Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

How to Be Among the Al-Muqarraboon [Those Brought Near to Allah]

Muqarraboon

Allah Says in the Qur’an [56:10-11], the meaning of which is: “And the forerunners, the forerunners – Those are the Al-Muqarraboon [ones brought near (to Allah)].“ Who Are the Al-Muqarraboon? The Al-Muqarraboon have the highest place in paradise and the top among them are the prophets, the siddiqeen (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost …

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The Fortunate Seventy Thousand Who Will Enter Paradise Without Accountability

From the hadith of Abu Hurayrah in the two authentic books, it is narrated that he said, “From my nation a group of seventy thousand [people will] enter paradise whose faces [will] illuminate [like the] illumination of the full moon.”  And in the hadith narrated in Bukhari on behalf of Ibn ‘Abbas, it is narrated …

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Wisdom Behind the Creation of Shaytan (Devil)

Imam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullah) brings together some of the great wisdoms behind the creation of Shaytan in his book, Shifaa al-Ghaleel, p.322, he writes, “In the creation of Iblees and his cohorts, there is wisdom, the details of which cannot be encompassed by anyone except Allah.” A few of the many reasons he mentioned are briefly …

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