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

Hajj without a Visa!

Since Hajj is among the most virtuous deeds in Islam, and not everyone can afford it (especially on a continuous basis) Allah Ta’ala has attached the reward of optional Hajj to certain other deeds for the benefit of all. Since this year there wont be any Hajjis leaving, we can take consolation from the following narrations which promise of various other deeds yielding Hajj rewards: 1. Wudu at home before proceeding for Salah with Jamat. Sayyiduna Abu Umaamah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “ One who purifies himself (i.e, makes wudu) and leaves his home to attend the fard salah in congregation receives the reward of a

The Rich Man & His Will

By Sheikh Waleed Basyouni My friend shared this amazing story with me, & I want you to reflect upon it specially in these days where many have lost their lives unexpectedly. Riyadh is not only the capital of Saudi Arabia but a city of more than ten million residents, one of them passed away & left behind him a great wealth but no one to inherit. A judge in Riyadh’s court was asked to look at this interesting inheritance case. The judge searched for any relatives for the wealthy businessman & he could not find any contact, & finally after almost a year they were able to identify three distant