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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

  • Walking Light on Earth – SeekersRetreat 2015 Reflection by Sister Sevda
    In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. The Seekers Hub 2015 retreat in Marburg, Brisbane felt like your own Cave Hira (the cave in which the Prophet (Peace be upon him) sought solace). It was a space far removed from the everyda…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 15, 1:00am -
  • Beautiful advice on focusing on your prayer, from Imam Siraj Wahhaj
    Imam Siraj Wahhaj relates a beautiful hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) where he tells a companion in his masjid to “pray again” three times. Imam Siraj tells us why, and how we can avoid being in this situation. Resources for…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:37pm -
  • VIDEO: This is not the path to paradise, advice from Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah
    “Young men and women, we plead with you to take time out for contemplation. The path you are taking is not correct. It will never lead to paradise. This is a path of total destruction to both this life and the next. Your Jihad should be building up…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 1:44pm -
  • Poem: “An example for mankind for all eternity”
    The goodness of your character we cannot comprehend The prayers and peace we continually send A radiant smile which serves as charity In a world repeatedly torn by disparity Kindness and compassion you showed to the weak Displaying a character patien…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 11:27am -
  • Study Guide for Seekers of Knowledge
    al Muntannabi said: he who seeks pearls, immerses himself in the sea. To be a successful student of knowledge, one should understand all aspects of studying, teaching, and learning. We have included links that will help seekers take their learning to…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 10:00am -

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…
    - 95 days ago, 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 -


  • The Way Allahs Decree Protects Us…

    - 10 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 6:15pm -
  • She said ‘Decree and Destiny.’
    Umm Aban bint Utbah rejected proposal from not just one man, but from three men from among Ashrah Mubasharah (The ten given glad tidings of Jannah) Her insight into the men and their personalities is discerning. A righteous man, or … Continue readi…
    - 49 days ago, 7 Mar 15, 5:37pm -
  • Benefit Vs Hardship. [Ibn Taymiyyahs Wisdom]
    “…And it should be known that Allah’s Pleasure and Love are not dependent on you torturing yourself and going through hardship, such that something is better simply on account of how hard it is. It is assumed by many ignorant … Continue readi…
    - 57 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:11pm -
  • Former Days Are Gone…
    Reading too much into the past is a waste of the present. When Allah mentioned the affairs of the previous nations, He, the exalted, said: That was a nation who has passed away.  Quran 2: 134 Former days are gone … Continue reading →
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  • “All our Wishes & Hopes will Come True”
    “Keep ties with your companions, for a loyal companion is like a glowing lantern, perhaps his light will not reach you except when the world turns dark on you.” ~ Hasan Al-Basri “When Allah intends good for His servant, He … Continue reading…
    - , 31 Dec 14, 3:54pm -

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.
    - 98 days ago, 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…
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  • 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…
    - , 13 Jul 14, 9:13pm -


  • He has constant waswaas in terms of his faith, what should he do?
    Question: Jazzaakumullaahu khairan, this person is asking a number of questions, wherein he says; ‘I am a young man, 18 years of age. I love Allaah and I love the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaahs peace and blessings be upon him). I try my uppermost…
    - 78 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 9:27pm -
  • No one punishes with fire except the Lord of the fire
    Ibn Qudaamah – may Allaah have mercy on him – said: And the enemy who one fights against, it is impermissible to burn him (alive), and if the enemy is caught it is (still) impermissible to burn him (alive), and there is no difference of opinion c…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 4:35pm -
  • Her father drinks alcohol in secret, how should she advice him?
    Question: This questioner is from Libya, she sent a long message, in it she says; ‘O Noble Shaikh Muhammad (bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen), I am a young woman, 23 years old and practising alhamdulilaah. But the problem lies in my father drinking alcohol…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 4:57pm -
  • Tafseer Soorah al-Faatihah – Part Two
    Tafseer Soorah al-Faatihah Part Two Click on the link for the audio.
    - , 5 Jan 15, 10:07pm -
  • Tafseer Soorah al-Faatihah – Part One
    Tafseer Soorah al-Faatihah Part One Click on the link for the audio.  
    - , 5 Jan 15, 9:52pm -

Sayings of the Salaf

  • 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
    - 36 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
    - 45 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…
    - 49 days ago, 7 Mar 15, 12:07pm -
  • The Scholar, the Ignorant, the Heedless and the Fool
    There are four types of men when it comes to knowledge.More:Rejected Sunnah vs Beautified Opinion Taqwa, Knowledge and Beauty The Place of the Heart and the Tongue The Madhab of Imam Malik Patience, Asceticism, Prudence and Humbleness
    - 69 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 6:34pm -
  • Who Can Feel Secure From Trial?
    Who can feel secure that he will never fall into nifaq?More:Planting Nifâq Imam Ahmad on Rebelling against Rulers At the deathbed of Umm Habibah A Fly or a Mountain May­mun b. Mahran De­scribes The Salaf He Met
    - 77 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 8:46pm -