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Islamic Time Management: The Ultimate Hack in Islam (Part 2) – Sidi Tushar Imdad

The Ultimate Hack in Islam Last week, we discovered that the greatest hack in Islam is undoubtedly the niyyah or intention. Today, I want to explore three innovative ways in which you can utilise this amazing gift from Allah. I’m pretty sure some of these techniques will be new to you. 1. Start intending for […]

Islamic Time Management (1) : The Ultimate Hack in Islam – Sidi Tushar Imdad

The Ultimate Hack in Islam Did you know that any good deed you do could be rewarded anywhere between one, to 10X, to 700X or ‘even more’? Two people could both be working at a task, let’s say writing a report for work. One gets the reward of 1 and another gets 700! The reality […]

What is a Right Intention?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum What is a right Intention? For example, I clothe myself because I do not want to be ashamed by people. When I say to myself that I clothe myself because I want to cover my awrah (because of Allah) I do not believe myself because I know […]

Is It Necessary to Intend to Recite Each Verses of the Fatiha? [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it necessary to intend to recite each verses of the Fatiha? How to deal with involuntary semen leakage? How to know if I have an excuse regarding wudu for prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, It is not necessary to intent […]

Conquering Mount Sawm, by Tushar Imdad-ul-Haq Bhuiya

Especially motivating for those dreading the long summer fasts, the following diary entries, written by British educator Tushar Imdad-ul-Haq Bhuiya, should provide reassurance that keeping hunger at bay isn’t as hard as it seems.Although describing the challenge of keeping a voluntary fast, the lessons are just as relevant for Ramadan. After reading extracts from Brad Pilon’s […]

Valid Make Up Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on making up fasts, intentions and actions, and reward from Allah, according to the Shafi‘i madhhab. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I became Muslim during the month of Ramadan 2012. When I became Muslim I was not told to fast so out of ignorance I didn’t […]

Intentions Purely for Allah

Ustadh Salman Younas explains how one can improve one’s intentions and how to make them purely for the sake of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. How do I know that I am doing things for God? How do I set my intentions?   Answer: Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat Allah wa […]

Constantly Skipping Prayers

Shaykh Jamir Meah offers counsel on how to establish prayer, to make up missed prayers, and how to deal with emotional stumbling blocks.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have been suffering from this problem for years. It is the worst problem in my life and I’m very scared. I have […]

Intention for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Haddad

In this article, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides commentary on Imam Haddad’s famous “Intention for Seeking Knowledge.” Text and translation of this supplication is also provided. In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “Actions are by their intentions, and each person shall […]

Strengthening One’s Aspiration

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question about a constant feeling of discouragement in studies and how to strengthen one’s aspiration. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Sometimes I get discouraged because I feel like when I move one step forward in my studies, I feel like I also jump ten steps back. In […]