By Naairah Aftab (FOSIS Scotland) (FREE DOWNLOADABLE STUDY DU’A SHEET BELOW) As the new academic draws near, the stress will understandably be kicking in. Studying for coursework and exams is without doubt difficult and exhausting, and balancing our spiritual development alongside them can prove to be a continuous challenge. Sometimes striking that balance feels impossible, doesn’t it? Firstly, let’s remind ourselves about the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam: “Whoever treads a path in seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.” (Al-Tirmidthi) Notice that this Hadith does not specify that only Islamic knowledge in...Read More
(Video by Shaykh Amer Jamil – The Good Life Series) There’s no journey, no spiritual experience, nor such a chance to connect with Allah Almighty quite as powerful as Hajj. Every year, Muslims from around the world gather their hard earned savings and make the epic journey towards Makkah to perform the rituals of Hajj we all know so well. With such a journey comes plenty of sacrifice, strength, tears, joy, and of course an unimaginable amount of rewards. After all, as the Hadith says: “Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity or commit any evil will...Read More
by Usman Majid Not going to Hajj this year? There’s still a way to earn some EPIC rewards during the blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah. Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar, and it just so happens that the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah are THE most blessed days of the entire year, as per the Hadith: “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijjah)…” [Tirmidhi] If we exclude Eid Al-Adha – which is on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah – this leaves us with 9 days...Read More
Abu Qatudah Al-Ansari رضي الله عنه narrated that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم was asked about the fast on the day of ‘Arafat. He said, “It compensates for the (minor) sins of the past and the coming year.” (Muslim, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)Read More
There’s a phrase that is common among many Muslims – one that you’ve probably heard or perhaps even thought of yourself – that when said, is in fact reflective of a lazy and detrimental attitude towards one’s Deen.
That phrase is, “But… it’s only a Sunnah!” Does that sound familiar?Read More