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  • 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…
    - , 9 Jul 11, 11:26pm -
  • 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…
    - , 28 Nov 10, 6:08am -
  • 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…
    - , 8 Aug 10, 5:09pm -
  • 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…
    - , 7 Aug 10, 10:44pm -


  • The Not-so-Average Joes
    Written for 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…
    - , 4 Jun 13, 3:31am -
  • 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…
    - , 12 Apr 13, 12:23am -
  • 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…
    - , 7 Apr 13, 10:20pm -
  • 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 -


Seekers Guidance

The Deen Show

Tawheed First

  • The Wisdom of the BasmAllāh
    From the manners that Islām has taught us is to begin our actions by mentioning the name of Allāh. The purpose behind this is far-reaching and manifold: 1. It brings Allāh to mind before one does the action. 2. It prevents one from doing evil ac…
    - , 20 Jan 15, 5:13pm -
  • 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…
    - , 14 Mar 14, 11:11pm -
  • 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…
    - , 2 Feb 14, 5:00pm -
  • 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…
    - , 26 Jan 14, 12:05am -
  • 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…
    - , 9 Sep 13, 3:07am -


  • 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…
    - , 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…
    - , 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…
    - , 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…
    - , 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…
    - , 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
    - , 15 Jan 13, 6:30pm -
  • …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…
    - , 4 Sep 12, 10:43pm -


  • When The Going Gets Tough
    There isn’t a slave [of Allah] who is stricken by a calamity and reacts by saying, إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون، اللهم أجرني في مصيبتي واخلفني خيراً منها “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, A…
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:35am -
  • Major du’a request [Sister Amina Ahmed]

    - 10 days ago, 17 May 15, 3:39pm -
  • “My Schoolwork Is Distracting Me from Islam!”
    Q: I am a student in medical school, and my delving into studying this makes me feel as if my heart is being hardened. So, what do you advise me to do, and how can I combine between studying medicine … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 16 May 15, 4:42am -
  • “1,2,3,4 things to seek refuge from”
    Anas bin Malik and Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah would say: Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’ wa min qalbin la yakhsha’ wa min du’a’in la yusma’ wa min nafsin la tashba’ “O Allah! I … Continue rea…
    - 14 days ago, 13 May 15, 11:12am -
  • Let’s try to collect all 30 instead of stopping at 10!
    Abu Hurayrah reported that a man passed by the Messenger of Allah while he was in a gathering, and he said: “as-Salamu ‘alaykum.” So, he said: “Ten good deeds.” Another man passed by and said: “as-Salamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah.” So,…
    - 18 days ago, 9 May 15, 11:08am -

Ilm Fruits

  • 10 Examples of How Rasulullah Treated Children
    10 examples of how rasulullah dealt with children, from infancy to maturity, both his own children and other children, boys and girls.
    - , 17 Jan 15, 12:44pm -
  • Attributes of a Successful Parent
    Several attributes of successful parents, mentioned in the sunnah: rahma (mercy), rifq (active gentleness), hilm (forebearance), hayaa (modesty), facilitating ease, not getting angry, and praying short prayers.
    - , 6 Jan 15, 8:33pm -
  • The Elephant Theory
    The elephant theory: young elephants, shackled to a cement block, cannot move. They learn to give up, even as adults who can destroy the shackle and chain. Don't destroy your children; give them positive identities, and separate the behaviour from th…
    - , 6 Jan 15, 7:48pm -
  • The Sandwich Theory
    The sandwich theory: when you give advice, start with something soft and nice; progress to the core issue (an issue, or a concern, not a problem), and finish again on a strong positive note. This prevents resistance.
    - , 6 Jan 15, 7:34pm -
  • Twelve Things About the Terrible Twos
    Twelve things you can do to deal with terrible twos, that age between one and three: stay in control; build routines; think about it from their perspective; give them choice; use positive reinforcement; and more.
    - , 20 Dec 14, 11:29pm -

The Companions of the Cave

  • Response to Doubts
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi, I noticed that doubts keep being raised and judgments keep getting delivered by someone who claims to be a student of knowledge, yet they don’t show the requisite fear…
    - , 24 Aug 14, 10:49pm -
  • Aṭ-Ṭaḥāwī’s Opinion on Transporting & Displaying Heads
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llahi, In what has become somewhat of a small series of articles on the subject, this latest and perhaps final entry is in order to present to readers a succinct and complet…
    - , 23 Aug 14, 10:16am -
  • When Students Don’t Adhere to Texts or Precedents
    The Ikhwani Awakening resident ‘student of knowledge’ – ‘Nazeelu Chinguetti’ states: “Secondly, some IS soldiers have beheaded other Mujahidin in Syria by hitting the throat and then cutting which is called Nahr in Arabic and it’s Haram…
    - , 22 Aug 14, 7:34am -
  • Beheadings in Islam- Proofs vs. Deceptions
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa Raḥmatu Llahi, My discussion of current events is limited in scope to what our rich and well-preserved texts on Islamic law have to say about the legality of statements and actions…
    - , 21 Aug 14, 9:54am -
  • 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…
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Sayings of the Salaf

  • True Certainty
    The meaning of true certainty and reliance on Allah.More:Comprehensive Reliance Beneficial Brotherhood and Love Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing Believers and Chameleons Sincere Faith
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:41pm -
  • Verbal Security 
    Being truthful by leaving what does not concern you is a security measure for the hereafter.More:The Place of the Heart and the Tongue Speech Therapy [Exhortation] Who Can Feel Secure From Trial? Try to Meet Allah with This Scary Speech
    - 30 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:25pm -
  • The Value of Avoiding Haram Income
    A reminder of how important it is to avoid haram incomeMore:If only this was in fashion The Curse of Sin Taking sins Lightly Mind your own business The signs of true Repentance
    - 68 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 3:39pm -
  • Knowledge is the Good of this Life
    There is no good in this life without knowledge.More:Food for Thought, not for Stomachs Flagged for Follow-Up Taqwa, Knowledge and Beauty The Mad Mufti Wasted knowledge and rhyming prayers
    - 76 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 6:54pm -
  • Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing
    A description of the weakness of people's iman in later times.More:Beneficial Brotherhood and Love Accept the truth, whoever it comes from How the Salaf were (and weren’t) when hearing the Quran and Dhikr Planting Nifâq Wear­ing Per­fume…
    - 81 days ago, 7 Mar 15, 12:07pm -