The Arabic word al-‘ayn (translated as the evil eye) refers to when a person harms another with his eye. It starts when the person likes a thing, then his evil feelings affect it, by means of his repeated looking at the object of his jealousy.
Ibn al-Qayyim said:
Everyone who gives the evil eye is jealous, but not everyone who is jealous gives the evil eye… then he said:
It begins when the person likes something, then his evil soul dwells on the matter, and by continually looking at the person who has the thing of which he feels jealous, he directs his venom towards him. A person may put the evil eye on himself, or he may put the evil eye on someone else without intending to, because it is is a part of his nature. This is the worst type of human being.
The evil eye is like an arrow which comes from the soul of the one who envies and the one who puts the evil eye on another towards the one who is envied and on whom the evil eye is put; sometimes it hits him and sometimes it misses. If the target is exposed and unprotected, it will affect him, but if the target is cautious and armed, the arrow will have no effect and may even come back on the one who launched it. Adapted from Zaad al-Ma’aad.
A. How to protect oneself against the evil eye:
اَعُوْذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ ، وَهَامَّةٍ ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لَامَّةٍ Continue reading
Alhamdulillah, I’m happy to have had the opportunity to try out this amazing program from the Understand the Qur’an Academy (UQA) for 30 days. MashaAllah, the teacher is really knowledgeable! May Allah reward him and his team for all the efforts for helping us to understand the book of Allah.
When learning to read from the Qur’an, the first thing that needs to be learnt is the tajweed. This is the way in which the prophet used to recite and therefore we should follow in his footsteps. Once we learn how to read the Qur’an, it also helps to understand the words and their meanings. This is what the course by the UQA entails, a person gains the ability to understand the meaning of every single word!
My experience with UQA has been great! I’ve been looking for an effective way to know the meaning of the Qur’an without having to learn the Arabic language first. Continue reading
Saying Subhana Allah when seeing the lightning or hearing the thunder is a supererogatory act.
Abu Dawood reported in his book of ‘Maraseel’ from Ubaidullah Ibn Abi J’afar that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “If you hear the thunder say ‘Subhana Allah’ but do not say ‘Allahu Akbar’“ .
Ibn Jarir also reported from Abu Hurairah (Radiya Allahu Anhu) that he said: “The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) used to say when hearing the thunder:
“سبحان من يسبح الرعد بحمده” (Glorified is He Whom the thunder glorifies and praises)“ . Continue reading
This is the story of Adam and Eve.
For all of you people, read and believe.
At first the whole world contained just the jinn.
Then they began indulging in sin.
The angels were sent to drive them away.
Then Adam (a.s) was created from a type of clay.
From his left rib came Eve(r.a), his beautiful wife.
They lived in paradise, enjoying their life. Continue reading
1. Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam (SAW) was born in the city of Makkah, on Monday, Rabii al Awwal in the year of Elephant. It was narrated that Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was asked about fasting on Mondays and he said: “That is a day on which I was born and on it my mission began – or Revelation came to me.”
2. Masjid An Nabawi or The Prophet masjid is located in the city of Madinah. It is the second most important masjid in Islam after the Masjid Continue reading
The month of Ramadhan is divided into three parts, consisting of ten days each.
- The First third of this month is the days of Mercy from Allah.
- The Second third is the days of Forgiveness of Allah.
- The Last third are the days of Salvation from the Hell fire. Continue reading
Do you know that Prophet Adam a.s was the first person to say Assalamu’alaikum?
Bukhari::Book 4::Volume 55::Hadith 543
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, “Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring.”
So, Adam said (to the angels), Continue reading
Assalamu’alaikum wr wb,
The brain only weighs about 3lbs or so – a fraction of overall body weight – but it uses up about 20 per cent of daily calorie intake. A brain-healthy diet is essential for keeping your memory and intellect sharp, improving concentration and boosting your mood.
Here are a few ways of keeping the brain healthy Continue reading
Here you can download the Takbeer for Eid al-Fitr Poster (pdf). “Source: islamqa.com.”
The Takbeer for Eid al-Fitr
اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ– اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ– اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ
لآاِلَهَ اِلاَّاللهٌ وَاللهُ اَكْبَرُاَللهُ اَكْبَرُاَللهُ اَكْبَرُ وَِللهِ الْحَمْدُ
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd
Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is no god except Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great and all praise be to Allah.
Also some useful information regarding the Takbeer.
When should the takbeer for Eid al-Fitr begin? Continue reading