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The Music Made Me Do It Book Excerpt

Permissible entertainment in Islam Argument: We need some entertainment in our lives, so we listen to music because it is the most common entertainment. Response: The last refuge taken by Muslims while defending enjoyment of music is to claim: “Listening to music is just entertainment, and we need entertainment in our lives.” It is true that all of us need entertainment in our lives, but the matter is that listening to music is not merely…

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Diseases of The Hearts & Their Cures Book Excerpt

The Qur’ān is a cure for the hearts       The Qur’ān is a cure for that which is within the heart, and for the one who has the sickness of doubt and desire in his heart, for it contains clear proofs that distinguish the truth from falsehood, and remove the sickness of false doubts to leave certain knowledge, correct perception and understanding such that the heart sees things in accordance to their reality.…

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Secrets to a Successful Marriage Book Excerpt

Reflecting on ‘Me’ to Improve ‘Us’ A number of the couples that come to me for counseling because of problems in their marriage are armed with a long list (sometimes literally) of complaints about their partner. It is rare, though, for one partner to be the cause of all the problems. I give these couples same basic advice and that is: to reflect and work on their own their own personal behaviour and pave the way…

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4 Etiquette of Du’a: The Keys to Acceptance

Praise be to Allah… Some of us may not have thought about this or knowledge might not have come to us. When it comes to making du’a, there is a proper way to do so that increases the chances of our du’a being accepted by Allah SWT. Start our du’a by praising Allah SWT Look at the du’a that Allah SWT teaches us (interpretation of the meaning): “In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the…

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Advice on establishing an Islamic Home Book Excerpt

Making the home a place for the remembrance of Allah . Prophet SAW said: . “The likeness of a house in which Allah is remembered and the house in which Allah is not remembered is that of the living and the dead, respectively.” . We must make our homes places where Allāh is remembered in all kinds of ways, whether in our hearts, verbally, during prayer, by reading Qur’an, by discussing Islamic issues, or by reading…

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How to Overcome Sexual Desires and Prevent Zina

Praise be to Allah. With regards to yesterday’s khutbah, the topic on “Consistency in Having Taqwa in Allah”, we would like to discuss on one of the issues that were brought up which is desires and the urge to perform sinful acts. It was brought up yesterday that technology has made things easier for humankind to indulge in transgressions and misdeeds without anyone knowing. Everything is now made easy and accessible via gadgets such as…

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The 5 Pillars of Islam

Praise be to Allah. Islam is based on five pillars which the Messenger (ﷺ) has explained for us, when he said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): 1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ). 2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly. 3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity). 4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca) 5. To…

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What is The Meaning of Udhiya (Sacrifice)? Is it Obligatory or Sunnah?

What is The Meaning of Udhiya (Sacrifice)? Is it Obligatory or Sunnah? Praise be to Allah. The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw closer to Allah thereby. This is one of the rituals of Islam prescribed in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah…

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