• Waallatheena yaqooloona rabbana isrif AAanna AAathaba jahannama inna AAathabaha kana gharaman

“Our Lord! Avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous – Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in”. (Qur’aan: 25:65)

  • Rabbana wasiAAta kulla shayin rahmatan waAAilman faighfir lillatheena taboo waittabaAAoo sabeelaka waqihim AAathaba aljaheemi

“Our Lord! You comprehend all things in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow Your Path; and save them from the torment of the Blazing Fire!” (Qur’aan: 40:7)


Etiquette in Ibadat Part 3

Comprehensive Duas

Allâhumma inni as’alukal hudâ wat-tuqâ wal afâfa wal-ghinâ
O Allah (SWT), I ask of You, guidance piety, chastity and independence (from your creation). (Muslim)

Second Comprehensive Dua
Allâhumma musarriful qulub, Sarrif qulübanâ alâ ta’atik
O Allah (SWT), O Controller of the hearts, turn our hearts towards Your obedience. (Muslim)

Third Comprehensive Dua
Yâ muqallibal qulub thabbit qalbi alâ dinik
O controller of the hearts, make my heart firm on Your Religion. (Muslim)

Fourth Comprehensive Dua
Allâhumma âtinâ fiddunyâ hasanataw wafil âkhirati hasanataw waqinâ Adhaban Naar.
O Allah, grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of Hell. (Bukhari)


Sickness Compensates for sins

Sickness and other difficulties that we undergo in this worldly life should not only be seen as a misfortune or as an expression of the displeasure of Allah Ta’ala. For those servants of Allah who enjoy a very special relationship with Him, it is a means of great blessing and a mercy. Is there anyone in this world who is free from sins and mistakes?



In his Mustadrak, Hakim has reported that (Hadrat) Abdullah-bin-Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) suggested that the worshipper should recite the durud after tashahhud and then should recite the supplication. In another tradition reported by Hadrat Abdullah bin Mas’ud appearing in Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari regarding the tashahhud, the last sentence is “Then he may choose any supplication, which pleases him and offer it.

Reciting a suplication (du’a) at the tashahhud after durud is confirmed both by the teaching and the practice of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: When one of you finishes the last tashahhud he should seek refuge in ALLAH from four things. [Muslim]


Determining The Direction Of Qiblah

Q. 1. Dear Maulana, your lecture on June 6, 1997 at MCA, increased our knowledge and Iman. May Allah give you great reward Ameen! I would like to thank you for visiting MCA Santa Clara. Dear Maulana, we need your Fatwa on the following three Fiqhi issues :

1) The time of Salah al-Zuhr (what is the beginning, the end of the Zuhr time and what is the definition of Zawal?)

2) The Qiblah’s direction (Should the Qiblah be identified by the strict directions West, East, North and South only? Are otherdirections such as north-east and south-west also considered? should the shortest direction to Makkah be considered as a reference to define Qiblah?)


Lecture 1. Prophets of Allah: The Only Ideals for Mankind

The life around us is full of all kinds of wonders. Scattered in the world are different creatures with distinct qualities and characteristics. A close look at Allah’s creation shows that from inanimate things to the human beings there has been a gradual progress of sense, perception and will. The basic forms of inorganic matter show a complete lack of sense and perception. Some other kinds of material show a faint trace of some kind of life. In growing plants involuntary presence of senses can be felt. In the animal world along with the senses there is some kind of will. In human beings, the power to control their thoughts, actions and desires makes them the most responsible of all created beings. The degree of responsibility in other creatures is proportional to the degree of free will given to them. The inorganic things are entirely free from all responsibility. Plants are subject to the laws of life and death. In the animal world, the responsibilities are increased further but it is mankind that is bound by obligations all over. Within their own kind, the mentally ill, the idiots and children on the one side and the adults, the learned, and the intellectuals on the other have to bear the burden of responsibility according to the power of perception and will present in them.

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