Women

It is said that the best among you is those who act gently to their wives. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The believers who show the most perfect Faith are those who have the best behaviour, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives”. [At-Tirmidhi Hadith 278].    However, nowadays, many ladies are suffering from the behavior of their husbands. I’m not generalizing but a lot of men do not act the way Islam teach them…

Dua for success in Everything

To have success in life, turning towards Allah is essential. It is important to ask Allah for help with sincerity, and surely, He will help you. Besides, there are certain ways and methods through which you can ask for help from Allah. One such way is to recite these Dua for success that were gathered from Quran and Hadith. Before going into Duas asking Allah for success you should know what you’re asking for. Being successful is subjective. It is something that you have to define yourself. We may have…

Dua to recite after every salah

The Dua Allahumma A’inni Ala Zikrika Wa Shukrika Wa Husni Ibadatika was taught by our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to recite after every Salah. Consider reading the following Sahih Hadith. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) took hold of my hand and said, “O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer: “Allahumma a’inni ala dhikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibadatika” – Abu Dawud and An- Nasa’i [Riyad as-Salihin 384] By making this Dua, we ask Allah (SWT) to help us and…

Istighfar

Istighfar (ٱسْتِغْفَار), is the act of seeking forgiveness from Allah, usually by saying ʾAstahgfirullah( أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ). A longer variant is ʾastaġfiru -llāha rabbī wa-ʾatūbu ʾilayhi (Arabic: أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ رَبِّي وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ) which means “Verily, I seek the forgiveness of God, who is my Lord and Sustainer, and I turn to Him in repentance”. It is considered one of the essential parts of worship in Islam. The virtue of Astaghfar | Astaghfirullah | Seeking Forgiveness Astaghfirullah is the simple but very important powerful Dua. Astaghfar is expressing that remorse and cry for the forgiveness of Allah. Astaghfar is the keyword…

TAWAKKUL, TESTS & TRIALS (Last part)

Tawakkul is one of the duties of the believers. Entrusting one’s affairs to Allah, may He be exalted, and relying on Him is something that is required in all one’s affairs, both religious and worldly. This is enjoined in many texts, such as the following: “and put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed.” (al-Maa’idah 5:23) “…and rely upon Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs” (an-Nisa’ 4:81) “And to Allah belong the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth and to Him will be…

MISCONCEPTIONS (part 5)

Q. Is there a sign that I can see to recognise that I might have Hasad towards others? A. The issue of the evil eye includes all people, even those who are righteous if they do not pay attention to it, whereas envy is limited to certain people. Hence the envious person has certain characteristics by which he may be distinguished. The envier is always angry at the decrees of Allaah. The envier always complains and rarely thanks Allaah even if he owns the whole world. He follows up the…

Saudi artist expresses faith, culture at Kosova exhibition

Ghadeer Hafez has hints of blue on black and white paintings, which portrays ‘hope’ when turning humbly to God Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s Ghadeer Hafez says her recent exhibition in Kosova showcases her belief that faith can restore balance, meaning and purity in one’s life. Her work was displayed at the Euro Kosovo International Art Festival from Sept. 22 to 29, which was held under the title “My Creative World in Kosovo,” and featured the output of 30 renowned artists from 20 countries. Hafez was the only artist from Saudi Arabia…

The evil eye (part 4)

HASAD (DESTRUCTIVE JEALOUSY) Envy constitutes a disease of the heart and it is one of the flaws inherent in human characters that can damage the well being of the family and the community in general. In order to understand its true nature and convey a beneficial understanding, a single definition of this malady will not be sufficient. So envy is: “To wish for a blessing from the person it was bestowed on, regardless of whether the envious person wants the blessing for himself or not.” (lbn Hajar AI-Asqalani-Fath-u/ Bari) “When…

CURE FROM THE EVIL EYE (Part 3)

POSSESSION Those who deal with ruqyah (incantation) as prescribed in Islam have mentioned some of the symptoms from which it may be known whether a person has been possessed by the jinn or affected by the evil eye. They are not definitive symptoms and may vary in some cases, and may be more or less in other cases. As for the symptoms of possession, they are: Turning away and reacting strongly when hearing the adhaan (call to prayer) or Quran Fainting, seizures and falling when Quran is read over him…

PROTECTION AGAINST THE EVIL EYE (Part 2)

Actions to take against the evil eye We read yesterday about how dangerous the Evil eye can be, but if we study the Sunnah we are taught ways to protect ourselves from evil. Listed below are actions mentioned in the authentic ahadeeth to be taken to protect ourselves form evil eye. 1. SEEK ALLAAH’S REFUGE AGAINST THEIR EVIL Allah [The Most High] hears the one who seeks His Refuge and knows what the person is seeking. Allah is able to do all things and He alone is the One from…