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Noble Goals of Hajj (Part 1)

Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam that a Muslim is obliged to make at least once in his life. It is a great and lofty act of worship and one of the greatest acts with which the believer draws nearer to Allaah. Hajj consists of many noble goals and great purposes through which are sought. In this three part series ‘Noble Goals of Hajj’, eight goals will be presented in detail.

💎 First goal: The Fulfilment of Tawheed 

The greatest goal of Hajj is the fulfilment of the Tawheed of Allaah and disassociation from its opposite; Shirk. This is because Tawheed is the purpose which Allaah has created us for. The great status of Tawheed is clearly shown in the great rites of Hajj and its blessed symbols. Tawheed is the foundation on which the Religion of Allaah is based and by which every act of obedience which the believer performs to draw nearer to Allaah is established. Allaah will not accept any act of worship that is not based on Tawheed and disassociation from Shirk.

🔖Therefore, Jabir (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated in the context of his explanation of the Hajj of the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), that he (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) pronounced the Oneness of Allaah (saying): Read the rest of this entry

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The Name of Allah Al-‘Aleem العليم (Part 13)

The Name of Allah العليم is one of His greatest Names. If a person acts upon this Name, it will help him take care of his heart. When a person is aware of Allah’s knowledge of even the slightest movement of his heart, he knows that Allah will surely take account of it.

Allah has particularized the Knowledge of the Unseen to His Noble Self.

In Surat al-An’am [6:59]:

“And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in (or on) the earth and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but he knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record.”

Tawheed consists of affirmation and negation.

“و عنده مفاتح الغيب لا يعلمها إلا هو”  is a statement of Tawheed (monotheism).

Negation: لا يعلمها (No one knows the Unseen)

Affirmation: إلا هو  (Except Allah)

This is Tawheed in regards to the Attribute of the Knowledge of the Unseen – صفة علم الغيب

In Surat an-Naml [27:65]:

“Say: “None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (unseen) except Allah, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected.”

Negation: لا يعلم من في السماوات و الأرض الغيب No one in the heavens and on the earth knows the unseen.

Affirmation: إلا الله (except Allah)

Allah mentions in many verses in the Qur’an, that He is the All Knower of all the unseen – علام الغيوب. In Surat al Luqman [31:34], Allah mentions five examples of the unseen: Read the rest of this entry

The Fruits of Tawheed (Part 2)     

What are the fruits of Belief in Allah?

1) The Wilayah of Allah
For detailed explanation of  the meaning of ‘Wilayah of Allah’,  refer to this article here

The most dangerous darkness which most people suffer from is the darkness of thoughts and beliefs, due to which the Shaytan can easily overpower and confuse a person. It is the wilayah of Allah that will bring a person out of that confusion,misguidance and the whisper of the Shyatan will become less. The Shaytan has no power over the person whom Allah has taken into His Allegiance.

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