Pray as if it is your last

Shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Know that the greatest exhortation, and the best counsel, whose benefit is all-encompassing in this world and the next, is the counsel of the Messenger of Allah (may God’s peace and blessings be upon him and his family), ‘Pray as if it is your […]

Qiyam al-Layl

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “I encourage you to pray at night (qiyam al-layl), for it was the way of the righteous who came before you. Praying at night draws you nearer to your Lord, stops  you from evil, atones for your sins, and chases sickness away from the body.” (Narrated […]

Horses

Imam Malik bin Anas narrated from Nafi’ from Abdullah bin Umar that the Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) said: “Good is tied to the forelocks of horses until the Day of Rising.” This hadith, with what imam al-Bukhari calls the “Golden Chain of Narration,” is narrated by Imam […]

I am Its Reward

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) said that Allah (most high) said:  “Fasting is Mine and I reward it.” Shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris al-Fasi said: “Fasting is Mine and I reward it”: Meaning that fasting is one of My characteristics, as He Most High said, ‘He feeds and […]