It is a recommended Sunnah act to offer two rak’ah voluntary prayers after ‘Asr prayer. Narrated A’isha (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) never abandoned offering two rak’ah (voluntary prayer) before Fajr (Dawn prayer) or two rak’ah (voluntary prayer) after the ‘Asr Prayer. [As-Silsilah as-Saheeha authenticated by Al-Bani: no.2420, and no. 3174] Read the rest of this entry
Allaah’s wisdom in His creation
Everything in the universe tells us that Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) didn’t create anything except with truth, in truth testifying to the truth, which means they testify that, ‘There is No deity worthy of worship except Allaah’. The truth that Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) is telling us, through His creation, is that He has Perfect Attributes in order for us to know Him, love Him, magnify (At- Ta’leel) Him, and deify Him (At- Tahleel). Read the rest of this entry
It was narrated that Abu Hurairah (Radhia-Allaahu ‘anhu) said:“The Messenger of Allaah (Salla-Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘Allaah wills good for a person, He causes him to understand the religion.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah, Book of Sunnah, Hadith no 220, classified as Sahih By Albani (Rahimahullaah)]
The Religion of Islam is mainly based on the belief in Allaah, His names, and attributes. If one comprehends the religion it will mean he knows Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) by understanding His Names and Attributes that have been mentioned in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. The sign which indicates that our hearts are filled with the knowledge about Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) is when we are constantly pleased with Allaah’s actions. The one who knows Allaah when he or she goes through any calamity will not be upset as he knows the Attributes of His Lord. He knows that his Lord is The All-Wise, The Most kind, whereas the person who is ignorant will be the one who is unable to explain Allaah’s actions. He does not see any good in Allaah’s actions. Read the rest of this entry
Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) tells us in the Qur’aan about His attributes but we need to contemplate the verses of the Qur’aan and not just recite blindly. Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) created everything based on His Perfect Wisdom. The more you contemplate about the creation of Allaah the more your faith will increase in Him.
In Surah Al-Maa’idah, there is the story of the two sons of Adam (‘Alayhis-salaam). When one of them killed the other, Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) sent a crow to show him how to bury his brother. Allaah is Al-Hakeem. There is wisdom behind why He sent the crow and not any other bird. Read the rest of this entry
Allaah’s Wisdom in Creation – “Miftaahu Daar is-Sa’aadah” (translated in English to, “Men and the Universe”) by Ibn Al-Qayyim (Rahimahullaah)
The Creation of the Earth:
Reflect on the earth, how it is held stable, from the day the Lord created it, so that it forms a habitation and settling- place for animals, plants and objects. It is by this that animals and men are enabled to move about on it. This indicates that The One who created it is All-Able, has the perfect knowledge, wisdom, and is The Most Merciful. Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) described the earth with many descriptions in the Qur’aan. Read the rest of this entry
Most of the people these days are worried and concerned about their future. These worries could be real or even illusions. They may be worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet or may not even happen. These kinds of worries indicate weak faith in Allaah because the future is in Allaah’s hands.
Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said in Surat Ash-Shūraá (42: 49),
ۚلِّلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ
”To Allaah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth…“
Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said in Surah Rum Verse 41:
ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِي النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
Evil (sins and disobedience of Allaah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allaah, and begging His Pardon).
Earthquakes are one of Allaah’s signs by which He frightens His slaves .
Shaikh bin Baz (Rahimahullaah) said, “It is obligatory in an event which is extraordinary whether they are earthly disasters or catastrophes descending from the sky which causes grief pain and destruction to the humans to:
Contemplating over the Creation:-
Every sign tells us who Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) is, bear in mind that when Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) created the creation, He created them for three purposes:
1) For us to benefit from His signs
2) To enjoy His signs (looking at scenery for example)
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