اَللّٰهُمَّ افْتحْ مَسَامِعَ قَلْبِيْ لِذِكْرِكَ، وَارْزُقْنِيْ طَاعَتَكَ، وَطَاعَةَ رَسُوْلِكَ، وَعَمَلًابِكِتَابِكَ ـ

Allaahummaf-tah masaami’a qalbii lidhikrik(a), war-zuqnii taa’atak(a), wa taa’ata Rasuulik(a), wa ‘amalam biKitaabik. (‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3655)

O Allah, open my heart to the hearing of Your remembrance. Grant me obedience to You and to Your Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) and (grant me) performance of deeds according to Your Book.

Open my heart: That is, when I perform dhikr by tongue or hear it from others, it should also reach the depths of my heart.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #123 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)



Advice for the Cyber Muslim

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cyber warriorMuslims are taking to the internet and various social media outlets in increasing numbers. Some burn with zeal to use these tools to elevate the Word of Allāh. May He reward them and guide them. Herewith some words as a reminder which may be of benefit, Allāh Willing.

1.      Verification

عن حفص بن عاصم قال : قال رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – : كفى بالمرء كذبا أن يحدث بكل ما سمع

Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said, “It is sufficient lie for a man to narrate whatever he has heard.” [Muslim]

Perhaps one of the most negative effects social media has had on Muslim character is the elimination of the injunction to verify before passing on information. Our pious predecessors were extremely cautious in what they uttered, especially if it concerned religious matters.

Social media has made it possible to transmit information to many…

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