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Saheefah

  • Rational Proofs for God’s Existence: Ahl al-Sunnah vs. the Ash’aris
    Firstly, there is more than one rational argument of proving Gods existence, as detailed in the Quran. The Ash’ari problem is that they have restricted the correct rational method to just one argument, which fundamentally rests on proving the creat…
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  • Tafsir of the Qur’an with the Sunnah
    Allah says, {And We sent down to you the Reminder so that you may clarify to mankind what We have sent down to them} [16:44] and in doing so Allah declared the function of the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in this verse. It was the duty…
    - , 29 Apr 11, 8:39am -
  • Tafsir of Qur’an by Qur’an
    Methods of Exegesis There are 6 methods for exegesis, 4 of which are usually mentioned: 1) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Qur’an itself. 2) Explanation of the Qur’an with the Sunnah. 3) Explanation of the Qur’an with the statements of the…
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  • The Ruling of Tafsir and Its Categories
    Allah revealed the Qur’an in order for us to ponder it: “A Book that We have sent down to you, blessed, so that they may ponder its verses.” [38:29] Allah also rebukes those who do not ponder it: “Do they not ponder the Qur’an, or are there…
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  • Principles of Tafsir: Introduction and Background
    The field of Tafsir is devoted to explaining the meanings of the Qur’an. There are certain principles and concepts that assist the exegete (mufassir) in his task of explaining the Qur’an, understanding the different opinions of the exegetes, and…
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Tayyibaat

  • The Not-so-Average Joes
    Written for www.suhaibwebb.com Umar. Abu Hurayrah. A’isha. Abu Bakr. These are among the giants of our Ummah (community). We’ve been hearing their names and stories since we were children and they still continue to inspire us.But there are oth…
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  • Prophetic Narrations You Probably Have Never Heard - Part II
    BismillahLast year, I shared a short compilation of Prophetic narrations that were unheard of in our English-speaking circles.Alhamdulillah (praise belongs to God), a few of our readers asked that I continue sharing these narrations. I’ve compile…
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  • Beautiful Muslim Women in History
    What comes to your mind when I say, “A beautiful Muslim woman”? Many of us may think of a woman in hijab (headscarf) or modest attire. Hijab is indeed beautiful, but by thinking Islamic beauty is only because of hijab, we are perpetuating the…
    - , 7 Apr 13, 10:22pm -
  • Luminosity: Lessons from the Full Moon
    In the summer of 2010, my friends and I went camping during a full-moon in the famous White Desert. As the sun began to set, we made camp and had dinner under the stars. It wasn’t until later in the night that we really saw the full-moon. For all…
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  • Prophetic Narrations You Probably Have Never Heard
    BismillahAs I became more advanced in my Arabic studies, I immersed myself in reading hadith (prophetic narrations) in the language spoken by our Messenger ﷺ (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him). The more I read, the more I realized…
    - , 25 May 12, 5:36am -

HalalTube

Seekers Guidance

  • newSpecial Release: Faith & Service – Knowledge without Barriers – Imam Afroz Ali
    Imam Afroz Ali speaks about the importance of service in the religion of Islam. He stresses the importance of knowing our deen, as ‘Knowledge comes before action’. It is our manifested responsibility is to be people of Khidma (service). SO, it is…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Ramadan Practice Exercise 06 – Be Grateful – Imam Afroz Ali
    In 2011, Imam Afroz Ali recorded a short series of Ramadan ‘exercises’. This year we will, insha’Allah, continue this series. Ramadan Exercise 4 – Be Grateful. Thank and praise your Lord when good comes upon you for the Favour, and when tribu…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:18am -
  • The Dowra 2014 Rawhah: Qut al-Qulub and Rashafat – Habib Ali
    Republished here, with thanks to Muwasala. The following lessons were delivered by Habib Umar bin Hafiz based on Imam Abu Talib al-Makki’s foundational work in the science of Tasawwuf, Qut al Qulub. Habib is also commenting on the opening sections…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:03am -
  • SeekersHub Global NEEDS your URGENT Financial Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Ramadan Mubarak to you and your loved ones. SeekersHub Global is in urgent need of your support and assistance: we need immediate financial support to sustai…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 10:50am -
  • Ramadan Practice Exercise 05 – Forgiveness – Imam Afroz Ali
    In 2011, Imam Afroz Ali recorded a short series of Ramadan ‘exercises’. This year we will, insha’Allah, continue this series. Ramadan Exercise 4 – Forgiveness. Learn from your and others’ errors, but do not only forgive, but wipe from your…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:00pm -

The Deen Show

Tawheed First

  • The Reader vs. The Doer
    Understanding in the religion is not just mere knowledge, it is knowledge and action. And this is why the Salaf used to warn against much reading and having little understanding as Abdullah ibn Mas’ood radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: “What will…
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  • Contemplate the Outcome of Hawā (Desires)
    When a person anticipates what his Hawā is calling him to prior to attaining it, he should then reflect on his state after his satisfaction has passed, he should compare this between his satisfaction and his sin, for that is when he will know that…
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  • Shield Yourself
    Ibn al-Qayyim (may Alllaah have mercy upon him) said: Beware of enabling Shaytaan to establish himself in the very home of your thoughts and intentions, as he will corrupt them in such a manner that will make difficult its correction thereafter. He w…
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  • A Father’s Advice to His Son
    Ibn al-Jawzī authored the following as an advice to his son, Abu’l-Qasim Badr al-Dīn ‘Alī al-Nasikh.1  You should know, my son, may Allāh guide you to what is right, that man has been distinguished by intellect only so that he would act acc…
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  • A Bridge is Not a Home
    It was reported that (Prophet) Nuh lived in a house made of wool for nine hundred and fifty years. The Messenger salAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam never put a stone over another [his house was built of mud] and on Umar ibn al-Khattab’s radiAllāhu…
    - , 8 Jul 13, 12:48am -

Fajr

  • My Ramadan Reflections: Day 1-5
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Insha’Allah, to keep myself motivated and also benefit others, I’m going to post personal reflections from the Qur’an. This will be posted on a daily basis on Facebook (so one reflection a day over a Juz), and…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 11:35pm -
  • Not everything that flies, was born with wings.
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Not everything that flies was born with wings. How captivating is the butterfly; the way it floats, flutters, dips, and then soars. But it was once a tiny creature unnoticed by the eyes of men; born with hundreds of…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Jun 14, 9:24am -
  • Reflections
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Every time you allow yourself to sin, you are in fact allowing yourself to be humiliated, and you will become lowly to yourself before becoming lowly to the people. Stop. Promise to start honouring yourself (by doing…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 10:34pm -
  • “This is you.”
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah Excerpts translated from Imam Ahmad’s book, ‘Kitab al-Zuhd‘: Uthman ibn ‘Affan: “No-one does a deed except that Allah clothes him with that deed of his.” Abu Dharr: “Do you see the people? There is hard…
    - 70 days ago, 15 May 14, 9:26pm -
  • Sisters Achieve
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah I’m currently working with a close friend from Sisters Achieve, and have worked with her on many different things before masha’Allah, but her latest project is just wonderful tabarak’Allah. I really wanted to…
    - 76 days ago, 9 May 14, 7:00pm -

Fa firroo ila-llaah

  • Jump in
    Love is the water of life, jump into this water. Rumi
    - , 9 Feb 13, 6:27pm -
  • Balm
    This world is in deep trouble, from top to bottom. But it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love. Rumi
    - , 1 Feb 13, 4:59pm -
  • Do not look at him as a sinner
    “If one night you see someone committing a sin, tomorrow do not look at him as a sinner, he may have repented during the night and you did not know.” — Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallahu anhu)
    - , 15 Jan 13, 11:51pm -
  • Sweetness
    Find the sweetness in your own heart. that you may find the sweetness in every Heart. ~ Rumi
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  • …Seek the face of Allah thereby
    “Let not the people come to know except of your happiness, and let them not see except your smile. If life becomes constricted upon you, then within the Qur’an is your orchard. If you feel curtailed and restricted, then to the heavens raise your…
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Istighfar

  • Al-Fattah – The One That Opens Closed Doors
    Allah is al-Fattah. We need to know al-Fattah when we feel that things are impossible or too difficult because Allah (swt) necessarily invites you to know Him by this Name in those circumstances. Al-Fattah comes from the 3-letter root f-t-h (ف-ت-…
    - , 22 Jul 13, 4:14pm -
  • Everything Except The Quran…
    “When Ramadan entered, Sufyan Al-Thawri would leave all worship, and proceed to the recitation of the Qur’an.” [Al-Siyar] Taken from many of the amazingly beneficial reminders posted by our brother: http://www.facebook.com/livingundermercy.ofal…
    - , 10 Jul 13, 10:15am -
  • If A Person Misses Out …
      If a person misses out on something, one of two scenarios must apply. He may have felt helpless, which is the work of the shaytaan, who prompted him to say “If only”, but there is no benefit in that; … Continue reading →
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  • Soon It Will Snap
      “Whenever a rope tightens, it snaps; and the same holds true for hardships:   When a hardship becomes too hard to bear, it snaps, making way for ease, comfort, and better days. ❞ - Aidh bin Abdullah al-Qarni Filed … Continue reading →
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Ilm Fruits

  • The Lost Legacy
    Inspire and motivate yourself by reading the stories of how people in the past
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  • How to Pass Tests: Lessons from the Du’a of Prophet Ibrahim
    In Surah Baqarah, Allah declares that he will continuously test us, again and again, with trials of good and harm. How can we deal with these trials? Allah also declares that Prophet Ibrahim (alayhi salaam) aced and perfectly responded to his own sev…
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  • Understanding Culture vs. Religion
    Culture is mostly normal, every-day actions. Religion is divine, prescribed by Allah, or by rasulullah. Additionally, the basic ruling (haram or halal) is different for each of these. For Islam to accept culture, it must not contradict a muhkam verse…
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  • Respect: A Lesson from Al-Abbas
    Al-Abbas (the uncle of rasulullah) was asked, are you 'akbar' (lit. greater, but it means older) than rasulullah? His response teaches us some things about how we should respect rasulullah, as many other actions of many companions. We cannot reach th…
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  • Don’t Hesitate: Lessons from the Battle of Mu’tah
    In the battle of mu'tah, we learn that Abdullah ibn Rawaha received a slightly lesser reward than the other two Muslim commanders who were martyred, only because he hesitated for a few moments. We must seize opportunities of goodness whenever they ar…
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The Companions of the Cave

  • Samrā’ bint Naḥīk- Proof for Women in Leadership Roles?
    Translated from the Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence 17/223: Al-Ḥisbah- The Legal Definition The majority of jurists defined it as enjoining good when its abandonment surfaces and preventing evil when its perpetration surfaces. Matters Related…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 9:13pm -
  • Ash-Shifa bint Abd Allah- Not a Proof for Women in Leadership Roles
    As-Salamu Alaykum, Ramadan Mubarak. Just thought I’d share some research I’ve conducted on the Sahabiyyah, ash-Shifa bint Abd Allah RA. I posted it on Facebook sometime ago and was asked to retrieve it, however I found the retrieval process daunt…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 5:18pm -
  • Arabic Reading Comprehension & Translation Study Group
    As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi, In an effort to help brothers and sisters improve reading comprehension and translation skills, the Mihbarah Collective has established a free study group where fellow students will learn to apply acquired Arabic g…
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  • The Wording of the Ta’awwudh According to the Four Schools
    Hanafiyyah وَبَيْنَ الْقُرَّاءِ اخْتِلَافٌ فِي صِفَةِ التَّعَوُّذِ فَاخْتِيَارُ أَبِي عَمْرٍو وَعَاصِمٍ وَابْنِ كَثِيرٍ – رَحِمَهُمُ اللَ…
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  • Mulla Ali al-Qari’s Aqidah
    As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi. Ramadan Mubarak. I just wanted to share a post that I made on a forum recently regarding the Aqidah of Mulla Ali al-Qari. In Sha’ Allah there is some benefit in it for others. It seems to me that the Imam only at…
    - , 27 Jul 13, 8:36pm -

Khalduun

  • The shortcomings of others
    Ibn al-Qayyim – may Allaah have mercy on him – said:   “Glad tidings to the one who is too preoccupied with his own shortcomings to notice the shortcomings of others. And destruction is for the one who forgets his own shortcomings whilst occup…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Jun 14, 2:44pm -
  • BURMA AID
      The Muslims in Burma should not be forgotten!   The persecution of Muslims in Burma has been described as an ethnic cleansing by international media. However in reality it is an attempt to eradicate the Rohingya Muslims in the area, and their onl…
    - 67 days ago, 19 May 14, 4:43am -
  • 50 points about the Importance of Salaah in Islaam.
    On the request of our Noble Shaikh 'Abdirazzaaq al-Badr asking us students to compile 50 points of benefit from the book Tadheem Qadr as-Salah by al-Imaam al-Marwazee (taught by the Shaikh here in Madeenah) showing the importance of Salaah in Islaam.…
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  • Some difficult questions
      Some difficult questions, can you answer them? These are some difficult questions we should ask ourselves in this life in order for us to prepare the correct answers in the next. Ponder upon this and forward it to friends and family. The Messenger…
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  • If God exists, why is there so much suffering in the world?
      A question that many non Muslims (and sometimes even Muslims tend to ask) is, if God is so merciful, why do we see so much evil and suffering in this world? In other words, how can a merciful let such bad things exists? Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraahe…
    - , 26 Jan 14, 6:17am -

Sayings of the Salaf

  • Speech Therapy [Exhortation]
    An exhortation for yourself. Control your speech for it may be the thing you regret most on the Last Day.More:Knowledge transforms the student Beneficial Brotherhood and Love Abû Bakr to ‘Umar on his Deathbed Try to Meet Allah with This Sca…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Comprehensive Reliance
    Reliance and trust in Allah is what brings together the various aspects of faith.More:Beneficial Brotherhood and Love Ali on fear, hope, knowledge and patience Faith is not just in the heart [definition of Iman] Mar­riage and the Light of Fait…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Jun 14, 10:10pm -
  • Seeking Reputation
    Whoever seeks reputation through his deeds instead of being sincere to Allah, Allah will expose him and belittle him.More:The Best of then and Now Righteous Fear vs. Sinful Delusion Who to Love and Trust, Hate and Suspect [signs of sincerity] T…
    - 57 days ago, 29 May 14, 1:11pm -
  • Dua from the Bottom of the Heart [Ikhlas]
    How many prayers are answered? How many people supplicate with an absent heart? Dua has to be from the bottom of the heart and only to Allah.More:Sincere and Correct How the Salaf were (and weren’t) when hearing the Quran and Dhikr Intentions…
    - 62 days ago, 24 May 14, 10:43am -
  • When did you Get so Harsh?
    Are all Muslims Ahl Al-Sunnah unless proven otherwise? Why are Salafis so harsh sometimes?More:Opinionated Enemies of the Sunnah Umar b. Abd Al-Aziz on the Way of the Believers Love and Praise for the Companions Beautiful Cursed Women The Sunn…
    - 82 days ago, 3 May 14, 5:35pm -