TRIBALISM REVISITED “KHUTBAH”

Nationalism is a concept alien to Islam because nationalism calls for unity based on family and tribalistic ties, whereas Islam binds people together on the `Aqeedah, that is belief in Allah (swt) and His Messenger ﷺ. Islam calls for the ideological bond. … More TRIBALISM REVISITED “KHUTBAH”

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RULINGS ON THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DHUL-HIJJAH

In the Hadīth of Ibn ‘Abbās (r) that the Messenger of Allāh (sallallāhu’alayhi wasallam) said:

“There are no days in which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days.”

Included in the general wording of the statement: ‘good deeds’ is: fasting; fasting is among the best of deeds, and Allāh has singled out for Himself (to reward). So fasting all nine days is a Sunnah, as the general statement of the Hadīth indicates, and as is the view of the majority of scholars. … More RULINGS ON THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DHUL-HIJJAH

TAWASSUL AND WASEELAH TYPES AND THE BLIND MAN HADEETH

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) promised to offer supplication (du‘aa’) for him whilst advising him of that which would be better for him, which is when he said: “If you wish, I shall pray for you; and if you wish, you can be patient and that will be better for you.” … More TAWASSUL AND WASEELAH TYPES AND THE BLIND MAN HADEETH

POSITIVE THINKING THROUGH THE ISLAMIC LENS

Islam teaches us to direct the act reflection (tafakkur), or deep thought, towards the signs of Allah, the names and attributes of Allah, to his blessings and wonders, to hope in the Hereafter, and to optimism. By controlling our thought processes in a positive manner, we can increase the effectiveness of our prayers and worship as well as relieve ourselves from the anger, depression, and anxieties that worldly thoughts induce. … More POSITIVE THINKING THROUGH THE ISLAMIC LENS