Back 2 Basics -15) Four Principles of Worship – Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Four Principles of Worship – Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Al-Ibaanah Magazine Issue No.3 Dhul-Qa’dah 1416H “(The Âyah): “You alone do we worship.” [Sûrah al-Fâtihah 1:5] is built upon four principles:- Ascertaining what Allâh and His Messenger love and are pleased with, from [i] the sayings of the heart and [ii] of the tongue; and [iii] […]

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Back 2 Basics – 16) Tawheed is not fulfilled unless it contains both negation and affirmation – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

Tawheed is not fulfilled unless it contains both negation and affirmation – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen The noble Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Saalih Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen – may Allaah raise his status among the guided ones, was asked about the meaning of Tawheed and its categories. He answered, saying: Linguistically, Tawheed is the noun derived from the Arabic […]

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Back 2 Basics – 17) The three categories of Tawheed and Shirk, by Shaykh ‘Abdil ‘Azeez bin ‘Abdillaah bin Baaz

The three categories of Tawheed and Shirk, by Shaykh ‘Abdil ‘Azeez bin ‘Abdillaah bin Baaz (This is) a clarification of the categories of Tawheed, and they are three: – Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah (Lordship)   – Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah (Worship)   – and Tawheed al-Asma` was-Sifaat (Names and Attributes)   As for Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah: Then it is to believe that Allaah, […]

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Back 2 Basics – 14) Purification through Tawheed Mankind’s Greatest Need

Purification through Tawheed Mankind’s Greatest Need Source: Al-Ibanah Magazine Issue No.2 – Rabî’ul-Awwal 1416H In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Introduction Ibn Abil-’Izz (d.792H) – rahimahallâh – said: “Knowledge of Usûlud-Dîn (the fundamentals of the Dîn) is the most noble branch of knowledge, since the excellence of a certain […]

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Back 2 Basics – 13) The belief in the Existence of Allaah – Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen

The belief in the Existence of Allaah – Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen It is the full attestation that Allaah, The One free of all imperfection, The Most High, exists. No one openly denied the existence of Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, except by way of haughtiness. Otherwise it is impossible for any reasonable person to claim […]

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5 Ways to Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness

None of us ever set out to live a life with chronic pain and illness, but it happens. There comes that moment when you are sitting in yet another doctor’s office going over your symptoms for the third time that week, and the physician is simultaneously squinting his eyes, trying to make sense of your…

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