“The need of the servant in his supplications by which he seeks refuge [in Allaah], is more severe than his need for food, drink and clothes!”

Beautiful advice from Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz رحمه الله It was said to the Sheikh, “O’ Sheikh, so and so has become misguided”. Sheikh رحمه الله replied: “Perhaps his deviation was due to two things: 1. He didn’t ask Allaah for Ath-thabaat (firmness); 2. He didn’t thank Allaah for Al-Istiqaamah (steadfastness). So when Allaah […]


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 […]


Back 2 Basics – 11) Love Fear and Hope : The Three Essential Ingredients for Eeman

Love Fear and Hope : The Three Essential Ingredients for Eeman From ad-Dawah illaah Magazine One of the most beautiful things about the concept of worship in Islaam is the truly unique way in which it incorporates the feeling of love, fear and hope within the hearts of the worshippers of Allah. Understanding how to […]


Back to Basics – 8) The Six Stages Of Learning, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

The Six Stages Of Learning, By Ibn Al-Qayyim Ibn al-Qayyim – rahimahullaah – said: “There are six stages to knowledge:- Firstly: Asking questions in a good manner. Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively. Thirdly: Understanding well. Fourthly: Memorising. Fifthly: Teaching. Sixthly: and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.” […]


Back 2 Basics – 7) The Five Levels Of Prayer, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

The Five Levels Of Prayer, By Ibn Al-Qayyim      Ibn-Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said: And mankind, with regard to their performance of prayer are in five levels: The First: The level of the one who is negligent and wrongs his soul: He is the one who falls short in performing wudhoo (ablution) properly, performing the prayer […]


Back 2 Basics – 5) The Conditions (Shuroot), Pillars (Arkaan) and Requirements (Waajibaat) of the Prayer

The Conditions (Shuroot), Pillars (Arkaan) and Requirements (Waajibaat) of the Prayer A condition (sharat) is something that is required before the commencement of prayer in order for it to be valid. The pillars (arkaan) are that which if one fails to perform any of them out of forgetfulness or intentionally, his prayer is rendered invalid because of his abandoning it. Sujood […]


Back 2 Basics – The Conditions of lā ilāha illallāh

The Conditions of lā ilāha illallāh Too many Muslims simply rely on this statement and believe that as long as they utter this testification they will be granted Paradise. Without a shadow of a doubt, the mere saying of “Ash-hadu an lā ilāha illallāh wa ash-hadu anna Muhammad rasool Allāh,” is NOT sufficient for salvation. […]


Poem; Inner Warfare

Inner Warfare Opposing thoughts battling in side my head, Locked up in a world of it’s own, learning how to control them, The soul needs to be fed, A battle against my nafs, my soul needs to be led, Led by a commander taking charge of my thoughts, Disciplining the soul and building up a […]


Poem “Welcome to Syria”

“You have to understand that noone puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”  Wecome to “the jungle” Calais :-/ I wrote this poem a while back, but seems relevant, perhaps give an understanding to others why our brothers and sisters are fleeing to the likes of ‘the jungle’ […]