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Preserving One’s Chastity

Preserving one’s chastity is an important pre-requisite to attaining benefit from one’s spiritual works. It is imperative to safeguard oneself from transgressing the remit defined by the sacred law [sharī’a] with regards to the opposite gender. Fornication [zina] does not constitute transgressions by sexual organs alone. It includes infractions by one’s: Sight (i.e. looking at the […]

Surah Al-Fath

Surah: 48 – Al-Fath (The Opening) Verses: 29 Period: Madani Background This honorable Surah was revealed after the Messenger of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) returned from the area of Al-Hudaybiyyah, during the month of Dhul-Qa`dah, in the sixth year of Hijrah. This is when the idolaters prevented him from reaching Al-Masjid Al-Haram to perform […]

Qur’anic Du’a for One’s Parents

And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” (17:24) Reflection The metaphor is that of a high-flying bird which lowers her wing out of tenderness to her offspring. There is a double aptness: When the parent […]

The Qur’anic Injunction on Salawat

In the matter of invoking salutations upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) [salawât ‘ala-n Nabi, salla-Llâhu ‘alaihi wa sallam], there is absolutely no disagreement amongst the believers on the utmost sanctity this noble act possesses, for the Almighty Lord has emphatically declared in His Revelation: إِنَّ اللَّـهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ […]

Surah Al-Dukhan

Surah: 44 – Ad-Dukhân (Smoke) Verses: 59 Period: Makki Our Shaikhuna highly emphasises the recitation of Surah Al-Dukhân on Friday nights (Thursday evenings) as “whoever recites ad-Dukhan on the night of al-Jum’ah, seventy thousand angels will ask for forgiveness for that person until morning”. This is based on the following two narrations found in Sunan […]