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Patience with Trials and Tribulations

By Abu Amina Elias / 23 Aug 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Muslims will endure many trials throughout their lives.

Allah tests us with hardship and also prosperity in order to validate the sincerity of our faith.

Allah said:



When does the human being become happy?

By Dr. Mohammed Rateb Nabulsi / 17 Aug 2013  

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Dear brothers, When does the human being become happy?

Happiness is a basic demand of all creatures

There are six thousand million human beings on earth, and I am quite sure that each one of them seeks safety and happiness because they are basic demands of all creatures.


Secrets of seclusion in final nights of Ramadan

By Amal Al-Sibai / 5 Aug 2013

It is during the last ten days and nights of Ramadan that the Night of Power waits to descend upon Muslims with all of its beauty and enchantment. It is during this majestic night that those Muslims who were lucky enough to stand in prayer are promised rewards and bounties of good deeds and the granting of whatever they ask in humble supplication to Allah.


An Exceptional Prayer…Salatut Tasbeeh

Source : / 2 Jul 2013

In life there are occasions and opportunities where a person has a chance to increase in profits and rewards significantly. One such opportunity is the Blessed Month of Ramadaan, wherein rewards are multiplied enormously. This is a time where we can exert ourselves in prayers to gain nearness to Allah Ta’ala.

An exceptional prayer that can be performed in Ramadaan as well as throughout the year is Salaatut Tasbeeh, a special prayer taught to the Muslim Ummah by The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).


Things You Can Do on the Night of Power


Source : / 31 Jul 2013

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as: {better than a thousand months} (Al-Qadr 97: 3)

Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering God, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the Night of Power.

"Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time." (Muslim)


The Last Letter of Sayfullah-Qadi to Hassan-Efendi

The Last Letter of Sayfullah-Qadi to Hassan-Efendi

Murshid of Naqshbandi and Shazali tariqas Shaykh Hassan-Efendi has noted down in his book Talkhis al-ma’arif: “The written heritage left by Shaykh Sayfullah-Qadi (1850-1919) contains a letter addressed to me. This is his farewell message he had sent to me before he died.” May Allah bestow upon us a better life, may His divine light shine upon the tomb of our Sayyid Sayfullah and may He make our deceased Sayyid the preparer of our way to the paradise.


An-Nawawi on Seculsion in the Mosque during Ramadan, I’tikaf

By Abu Amina Elias / 22 Jul 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

An-Nawawi records in his book Riyad us-Saliheen:

Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: 

كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ يَعْتَكِفُ الْعَشْرَ الْأَوَاخِرَ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ


Ramadan, Volunteering, and Spirituality

By Altaf Husain / 10 July 2013

Among so many aspects of Ramadan that are noteworthy, perhaps one particular aspect always poses a challenge, especially when you are young and trying to get accustomed to fasting: achieving spiritual concentration.

In this article, there are some practical ways to achieve spiritual concentration during Ramadan, through being charitable with your time, energy, skills, talents, and perhaps also money if you have some to your name.


Purification of the Heart and Soul in Islam

By Abu Amina Elias / 1 July 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The command to purify our hearts from sin was an essential Islamic teaching ever since the early stages of the revelation in Mecca. This is known as “purification of the soul” (tazkiyyat an-nafs).


Virtues Of Fasting

Source : Steps2Paradise / 25 June 2013

Clear and decisive verses in the Noble Quran encourage fasting as a means of seeking nearness to Allah the Mighty, and explain its virtues, such as the saying of Allah, the Most High:


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