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“If it had been good, they would not have preceded us to it”: Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah says in surah al-Ahqaaf: وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَوْ كَانَ خَيْرًا مَّا سَبَقُونَا إِلَيْهِ ۚ وَإِذْ لَمْ يَهْتَدُوا بِهِ فَسَيَقُولُونَ هَـٰذَا إِفْكٌ قَدِيمٌ And those who disbelieve say of those who believe, “If it had been good, they would not have preceded us to it.” And when they are not guided by it, they … Continue reading “If it had been good, they would not have preceded us to it”: Tafseer Ibn Kathir

`Ilm, Huda & Hikmah

There are three things associated with knowledge: بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد `Ilm (Knowledge) Huda (Guidance) Hikmah (Wisdom) 1) `Ilm: this refers to having information, or awareness of the Texts or its memorization. Not everyone who knows the Texts is guided or has wisdom. Example: Shaitan, he knew and … Continue reading `Ilm, Huda & Hikmah

Six Attacks by Shaytaan – Ten Defenses

“ Six Attacks by Shaytaan - Ten Defenses ” The evil of Shaytaan is limited to six categories, he continues [to assault] mankind until he succeeds in one or more of them: 1) The evil of polytheism and disbelief; 2) Then innovations; 3) Next are the major sins; 4) Then the minor sins; 5) Subsequently, … Continue reading Six Attacks by Shaytaan – Ten Defenses

What Is Imaan? – al-Haafidh al-Hakamee Rahimaullaah

What Is Imaan? – al-Haafidh al-Hakamee Rahimaullaah

Question: What is Imaan? Answer: Imaan is both speech and action. Speech of the heart and tongue and actions of the heart, tongue and limbs. It increases with obedience and decreases with disobedience and the people differ according to their level and strength of Imaan.   al-Haafidh al-Hakamee A‘laam As-Sunnah Al-Manshoorah li I’tiqaad At-Taaifah An-Naajiyah … Continue reading What Is Imaan? – al-Haafidh al-Hakamee Rahimaullaah

Narrations regarding the Foolish and Heedless

Ibn Al-Jawzee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said in his book: Akhbaar Al-Hamqaa wal-Mughaffileen (Narrations regarding the Foolish and Heedless): "The idiot is known by six characteristics: 1. Becoming angry over nothing. 2. Giving to one who should not be given to. 3. Speaking regarding that which is of no benefit. 4. Trusting everyone. … Continue reading Narrations regarding the Foolish and Heedless

Advice to a youth wishing to head in the right direction-Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeen

Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeens advice to a youth wishing to head in the right direction. 1. He should always ask Allah to keep him steadfast and on the right path. 2. He should read the Qur'an a great deal and ponder its meanings, because this Qur'an has a great impact on the heart, if one … Continue reading Advice to a youth wishing to head in the right direction-Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeen

The Importance of Aqeedah for the Muslim – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Question: There is (one) here who is lax concerning the importance of aqeedah (creed) and he is of the opinion that eemaan (faith) is sufficient (for him). Do you have any clarification concerning the importance of aqeedah for the Muslim and how it reflects on his life, on his relationship with the (Muslim) society (as … Continue reading The Importance of Aqeedah for the Muslim – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan