Monthly Archives: August 2019


Beautiful Names of Allah | Rabb

A father, to his child, is shelter. A father is strength. A father is discipline, compassion, strictness and love, all rolled into one. A compassionate father may sometimes be likened to رب البيت (Master of the House). However, Allah is the One and only ar-Rabb; He guides, He loves, He advises, He admonishes, He forgives,…


Beautiful Names of Allah | Allah

I begin with the most obvious name, the name which is constantly on our tongues, in our hearts, our prayers- ‘Allah’. It is that name with which the Quran begins (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم) and it is that which comes in the ending of the Quran (إله الناس). It is that name that you usually…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Funerals| Washing and Shrouding The Dead

  Washing and Shrouding The Dead – غُسْلُ اَلْمَيِّتِ . وَإِذَا أَخَذَ فِي غُسْلِهِ سَتَرَ عَوْرَتَهُ, وَسُنَّ سَتْرُ كُلِّهِ عَنْ اَلْعُيُونِ, وَكُرِهَ حُضُورُ غَيْرِ مُعِين ٍ ثُمَّ نَوَى وَسَمَّى, وَهُمَا كَفِي غُسْلِ حَيّ ٍ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُ رَأْسَ غَيْرِ حَامِلٍ إِلَى قُرْبِ جُلُوسٍ, وَيَعْصِرُ بَطْنَهُ بِرِفْقٍ, وَيُكْثِرُ اَلْمَاءَ حِينَئِذٍ ثُمَّ يَلُفُّ عَلَى يَدِهِ خِرْقَةً فَيُنَجِّيهِ بِهَا, وَحَرُمَ مَسُّ…


Beautiful Names of Allah | Introduction

After much deliberation and constantly going back and forth, I’ve decided to attempt to do a short series on the beautiful names of Allah, ‘attempt’ being the key word here. The benefit I hope to derive from this is a firmer understanding of His names that will, in sha Allah, strengthen my connection to Him…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Funerals| Sickness and Death

Book of Funerals – كِتَــابُ اَلْجَنَائِــــزِ . تَرْكُ اَلدَّوَاءِ أَفْضَل ُ  Forgoing medical treatment is superior as it is closer to having utmost reliance on Allah. The more a person relies on something, the more there is some deficiency in their tawakkul. Imam al-Mardawi in al-Insaf states that some of the Hanabila consider seeking treatment to be better…


Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Salah | Eclipse & Drought Salah

Eclipse & Drought Prayers – صَلَاةِ اَلْكُسُوفِ . وَتُسَنُّ صَلَاةُ كُسُوفٍ رَكْعَتَيْنِ, كُلُّ رَكْعَةٍ بِقِيَامَيْنِ وَرُكُوعَيْنِ, وَتَطْوِيلُ سُورَةٍ وَتَسْبِيحٍ, وَكَوْنُ أَوَّلِ كُلٍّ أَطْوَلَ وَاسْتِسْقَاءٍ إِذَا أَجْدَبَتِ اَلْأَرْضُ وَقُحِطَ اَلْمَطَر وَصِفَتُهَا وَأَحْكَامُهَا كَعِيدٍ, وَهِيَ وَاَلَّتِي قَبْلَهَا جَمَاعَةً أَفْضَلُ It is recommended to pray the Eclipse as two prayer cycles. Each prayer cycle has two standings and bowing,…


The Women of Sirin Household

One of the greatest scholars from amongst the taabi’een was a man by the name of Muhammad Ibn Sirin. He was famous for dream interpretation where he combined his wisdom, experience and knowledge to become a teacher and an asset to his community, the same way Yusuf عليه السلام was to his people when he was…

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