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A Reader on Thankfulness to Allah and True Gratitude

“Should I not be a thankful servant?” The Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him) What is Thankfulness? Thankfulness to Allah – Reality, Aspects, & Expression of True Gratitude Neediness & Thankfulness: Two Keys to Divine Assistance Thankfulness to Allah – from Imam Ghazali’s al-Arba’in fi Usul al-Din Concerning Thankfulness – Shaykh Abd […]

A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of Spiritual Routines

“Actions are lifeless forms whose souls are the secret of sincerity in them.” Sidi Ibn Ata’illah (Allah have mercy upon him) Sincerity & Intention Intention: Validity And Sincerity Actions Are Rewarded Due To Intentions Should I Remove the Hijab Because I Am a Bad Example for Others? Good Deeds & Salvation: Putting Our Works Into […]

Neediness & Thankfulness: Two Keys to Divine Assistance

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Allah’s blessings & peace be upon His beloved Messenger Muhammad, his folk, and companions Two of the keys to Divine assistance are neediness (faqr) and thankfulness (shukr).   A practical way to this before one’s actions is to take a deep breath, bringing to mind one’s […]

Excessive Praise of the Prophet? Understanding the Meaning of Praise

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: My question is in regards to the difference between praise and worship. I understand that there is nothing wrong with praising the Beloved of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) since this praise does not imply worship. My question then is how is this reconciled with “Alhamdulillah”? […]