There are certain times Dua is more likely to be accepted by Allah (SWT) as mentioned by Prophet (pbuh). Some of these times are as follows:


The Prophet (pbuh) said: “When it is the last third of the night, our Allah (SWT), the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, ‘Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?” (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 333)

August 21, 2011

What is Zakat?

A Guide to Zakah - Understanding & Calculation, Fiqh

Lexically, the word Zakah covers two meanings.

1. Purification

2. Growth and increase

In the terminology of the Quran and Sunnah, Zakah is the portion of asset that is made mandatory to be spent in the ways specified by Allah Ta’ala.

Benefits of Zakah

Zakah has two straightforward benefits.

Firstly, the payer himself gets purified from inner germs of the spiritual diseases.

Secondly, Zakah helps those who are not able to fulfill their needs independently. For e.g. orphans, widows, handicaps, poor people etc.

Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Taubah:

August 15, 2011

70) Disparaging the Companions of the Prophet

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah most high says: he who is hostile to a friend (Waliyy) of Mine, I declare war against”

“Do not revile my companions, for by Him in Whose Hand is my soul, were one of you to spend gold equal to mount Uhud, you would not attain the reward of the handful of one of them or even half of it.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

(Because what they spent benefited Islam more)

September 25, 2009

69) Spying on the Muslims and Revealing their Weaknesses

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Included in this subject is the hadith of Hatib Ibn Abi Balta’ah (who sent a secret letter telling of the Muslims military plans to his relatives in Mecca in hopes that they would not get hurt), ‘Umar (Allah be well pleased with him) wanted to kill him for what he had done, but the Prophet (pbuh) forbade ‘Umar to, as Hatib had fought at Badr (and by accepting Hatib’s excuse, left nothing for any Muslim to criticize. (Bukhari)

September 24, 2009

67) Bringing Loss to the Bequest

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High, says,

{After payment of legacies and debts: so that no loss is caused (to any).} (An-Nisa’: 12)

This means that when someone brings loss to heirs by claiming that he is indebted to such and such.

Allah the Almighty says,

{Thus is it ordained by Allah, and Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. Those are limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and his Messenger will be admitted to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (forever) and that will be the supreme achievement. But those who disobey Allah and his Messenger and transgress his limits will be admitted to a fire, to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.} (An-Nisa’: 12-14)

September 12, 2009

66) Constantly Missing the Friday and Congregational Prayer Without a Valid Excuse

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{The Day that the shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to prostrate, but they shall not be able. Their eyes will be cast down–ignomity will cover them, seeing that they had been summoned aforetime to bow in adoration, while they were whole, (and had refused).} (Al-Qalam: 42-43)

Ka’b Al-Ahbar said, this Ayah is only revealed concerning those who miss the congregational prayers.

Sa’id Ibn Al-Musayyib (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “Those people heard the call to prayer and did not respond while they were whole.”

September 11, 2009

62) Stinting When Weighing or Measuring Out Goods and Similar Merchandise

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{Woe to those that deal in fraud, those who, when they have to receive a measure from men, exact full measure, but when they have to give a measure or weight to men, give less than due. Do not they think that they will be raised upon a Mighty Day, a day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of the worlds?} (Al-Mutaffifeen: 1-6)

As-Saddiy said the reason of revelation of the above Ayah traces back to Prophet’s arrival at Medina where he found a man called Abu Juhainah who had two scales, one for giving and the other for receiving.

September 1, 2009

59) Falsely claiming someone is One’s Father

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

On the authority of Sa’d, (may Allah be pleased with him) who said, “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

“Paradise is forbidden to whoever falsely claims someone is his father, knowing he is not.”( Bukhari)

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said,

“The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Do not wish for fathers other than your own. For someone to wish for a different father is unbelief.” (Bukhari)

In another narration, it is reported,

August 29, 2009

57) Fleeing of the Slave

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Muslim reported in his Sahih that, “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

“When the slave flee away (from his master), his/her prayer will not be accepted.” (Muslim)

The Prophet (pbuh) is also reported to have said,

“Any slave that flees away, the pledge of Islam is cleared from him.”( Muslim)

Ibn Khuzaimah reported in his Sahih from the hadith of Jabir who said, “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

“There are three people whose prayer will not be accepted, nor will their good deeds be raised up to the sky, a fleeing slave until he returns to his master, a rebellious woman until her husband be satisfied with her and a drunkard until his mind is restored.

August 17, 2009

56) Men Wearing Silk or Gold

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

In the two Sahihs, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is reported to have said,

“He who wears silk in this worldly life, will not wear it in the Hereafter.”(Bukhari)

This is a general rule which applies to all classes of people, whether soldiers or otherwise. The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Wearing gold and silk has been made unlawful for the men of my community but permissible for its women.” (Tirmidhi)

On the authority of Huzaifa Ibn Al- Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him) who said,

August 16, 2009