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Fasting Exclusively on Fridays is Discouraged Dr Zakir Naik

How to Stop Being Lazy.

How to move from laziness, to full energy, to being fully energetic and charged and enthusiastic about life and about what you can do or what you can make out of it? this is such a wonderful shift, and such a huge one, I personally have struggled with this for so many years and I'm sharing with you the tips that I've learned that have really taken me away from laziness, which I suffered from for years and greatly and immensely and it took me out to really start working on my goals and achieving them one after the other. There are so many things you can learn about to overcoming laziness and achieving your goals but this tip is actually so central that it could create a huge shift in your life and in your productivity levels. Laziness is the result of thoughts, lot of us feel oh i am lazy as if I'm born lazy or I was designed lazy (Allah created me lazy) No!! don't shift the blame, don't throw the blame on Allah or on your parents or on your genes or on your cul

Tips for Teaching Quran to Young Children

Praise be to Allaah. Raising children to follow Islam from an early age, teaching them to memorize the Book of Allaah and educating them is the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and is regarded as a very important matter, especially in this day and age. But it is something that many people neglect with regard to their children and those under their care, and they get distracted by things that will be of no benefit to them in the Hereafter and may indeed harm them, and make them emotionally attached to those who do not even deserve to be mentioned, let alone taken as role models, such as actors, sports players and singers. We ask Allah to make them steadfast and to help them in this matter and others, and to decree reward for them on the Day of Judgement. What can be greater than meeting one's Lord with a record of good deeds which includes guiding others to do good or sharing in establishing good? With regard to children and teaching your ch

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She Will Be in Hell - Powerful Reminder

Let me tell you an incident that took place with the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). An imaan who will mention a woman in front of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He speaks about how good she is in her worship. He speaks about how much she prays. He speaks about how much she fasts. He speaks about how much she donates but then the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) told him that this woman you just mentioned right now. She will be punished in the Hellfire. Amazing, Ya Rasool Allah (SAW). We just told you how much this woman prays. We just told you how much this woman fast. We just told you how much this women donates. We just told you how much good this woman does. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ''Yes, But She Will Be Punished in The Hell Fire'' because she was evil and cruel to her neighbours. Prayers, Fasting, Donation and all these good actions but she was cruel to her neighbors and being cruel to your neighbor is as evil as any other major sin and

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7 Acts That Will Grant You Allah’s Help

Whoever relieves the grief of a believer in this world, Allah will relive his grief in the Hereafter. Whoever relieves the difficulties of a person in debt in this world, Allah will relieve his difficulties in this world and the Hereafter. And whoever conceals the faults of a believer, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the Hereafter. Allah will aid His servant so long as the servant aids his fellow believers. Whoever follows a path to seek knowledge, Allah will make the path to Paradise easy for him. When people gather together, in one of the houses of Allah, to recite the Book of Allah and study it, tranquility descends upon them, mercy covers them, the angels surround them, and Allah mentions them to those who are in His presence. Whoever is slowed down by his deeds will not be hastened forward by his lineage. (Muslim) This is a hadith from among a collection of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) compiled by Imam An-Nawawi. It is a very fam

The Profound Effect of the Quran

UMAR AND THE POWER OF THE QURAN There is something very special about the Quran. It has a uniqueness and beauty that has a great effect on and moves the heart. Many companions of the Prophet Muhammad accepted Islam after hearing the words of the Quran. A man was on his way to execute Prophet Muhammad with a sword and full of anger. On his way, he was told his sister and brother-in-law were Muslims. He diverted his path from the Prophet to his sister’s home. When he arrived at her home, she and her husband were learning verses from the Quran from a teacher. The teacher hid with the parchments that had the verses written on them. When the man entered, he began to beat his sister and brother-in-law. His sister bled, and this snapped the man out of his rage. He stopped. He began to converse with his sister about what she and her husband were doing before he arrived. And she explained to him they were reading the Quran. She asked him to perform ablution before he touched the pa

Going Through Despair, Quran Gave Me Hope

It wasn’t that I hadn’t repented and turned back. And it wasn’t that I hadn’t given up the road to destruction in the hereafter and chosen the road which would lead me to pleasures in the hereafter. It was just this crushing feeling inside of me that Allah wouldn’t forgive me for my hideous sins. Even after repenting, I had thoughts of despair floating through my mind, ‘Why would Allah forgive me? Haven’t I committed such a huge sin? Will Allah ever forgive me for what I’ve done?’ Days and days passed, and my prayers from Fajr to Isha felt lifeless. The thoughts of Allah never forgiving me disrupted my mind each time I prayed, each time I made du’a, each time I read the Quran, and each time I sat reflecting. My friends and family won’t be of much help, I thought to myself. How could I really take this question to them? SEARCHING FOR HOPE I was desperately searching for an answer; an answer that would satisfy my thirst for hope, an answer that would give me hope for Allah’s

These 5 Stories in the Quran Will Boost Your Patience

Patience and gratitude are two keys of happiness. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: If Allah intends for a servant to reach a rank he is unable to reach by his good deeds, then Allah will put him to trial in his body or his wealth or his children, and he will be patient until he reaches the rank intended for him. (Ahmad) Being a Muslim requires a lot of patience, especially in turbulent times like this. Patience is needed in staying away from things which are displeasing to Allah, and obeying Allah’s commands. Every single day our patience is tested in some way or another — from prayer on time, fasting in hot summer days, doing hajj while being trampled by smelly people, to solving marital conflicts and enduring admonishments from parents. Since having patience is something so important and necessary for each one of us, it’s not surprising that Allah has given us wonderful examples of patience in the Quran, patience displayed by the heroes of Islam throughout d

Are the Rules of Islam Difficult to Practice?

If we think of the rules of Islam in a similar light as traffic rules, we probably wouldn’t ask questions like: Why is Islam so difficult? Why are there so many rules? And why do you have to five times every single day? Why do you have to starve yourself for a month? Parents tell their children not to fast during exams because it might make their grades suffer. Young girls are discouraged from wearing hijab, so as not to hide their beauty from prospective mates. After all, most girls spend a fortune to look beautiful, why should you hide behind a veil? And so on. All these notions have a common belief behind them – that the rules of Islam make life difficult. Islamic law didn’t come to humans as a punishment. On the contrary, every rule of Islam makes our lives easy in some way or other. If you follow what Allah wants you to do, the difficulties of this life and the next will lighten: And Allah wants to lighten for you [your difficulties]; and mankind was created weak.

He mistreats & ignores his wife’s mother

Praise be to Allaah. The husband should treat his wife’s relatives well, especially her mother, because that will lead to love and harmony, and a stable married life. If the husband honours his mother-in-law he is in fact honouring his wife and honouring the grandmother of his children. If he mistreats her then he is mistreating his wife and his children, and is failing to provide the kind treatment that Allaah has enjoined. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “and live with them honourably” [al-Nisa’ 4:19]  “And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Wise” [al-Baqarah 2:228] And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives.” Narrated b

Can he photograph his wife naked so that he can look at the pictures when he is away?

Praise be to Allaah. The action mentioned in the question is one of the most abhorrent of actions. It is haraam in and of itself and because of what it leads to. As for it being haraam in and of itself: a woman in principle is entirely ‘awrah and it is not permissible to take her picture in the first place, even if nothing appears but her face and hands, so how about if what appears is more than that. What if the picture shows her most private ‘awrah? Undoubtedly this is more abhorrent and sinful and leads to greater punishment.  The scholars of the Standing Committee were asked:  Is a picture of a woman in her passport or elsewhere ‘awrah or not? Is it acceptable for a woman, if she refuses to have her picture taken, to delegate someone to perform Hajj on her behalf, because she cannot get a passport for that reason? And what is the limit of covering for women according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah?  They replied:  She does not have the right to allow her face to be photog

Ruling on setting up a recorder & watch over a relative’s conversations

Praise be to Allaah. This question was put to Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) and he said: I think that this is a kind of spying and it is not permissible for anyone to spy on anyone else, because we have no right to judge anybody except by what is apparent. If we start spying on people we will have a lot of headaches because of this spying and we will be upset by what we hear and see. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning) “And spy not” [al-Hujuraat 49:12] after saying (interpretation of the meaning), “O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion; indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not” [al-Hujuraat 49:12]. But if the head of the household sees indications of these evil telephone calls, then there is nothing wrong with setting up a recording device without their knowledge, but he realizes that there is something going on, he should not keep quiet and keep listening, rather he should rebuke them straightaway, because if he communities to

Ruling on using medicine or mechanical means to enlarge the penis

Firstly:  There is nothing wrong with the husband referred to here consulting doctors for a prescription that will enlarge his penis, so long as there are no harmful side effects.  There is nothing wrong with him using something that is placed over his penis, such as a condom and the like, if that will make his wife’s pleasure more complete, because the basic principle is that it is permissible and the husband is required to treat his wife well, which includes keeping his wife chaste and fulfilling her desires, and removing any obstacles that might prevent that.  Secondly:  Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in one of his answers: As for you saying “There is no shyness in religion,” it is better to say that Allaah is not shy to speak the truth, as Umm Sulaym (may Allaah have mercy on her) said: “O Messenger of Allaah, Allaah is not shy to speak the truth. Does a woman have to do ghusl if she has a wet dream?” As for saying “there is no shyness in rel

Husband asking his wife how she disposed of the mahr

Praise be to Allaah. It is not permissible for a husband to question his wife about the mahr which he gave to her, because this is her right and a debt on him which he has to give to her.  In return for this small amount of money which Allaah has granted to the woman, the right of qiwaamah (being in charge, being the protector and maintainer) is taken from her and given to her husband. So his spending on her is in return for something very precious and the mahr and spending on her is in return for that qiwaamah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means” [al-Nisa’ 4:34] Imam al-Tabari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:  “Men are the ones who are in charge of their womenfolk, disciplining them and making them fulfil their obligations towards Allaah and towards themselves. ‘Because Allaah has made one of

Should a man listen to his wife’s suggestions & consult her about matters?

Allaah says, enjoining kindness towards one's wife (interpretation of the meaning):  “and live with them honourably” [al-Nisa’ 4:19] And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “And treat women with kindness, and treat women with kindness.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5186; Muslim, 1468.  And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The best of you is the one who is best to his womenfolk, and I am the best of you to my womenfolk.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3895; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3314.  Undoubtedly consulting one's wife and listening to her advice and accepting it is part of living with them honourably and treating them with kindness. It softens her heart and makes her feel that she is playing a role in the family and that she is responsible for her family, especially if the man finds that his wife has wisdom and common sense, and has intuition, and she does not jump to conclusions or let herself b

Ruling on Reading Erotic Stories With One’s Spouse

Reading erotic stories, even if that is only with one's spouse, involves many evils including the  following:  1 – These stories are acquired either by purchasing them or borrowing them. That is not permitted because it encourages those who print them, publish them and distribute them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “but do not help one another in sin and transgression” [al-Maa'idah 5:2].  2 – These stories are only written by immoral and promiscuous people. Most of those who write them are kuffaar who pay no attention to religion, morals or manners in what they write. Reading them is a means to propagate their deviant ways and bad customs among the people, whether they realize it or not. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The likeness of a good companion and a bad one is that of the one who carries musk and the one who works the bellows. As for the one who carries musk, either he will give you some or you will buy some from hi

Ruling on Buying and Keeping Stuffed Animals

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly:  Allaah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade wasting money. Al-Bukhaari (5975) and Muslim (593) narrated from al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah that he said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘Allaah has forbidden three things: gossip, asking too many questions, and wasting money.’”  Each person will be asked, on the Day of Resurrection, about his wealth: where he acquired it from and on what he spent it. Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2417; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.  Secondly:  The Muslim whom Allaah has blessed with surplus wealth should thank his Lord for this wealth, and send it forth for his Hereafter by spending it on charitable purposes.  One of the greatest means of doing so is by helping his Muslim brothers and meeting their needs. This is what is required by the brotherhood of faith. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “The b