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The meaning of “do not bear witness to falsehood”

The meaning of “do not bear witness to falsehood” Allah (Glorified be He) says: And when you (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur’ân) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitân (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zâlimûn …

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“Their Bodies Please You.”

How often we read of the actions of the disbelievers and the hypocrites, the evil of their intellects, their flawed understanding and their few manners. We read how they treat the Muslims, moreover how they treated the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم with their evil. We read that in the Qur’aan, for example His saying, the Most High: And they say: “O you (Muhammadﷺ) to whom the Dhikr (the Quran) has been sent …

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Taking care of one’s voice

It is incumbent upon the Muslim to pay great attention to his voice and the nature of his speech, just as he pays attention to the way he walks. Rather he should be more careful (in regards to his voice). This is based on the speech of Allaah: “And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the donkey.” …

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Him before her… Her before him…

Allaah said: Cut off (from the wrist joint) the (right) hand of the thief, male or female, as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allah. And Allah is All-Powerful, All-Wise. {5:38} And He said: The woman and the man guilty of illegal sexual intercourse, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. {24:2} What has preceded are two aayaat that describe the punishment of two major sins; …

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Tawassul

Surat Al- Fatihah, the greatest Surah in the book of Allaah, includes several types of Tawassul (Intermediation). It contains the legislated ways of Tawassul as opposed to those innovated by later generation; that which was neither practiced by the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) nor the Companions (رضي الله عنهم). There is a type of Tawassul unknown to the layman, and though it is not mentioned -directly- in Surat Al-Fatihah, it seems befitting …

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Do you know who made dua for you?

Do you know that the angles who carry the Throne made Dua for you ? Do you know that also Noah (عليه السلام) made Dua for you ? What if you know that Ibrahim (عليه السلام) has also made Dua for you ? Yes, and also Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has made Dua for you. Here you see where the Angles made Dua for you, Allah said: Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of …

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Tafseer of Surat Al-Haqqah (2)

See here for part 1 of the tafseer of this Surah [69:9] {And Fir’aun (Pharaoh), and those before him, and the cities overthrown [the towns of the people of [Lout (Lot)] committed sin,} In the previous ayah Allaah asked if there were any remnants left of the nations of the past, then He سبحانه و تعالى mentioned some of these nations by name. Fir’aun (Pharaoh) of Egypt is mentioned often in the Qur’aan. He is the …

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The Day of Resurrection

We have many descriptions for this tremendous day in the Book of Allaah. It is the day that every soul, from the beginning of time to the end will be presented before Allaah. “And every one of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without any helper, or protector or defender).” [Surat Maryam: 95] “And they will be presented before your Lord in rows, [and He will say], “You have certainly …

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A Quranic Gem

Allaah says: And Fir’aun (Pharaoh), and those before him, and the cities overthrown [the towns of the people of [Lout (Lot)] committed sin, They disobeyed their Lord’s Messenger, so He punished them with a strong punishment. Verily! When the water rose beyond its limits [Nuh’s (Noah) Flood], We carried you (mankind) in the floating [ship that was constructed by Nuh (Noah)]. “That We might make it for you a reminder and [that] a conscious ear …

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They are not the same

Is he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance and disbelief) and We gave him life (by knowledge and Faith) and set for him a light (of Belief) whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness (of disbelief, polytheism and hypocrisy) from which he can never come out? Thus it is made fair¬ seeming to the disbelievers that which they used to do. (Al-An’am 6:122) أَوَمَن كَانَ مَيْتًا فَأَحْيَيْنَاهُ وَجَعَلْنَا …

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