Accounting the self (Muhaasabat An-Nafs)

Ibn Qudaamah said in Minhaaj Al-Qaasideen: [Know that the most hostile of enemies to you is your Nafs that is within you. It has been created as that which commands to badness and inclines to evil whilst you have been commanded to strengthen it, purify it and cleanse it, and to drive it forcefully towards the worship of its Lord. Then if you neglect it … Continue reading Accounting the self (Muhaasabat An-Nafs)

Drawing Lessons from the Distinction of the Personalities of the Two Slaves: Bilal (ra) and Wahshi (ra)

Regardless of how much time has passed, some feelings and destinies resemble each other, for example, the destiny and feelings of the slaves from the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and the destiny of some people whose behavior resembles that of slavery in today’s reality. Slaves from the past were captured by the influential rulers of the Quraish and the slaves of today are … Continue reading Drawing Lessons from the Distinction of the Personalities of the Two Slaves: Bilal (ra) and Wahshi (ra)

From the Slavery of our Desires to the Slavery of Allah

Ramadhan is the month where the believer is reminded of why he was created. It is the time when the bond between the Creator and created is at its strongest, where we are reminded of the power, knowledge and love Allah سبحانه وتعالى has for us. Through our hunger in this life we are reminded of our need for Allah سبحانه وتعالى and we are … Continue reading From the Slavery of our Desires to the Slavery of Allah

Salatul Istikhara

Question: Assalamu alaikum, I want to know what is Salatul Istikhara, and does the person who made Istikhara see something in his dream after performing the Istikhara? Please answer as soon as possible, Jazakoum Allah Khayran. From Joud Ridwan Ridwan Answer: Wa alaikoum l salam wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh, The Prophet ﷺ showed Salatul Istikhara via a thorough and adequate demonstration in a Hadith … Continue reading Salatul Istikhara

Weeping from the fear of Allah and upon His remembrance

 The Essential Elements of the Islamic Disposition (Nafsiyah) issued by Hizb ut Tahir and published in Beirut, Lebanon in 1425 AH. The book seeks to help the believers reaffirm their Iman in Allah (swt) such that our tongues are moist with the remembrance of Allah, that our hearts are filled with fear of Allah and that our limbs hasten towards the good deeds. Weeping from the fear … Continue reading Weeping from the fear of Allah and upon His remembrance

The perfection of the action (Ihsaan Al-‘Amal)

For an action to be Hasan (good) it is necessary to sincerely purify the intention for Allah and for the act to be in agreement with the Shar’a (Islamic legislation). Due to this, the early Scholars (May Allah’s mercy be upon them) used to combine these too fundamental principles. In respect to the speech of Allah (swt)  “Who created the death and the life so … Continue reading The perfection of the action (Ihsaan Al-‘Amal)

The Muslims Purpose in Life

From amongst the most important Haqaa’iq (truths) after Imaan is that the human understands the purpose of his creation i.e. that which he must strive to accomplish. Allah (swt) said: And I have not created the Jinn or humankind except to worship me (Ad- Dhaariyaat .)56 The worship (‘Ibaadah) to Allah means having Imaan in Him and obedience to Him. Obedience to Him Ta’Aalaa means … Continue reading The Muslims Purpose in Life

It is Haraam for a Muslim to go to other than the Hukm Ash-Shar’iy in his actions

It is Haraam for a Muslim to go to other than the Hukm Ash-Shar’iy in his actions Allah (swt) said: أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آَمَنُوا بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَتَحَاكَمُوا إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوا أَنْ يَكْفُرُوا بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَنْ يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلَالًا بَعِيدًا (60) وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا إِلَى مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَإِلَى الرَّسُولِ رَأَيْتَ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنْكَ … Continue reading It is Haraam for a Muslim to go to other than the Hukm Ash-Shar’iy in his actions

The Islamic Nafsiyah, aware obedience and human behaviour

The Islamic Nafsiyah is where the inclination (mayl) for things and actions is built upon the basis of Islaam. Therefore when passing judgement upon a particular person in respect to him possessing an Islamic Nafsiyah or not, if that person had an aversion to Islaam in terms of his inclinations towards things and actions then it could be judged that he does not possess an … Continue reading The Islamic Nafsiyah, aware obedience and human behaviour