, and hate for Him(those who are enemies of Him).

Find the righteous ways to express yourself, and if you think that what you are about to say shall cause no benefit, maintain silence (this is tough!!).

Every now and then, give yourself a break. Play sports, give time to your family, friends, but always remember Allah and watch that He is watching you.

Pray for blessing to come to those being lost, and pray to Allah to guide them to the right path.

Hug your parents, kiss their hands and heads and always obey but stop at Allah’s orders.

Smile to everyone, for your smile makes a big difference to him or her and you are rewarded.

Forgive, forget and smile.

Tears are not for women only… tears are for all human beings with feelings remaining in them. Don’t restrain your tears when remembering Allah.

When people criticize your actions and effort, revise your actions and see if they please Allah or no. If they do; then ignore and remember how the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa sallam) and the Sahaba were criticized, made fun of and even physically harmed, so have patience.

Read the Quran daily and try to have a schedule for completing it as much as you could. As you open the Quran daily, read with observing not just passing your eyes through the words.

Don’t let popularity go to your head, for it never lasts and you may lose from it more than gain.

Never look down on anybody, for, to Allah, they may be better than you

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Does this mean that Allah loves us?

HOW DO WE DETERMINE IF ALLAH LOVES US OR NOT ?

  1. If He gives us wealth?
  2. If He grants us health?
  3. If He gives us power?
  4. If He gives us children?
  5. …………?

Does this mean that Allah loves us? NO

A scholar once said:”I was wondering if Allah loves me
So I checked the Qur’an to see what are the characteristics of the people that Allah has mentioned whom He Loves

I discovered that Allah loves the “Al- Muttaqeen” (the Pious) so I said ” I wouldn’t dare consider myself one of them.”

Again I continued searching….

Then I found that Allah loves As- Sabireen (the patient).
So I remembered: “How impatient I am.”
So I continued searching….

Then I found that Allah loves Al- Mujahideen (those who strive in His path),
so I remembered how lazy and powerless I am.

I continued searching….

Then I found Allah loves Al- Muhsineen (those who do good deeds).
So I remembered how far I am from that.

Then I said: “So I stopped searching to avoid more disappointment. I reflected on my good deeds, and I found most of them are mixed with laziness, coldness, flaws and sins.

Then it came to my mind that Allah also loves the At-Tawwabeen (those who repent). I just figured out it is the one for me and for others like me.

So I said “I started saying …” “Astaghfirullah waa Atooubu Ilaih” in abundance and started mending my ways so I could be one of the ones whom Allah loves.”

May we be able to at least seek forgiveness often enough to be counted among those whom Allah Loves, Aameen!!

Please kindly listen to this recitation

Please kindly listen to this recitation. It only takes 3 minutes.

The brother who is reciting recently died at the tender age of 25 years 


اِنَّا للهِ وَ اِنِّا اِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُون

His mum is requesting everyone to forward this around as sadaqah jariyah for him.

May Allah forgive and accept him and grant him Jannatul Firdaws – Ameen

Why should we be kind?


Kindness, According to the Quran. Why should we be kind? The most important reason is because Allah is kind and enjoins kindness on us.

Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you whatever is on the earth and the ships which run through the sea by His command? And He restrains the sky from falling upon the earth, unless by His permission. Indeed Allah, to the people, is Kind and Merciful. [Quran, 22:65]

Another reason is because our Prophet (peace be upon him) was kind, and we are asked to model ourselves on him.

There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful. [Quran, 9:128]

It’s one thing to know we should be kind, but what specific instructions does the Quran give us for living in kindness?

Begenerous, but prudent.Don’t give away what Allah has given you for your own sustenance, but do what you can for the needy, and do so with gladness.

And do not give the weak-minded your property, which Allah has made a means of sustenance for you, but provide for them with it and clothe them and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. [Quran, 4:5]

Don’t be cold about itNeedy people have feelings. Charity done in a spirit of resentment or superiority is dead charity. Give your charity life— be sincerely nice to the people to whom you’re giving.

And when [other] relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the [time of] division, then provide for them [something] out of the estate and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. [Quran, 4:8]

Be kind to your parents. Yes, be kind and just with your parents, even if they’re bad parents or want you to commit shirk! Be as kind to them as you can be while being a wholehearted slave of Allah.

But if they endeavor to make you associate with Me that of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them but accompany them in [this] world with appropriate kindness and follow the way of those who turn back to Me [in repentance] . . . [Quran, 31:15]

Don’t rely on your feelings alone. Do you secretly have a favourite friend? Child? Sibling? Teacher? Don’t use your feelings as an excuse to freeze out the others.

And you will never be able to be equal [in feeling] between wives, even if you should strive [to do so]. So do not incline completely [toward one] and leave another hanging . . . [Quran, 4:129]

Be kind to leaders, no matter how foolish they may be.Yes, Musa was instructed to speak gently to Pharoah, a man who couldn’t have been more wrongheaded.

And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [Allah]. [Quran, 20:44]

Get with the Quran’s program! Take time to examine your relationships with others and root out any behaviours that smack of unkindness. May your mind be opened and your heart enriched,

The Quran Academy Team

Why are our hearts not focused

The lack of focus from the heart is the calamity of our current time, even during the prayer. Our prayer has become such that most of the time we pray, our heart is not focused. How many of us can say that during his daily prayers, from the takbīr with the imām until the prayer was over, he had total focus in his prayer?

One of us says takbīr, and then we go off into the world or begin daydreaming until the imām completes the prayer with the salām.

We have a great deal of whispers and deficiencies in our prayer; rather, some of us don’t know if we prayed four raka’āt with the imām or just one rak’ah! Some of us are merely tools following the voice of the imām. If the imām says “Allāhu Akbar,” he sits. If the imām errs and says “Allāhu Akbar” when rising from rukū’, the person will sit. This is because he is not aware of being in the prayer; he is only following the voice of the imām.

In reality, this is a great defect which requires our attention; we need to access our situation with our Lord. Why are our hearts not focused upon worship as is required? This must be treated.

The same applies to the statements of remembrance: many people do not focus their hearts while remembering Allāh. You will hear one of us sounding like a whistle as we remember Allāh, saying, “I seek Allāh’s forgiveness, I seek Allāh’s forgiveness,” but it is as though we have not uttered a word.

Even as we supplicate asking Allāh for our needs, one of us may supplicate while not being aware of what he asked for. Or someone may supplicate as he performs tawāf just to pass the time, while he is not focused.

This needs treatment, and it requires patience. Paradise is expensive.

Book: Explanation of the Concise Advices of Shaykh-ul-Islām ibn Taymiyyah

Author: Shaykh Sulaymān ar-Ruhaylī
Published by: Authentic Statements Publishing
Translated by: Rasheed Barbeel Page: 230

Ramaḍān lists

❝I know a young man who every Ramaḍān lists the things that he wants to ask Allāh for and he hopes to see realised. Then he prays for them at all those times that prayers are likely to be answered (during fuṭūr, in Qiyām, in sujūd…) He says, “The next Ramaḍān doesn’t come except that Allāh has answered a whole set of my duʿās.”

Over the years much of his hopes and dreams were realised in this way and many of his worries were relieved and Allāh answered a lot of his duʿās.

He says, “In these last few years, I’ve started to take a different approach in duʿāʾ; so I thank Allāh for all that He is given me and realised for me and I continue to pray for the things that I still need.”❞

-— Sheikh Sulṭān al-ʿUmairī via julaibib