Causes Behind The Increase And Decrease Of Eemaan (Faith)

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Abdur-Razzaaq ibn Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad
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The lofty rank and high station eemaan possesses is not something obscure, as it in unquestionably, the most important duty as well as being the most imperative of all obgligations. It is also the greatest and most glorious of them. All the good in the world and the Hereafter is dependant upon the presence of eemaan and on its soundness and integrety. It is within this context, that those certain fold embarked upon and competed with each other in directing their attention to trying to actualise and fulfil eemaan.

Since, the Muslim, to whom Allaah grants success, his concern for his eemaan is greater than any other concern he may have – and this must be so. When this became evident to the Pious Predecessors of this nation, the first and best of this ummah, their concern for their eemaan was very eminent and the attention they gave to it was enormous. They, (may Allaah be pleased and have mercy upon them) used to tend to their eemaan, inspect their actions, and give each other advice. Continue reading

33 Ways Of Developing Khushoo’ In Salaah (Prayer)

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Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
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Salaah is the greatest of the practical pillars of Islam, and khushoo’ in prayer is required by sharee’ah. When Iblees, the enemy of Allaah, vowed to mislead and tempt the sons of Adam and said “Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left…” [al-A’raaf 7:17, interpretation of the meaning], one of his most significant plots became to divert people from salaah by all possible means and to whisper to them during their prayer so as to deprive them of the joy of this worship and cause them to lose the reward for it. As khushoo’ will be the first thing to disappear from the earth, and we are living in the last times, the words of Hudhayfah (may Allaah be pleased with him) are particularly pertinent to us: “The first thing of your religion that you will lose is khushoo’, and the last thing that you will lose of your religion is salaah. There may be a person praying who has no goodness in him, and soon you will enter the mosque and not find anyone who has khushoo’.” (al-Madaarij, 1/521).

Because of what every person knows about himself, and because of the complaints that one hears from many people about waswaas (insinuating thoughts from Shaytaan) during the salaah and the loss of khushoo’, the need for some discussion of this matter is quite obvious. The following is a reminder to myself and to my Muslim brothers, and I ask Allaah to make it of benefit.

This book talks about on how to develop Khushoo in prayers, rulings on Khushoo, the means of developing Khushoo, knowing the advantages of Khushoo in prayers and etc. Continue reading