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THE ANGELS: FORM

Although the angels are made from light, as previously indicated, it cannot be said that they appear as light, as some have supposed, because they have not been described as such in either the Qur’aan or the authentic Sunnah. In their natural state they are invisible to human eyes. This is proven by the fact […]

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THE SOUL OF THE BELIEVER

“Al-Baraa’ ibn ‘Aazib stated that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “When a believer is leaving this world and entering the next, angels with faces shining brightly like the sun descend from the heavens carrying a shroud and embalming fragrance from Paradise, and [then they] sit down within sight-range. The Angel of Death then approaches, sits by […]

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DREAM INTERPRETATION: DRAWING WATER

Aboo Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (PBUH) said, “While I was sleeping, I saw myself standing at a well over which there was a bucket. I pulled out as many buckets of water as Allaah wished from it. Ibn Abee Quhaafah then took the bucket from me and pulled out one or two […]

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LEADERS

‘Awf ibn Maalik narrated that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best of your leaders are those whom you love and they love you; you pray for them and they pray for you. And the worst of your leaders are those whom you anger and they anger you; you curse them and they curse you.” Collected […]

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TEARS

Aboo Umaamah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Nothing is dearer to Allaah than two drops and two marks: a tear drop which falls due to the fear of Allaah and a drop of blood shed in the path of Allaah. As for the two marks, they are a mark received in Allaah’s path and […]

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DREAM INTERPRETATION DOOR

Seeing oneself enter a door or a gate in a dream, may refer to the successful completion of a project, or the winning of an argument, according to the following verse from the Qur’aan. “Enter upon them through the gate. For when you enter, victory will be yours.” Soorah al-Maa’idah (5):23 (Sharh as-Sunnah, vol.12, p.221.). […]

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THE JINN: AERIAL

Among aerial jinn are those who eavesdrop on the angels in the lowest heaven. The jinn then convey this information to some fortunetellers. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas related an incident told to him by another companion of the Prophet. He said that while they were sitting at night with Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH), a falling meteor gave […]

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PATIENCE

Calamities are the foundation on which the higher spiritual quality of patience is developed. Consequently, it is not surprising to find that the righteous are subject to many tragedies and difficulties in their lives. Sa‘d reported that he asked the Prophet (PBUH) who among mankind had the most trials and he replied, “The prophets, then […]

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