Corruption of the Heart

The heart becomes corrupt through six means:

1. Committing a sin in the hope of repenting,
2. Seeking knowledge and not applying it
3. Practice without sincerity
4. Eating the sustenance of Allah without appreciating Him
5. Not being pleased with Allah’s allocation (destiny)
6. Burying the dead without learning from them

Al-Hasan al-Basri (rahimahullah)

(Taqwa: the provision of the believer, by Imam Ghazali, Ibn-Al-Qayyim, and Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Page 30)

For those who are tempted to argue:

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrates that a man abused Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه while the Prophet ﷺ was sitting. Appreciating (the forbearance and patience of Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه), he ﷺ kept smiling, but when the man went on length and Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه replied to some of what he said, the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ became angry and left.

Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه went after him and said: Oh Messenger of Allaah ﷺ! He was abusing me in your presence but when I replied to some of what he said, you became angry and left. He ﷺ replied, “There was an Angel with you, replying to him on your behalf but when you replied to him, Shaitaan got in and I am not supposed to sit with Shaitaan.” He ﷺ then added: “Oh Abu Bakr! There are three things, all of which are true:

1- Anyone who is wronged and he ignores it for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will help him out and strengthen him.

2- Anyone who begins to give intending thereby to unite ties of kinship, Allaah provides for him with much more because of it.

3- Anyone who opens the door of begging, desiring to increase his wealth, Allaah increases his scantiness because of it.

[Musnad Ahmad (9624) and graded as “Jayyid” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (2231)]

futuremuslimah asked:

I have always been interested in Islam, but with ISIS constantly in the news, it really made me try to understand them, and after reading and watching lectures, I think I'd like to really be Muslim. I'm going to try to buy my own Quran someday too. ^_^ So I really think they're helping westerners like myself in these ways. Also, I really like your blog!

Allahu Akbar!!

May Allah guide you to the straight path!

My advice to you is to ignore the whispers of Satan because he will try everything he can to move you from the truth & to be patient because Allah tests the true believers severely!

Also to never believe the media in regards to news on the Muslims because Allah says:

"O you who believe! if an evil-doer comes to you with a report, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people in ignorance, then be sorry for what you have done."

{49:6}

Rather, judge them based on the Quran & Sunnah.

There are many people who don’t find the truth, so once you hear of it revert immediately, like the companion of the prophet Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him.

By Allah, this news has made me very happy!

Controlling sexual desires

Question:

I have strong sexual desires but can’t get married at the moment. I try to fast but I keep having these desires and sometimes feel like acting on my desires. Can you advise me how I can stop?


Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question. May Allah Almighty keep you in His protection.

Here below are some suggestions in your dilema:

• Try to be punctual with Islamic injunctions such as daily prayers, Quranic recitations, dhikr and duas

• Abstain from all forms of obscenity, nudity, pornography and sinful interaction with the opposite gender

• Attempt to fast constantly in the proper sense by not only abstaining from food and drink, rather all sinful activities

• Stay in the company of the pious as much as possible

• Keep yourself occupied in good so your mind does not drift off to something impermissible

• Make duas and efforts to get married at your earliest

May Allah Almighty keep us all protected with morality, modesty and guidance.

And Allah knows best.

[Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah institute]

In the photo Sheikh Tawfeeq al-Sayegh is saying his goodbyes to the Kaabah after having his citizenship revoked in Saudi Arabia. He has been the khateeb and Imam in a mosque in Jeddah for over 10 years. He held political positions that did not conform to that of the Kingdom. He openly rebuked the slaughter of Egyptians at the hands of Sisi in the Rabaa massacres along with his support of the oppressed Palestinians who were betrayed by the Muslims. Anyone who openly opposes Saudis political position in supporting and aiding the oppressors will either face jail or deportation.

Saudi Arabia is issuing citizenships to singers and dancers and deporting and jailing scholars and duaat who dare speak the truth. May Allah rid the Muslims of hypocrite leaders who pretend to rule by the Shariah of Allah and may He protect the scholars of truth from harm, ameen.

In the photo Sheikh Tawfeeq al-Sayegh is saying his goodbyes to the Kaabah after having his citizenship revoked in Saudi Arabia. He has been the khateeb and Imam in a mosque in Jeddah for over 10 years. He held political positions that did not conform to that of the Kingdom. He openly rebuked the slaughter of Egyptians at the hands of Sisi in the Rabaa massacres along with his support of the oppressed Palestinians who were betrayed by the Muslims. Anyone who openly opposes Saudis political position in supporting and aiding the oppressors will either face jail or deportation.

Saudi Arabia is issuing citizenships to singers and dancers and deporting and jailing scholars and duaat who dare speak the truth. May Allah rid the Muslims of hypocrite leaders who pretend to rule by the Shariah of Allah and may He protect the scholars of truth from harm, ameen.