17 Benefits of Tribulation

#PRAYFORMH370: My heartfelt prayers go out to the families and passengers aboard flight MH370, and to everyone affected. For us Muslims, this is the time to increase our remembrance of Allah SWT and all His blessings upon us. Prophet Muhammad’s (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The closest the Lord is to the servant is in the final depths of the night. If you can be of those who remember Allah at that time, then be!” [Tirmidhi].  Continue reading

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Guarding the frontier

Prophet Muhammad, The Messenger, peace be upon him, once asked: “Listen. Shall I guide you to the things through which God blots out sins and elevates you to higher ranks?” When his Companions asked him to do so, he told them: “Perform wudhu’ (ritual ablution) as correctly as possible, even in the most adverse conditions; walk to the mosque for each prayer, and wait for the next prayer after praying. This is the ribat, this is the ribat (preparation, dedication).” [Muslim] Continue reading