The Frequently Recited Dua of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

Shahr bin Hawshab said: “I said to Umm Salamah (wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ): ‘ O Mother of the Believers! What was the supplication that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said most frequently when he was with you?” She said: ‘The supplication he said most frequently was: “O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion (Yā Muqallibal-qulūb, thabbit qalbī `alā dīnik).’” She said: ‘So I said: “O Messenger of Allah, why do you supplicate so frequently: ‘O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion.’ He said: ‘ O Umm Salamah! Verily, there is no human being except that his heart is between

Islam and Simplicity

As Muslims, we must strive to implement simplicity in every area of our lives, as it is a very important virtue in Islam. Simplicity can have many positive influences on our lives. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) said in a hadith: “ Simplicity is a part of faith.” (Abu Dawud) Living a simple life is better for us as it involves not needing to worry about having to live up to society’s expectations about different parts of life. For example, there are expectations about timeframes in which milestones should generally be achieved in, standards about the possessions we own, types of career, status and reputation in the

VIRTUES OF SALAAH

Abu Hurayra Radiyallahu ‘anhu said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘ What do you think would happen if there was a river by someone’s door in which he washed five times every day? Do you think that any dirt would remain on him? ’ They said, ‘Not a scrap of dirt would remain on him.’ He said, ‘ That is a metaphor of the five prayers by which Allah wipes out wrong actions.’ ” [Agreed upon] Jäbir ibne-’Abdullah Radiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: ‘ The key to Paradise is Salat and the key to Salat is

The Best of…

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said: “ The best of the Muslims is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe. ” (Muslim) “ The best of people are those with the most excellent character. ” (Tabarâni, Sahîh) “ The best of marriages are the easiest ones. ” (Abu Dâwûd, Sahîh) “The best prayers for women are those performed in the most secluded parts of their houses. ”(Ibn Khuzaymah, Sahîh) “ The best of you are those who feed others and return greetings. ” (Abu Ya’lâ, Hasan) “ The best of that which you treat yourself with is cupping.” (Hâkim, Sahîh) “ The best of days that you

Virtues of Memorizing the Quran

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said: ” A person who recites the Quran and has memorised it, will be with noble scribes (Angels/Prophets, in Jannah)” (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4937) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “It will be said to the one who memorised the Quran, ‘Recite and ascend and recite just as you would recite in the world, for your abode (in Jannah) will be the last verse you recite”   (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2914, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1464, Declared authentic –hasanun sahih– by Imam Tirmidhi) The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘ The Qur’aan will come