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The Meaning of the Prayers

The Meaning of the Prayers

FIRST POINT: The meaning of the prayers is the offering of glorification, praise, and thanks to Almighty Allah. That is to say, uttering “Subhanallah – Glory be to Allah” by word and action before Allah’s glory and sublimity, it is to hallow and worship Him. And declaring “Allahu Akbar – Alah is Most Great” through […]

Wisdom behind Karbala Tragedy

Wisdom behind Karbala Tragedy

Question: What was the wisdom in the tragically cruel treatment those blessed persons (Hadhrat Husain and his relatives) received? The Answer: There were three main reasons for the pitiless cruelty Hadhrat Husain’s opponents displayed during Umayyad rule: One was the heartless principle of politics: “Individuals may be sacrificed for the welfare of the government and preservation […]

Allahu Akbar!

Allahu Akbar!

O my lazy soul! The reality of the five daily prayers, which are like a sort of Ascension (Mi’raj), are a being received into the presence of the All-Glorious One of Beauty, the Beauteous One of Glory, Who is the True Object of Worship, as an instance of pure mercy. Declaring ‘Allahu Akbar! – Allah […]

Fasting from the point of view of social life
Fasting in Ramadan: Key to true, sincere, extensive, and universal thankfulness
Why is this mighty Ascension special to Muhammad the Arabian (Upon whom be blessings and peace)?
Cures for the sickness of scruples

Cures for the sickness of scruples

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيم ﴿رَبِّ اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ❁ وَاَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ اَنْ يَحْضُرُون﴾ O one afflicted with the sickness of scruples! Do you know what your scruples resemble? A calamity! The more importance they are given, the more they grow. If you give them no importance, they die away. If you see them as […]

Infinite generosity requires infinite bounty

Infinite generosity requires infinite bounty

On Resurrection and The Hereafter The Gate of Generosity and Mercy, the Manifestation of the Names of Generous (Al-Karim) and Merciful (Al-Rahim) Is it at all possible that the Lord of this world, Who in His works demonstrates infinite generosity, infinite mercy, infinite splendour and infinite glory, should not give reward in a manner befitting […]

Brotherhood of Islam Against All the Enemies

Brotherhood of Islam Against All the Enemies

A regrettable social condition and an awesome disease affecting the life of society, fit to be wept over by the heart of Islam: To forget and abandon internal enmities when foreign enemies appear and attack is a demand of social welfare recognized and enacted even by the most primitive peoples. What then ails those who […]

If You Love Allah…

If You Love Allah…

The sublime verse, قُلْ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللهُ proclaims in definite fashion just how necessary and important it is to follow the Prophet’s (UWBP) practices. Yes, among the syllogisms of logic, this verse is the most powerful and certain of the sort called hypothetical or conditional syllogisms. It is as follows: To […]