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The Greatest Return

There are many great “returns” that people experience in their lives. The returning of a missing child, finding a very valuable lost item or a close family member returning home after spending many years overseas are some instances of a great return. These are moments of immense joy and happiness. The greatest “Return,” however, is [...]

The Parable of Belief

The allegory of belief [iman] is that of a land that has five walls. Al-Hajjawi said in its commentary: It is said that the allegory of belief is that of a land that has five walls. The first wall [the innermost wall] made from gold, the second from silver, the third from iron, the forth [...]

10 Ways of Developing Love for Allah

Adapted from Shaykh Ibn Qayyims (rah) Madarij-us-Saalikeen Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim (rah) says: The reason which cause mahabbah (love) of Allaah to develop, are ten: First: Reciting the Quraan, reflecting and understanding its meaning and its intent. Second: Drawing closer to Allaah the Most High through optional deeds, after fulfilling the obligatory duties. Third: [...]