Talab al-ʿilm

“Talab al-ʿilm is not a side hobby. It’s a commitment that requires an unimaginable amount of energy and time. It demands sacrifices. My advice to everyone remains: look at what you can let go of. How can you rearrange your life better to make permanent room to consistently learn this Deen?

If you have time for recurring gatherings (of gossip), or to go shopping when you are not in *need* of anything, or to aimlessly watch tv, or scroll on your phone for hours, then you sure can make time to learn about Allah. Start with something small, even if it is an hour a week, be consistent and dedicated and ask Allah to open His abundant favours upon you.”Source:al-afaf

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Perhaps you din’t know

Beautifully written by a Chinese revert sister. (It is written to the killer who attacked Muslims in NZ)

(I) Appreciate that you made the effort to find out the timing of our noon prayer.

Appreciate that you learnt more about our religion to know that Fridays are the days the men go to the Mosques for their congregational prayers.

But I guess there were some things you, rather unfortunately, didn’t get to learn.

Perhaps you didn’t know that what you did made them Martyrs.

And how you have single-handedly raised the statuses of our brothers and sisters in the eyes of their beloved Creator with your actions. And how, through your actions, they will be raised as the most righteous and pious of Muslims.

Perhaps you didn’t know that doing what you did, at the time and place you chose, it actually meant that the last words that escaped their lips were probably words of remembrance and praise of Allah. Which is a noble end many Muslims could only dream of.

And perhaps you didn’t know, but what you did would almost guarantee them paradise.

Appreciate that you showed the world how Muslims welcome, with open arms, even people like yourself into our Mosques, which is our second home.

Appreciate you for showing that our mosques have no locks or gates, and are unguarded because everyone and anyone is welcome to be with us.

Appreciate you for allowing the world to see the powerful image of a man you injured, lying on back on the stretcher with his index finger raised high, as a declaration of his faith and complete trust in Allah.

Appreciate how you brought the Churches and communities together to stand with us Muslims.

Appreciate that you made countless New Zealanders come out of their homes to visit the mosques nearest to them with flowers with beautiful messages of peace and love.

You have broken many many hearts and you have made the world weep. You have left a huge void.

But what you also have done have brought us closer together. And it has strengthened our faith and resolve.

In the coming weeks, more people will turn up in the Mosques, a place you hate so much, fortified by the strength in their faith, and inspired by their fallen brothers and sisters.

In the coming weeks, more non Muslims will turn up at the gates of mosques with fresh flowers and beautifully handwritten notes. They may not have known where the mosques in their area was. But now, they do. All because of you.

You may have achieved your aim of intended destruction, but I guess you failed to incite hatred, fear and despair in all of us.

And while I understand that it may have been your objective, I hate to say that after all of that elaborate planning, and the perverse and wretched efforts on your part, you still failed to drive a divide among the the Muslims and non-Muslims in the world.

For that, I can’t say that I’m sorry.
(A Radiant Muslim)

In regard s to the Distribution of images or Picture and Videos showing Muslims wounded

*بـــــسم اللـه الـرحــــــمن الـرحــــــيم*

✒ Advice from *ash-Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan* حفظه الله (from the Major Scholars of Our Times)

⛔ *…in regards to the distribution of images or Videos showing Muslims wounded or killed in Palestine or elsewhere…* ⛔

(Translated Meaning):

This act is not appropriate. *It is not permissible to establish pictures of the injured.*

However, the Muslims should be *called to give charity to their brothers,*

and they should be informed that their brothers are in bad circumstances,

and that bad things are happening to them from the doings of the Jews,

*without them being shown pictures and pictures of the wounded people. This is because this contains the matter of utilizing picture making,*

and it also contains undertaking a burden that Allaah, the Most High, did not command.

*It also contains weakening the strength of the Muslims,*

because when you present before the people pictures of Muslims that have been mutilated, or with their body parts cut off, then this is what frightens the Muslims and makes the Muslims afraid of the deeds of the enemies.

*And what is obligatory is that the Muslims do not show weakness,*

and that they do not show the calamities, and they do not show these matters. Rather, they should conceal those matters so that they do not weaken the strength of the Muslims.

(End of the noble Shaykh’s Speech حفظه الله)

From the lecture: “At-Tawheed, the Key to Happiness in This Life and the Hereafter”, by Ash-Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, as conveyed in the book “Al-Ijaabaaat ul-Muhimmah feel-Mashaakil il-Mulimmah”

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⛔ *Notice:*

Anyone having any such images or videos is kindly requested for Allaah’s جل و علا sake to delete them & refrain from distribution thereof.

*Spread the Knowledge*

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

That shall soon pass in sha Allah

When you are weary of this Dunya, and the burdens of life drowns you, know that this is a test.

Nothing in life comes easy and we will be tested. If not today, then tomorrow and this cycle continues. The cycle of happiness and worry. Of peace and fear. Of assurance and anxiety. Of relief and difficulty.

And so long as we breathe and walk on the surface of this earth, we will and we have to face it all.

So don’t lose hope when afflicted with a difficulty. That shall soon pass. And don’t take pride in your happiness because that may not be meant to last. Be humble, be patient and always turn back to Allah. We have nothing left to do other than submit to His decree, accept it wholeheartedly and pray that He will get us through this Dunya.

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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