A Collection of Wise Sayings (Al-Fawaid)

A Collection of Wise Sayings (Al-Fawaid): is one of the well-known compilations of Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him). This book consists of the elevated thoughts that Allah bestows upon some of His servants as He wills. So whenever any of these scattered pearls of wisdom occurred to the Imam, he would immediately record them. ... more

What Do You Say When You Stub Your Toe?

Any trouble that comes to a Muslim - even something as small as the pricking of a thorn - is an expiation for him. ... more

The Acceptable Action

Allah the Exalted said: "And We shall turn to whatever actions they did and make them into scattered dust." [Al-Qur'an 25:23] Therefore, know before everything else the necessary conditions for actions before they are accepted. It is vital that two great and important matters are fulfilled for every action. If they are not the action will not be accepted: ... more

Reaching Excellence in Worship

The best form of worship is when the act is performed with Allah in mind from the beginning until the end. ... more

The Great Virtue of Lowering the Gaze

So Allah made purification and spiritual growth to be the outcome of lowering the gaze and guarding the private parts. It is for this reason that lowering ones gaze from (seeing) the prohibited things necessarily leads to three benefits that carry tremendous value and are of great significance. ... more

The Secret Worship

Below are a number of examples and suggestions of secret worship that some of the righteous predecessors of the past performed. We only came to know of them due to coincidence or conjecture. ... more

Humble Yourself

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

Al-Kirizi (a poet) once said:

‘And do not walk upon the earth except in humbleness,
For how many people underneath it are more exalted than you!
If you are in glory, goodness and strength,
Then how many have died that were more stronger than you.’

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