The States of Constriction (al Qabz) & Expansion (al Bast)

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          You should know that the states of the heart are two, which every son of Adam goes through on the face of this transient world. At any given point he will be going through one of these two states. The ulema (scholars) and the wise men have transmitted to us as being, constriction (Al Qa’bs) … Read More

Honouring the Prophetic Tradition in light of Surah ad-Duha

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Background to the revelation of Surah ad-Duha During the period of revelations, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala in his infinite wisdom allowed a gap in between his sending of wahi (revelation) to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. During this time the hypocrites, jealous and unfortunate people of the community began to spread rumours saying that Allah Ta’ala had abandoned and left Prophet Muhammad … Read More

Malik ibn Dinar and the Snake | A tale of repentance

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Malik ibn Dinar (may Allah be pleased with him) is known for his piety and righteousness however he had once been a harsh and disobedient man. Ibn Dinar was one of the most oppressive people, disliked by everyone in his locality, stealing, discourteous, rebellious, an unjust and alcoholic person who also practiced usury and was avoided by everyone.   Malik … Read More

Caring for the Spiritual Heart

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In a book relating to the path to Allah, one of the great sage’s of the Ummah wrote about matters freeing the seeker of truth from needing any other guidance. The book contained a detailed exposition to the path to Almighty Allah and In sha Allah we will cover the topic of ‘caring for the spiritual heart’ in today’s blog. … Read More

Hazrat Salman al-Farsi’s (RA) quest for the truth

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Introduction This is the story of the pious, mystic, Faqhi, intellectual and ascetic, Hazrat Salman the Persian (RA). He was one of the loyal companions of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is narrated that he (RA) was born in Kazerun, Persia which is modern day Iran and grew up in the city of Isfahan in Persia, … Read More

The Battle of the Trench (Ghazwa-e-Khandaq)

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Background to the battle After the battle of Uhud, Abu Sufyan and the other pagan leaders realized that they had fought an indecisive action, and that their victory had not borne any fruits for them. Islam had, in fact, prospered from its reverse at Uhud, and within an astonishingly short time, had re-established its authority in Medina and the surrounding … Read More

The Battle of Uhud | PART 1

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Introduction The Battle of Uhud was fought on Saturday, March 19, 625 (3 Shawwal 3 AH) at the valley located in front of Mount Uhud, in what is now northwestern Arabia. It occurred between a force from the Muslim community of Medina led by the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and a force led by Hazrat Abu Sufyan ibn … Read More

Worship to be performed on the Night of Power (Laylat-ul Qadr)

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– Prophetic supplication for this night Hazrath Aisha narrated: “I asked: O Messenger of Allah! Tell me if I were to find a Night of Power, what should I recite therein?” Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) advised her to recite:   “Al-laa-hum-ma in-na-ka ‘afoow-wan tu-hib-bul-’af wa fa-fu ‘an-ni”. “O Allah! You are Forgiving, You love forgiveness, so forgive me”. … Read More