# Seven Phases of Shaytaan to destroy the son of Adam : Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah)

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said:- “Shaytaan tries to destroy the son of Adam in one of seven phases. Some of them are more intense than others. Shaytaan would not try to destroy him in the next phase until he fails to destroy him in a previous one. These phases are: – 1/ The phase of disbelief … Continue reading # Seven Phases of Shaytaan to destroy the son of Adam : Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah)

Remaining Steadfast After Ramadhaan : Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan

‘Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg. 155-157) Al-Ibaanah.com Sufyaan Ibn ‘Abdillaah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) said: “O Messenger of Allaah, tell me something about Islaam of which I will not ask anyone else besides you (after that).” He said: “Say: ‘I believe in Allaah’ and then be steadfast (on that).” [1] This hadeeth … Continue reading Remaining Steadfast After Ramadhaan : Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-Fawzaan

The Importance of Returning To The Scholars in Times of Fitnah

From the very nature of fitnah (trial and discord) is that matters become confused, mistakes increase, and minds and intellects begin to swerve. Protection and safety from this, in such times lies in the Jamaa’ah; at the head of which are the scholars. So it is obligatory upon the people – those leading and those … Continue reading The Importance of Returning To The Scholars in Times of Fitnah

Does Allaah come down to the first heaven on the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan?

Praise be to Allaah. This is mentioned in some ahaadeeth, but there is some scholarly difference of opinion as to the soundness of those ahaadeeth. There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the virtue of the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan. It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and … Continue reading Does Allaah come down to the first heaven on the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan?

Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the middle of Sha’baan) should not be singled out for worship

Praise be to Allaah. There is no saheeh marfoo’ report that speaks of the virtue of the middle of Sha’baan that may be followed, not even in the chapters on al-Fadaa’il (chapters on virtues in books of hadeeth etc.). Some maqtoo’ reports (reports whose isnaads do not go back further than the Taabi’een) have been … Continue reading Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan (the middle of Sha’baan) should not be singled out for worship

The Month of Rajab – A Sacred Month

The month of Rajab is one of the sacred months of which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred (i.e. the … Continue reading The Month of Rajab – A Sacred Month

Adhkaar for morning and evening that protect against harm

Praise be to Allah With regard to the supplication in the Morning and evening, it is proven to be from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), as was mentioned by some of the scholars. It was narrated that Abaan ibn ‘Uthmaan (may Allah be pleased with him) said, narrating from ‘Uthmaan … Continue reading Adhkaar for morning and evening that protect against harm

Ahadith regarding the benefits and blessings of Hajj – Shaykh Al Albaani

Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’ By the Shaykh, ‘Allaama, the Muhadith Muhammad Nasr ud-Deen al-Albaani Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar – radiAllaahu anhuma – who said: I was sitting with the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – in the masjidin Mina when a man … Continue reading Ahadith regarding the benefits and blessings of Hajj – Shaykh Al Albaani

An Amazing story from al-Hassan al-Basri (rahimahullah)

Shytan has power over the believers due to their sins A hadith states, “Allah is with the judge as long as he does not commit any injustice. If he commits any injustice, Allah is free from him and keeps Shytan with him.” [1] Abu al-Faraj ibn al-Jauzi [2] has related a unique story from al-Hassan … Continue reading An Amazing story from al-Hassan al-Basri (rahimahullah)

Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa

As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah have mercy upon me, you and all of the Muslims. Aameen. Once, I entered the masjid for our class with our Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him, and his family upon good), I found him praying. After I offered my prayer of greeting the … Continue reading Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa

Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday)

Praise be to Allaah. There is nothing in the Qur’aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his … Continue reading Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday)

Story of the guest of the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man came to the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and said; “I am hard pressed by hunger.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) sent a word to one of his wives who replied: “By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, I have nothing except … Continue reading Story of the guest of the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم

From the Benefits of Winter : Sayings of the Salaf

It is reported from Abû Hurayrah – Allâh be pleased with him – that he said: Shall I not point you to comfortable proceeds? People responded, “And what is that o Abû Hurayrah?” He replied, “Fasting in winter.” The Arabs used to refer to matters which were relatively easy to gain as being cool. In … Continue reading From the Benefits of Winter : Sayings of the Salaf

Three Categories of People on the Day of Resurrection – Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Tafseer Ibn Kathir : 56. Al-Waqi’ah (7. And you (all) will be in three groups. ) (8. So those on the right — how (fortunate) will be those on the right!) (9. And those on the left — how (unfortunate) will be those on the left!) (10. And those foremost will be foremost.) Allah’s statement, … Continue reading Three Categories of People on the Day of Resurrection – Tafseer Ibn Kathir

A brief look at the month of Safar

Is there anything special about the month Safar, as there is in the case of Muharram? I hope that you can shed light on this matter in some detail. I have heard that some people regard this month as unlucky – why is that? Praise be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the … Continue reading A brief look at the month of Safar

How does a Father Teach his Children Tawheed?

TawheeTaw Video Courtesy : Bilal Nahim كيف يعلم الأب أبناءه التوحيد؟ Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Shaykh Allama Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen -Rahimullaah- was asked: How does a father teach his children Tawheed? He answered: ● ‘He teaches them Tawheed just like he teaches them other matters of the Deen. From the best of what … Continue reading How does a Father Teach his Children Tawheed?

Virtues of the Prayer

Virtues of the Prayer : Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen Source:Sifat Salaat-in-Nabee Translator:isma’eel alarcon Produced by:al-manhaj.com The Prayer: is the second pillar from the pillars of Islaam and the most important pillar of Islaam after the Shahaadah (testimony) of Faith.The Prayer: is a link between the servant and his Lord. The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa … Continue reading Virtues of the Prayer

Shahada:Confession of a Muslim

Shahada:Confession of a Muslim : Dr. Muhammed Taqi-udin Al- Hilali La ilaha ill Allaah, Muhammad-ur- Rasul-Allaah [None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, and Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam = May the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the Messenger of Allaah ]. We have noticed that most of the Europeans … Continue reading Shahada:Confession of a Muslim

The Excellence of Friday Prayer

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 210 The Excellence of Friday Prayer Allah, the Exalted, says: “Then when the (Jumu`ah) Salat is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah (by working), and remember Allah much: that you may be successful.” (62:10) 1147. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: … Continue reading The Excellence of Friday Prayer

The Shahaadah (Testimony of Faith)

The Shahaadah (Testimony of Faith) – Meaning & Conditions – Dr. Saleh as Saleh This is the first principle in the belief in Tawheed (Oneness and Uniqueness of Allaah). Allaah is One in His Lordship, One in His Godship and One and Unique in His Actions and Names and Attributes. Nothing is like Allaah. When … Continue reading The Shahaadah (Testimony of Faith)

Shahadah: The Testimony of Faith

Shahadah اشْهَدُ انْ لّآ اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدً اعَبْدُه وَرَسُولُه Transliteration Ašhadu an la ilaha illa-llah, wa ašhadu anna Muhammadun Aabduhu wa rasuluh. Translation I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.  

Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

Praise be to Allah Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations? He replied: If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but … Continue reading Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

Virtue of the month of Allah Muharram

Praise be to Allah. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Leader of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions. To proceed: The month of Allah Muharram is a great and blessed month. It is the … Continue reading Virtue of the month of Allah Muharram

The Description of The Eid prayer, Number of Rakats and The Eid Takbirs : Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

See Fataawa Arkaan al-Islam by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy o­n him), p. 398; Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 8/300-316). The Eid prayer is o­ne where the imam attends and leads the people in praying two rak’ahs. ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The prayer of al-Fitr is two rak’ahs and the prayer … Continue reading The Description of The Eid prayer, Number of Rakats and The Eid Takbirs : Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

The Month of Dhul-Hijjah

Source: Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6 – Dhul-Qa’dah 1417H / March 1997 By the Grace of Allaah we have started the month of Dhul-Hijjah (the month of Hajj or Pilgrimage), in which Allaah has marked out, for both the pilgrims and the non-pilgrims, some very blessed days. So we shall mention here some of the virtues … Continue reading The Month of Dhul-Hijjah

SIGNS THAT RAMADĀN HAS BEEN ACCEPTED

SIGNS THAT RAMADĀN HAS BEEN ACCEPTED Following good deeds with good is a sign that (this act) has been accepted, whether it is pertaining to Ramadān or other than it. If the Muslim is in a good state after Ramadān, performing many good deeds and righteous actions, then this is a proof of acceptance. SIGNS … Continue reading SIGNS THAT RAMADĀN HAS BEEN ACCEPTED

The Meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’

The Correct meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ – by Shaikh ibn Baaz True Meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ is :  There is no deity truly worthy of worship except Allah All praise is due to Allah alone and may peace and blessings be upon the Noblest of the messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, his family, … Continue reading The Meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’

The Sunnahs of Eid-ul-Fitr – Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeen

The Sunnahs of Eid-ul-Fitr Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeen said: 1 – It is mustahab to recite takbeer during the night of Eid from sunset on the last day of Ramadan until the imaam comes to lead the prayer. The format of the takbeer is as follows: Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, … Continue reading The Sunnahs of Eid-ul-Fitr – Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeen

Seeking Forgiveness for Yourself, Parents and Believers – Compiled and Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Seeking Forgiveness for Yourself, Parents and Believers – Compiled and Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Seeking Forgiveness Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Published by Miraath Publications Listen to Audio Excerpt @ : Miraath Publications – BiteSize Ramadhaan 1434 Articles – Day 28 1 – Knowing that Allaah is the One Who forgives From … Continue reading Seeking Forgiveness for Yourself, Parents and Believers – Compiled and Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Parable of Spending in Allah’s Cause : Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Tafseer Ibn Kathir – Surah Al Baqarah (261. The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, is that of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, … Continue reading Parable of Spending in Allah’s Cause : Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Reading the Qur’aan in Ramadaan : Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Author:’Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan Source:Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg.63-65) Translator:isma’eel alarcon (al-manhaj.com) Abu Umaamah (radhi Allaahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Recite the Qur’aan for indeed it will come on the Day of Judgement as an intercessor for its Ashaab (those who read, memorize and implement it).” [1] This … Continue reading Reading the Qur’aan in Ramadaan : Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

What is Prohibited and Disliked for the one Fasting : Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Ittihaaf Ahlil-Eemaan bi-Duroos Shahri Ramadaan Al-Ibaanah.com All praise be to Allaah for His blessings and kindness. And may the peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, Companions, and those who follow his guidance and stick to his Sunnah until the Day of Judgement. To proceed: Know that there are certain manners to … Continue reading What is Prohibited and Disliked for the one Fasting : Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Explaining Some Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

Explaining Some Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen Explaining Some Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan جمالس شهر رمضان :Original Title Author: Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com Contents Introduction The First Ḥadīth: Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and hope for reward The Second Ḥadīth: Every deed … Continue reading Explaining Some Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

Hasten to break your fast & pray Maghrib Prayer in the Masjid – Shaykh al-Albaani

So here two matters were mentioned, and they are neglected by most of the people, and they are: hastening to break the fast, and delaying the pre-dawn meal (Suhoor). As for neglect of the first matter, which is hastening to break the Fast, then in the view of some people it contradicts another hadeeth, which … Continue reading Hasten to break your fast & pray Maghrib Prayer in the Masjid – Shaykh al-Albaani

Praying with the Imam until he finishes

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever stands (and prays) with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded as if he spent the night in prayer.” [Al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Al-Nasaa’i and Ibn Maajah – Classed as Sahih by Sh al-Albaani] Commentary: We benefit from this Hadith that whoever stands with the … Continue reading Praying with the Imam until he finishes

It is Sunnah to delay the Suhoor (Pre-Dawn Meal) – Shaykh al-Albaani

“My Ummah will continue to be upon good for as long as they hasten to break the fast and delay the pre-dawn meal.” The other matter which I want to remind you of is what occurs in the previous hadeeth, “And they delay the pre-dawn meal” meaning: what is required here is the opposite to … Continue reading It is Sunnah to delay the Suhoor (Pre-Dawn Meal) – Shaykh al-Albaani

Concerning Zakaat and Its Benefits

Concerning Zakaat and Its Benefits : Shaykh ibn Uthaimeen Author:Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen Source:Fusool fis-Siyaam wat-Taraaweeh waz-Zakaat [E-Book] Produced By:Al-Ibaanah.com Lesson Six: Concerning Zakaat and Its Benefits Zakaat is one of the obligations of Islaam. It is also one of its (five) pillars, and the most important amongst them after the Testimonies of Faith and … Continue reading Concerning Zakaat and Its Benefits

Zakah: Its status in Islam

A lecture entitled, “Zakah: Its status in Islam“, which His Eminence gave in Al-Jami Al-Kabir, Riyadh In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon His Slave, Messenger, Khalil (beloved, close elect) and truthful conveyer of the Divine Revelation, … Continue reading Zakah: Its status in Islam

Withholding from both the Material and the Non-Material Things that Disrupt the Fast – Shaykh al-Albaani

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Shaikh al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Allaah, the Exalted and Most High, says in the Noble Quraan: ‘O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become people having Taqwaa.’ [Sooratul-Baqarah (2): 183] So in this … Continue reading Withholding from both the Material and the Non-Material Things that Disrupt the Fast – Shaykh al-Albaani

Spreading the Good News of Ramadaan : Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Author:’Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan Source:Ahaadeeth As-Siyaam: Ahkaam wa Adaab (pg. 13-15) Translator:isma’eel alarcon (for al-manhaj.com) Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace be upon him) said: “Ramadaan has come to you – a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast in it. During this month, the gates of heaven … Continue reading Spreading the Good News of Ramadaan : Abdullaah Ibn Saalih Al-Fawzaan

I miss the Fajr prayer often, what should I do? – Advice from Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymeen

I miss the Fajr prayer often, what should I do? – Advice from Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymeen Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff حفظه الله Video Courtesy: Bilal Nahim Question [Reader]: Someone with a question is saying: Esteemed Shaikh, I miss the Fajr prayer often, and I don’t pray [it] except after sunrise at the time I … Continue reading I miss the Fajr prayer often, what should I do? – Advice from Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Fruits of Ramadaan – From ad-Dawal ila-Allah Magazine

From ad-Dawal ila-Allah magazine Allah – the Most High – has favored us with countless blessings, the greatest of them being Islam itself. Within the religion of Islaam there are many favors; one is the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. However, many of us overlook this bounty and … Continue reading Fruits of Ramadaan – From ad-Dawal ila-Allah Magazine

Hadith on Three Types of People that were cursed by Jibreel

Kaab Ibn Ujrah (radhi Allaahu anhu) relates that Rasulullah (peace be upon him) said Come near to the mimbar and we came near the mimbar. When He (peace be upon him) climbed the first step of the mimbar, He (peace be upon him) said “Aameen”, When He (peace be upon him) ascended the second step, … Continue reading Hadith on Three Types of People that were cursed by Jibreel

Teaching the child Kalimatut-Tawheed

Teaching the child Kalimatut-Tawheed (Laa Ilaaha Illallah – There is no god/deity deserving of worship in truth except Allah) From the book “Taribeeyatul-Awlaad fee Dhaw’il-Kitaab was Sunnah” (Educating the Children in the Light of the Book (Qur’aan) and the Sunnah), introduced by Ash-Shaykh, Al-Aalim, Ar-Rabbaaniyy (the educator) Saalih inb Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan (May Allah preserve him … Continue reading Teaching the child Kalimatut-Tawheed

The Correct meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ – by Shaikh ibn Baaz

The Correct meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ – by Shaikh ibn Baaz True Meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ is : There is no deity truly worthy of worship except Allah All praise is due to Allah alone and may peace and blessings be upon the Noblest of the messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, his … Continue reading The Correct meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ – by Shaikh ibn Baaz

The Excellence of ‘Laa ilaaha ‘illa Allaah’ – Hafidh al-Hakami

By Hafidh al-Hakami -Rahimullaah- Taken from his book ‘Ma’arij al-Qabool’ Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya The words in the testification ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ are words which are the path to the success of entry into Paradise and salvation from the fire. Allaah -Azza wa Jal- said: << And whoever is removed away from the Fire … Continue reading The Excellence of ‘Laa ilaaha ‘illa Allaah’ – Hafidh al-Hakami

How To Become a Muslim ?

Praise be to Allaah. All praise be to Allah, the lord of the universe. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon Mohammad, His last messenger. The purpose of this hand-out is to correct a false idea spread among those willing to adopt Islam as their faith. Some people have a wrong notion that entering … Continue reading How To Become a Muslim ?

Giving of Zakat is from al-Eemaan

Giving of Zakat is from al-Eemaan – Shaykh al-Albaani Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah by The Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaani Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya No. 1046 – The Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– said: ‘There are three things, whoever does them then he has tasted the flavour ofEemaan: whoever worshipped Allaah Alone, … Continue reading Giving of Zakat is from al-Eemaan