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4 Stages of Taqwa

Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio (rahimahullah) relates four levels of al-war’a (scrupulousness) with regards to Halaal and Haraam, accepted by the fuqaha and Auliya:

“As for what is permissible (halaal) and forbidden (haraam) – showing devout scrupulousness with regard to what is forbidden is apart of the deen. 194 more words

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For sisters only

Assalamu alaykum dear sisters, since I understand that some sisters will not be able to attend due to difficulties. I have decided to hold the Naseeha session also on Skype, so that sisters can listen from the comfort of their homes and make new companionships from there. 111 more words

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Eight Benefits of Suhbat

Haatim Asam was a mureed (disciple) of Hadhrat Shaqeeq Balkhi (Rahmatullahi alaihima). Hazrat Shaqeeq asked him one day:

“You have been with me for thirty years. 934 more words

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The Objectives of the Qur’an & Its Valuables


The following is extracted from The Jewels of the Qur’an by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (r.a.).

The secret of the Qur’an, its purest pith, and its ultimate aim consist in calling people to God, the Most Powerful, the Lord of this World and the Hereafter, the Creator of the heavens above and the layers of earth below, and whatever is between them and whatever is under the moist subsoil.   242 more words

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The real pleasure of this life lies under the obedience of your Lord

Pretty easy to commit oneself but the task is hard to complete due to our Nafs and the whispers of shaytaan. Why do we do this to ourselves, go through pain because we chose to disobey. 126 more words

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Imam Ghāzali - Ya Ayyuhāl Wālad

Imam al-Ghāzali mentions in Ya Ayyāhul Wālad that the Prophet ﷺ said:

“The sign that Allāh سبحانه وتعالى has turned away from His worshipper is his busying himself in that what does not concern him; and if a man has passed an hour of his life in other than for which he was created, it is certainly fitting that his grief should be prolonged , and whosoever has reached forty, and his good does not surpass his evil, let him prepare for the Fire.”

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Wonders of the Heart

 ‘Self-knowledge is the foundation of the way of the wayfarers’

writes Imam Al-Ghazzali (r.a) (1058-1111) in his Ihya ‘Ulum ad-Dïn . Commenting on this sentence, the 17th century Muslim scholar and theologian, Faidh Al-Kashani (r.a), wrote a short treatise titled Maqâmât al-Qalb .

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