11 Ways in Which Salah Forgives Your Sins

Salāh is an amazing gift from Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla to this Ummah. In fact, the Sahāba loved Salāh so much that once, in a battle against Juhainah, the enemies of Allāh noticed the Muslims praying Zuhr. They thus planned to attack the Muslims when they would be praying Asr, saying ” Certainly, a Salāh will come to them [Asr prayer] that it is more beloved to them than their own children.” [Muslim] Allāhu Akbar! The Sahāba loved Salāh so much to the point they preferred worshipping Allāh through that which He loves most – the Salāh – even to their own families! Let us look at simply one aspect

Death is coming, are you ready ?

By Sumayyah bint Joan Upon hearing about the death of a fellow Muslim, it suddenly struck me how very fleeting life is, and that I was only a twinkling of an eye away from where he is now. Death is the reality from which none of us can escape. It draws nearer every day, every hour, every minute. So I had to ask myself, if I were to die today, would I have done all that I could to ensure Allah’s Favor, and to evade His Wrath? Unfortunately for me, the answer was a resounding NOOO. At the end of the day, I ask myself, what good have I sent

ENDLESS GREED AND DESIRE

Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “ If the son of Aadam has two valleys of wealth, he will desire a third valley (of wealth), and nothing will fill the belly of the son of Aadam besides sand (of the grave), and Allah Ta‘ala forgives those who repent to him. ” (Saheeh Muslim #2415) On account of his carnal nature, man is ambitious and greedy. The more he has, the more he wants. If we have three pairs of shoes, we will still pine for the fourth. If the latest phone is released, we will not be satisfied until we upgrade by acquiring it. If

Virtues of Reciting Surah Mulk

Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “A surah of the Qur’an with thirty aayahs kept interceding for its reciter until he was forgiven! It is Tabaarakalladhee bi-yadihil-mulk.”[1] It is supported by a similar hadeeth of Anas whose isnaad was authenticated by Ibn Hajar and others. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said about Surah al-Mulk: “It is the averter (of the punishment of the grave).”[2] ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: “It is the rescuer from the punishment of the grave.”[3] The correct implementation of these scholars advise involves: – reciting the surah slowly and correctly to the best of one’s ability; – understanding its meanings; – believing in whatever it contains;

Time Marches on… like sand trickling through an hour glass …

All of us have been allocated twenty-four hours each day of our lives. It is the one resource that every human being has been given equally. Time is the great equalizer in life. No matter who you are, your age, income, gender, race or religion, you have the same amount of time as the next person. Time is a precious commodity and an extremely important trust from Allah. “O You who Believe! Be mindful of Allah and let every soul look to what it has sent forth for tomorrow. And fear Allah, for certainly Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” (59:18) ⏰Time is a Witness to Ever Changing Circumstances