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  Prophet Muhammad ﷺ told us, as narrated by Al-Imam al-Bayhaqi, that:   “Sha’ban is a month between Rajab and Ramadhan, much neglected by people. In it, the actions of all servants are raised to the Lord of the Worlds; I love that my actions are not presented except that I am fasting.”   Sha’ban is often referred to as the neglected … Read More

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

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