Translations

Brief Meanings of Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar, and La ilaaha illa Allah

Certain often repeated words of praise for Allah in Arabic are usually translated in a very boring way. The translation comes off as dull and even confusing at times. However, in Arabic the meaning is very profound but is lost through such translations. Below, I’ve attempted to show the true meaning of four such words in addition […]

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Hadith: “The Religion is Sincerity.” – A Brief Explanation

Advice - Naseeha

Hadith Text The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The religion is naseehah (sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Explanation: This is a great hadith. It gathers all of the affairs of the religion in one expression

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Ruling on Sitting Briefly Before Getting up after the First or Third Rak’ah in the Salah – Shaykh Al-‘Uthyameen

Man Siting in Salah

Translator’s Note: This is known in Arabic as Jalsat ul Al-Istiraahah (The Sitting of Rest) There are three opinions on this issue among the scholars: First: It is definitely recommended. Second: It is not recommended at all. Third: It is dependent on the condition of the person.  If he finds it difficult to stand immediately

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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 Greatest Verse in the Qur’an

The following is a brief explanation of Ayat ul Kursi [verse 2:255 in the Qur’an], which was named the greatest verse in the Qur’an by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).  The explanation of it below is a translation from Zubdat at-Tafsir, a popular brief Qur’anic exegesis in Arabic by Mohammad Sulayman al-Ashqar. Arabic: اللَّهُ لا إِلَهَ إِلا هُوَ الْحَيُّ

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