Tag Archives: solutions

October, 2018

  • 1 October

    The much needed System of Waqf (Endowment)

    Below is a recent post written by my friend and colleague; Mufti Abdullah Nana of California, USA. The topic is extremely crucial for the long term preservation of ‘non-government backed’ Islamic Institutions. With his permission, I have edited it and reproduced it below. Please read through this carefully. May Allah Ta’ala grant us all tawfiq to take an active part in such noble causes. Amin.   A recent inspirational occurrence …

July, 2017

  • 3 July

    Du’a when Ramadan arrives

    Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) use to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) the following Du’a when the Blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا (رواه الطبراني في الدعاء والديلمي ، وسنده حسن- كنز العمال 8/584)   Allahumma sallimni li Ramadana, wa sallim Ramadana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala. Translation: O Allah! preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for …

March, 2016

  • 15 March

    Isal-Thawab (Your link to the Deceased)

    Whoever comes to this world has to depart and therefore everyone suffers the loss of a dear and near person at some point in his or her life. One method of reducing the grief felt over that loss is to constantly benefit the deceased through Isal-Thawab, which means: to dedicate the reward of a particular nafl deed to someone; deceased or alive. Isal-Thawab (to perform a virtuous act and dedicate …

October, 2015

  • 6 October

    The multiple benefits of 10 ayats from Surah Baqarah

    In an era like ours, in which we’ve become immune to insecurity, the following prescription from one of the most knowledgeable Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) is very pertinent. Lets read through the following narrations and be inspired.

April, 2015

  • 15 April

    Xenophobia-Protection Du’as

    In times of difficulty as well as ease, we are dependent on Allah Ta’ala. When in prosperity, our Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) turned in appreciation to Allah. And when difficulty arose, he (sallallahu’alayhi wasalam) always turned only to Allah.   In light of the recent xenophobic attacks, hereunder are some du’as from the Quran and Hadith that will be effective in such situations and which will -insha Allah- curb the violence, …

February, 2014

  • 20 February

    Boost your Memory

    The scholars have enlisted many practices for boosting the memory, however most of these practices are based on experience and are not from the Hadith. There is no harm in practicing upon these as long as one is aware of the above. My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) usually recommends the following salat on Nabi (sallalahu’alaihi wasallam) to be recited frequently daily between Maghrib and …

January, 2014

  • 8 January

    The Sunnah Response to Rain

    When referring to rain, Allah Ta’ala has mentioned dual purpose. In one verse, He says: “And he is the One who sends the winds ahead of his mercy” i.e, rain (Surah Furqan, verse: 48) In another verse Allah Ta’ala says: “When they (the nation of Aad) saw a cloud approaching their valleys, they said, ‘This could will give us rain’ Nay! It is the calamity you were to be hastened. A wind …

August, 2013

  • 29 August

    7 Steps to Becoming Debt-Free

    Many people, at some point in their lives end up in financial debt. Nobody likes it, but it just happens. Taking loans is perfectly permissible in Islam, as long as it doesn’t entail riba (usury) and it isn’t for a purpose that is against Islam. Hereunder are seven ways to remove the noose of debt from our necks. Du’as for the Fulfillment of Debts 1)     Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) says: “Rasulullah …

May, 2013

  • 24 May

    Istikharah in the Light of the Sunnah

    This book, by my dear friend Shaykh Abu Usamah clarifies many complications people have in understanding the reality of Istikharah. When it was first published, it proved extremely beneficial to every reader, even the learned ones. This is the third edition. It’s a book I feel closely attached to and with whose every detail I agree. May Allah continue to use it as a means of spreading pure authentic knowledge. …

December, 2012

  • 15 December

    Authenticity of the Du’a for the Bazar

    Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Whoever recites the following du’a after entering the bazar, will receive a million rewards, one million sins of his shall be forgiven, his rank will be raised by a million stages and (in some narrations) he will receive a palace in Jannah”