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Who is Zakat Given to? These 2 Are the Most Important

Who is zakat given to? Allah explicitly mentions eight categories of zakat and these are found in the Quran in chapter 9. These eight categories are essentially the only categories that zakat can be given to. 1-2- Sadaqah or charity is given to the fakir and the miskeen. There is a slight difference between fakir (poor) and miskeen (needy). Fakir is somebody who has absolutely nothing; and miskeen is somebody who has something but not enough to live by. So, if somebody doesn’t even have a house they’re living in this is fakir; and if somebody has a house for example but they have so many debts or they cannot provide for their children in a reasonable manner, then this is miskeen. So, zakat is given to those who are struggling and they’re not able to provide a reasonable amount of living for their family. What and who gets to define reasonable? You may ask your local authorities, your local scholars whom you look up to that what is the definition of reasonable or what i

This Is How You Can Deal With Your Unhappy Marriage Life

Unhappy marriage, it can create a lot of problems, not just problems but two lives as well as the peace of your mind. To deal with it, we have research and put our efforts to give you a solution for this problem. Marriage is a beautiful relationship and base on trust between two persons. But sometimes husband or wife suffers lots of problem because of communication problems or maybe they don’t understand each other. Also sometimes some external factors may influence the marriage. But the thing is if one of them compromise for children or for the family then he or she can give happiness to others but can’t live himself or herself happy. So the matter of discussion here is: HOW TO DEAL WITH UNHAPPY MARRIAGE? For happiness, you must have to understand that satisfaction of both husband and wife is important. If you just expect from your wife to compromise then you will lose her permanently because in that case, she will be just physically there for you. So, to live happy i

5 Simple Ways To Remove Disturbance During Salah

Disturbance During Salah can make one’s Salah impossible. It also causes the lack of focus on the Surahs you’re reciting during your prayers. When we listen to the word Salah, the only word which comes first in our mind is “Purity”. So, if we have purity and full concern to pray or to offer Salah then Nothing will distract us during Salah. But still, if we claim that when we pray everything distracts us or We can’t able to focus on Salah then there is Nothing to worry, it’s normal Because Shaitan wants to distract us But, we can Overcome this disturbance during Salah. 1. DETACH YOURSELF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD Yes, obviously when you love someone. He/she wants your full attention. They can’t compromise on anything. So, when you offer prayer you show your love towards Allah Almighty. Then why He will bear any disturbance. You must detach yourself for few minutes and have to pay full attention to Salah. You just have to focus on each and every word of Surah you recited during

4 Beautiful Advantages You’ll Experience When You Start Offering the Fajr

FAJR – THE FIRST CALL OF PRAYER OF THE DAY, Fajr happens before the nightfall – a period amid which the greater part of the Muslims is snoozing. It is this very certain that it is taken as a test; relinquishing your rest, purifying yourself and remaining to supplicate. 1. PURIFYING OF SOUL Not simply Fajr, but rather the five supplications, by and large, hold a great deal of significance in the light of Quran and Sunnah. According to the Prophet Muhammad SAWW: Realize that among your obligations, a petition is first. 2. A SUNNAH OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAWW As one of the five mainstays of Islam, our Prophet Muhammad PBUH exhibited how it makes a doubter a devotee and in this way, it has been given the noteworthy significance as far as observing our confidence. Each day by day supplication has its advantages that make our lives better. 3. STARTING THE DAY WITH ENERGY AND POSITIVITY Whatever you do early morning, it sets the state of mind for the whole day. Your vitality

As Per Quran and Sunnah, These Are The 6 Ways To Remove Sadness

Sadness is one of the things which lead to sheer stress and depression. This is something, which we can not control or divert easily. To cure your sadness, Here is the list which Quran and Sunnah enlist to remove our sadness away; 1. Life is a Test! ''And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return." Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided. (Quran - 2: 155-157) Never ever give up! Life is a test, Allah has mentioned all of it in Quran and it is wide and clear that this World and our lives are a test, and whoever passes this test, will enter the paradise created by Allah for his beloved people. 2. Always be Positive Narrated Ibn Jaz: "I have not seen anyone who smiled more than t

Importance of Manners in Islam – According to Quran and Sunnah

Manners are a way of doing something or way of behavior, etiquette or it could be a person’s outward way of behaving toward others. The issue of good manners is very important In Islam; it is the basis of one’s success in his daily life through which someone could make a distinctive place in the Islamic community. Dealing others with good manners means to put them at ease the way that Islam recommended us to deal with. It is not just the important part of our religion Islam but also makes our social life more pleasant. Conducting good manners is not easy because it takes time. There is no one in a good manner than our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Allah Almighty said in Holy Quran: “And indeed, you are of a great moral character” (Quran, 68:4). A Muslim can’t be a true Muslim if he does his all kinds of worships, i.e. prayer, fast, zakat, pilgrimage etc. in the best way but neglects an important side of his worship i.e. Adab or good manners. A person who offers his daily prayers

Biography of Hazrat Abu Bakr (Ra) -the Best Companion of Prophet (Saw)

Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) was born in a highly respected family of Banu Tamim of the tribe of Quraish in Makah in 573 A.D. He (RA) was the son of Uthman commonly known as Abu Quhafa; Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) lived his life as a Merchant in Makah. Abu Bakr (RA) was first of the men who accepted Islam when Prophet (SAW) started preaching Islam. He (RA) was also known as the closest and best companion of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) from his youth. He was indeed the first adult male to accept Islam. Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) was almost two years younger than Prophet (SAW). He (RA) was quite different from the rest, and was more or less similar in his behavior with that of the Prophet (PBUH) of Allah, having qualities of truthfulness and honesty. Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) was kind-hearted and used to help in resolving problems of others. Regarding his compassionate behavior towards others, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is narrated by Anas ibn Malik (RA) to have said: “The most merciful of my Ummah towards my Umm

Ruling on One Who Breaks the Fast in Ramadan With No Excuse

Praise be to Allah Fasting Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam, and it is not permissible for an adult Muslim of sound mind who is accountable to break the fast in Ramadan except with an excuse, such as travelling, sickness and the like. Whoever breaks the fast – even for one day – with no excuse has committed a major sin and has exposed himself to the wrath and punishment of Allah. He must repent sincerely and make up the days that he did not fast, according to the majority of scholars; some of them narrated that there was consensus on this point. As for the one who deliberately does not fast in Ramadan, thinking it permissible to do so, he has become a disbeliever. He should be asked to repent, and if he repents, all well and good, otherwise he is to be executed. Whoever openly breaks the fast should be given a disciplinary punishment by the ruler, a punishment that will deter him and others like him from doing this grave act. There follow a number of comments by the sc

8 Practical Tips to Memorize Quran

The Holy Quran is the fountainhead of complete learning, but there is a putting distinction between the Holy Quran and other books The Quran is the word of Allah (SWT) and books on various branches of information are human research of Allah’s creation. These books deal with particular subjects and topics. A book oneself-discipline is quiet on other disciplines. They are no way similar to the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran is a treasure of our understanding and gaining knowledge of that man might also want until the stop of time. All understanding originates from the Holy Quran. This is the fundamental reality of the Islamic doctrine of knowledge. We want to get out of the darkness of lack of knowledge and move closer to the limelight and vibrant future. Memorizing the Quran should be one of the goals of a Muslim. Each and each and every one of us ought to have this deep want to become a Hafidh and work toward it InShaAllah. This is irrespective of our age. It is a incorrect thinking t

Rights of Husband Upon the Wife in Islam - According to Quran and Sunnah

In Islam marriage being an obligatory act is so important that it is declared to be one half of single Muslim’s faith. Marriage is one of the most liked Sunnah in Islam as our beloved Prophet (SAW) also married and encouraged others to do so. There are many verses in Holy Quran related to the importance of Marriage in Islam. Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran: “O Humans revere your Guardian-Lord, Who created you from a single person, created of like nature its mate, and from this scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah through Whom you claim your mutual rights” (Quran 4:1). Marriage is an act of pleasing Allah Almighty because it is in accordance with His commandments that husband and wife love each other and help each other to make efforts to continue the human race and raise their children to become true servants of Allah. Allah Almighty declared some rights of wives and husbands upon each other which we have to fulfill for living a happy life. In this art

A Few Days Remaining - Connect With Quran This Ramadan

In so many ways, the month of Ramadan encourages us to engage more with the Qur’an. The imams are reciting it for taraweeh prayers, the constant encouragement to read it throughout the day, you may even hear Qur’an playing instead of music at local Muslim restaurants and businesses. This is no coincidence – Allah says that the month of the Ramadan is the month in which the Qur’an was initially sent, to serve as guidance for all people. Allah also refers to the Qur’an as “the Healing Cure” and “the Light”. This shows us that a relationship with this book can heal us from our ailments and can give us spirituality and insight when we can’t seem to make sense of anything. CONNECT WITH THE QUR’AN How then does one benefit from a relationship with this book? Read, recite, and reflect. Spend some time – any amount of time – to sit with the Qur’an. Open it with humility and reverence, try your best to read and recite, and reflect on the meaning of what you’re reading. A

Awesome Duas For an Awesome Year

Some believe Ramadan is special simply because it contains a night that is greater than 1,000 months, but what makes that night so great? The truth is, during that night the qadar (decree) for the coming year is sent down from the preserved tablet. As Allah  says what can be translated as: “On that night is made distinct every precise matter” [Qur’an: Chapter 44, Verse 4], and more famously: “The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.” [Qur’an: Chapter 97, Verse 4]. Did you know that there is something you can do to change that qadar in its vulnerable state as it descends from the heavens? Yes, it is the power of dua! As the Prophet(pbuh) mentioned: “Nothing could change the Qadar except dua” [Sahih al-Jami’]. And in another hadith, he  said: “Dua benefits in the things that have happened as well as the things that have not happened yet. The calamity comes down, but the Dua confronts it and they may continuously wrestle until the Da

Reciting the Last Ten Verses of Al –‘Imran at Night

Question One of my friends gave me a book in which I have found that anyone who recites the last ten ayahs (verses) of surah Al-‘Imran will get the same reward as a person who did ‘ibadah (worship) all night. Is there any authentic hadeeth (prophetic report) to support this? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Answer Firstly: We do not know of any saheeh hadeeth (authentic report) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) which would indicate that the one who recites the last ten verses of Surah Al ‘Imran will have recorded for him the reward of spending the night in worship. Rather that was narrated from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (may Allah be pleased with him). Al-Darimi narrated from him (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said: Whoever recites the end of Al ‘Imran at night, it will be recorded for him as spending a night in prayer (qiyam.) But its isnad (chain of narration) is da‘eef (weak), and it includes Ibn Luhay‘ah, as mentioned by al-Qu

Itikaf - The Sunnah That Can Improve Your Life

One of the Sunnahs of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is to do I’tikaf (spiritual retreat). This is a confirmed Sunnah to do it anytime, but in the last ten days of Ramadan, it is even more emphasized. And we know that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), according to a hadith, is at every last ten days of Ramadan until he returned to his Lord, he would do the I’tikaf. And then the hadith says that his wives would do it after him, bringing life to his legacy. Another hadith indicates that Prophet Muhammad, every year used to do I’tikaf in the last ten days, but the year he returned to his Lord he did I’tikaf for twenty days. I’tikaf is one of the great Sunnahs of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that we should strive to do; if we can’t do it all of the last ten days, at least as many as we can in the last ten days. WHAT IS THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF I’TKAF? The purpose of I’tikaf is to focus on our Lord; it’s to direct our hearts to our Lord; to be in a stat

Brazilian Footballer Performs Umrah after Reverting to Islam

Just a few days after announcing his conversion to Islam, the Brazilian footballer Sergio Ricardo Neves was spotted in Makkah performing Umrah during Ramadan. “Alhamdullilah … now I am a Muslim,” Ricardo tweeted before some fans showed footage of his visit to the Grand Mosque in Makkah during the weekend. In it, the sportsman can be seen dressed in white ihram garments. Thousands have praised the footballer’s decision to visit the holy site and perform Umrah, wishing him well and praying his visit to the mosque brings him happiness and peace as he starts his life as a new Muslim. On May 22, Ricardo announced that he has become a Muslim in a video posted online by former Saudi footballer Mohammad Sawid. “Alhamdullilah… I think you know this is the best decision I’ve made in my life,” the athlete said. The Brazilian player retired in 2010 after an expansive career which saw him play for giant teams across the Middle East. GOLDEN CAREER The 45-year-old player played for

From Hating Islam to a Staunch Lover - Here is Safia's Story

My name is Safia, but I was born Helena Brigitte. I changed my name on the 23rd of October in 2017. I converted to Islam three weeks after my 17th birthday, which was on the 28th of August in 2016. It has not even been two years, but I learned a lot. I’m a wife now, have been since December 24th, 2017, Alhamdulillah. So here is my story. It all started with the news. Islamic terrorist groups started to pop up in the news after a round of terror attacks all over the world. “It’s Islam’s fault”, they said. I thought to myself, “Who’s Islam?”. Yes, “who”. I had literally no knowledge about religion at all, not even Christianity. I have a half brother who’s family is Jewish, my mother’s side who’s Christian/atheist and my father’s side who’s Christian/atheist as well. My parents didn’t see the point of teaching us religion or letting us grow up somewhat religiously. Although, my mother did read from the Bible to my youngest brother, Deen. It’s funny because I have four brothers

8 Reasons Why Du’a is Not Answered

1) PRAYING TO OTHER THAN ALLAH: The Prophet (peace be upon him) taught his cousin Ibn ‘Abbas: “ When you ask, ask of Allah; and when you seek help, seek help from Allah.“ (Tirmidhi) Therefore, Always ask Allah directly seeking no intermediary between us and Him. Allah says: {And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright} (2:186) 2) BEING HEEDLESS: When making Dua’, you should collect your heart, stay focused, and consciously think of the One you are calling upon. The Prophet said: “You should know that Allah does not answer the dua’a that comes from a heedless heart.” (At-Tirmidhi) 3) LACK OF SINCERITY: Allah says: {Call then upon Allah with sincere devotion to Him.} (40:14) 4) DOUBTING ALLAH’S RESPONSE: When we

What Is Itikaf in Islam? What Does One Have to Do During an Itikaf

It is that time of the year again, when we find ourselves wondering what this spiritual retreat called i’tikaaf is. Here are the answers to some of the rumours you hear! What is i’tikaaf? It is devoting oneself in a mosque for a specific period of time for prayers, supplication, reading Qur’an and invocations, and disconnecting from worldly occupations. A’ishah  said: “The Prophet (pbuh) used to observe i’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadan until his death, then his wives observed i’tikaaf after he passed away” [Bukhari]. I’tikaaf is a Sunnah act, not obligatory, unless one made a vow to do it, in which case it becomes obligatory; because the Prophet(pbuh) said: “Whoever vows to obey Allah, let him obey Him, and whoever vows to disobey Him, let him not disobey Him”[Bukhari]. Conditions of i’tikaaf What are the conditions of i’tikaaf? Is fasting one of them? Is it permissible for the person in i’tikaaf to visit a sick person, accept an invitation, attend to his famil