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  • The True Believer treats himself as an object for improvement and correction, so as to avoid meeting God with a faulty, deformed spiritual character. He forbids his soul to follow passion and commands it to practice true devotion.

  • In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, The Sovereign of mankind. The God of mankind, From the evil of the retreating whisperer - Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind - From among the jinn and mankind." O God! I seek refuge in You from anxiety and grief, inability and sloth, niggardliness and faint-heartedness, the burden of indebtedness and the coercion of men.

  • The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -01-

    Know that the Pilgrimage begins with understanding -- I mean [by that], understanding of the position of Pilgrimage in Islam. Then [follows] a longing to [perform] it, then the [actual] decision [to proceed], then the severance of any relation that may hold one back, then the purchase of ihram garment, then the purchase of provi­sions, then the hiring of a camel. ...

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  • Blessed . . but often Forgotten Days

    Because of our forgetful nature, God the Almighty decreed seasons when human beings are exposed to Divine zephyrs to insulate them from the density of the matter and transport them to states when their souls becomes more transparent and closer to eternity. One of these blessed occasions which dawn upon us these days, but which often pass unnoticed, are the first ...

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  • Spiritual Companionship and Community

    Scholars state that proper ṣuḥba consists of two things: love and following. God said in the Qur’ān, addressing the Messenger of God, “Say: if indeed you love God then follow me – God will love you and forgive you your sins.” The point of keeping the companionship of the righteous is not merely to be with them – it is to take on their actions and their states, ...

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  • Snapshots of the companions’ love for the Prophet

    The companions of the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, would fight their own polytheistic parents and brothers out of love for him and for their Lord. In war, they would shield him with their own bodies, receiving deadly arrows enemy shot at him. Theirs was an overt love to a live model. It was the love steadfast believers would show to a Prophet, ...

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  • Pillars of Tarbiya

    Remembrance of God

    There is no god but God [lā ilāha illa Allah] is the highest branch of faith. What will they say, the man and woman who join our sessions but have no daily Wird of God’s remembrance ...

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  • Qur'an

    Serving the Qur’ān

    To celebrate the Book of our Lord -Glorified be He- and to revive the sunna [model practice] of our beloved and chosen Messenger -God bless him and grant him peace-, which ...

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  • Ramadan

    Fasting Inner Conditions

    Everyone who truly under­stands fasting and its secret knows that he who abstains from food, drink, and sexual intercourse but commits [all manner of] sins is like the person ...

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  • Selections

    The Delight of the Knowers of God

    The Mufarridūn are the people who frequently remember God. They are so-called because they perform such deeds alone, and none competes with them in this regard. ‘Umar bin ...

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