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Category Archive: FAITH

Can one seek forgiveness for another?

It is always possible for a person to ask that other believers be forgiven, regardless of what they have done. The Qur’an mentions that the believers pray to Allah for all believers to be...

Does Allah accept the repentance of a dying person?

Allah reveals that He will accept repentance, but not at the time of death. Even so, every person has the chance to repent while still alive, for Allah sets no limits on what may be forgiven. Even...

How should compliments and praises be proclaimed?

People are praised for their physical beauty or good morals, although the unique and real possessor of all of these admirable features is Allah. Hence, we present all of our compliments to Him, the...

What does “praying with hope and fear” mean?

Allah commands people to obey Him, to exhibit good behavior, to race each other to do good, and to perform good deeds in order to earn His good pleasure throughout their lives. However, no one is...

Are our prayers for other people of any use?

In the verse “Your Lord says: ‘Call on Me and I will answer you. Those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell abject'” (Surah Ghafir, 60), Allah invites all people to...

What does it mean to draw close to Allah?

Drawing close to Allah means to enhance one’s love, devotion, awe, and faith for Allah. There is no limit to how near one can draw to Allah. In the Hereafter, people will be repaid in...

What does being “wise” mean?

Being “wise” means to talk and behave rationally, concisely and fittingly. A wise person has the insight, the ability to see the true aspects of events, and possesses profound...

How can one consider Allah with the consideration that is due to Him?

From the moment we wake up, we meet with the gifts that Allah has given to us. We can breathe, see, hear and think, our hearts beat, our cells are renewed. When we are hungry, we eat, enjoy the...

What are the advantages of reflecting on created things?

Unlike people who refrain from thinking, one who thinks that everything is created by Allah, sees His traces in every detail, and understands that everything is specifically created for mankind. For...

What is the loss of those who refrain from thinking?

In the Qur’an, Allah, advises man to think. In many verses He gives examples and asks “will you not pay heed?” In fact, man has many opportunities in a day to take heed, to see the...