Wisdom in Friday Suras

Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) used to recite in the Fajr Prayer of Friday [surat al-Sajda] and [surat al-Insan].” (Sahih Bukhari & Muslim) “The reason these two suras are recited in the Fajr Prayer on the day of Friday […]

God’s Great Name

There are a lot of conflicting narrations on God’s great – or greatest – name, which, if it is invoked in supplication, God answers the supplication of those who have asked. However many of the hadith are weak, leading to much confusion on the subject. Many scholars denied that God has a ‘Greatest Name,’ stating […]

Ramadan for the Pregnant, Nursing and Elderly

You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God. Fast for a specific number of days, but if one of you is ill, or on a journey, on other days later. For those who can fast only with difficulty, there […]

The Secret of the Salat Ibrahimiyya

Note: an abridged and more polished version of this article can be found here. However, this long version contains referencing, more complete quotations, and more detailed discussions of the evidence. In particular, this article contains discussions of the varying narrations of the Salat Ibrahimiyya from a hadith science point of view, explaining why the wording […]

Dua for Blessings by Shaykh Salih al-Jafari

Dua For Khayrat A beautiful supplication for different blessings (khayrat) by Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (may Allah be pleased with him and please him, and sanctify his secret). Arabic text and English translation.

Four Levels for Loving Goodness

Loving good character because of a worldly benefit it brings Loving good character because of the promise of reward/punishment in the next life Loving good character for its inherent goodness Loving good character for Allah’s pleasure alone. Taken from a lesson by Habib Ali al-Jifri

I Dreamt of Something Wondrous

On the authority of Abd al-Rahman ibn Samura (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) came to us one day and said: I have seen (in my dream) last night something wondrous: I saw a man from my ummah crawling on the al-Sirat Bridge. Then […]