Word of advice to those interested in Islam
It is a good idea to point out to those who are interested in Islam, when they find some matters difficult to understand or they find some rulings hard to accept, that Paradise is surrounded with difficulties and Hell is surrounded with desires, and that Allaah has issued His commands to His slaves in order to test them and see if they will do well. Earning the Lord’s pleasure and gaining the honour of admittance to His Paradise is not something that is easy in all aspects or something that a person can attain without any difficulty. It is not like that at all. Rather we have to be patient and strive to overcome our nafs (self), and put up with a lot of difficulties in order to please our Lord, be honoured by Him and be saved from His wrath. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
Beard in Islam
By: al-’Allaamah Badee’ud-Deen Shaah ar-Raashidee as-Sindee
All praise is for Allaah, Lord of the Worlds; and prayers and peace be upon the Master of the Prophets and Messengers, and his household, family and companions; whomsoever follows them with goodness until the Day of Recompense.
Allaah the Mighty and Majestic has made the figure of the human being very well and pleasing. As He said, “We have certainly created the human being in the best of moulds.” [Sooratut-Teen 95:4] 
Is it hypocrisy to forbid something but then do it oneself?
Question: If I am exhorting my brothers and I warn them against some sins, but I fall into these sins myself, am I to be considered a hypocrite? Please advise me, may Allaah reward you with good.
What is ‘Aqeedah?
Praise be to Allaah.
Aqeedah refers to those matters which are believed in, with certainty and conviction, in one’s heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty.
The Arabic word ‘aqeedah stems from the root ‘aqada, which conveys meanings of certainty, affirmation, confirmation, etc. In the Qur’aan, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Allaah will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths (bimaa ‘aqqadtum al-aymaan)…”
Surah Naba Tafsir: Part 1 – The Scenario (Video)
The First part of an AMAZING project by Green Bird Media Productions of Surah Naba Tafsir of brother Nouman Ali Khan.
Documentary: How to Recognize the Antichrist Dajjal In The Media (Video)
The masses are being brainwashed to accept the antichrist when he appears. This video will show you how to recognize the ways the occultists are messing with our heads with indoctrination. In the end, Allah/God is going to send Jesus (peace be upon him) back to earth to kill the Dajjal, and then a golden age of peace and harmony on earth will begin. If this video made you wake up in a way, then I ask you: Who else is there to grant you spiritual refuge other than Allah, the Abrahamic God?
Imam Suhaib Webb: Prophetic Integrity (Video)
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Position of the Heart
By: Bint Mirza
The Prophet said: “Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.” (Saheeh Bukharee) 1
Unlike the belief of several doctors and philosophers who say that the function of the human heart is to merely pump blood throughout the human body, Qur’an emphasizes on the role of the human hearts in mental, emotional and spiritual decisions of man. Allah mentions the heart or “qalb” in the Qur’an more than 130 times. Of these Qur’anic statements, some describe this sentient organ as having the capacity of being a center of reasoning, intentions and decision-making. Consequently, human hearts can either be healthy or diseased.
A Taste of Reality
By: Soufyan Bouharat
Bismillah (In the name of Allah).
Let’s think and reflect for a moment about life. The true reality of the purpose of our existence. Imagine this: a life without entertainment. For example, no TV, no Music, no Games, no Sport, no Internet. Just imagine that we would do none of these amusement activities. These types of entertainment are not a primary need.
Imagine sitting in your home or walking outside with nothing of these distractions coming up in your mind. What remains? The true purpose of life.
“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” – Qur’an Chapter 51: sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)