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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…
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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…
    - , 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…
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  • 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 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…
    - 41 days ago, 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…
    - 81 days ago, 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…
    - 89 days ago, 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…
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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…
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  • May 2014: How to Memorise the Qur’an Course
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah How to Memorise the Qur’an Course May 2014 Alhamdulillah, due to the success of the last course, I’ve decided to run it again for the month of May insha’Allah. Details are on the featured poster. This is an in…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:20pm -
  • My beloved mother has passed away.
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah After a severe year-long illness and struggle, my mother passed away this week on 25th March 2014, aged just 56. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Allah yarhamha wa yaghfir laha. Please spare a moment of du’a…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 2:37pm -
  • “We all have hardships.”
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah I just returned from a short trip abroad and whilst there, my sister and I were casually conversing with a Bulgarian hotel waitress. She asked about our visit and we somehow went on to the topic of my mother’s poor…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 9:15pm -
  • How to Memorise the Qur’an Course
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah How to Memorise the Qur’an Course Course information: This is an intensive 1-month course which has been designed to be taken before embarking upon hifdh. The course will go through specially-made coursebooks to he…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Feb 14, 8:07pm -
  • The foremost will be foremost
    As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah “And those foremost, will be foremost. Those are the ones brought near.” [al-Waqi'ah: 10-11] The sabiqun – those who are foremost in good deeds in this world – will be sabiqun (foremost) towards Paradise in t…
    - 78 days ago, 5 Feb 14, 7:05am -

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…
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  • 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:…
    - , 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 →
    - , 17 May 13, 6:04pm -
  • 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 →
    - , 16 May 13, 3:06pm -
  • Want something? Make Istighfar…
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Ilm Fruits

  • The Lost Legacy
    Inspire and motivate yourself by reading the stories of how people in the past
    - 61 days ago, 22 Feb 14, 4:01pm -
  • 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…
    - , 1 Sep 13, 11:07am -
  • 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…
    - , 20 Aug 13, 3:46am -
  • 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…
    - , 11 Aug 13, 2:56am -

The Companions of the Cave

  • 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…
    - , 3 Aug 13, 6:25am -
  • 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 -
  • Ibn Uthaymeen’s Explanation of al-Ajrumiyyah PDF
    As-Salamu Alaykum. Ramadan Mubarak. Here is a PDF copy of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen’s explanation of al-Ajrumiyyah. شرح الآجرومية للشيخ ابن عثيمين رحمه الله <– Click Here Barak Allahu feekum. *It was downloaded from…
    - , 20 Jul 13, 7:32pm -
  • As-Suhuf Website Coming Soon….
    As-Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu, A new website is currently in the planning and development stages. The proposed website is anticipated to be a primary resource for the study of beginner texts in the Islamic sciences. With translatio…
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  • 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.…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Feb 14, 9:35am -
  • 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…
    - 80 days ago, 3 Feb 14, 2:45pm -
  • 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…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Jan 14, 6:17am -
  • Dammaj Appeal
      Dammaj Appeal   This is an appeal to raise money to help brothers and sisters in Yemen who need all the help they can get.   FAQ   What’s Dammaj?   Dammaj is a small village/town in the northern regions of Yemen established by the noble scho…
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  • Not yet, not yet
    ‘Abdullaah b. Ahmad b. Hanbal (son of Imaam Ahmad) said: “Death approached my father and I sat by his side. He would fall in and out of consciousness, waking up saying ‘Not yet not yet’. He did this one time and then a second time, and on t…
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Sayings of the Salaf

  • Pimping the Religion
    When your religion is put to the test, will you pimp it out to anyone who wants to buy it?More:Why People Invent Bid’ah10 Days to MarryOpinionated Enemies of the SunnahHypocrisy TodayRubbish Opinions
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 3:16pm -
  • Believers and Chameleons
    The believer is consistent, whereas the munafiq is a chameleon.More:Troubled Times [corrupt scholars]Calami­ties that Af­flict Knowl­edgeThe Highest StandardScary SpeechHeresy and Hypocrisy [the company you keep]
    - 26 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 9:43am -
  • Sometimes the Manners Surpassed Knowledge
    Sometimes the manners you learn from a scholar surpass the piece of knowledge you get from him.More:Calami­ties that Af­flict Knowl­edgeTroubled Times [corrupt scholars]Studying MannersFood for Thought, not for StomachsThe Revival of Knowle…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Feb 14, 6:47pm -
  • Try to Meet Allah with This
    Try to meet Allah having secured these three things for the Muslims.More:Knowledge transforms the studentNo poverty after Paradise and no wealth in the FireThe Disease of this Ummah and its DoctorTroubled Times [corrupt scholars]What is Knowle…
    - 76 days ago, 7 Feb 14, 9:08pm -
  • Mixing with People of Good Character
    To receive good and avoid evil, mix with those who have good characters.More:The best thing after Iman and the worst thing after Kufr [women]Something a Believer can’t doDo not forget your character and speechReal MenThe scholar, the ruler,…
    - 84 days ago, 30 Jan 14, 8:20pm -