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How to Achieve Qana’a (Self-Contentment)

How to Achieve Qana’a (Self-Contentment)

Qana’a (contentment and acceptance of Allah the Glorified and Exalted’s giving as it is) is something that is very difficult to do, except for those whom Allah guides and protects from evilness of soul, from its stinginess and greediness. Because human are created with love towards possession of wealth.

However, we are supposed to fight our unlawful desire in order to suppress the greediness and change it into asceticism and contentment. Below are some tips to achieve contentment, which, if we practice it, by Allah’s permission, we’ll be able to realize that contentment.
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Behind the Glittering of the Market

Behind the Glittering of the Market

How do we feel about the market? Do we love it excessively? Do we feel immense pleasure and like to stay in it? Are we one of those people who are often and fond of entering and spending our time in it?

Before answering those questions, a muslim man and woman should know that he or she shouldn’t love or hate something based on his/her desire. Instead, he/she should love or hate something because of Allah the Glorified and Exalted. He/she should love what Allah loves, and hate what Allah hates. A muslim also should love anything that could bring him closer to Allah the Glorified and Exalted, and hate anything that could drive him away from Him.
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The Mistakes in Performing Ablution

The Mistakes in Performing Ablution

The Mistakes in Performing Ablution

Author: Abu Ahmad Said Yai

All praises be to Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger,

Islam is a perfect religion. However, it is a pity that many of the muslim themselves do not understand their own religion well. They are too busy pursuing the world, thus they are unwilling to learn it. As a result, there are a lot of religious matters that they are lacking of.

Islam is a religion from Allah, which authenticity will be preserved until the end of time. Allah had sent down the Qur’an and revealed to the Prophet – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- to explain the Qur’an and Islam thoroughly. Islam teaches its followers to always keep themselves from any kind of astray and deviation. However, the other religion’s teaching, deviations, and innovations made by some muslims could influence them as a whole to the extent that they want to follow it. Eventually, the astray and deviation becomes heritable thus it transforms into a habit that is very hard to separate from our society.
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What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever?

What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever

What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever?

Question:

After delivering one of his lecture, Sheikh Dr Sulaiman bin Salimillah ar Ruhaili was asked a question,

ما هو الضابط في التشبه بالكفار ؟

“What is the standard of an act to be considered as resembling disbeliever?

فأجاب: الضابط للتشبه بالكفار- أن يفعل الإنسان فعلًا لا يفعله إلا الكفار لا بمقتضى الإنسانية- انتبهوا لهذه الضوابط -لا يفعله إلا الكفار- فيُخرج ما يفعله الكفار وغيرهم

He answered:
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Wearing a Watch, right or left hand?

Wearing a Watch, right or left hand

Wearing a Watch

How to wear a watch according to Islamic teaching?

In the name of Allah, peace and prayer of Allan be upon His messenger, amma ba’du,

Which is the more appropriate according to sunnah, to wear a watch on the right hand, or on the left hand?

Below is the answer provided by Dr. Sa’d al Khatslan – member of the Council of Grand Scholars of Saudi Arabia –

الذي يظهر أن الساعة كالخاتم فقد يلبس للتزين وقد يلبس للانتفاع به في أمور أخرى ، وقد صح عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه تختم في اليد اليمنى وفي اليد اليسرى ، وقد اختلف العلماء في التوفيق بينها

From what we inferred is that a watch is like ring, which is sometimes worn as adornment or because of certain benefit. And there is a sound hadith from the Prophet –peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- which says that sometimes the Prophet wore his ring on his right hand, and sometimes on the left. The scholars’ opinion in drawing a conclusion from the difference of this narration is divided.

وأحسن ماقيل في ذلك ماذكره الحافظ ابن حجر حيث قال : (ويظهر لي أن ذلك يختلف باختلاف القصد، فإن كان اللبس للتزين به فاليمين أفضل، وإن كان للتختم به فاليسار أولى لأنه كالمودع فيها، ويحصل تناوله منها باليمين وكذا وضعه فيها ( فتح الباري 10/327)

The best explanation is what provided by al Hafidz Ibn Hajar in “Fath al Bari”, in which he said,
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