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Istikhara is a means of seeking guidance from Allah when faced with making a decision that one may be unsure about. “Should I, or shouldn’t I.. Will I regret making this decision?”. Who better to ask than Allah? You will definitely know that you have made the right decision when the direction has come from Allah Almighty as a result of your supplications.

The description of Salaat al-Istikhaarah was reported by Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Salami (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said:

“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to teach his companions to make istikhaarah in all things, just as he used to teach them soorahs from the Qur’aan.

 He said: ‘If any one of you is concerned about a decision he has to make, then let him pray two rak’ahs of non-obligatory prayer, then say:

 Allaahumma inni astakheeruka bi ‘ilmika wa astaqdiruka bi qudratika wa as’aluka min fadlika, fa innaka taqdiru wa laa aqdir, wa ta’lamu wa laa a’lam, wa anta ‘allaam al-ghuyoob. Allaahumma fa in kunta ta’lamu haadha’l-amra (then the matter should be mentioned by name) khayran li fi ‘aajil amri wa aajilihi (or: fi deeni wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati amri) faqdurhu li wa yassirhu li thumma baarik li fihi. Allaahumma wa in kunta ta’lamu annahu sharrun li fi deeni wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati amri (or: fi ‘aajili amri wa aajilihi) fasrifni ‘anhu [wasrafhu ‘anni] waqdur li al-khayr haythu kaana thumma radini bihi

(O Allaah, I seek Your guidance [in making a choice] by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things. O Allaah, if in Your knowledge, this matter (then it should be mentioned by name) is good for me both in this world and in the Hereafter (or: in my religion, my livelihood and my affairs), then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge it is bad for me and for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs (or: for me both in this world and the next), then turn me away from it, [and turn it away from me], and ordain for me the good wherever it may be and make me pleased with it.”

(Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6841; similar reports are also recorded by al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and Ahmad).  

Muhammad Al-Amin Mosque & Saint George Maronite Cathedral - Beirut, Lebanon

“We have many mosques & churches across Lebanon, but this the only mosque & church that are wall-to-wall to each other. For everyone who comes to our city, this is the image we want them to take away: a mosque & a church side by side” - Adnan Fakhani

“Remembrance of the Prophet ﷺ is the foundation of faith; the beggars are like kings due to his ﷺ remembrance.”

― Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi (qaddasAllahu sirrahu)

Allahumma ṣalli ‘ala Sayyidina Muḥammadin wa 'ala ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman kathīran tayyiban mubārakan fīhi jazīlan jamīlan dāiman bi dawāmi mulkillah.

Saint George Maronite Cathedral & Muhammad Al-Amin Mosque - Beirut, Lebanon

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Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque - Damascus, Syria

The mosque is a holy shrine & it contains the grave of Sukayna bint Hussein, the daughter of Imam Hussein, granddaughter of Imam Ali, & great-granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

The last days of month Shaaban right now, the month of Ramadan opens its doors soon with mercy and grace. Despite perhaps tough fasting days, we face an indescribable time of great blessings. Holy Prophet (SAW) has in his famous sermon about the month of Ramadan said: 

“O people, the month of God is coming with grace, blessing and forgiveness. A month which with God is the best of months and whose days are the best of days and the nights are the best of nights, and whose hours are the best of hours. It is a month in which you have been invited to God”

So this is a month that we have been honored by God and are His guests! I hope we can take advantage of this, and feel the tremendous spirituality that is in everything around us during this month! 

Today, suicide bombers attacked Medina. Since Medina is considered the second holiest city in Islam, apologists were quick to use the standard, “this has nothing to do with Islam” argument. They then claimed how, they are the victims because one their holy cities had been attacked, even though the only people killed were security forces, who are seen as infidels by ISIS because of who they work for and who trains them. However, they left out a very important fact. The attack did not take place at the main mosque where Muhammad is buried, but at the Shi'a pilgrimage site near the gravesite where Muhammad’s family is buried. This site is regarded as one of the holiest sites by Shi'a Muslims and visited regularly by Shi'as. This attack clearly targeted Shi'as, as it almost always does, because even many so called moderate Muslims consider the Shi'a as infidels. However, apologists will once again be in denial and lie about how this had nothing to do with Islam, and there’s no way these terrorists could have been Muslims because they just killed Muslims. The very same murdered Muslims were nothing but “filthy Rafida” (derogatory term used by Sunni Muslims, especially Wahhabis, to refer to Shi'a Muslims) the day before.