A Reader on Patience and Reliance on Allah



Islamcast: Ramadan with the Beloved of Allah. Episode 02. The gentleness, restraint and wisdom of the Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Khutbah: Patience (sabr)–its virtues, reality, and manifestation

Patience & Steadfastness – Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on Steadfastness from Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous (tr. Bewley)

The Qur’an on Patience, Steadfastness, Resolve, Mindfulness, and Success – 3.200

Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad on the Virtues of Patience (and Thankfulness) in Tribulation and Hardship

Qur’anic Reflections: Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience

Du’a – Supplication for one whose affairs have become difficult

What Are Some Prophetic Supplications That Can Help Me Deal With Trials in My Life?

Contentment, Reliance on Allah, and Pure Intention – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Divine Decree, Contentment, and Lessons From the Prophet’s Life

Supplication for Overcoming Difficulty

A Reader on Anger Management and Good Character


Anger Management

A Little Fiqh on Controlling One’s Anger

Is Anger Sinful?

How Do I Deal With Anger?

Interview with Habib Ali – Anger, Restraint, Wisdom and the Prophetic Message in Our Times

Habib Ali al-Jifri – Lessons on Anger, Forbearance, and Disciplining the Soul Through Prophetic Wisdom – from the RIS Knowledge Retreat

IslamCast Daily Hadith – 10. True Strength is Controlling One’s Anger


Good Character

Islamcast: Ramadan with the Beloved of Allah. Episode 01. The Beauty of the Messenger in Appearance & Character

Islamcast: Ramadan with the Beloved of Allah. Episode 03. His Character was the Quran (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Prophetic Guidance: On Forbearance, Patience and Kindness

Why is there so much Concern with ‘Manners’ (Adab) in Islam?

Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous?

Good Character is Not Becoming Angry

IslamCast Daily Hadith – 019 – The Purity of Prophetic Conduct

Ramadan Reminders 13: Character, Anger, and Relations

The Etiquettes of Discourse and Disagreement

Steps in the Path of Love of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace): [4] The golden heart of the Prophet

Ramadan Reminders (5): Fasting & Upholding Excellence of Character

IslamCast: Discussion and Disagreement

A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings (waswasa)

What Should I Do If I Have the Urge to Pass Wind or Relieve Myself During Prayer?

Questions Related To The Ritual Bath (ghusl)

Does a Wet Mop Used on a Bathroom Floor Spread Filth Wherever It is Used?

OCD, Baseless Misgivings (Waswasa) and Divorce

I Have Baseless Misgivings (Waswasa) About the Soundness of My Faith and My Marriage…

What is the Ruling For Someone Who Has Thoughts of Disbelief Without Saying Them Aloud?

Doubts About Islam: I Don’t Find Any Observable Effect or Peace in My Worship

What Can I Do About Satanic Whisperings That Plague Me And Even Make Me Want to Abandon My Salat?

A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah

Allah Breathing His Spirit Into Jesus? The Possible Meanings of this Verse & The Approach of Sunni Islam Towards Ambiguous Texts

What Is Our Stance Regarding the Statement of Some That Allah “Sits” on the Throne?

The Meaning of the Angels “Ascent” to Allah

The Ash`aris & Maturidis: Standards of Mainstream Sunni Beliefs

The Necessary Attributes of God and the Logical Absurdity of Infinite Regression

What Does The Narration “Allah created Adam In His/his Image” Mean?

Can Allah Feel Emotions Like Happiness and Sadness? Emotions Influences Choices and Decisions – Would That Not be Wrong

Is There a Way to Physically Describe Allah?

The Beatific Vision

Understanding Allah’s Attributes: Love & Mercy

Allah’s Oneness (Tawhid)

Alhamdulillah: A Statement of the Oneness of God

The Virtues of Declaring Allah’s Oneness in the Marketplace (audio)

Is the Claim That There is “Blatant Shirk” in the Qasida Burda of Imam Busiri True?

Calling People of Other Beliefs to Islam

The Power of Monotheism – Abdal Hakim Murad (lecture)

Did Jesus Claim to Be God?

Tawassul: Supplicating Allah through an Intermediary

Is It Permissible to Make Tawassul Through Awliya (Saints)?

A Reader on Calling to Allah, Giving Advice, and Commanding the Good

Guiding One’s Family Towards the Good: Advice & Tips

Changing Those Around One: Attaching One’s Self to Allah & the Prophetic Sunna

Attracting the Youth to the Religion

Calling People of Other Beliefs to Islam

How Do I Motivate Someone to Perform the Good?

Guiding One’s Family Towards the Good: Advice & Tips

Changing Those Around One: Attaching One’s Self to Allah & the Prophetic Sunna

My Husband Doesnt Pray: How Do I Advise Him?

A Reader on Pornography and Masturbation


My Computer is a Fitna for Me – Should I Get Rid of It?

Does Viewing Pornography Break One’s Fast?

My Fiance Discovered Some Objectionable Files on My Computer

Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?

The Social Costs of Pornography

How Do Students With No Money Deal With Sexual Urges?

See also:

A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)

How Can I Strengthen My Iman When It Hits Rock Bottom?

Counsels & Wisdom on Uprightness & Spiritual Transformation

The Importance of Study in One’s Spiritual Development

A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)


Is Repentance Always Accepted?

What is Sincere Repentance?

How Do You Know If Your Repentance is Sincere?

Chapter on Repentance: From Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous

Prayer of Repentance: Salat al-Tawba

Does Sincere Repentance Eradicate Sin?

What is the Difference Between ”Tawbah”, ”Inabah”, and ”Awba”?


Tackling Homosexual Feelings: Supplication, Repentance, and Going Cold Turkey

Should I Tell My Spouse About My Relationships Before I Got Married?

Can We Deny Having Committed Sins After We’ve Repented From Them?

IslamCast Daily Hadith – 025 – Repentance and Connecting to Allah

Ramadan Reminders 29: Elements of Success [6] Repentance

Ten Duties of Those Truly Repentant – Abu Talib al-Makki in Qut al-Qulub – and Two Related Qur’anic Verses on Repentance


A Reader on Missed Prayers


Making Up Missed Prayers: A Point of Scholarly Consensus

Making Up Missed Prayers In Order?

Does a Convert Have to Make-Up Past Prayers?

Making Up Missed Prayers: I Believed but Did Not Utter the Testimony of Faith

Missed Prayers While Traveling: Does One Make Them Up Shortened?

Does One Have to Make up Missed Prayers in the Times of Similar Current Prayers?

Praying Sunna Prayers Outside of the Prayer Time?

Does a Shafi`i Who Switched to the Hanafi School Have to Make up Missed Witr Prayers?

Is It Permissible to Skip Non-Obligatory and Recommended Acts of the Prayer When One Has Many Make Up Prayers to Perform?

Should One Perform Sunna Prayers When One Has Many Makeup Prayers?

Can I Pray My Missed Witr Prayers as One Rakat Instead of Three?

A Reader On Gender Interaction


General Guidance

Guidelines for Interacting With the Opposite Sex

A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra)

Hadith About Seclusion (khalwa) and Unmarriageable Kin (mahram)

Breaking Family Relations Due To Adulterous Acts

Limits of Relationship between Males and Females

How Do We Bring About An Islamic Environment To Our MSA?

Lower Your Gaze – Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya

Guidance for Men (Relevant for women also)

I Like a Girl: Controlling One’s Interactions & Feelings

Approaching a Potential Spouse

Guidance for Women
(Relevant for men also)

How Should I Interact With Non-Mahram (Marriageable) Males?

What do I do if I Develop Strong Feelings For a Brother I am Friends With?

Women, Unlawful Gazes, and Leaving the House

Women & the Workplace: Is it Impermissible for Me to Work Even If I Observe Proper Limits?

Love for a Non-Muslim Man & Inviting Him to Islam

A Reader on Following Schools of Thought (Madhabs)

Why Follow a Madhab and How to Choose One

What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

Why Muslims Follow Madhhabs?

Would you advise individuals to study hadith from al-Bukhari and Muslim on their own?

Understanding the Four Madhhabs

Shaykh Murabtal Haaj’s Fatwa on Following One of the Four Accepted Madhhabs

How Do I Choose A School Of Thought (madhhab) & Why?

How Can A Convert Follow A School Of Thought Correctly?

How Are Madhabs Any Different From Sects In Christianity?

Taking Rulings Directly From Imam Muhammad’s Six Books (kutub dhahir al-riwaya)

Differences of Opinion and Choosing Opinions from Other Madhabs

Differences of Opinion & Determining Sound Scholarship

Avoiding Differences of Opinion: Why & When Can I Follow Another School?

Can a Hanafi Follow the Shafi’i Opinion on Joining Prayers When Traveling?

Why Is Talfiq Impermissible When The Earlier Generations Seem To Have Done It?

The Path of Taqwa: Avoiding Differences of Opinion