Many time we tell others to fear Allah, but do we ever tell it to ourselves sincerely?  Remember every act you do good or bad, Allah is watching. He is Al-Alim, the All Knowing.

Many time we tell others to fear Allah, but do we ever tell it to ourselves sincerely? Remember every act you do good or bad, Allah is watching. He is Al-Alim, the All Knowing.

Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan »


Part 01: Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in ‘Aqeedah


With which books would you advise a person who is at the beginning stages of seeking knowledge?


We advise him to memorize the smaller books in ‘Aqeedah, for example, ‘Thalaathtul ‘Usool’ and ‘Kashfush Shubuhaat’ and ‘Kitaabut Tawheed’ of Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhaab (Rahimahullaah).

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Translated By: Abu Maryam Taariq bin ‘Ali

Part 02: Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in Tafseer

For the Beginner:

(1) Tafseer al-Jalaalayn by Jalaal ud-Deen as-Suyootee (d. 911) and Jalaal ud-Deen al-Mahalee (d. 864), and
(2) Tafseer al-Baydaawee (d. 658).

Shaykh al-Fawzaan mentioned that despite the shortcomings of both of these books, they explain and clarify many of the phrases and meanings of the Qur’aan.

For the Student of Knowledge:

(3) Tafseer Ibn Katheer (d. 774), and
(4) Tafseer al-Baghawee (d. 516), which the Shaykh called a “good, Salafee tafseer.”

For Everyone (Beginner, Student, Scholar):

Tafseer Ibn Sa’dee (d. 1376). The Shaykh mentioned how it is a great book because it is an easy-to-read, complete tafseer which covers all of the various sciences.

For the Scholars:

(5) Tafseer at-Tabaree (d. 310), which the Shaykh called “The Mother of the Tafaaseer,”
(6) Tafseer al-Qurtubee (d. 671), and
(7) Adwaa’ ul-Bayaan of Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (d. 1393).

Finally, he mentions (8) Fath ul-Qadeer of Shawkaanee (d. 1250), stating that it is good for both students of knowledge and beginners as well.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Translated By: Abu ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al-Misree

Part 03: Books Recommended by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in Hadeeth

For the Beginner:

(1) al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah along with the explanation of Ibn Rajab (d. 795), entitled Jaami’ ul-‘Uloom wal-Hikam, as well as
(2) Riyaadh us-Saaliheen, both by an-Nawawee (d. 676).

The Shaykh also mentioned (3) ‘Umdat ul-Akhaam by ‘Abdil-Ghanee al-Maqdisee (d. 600) and made note of the fact that all of its ahaadeeth are in either one or both of the saheehayn (Bukhaareei and Muslim).

For the Student of Knowledge:

(4) Buloogh ul-Maraam by al-‘Asqalaanee (d. 852) along with its explanation Subul us-Salaam by as-San’aanee (d. 1189), and
(5) al-Muntaqa min Akhbaar il-Mustafa by Majd ul-Deen Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 652) along with its explanation by ash-Shawkaanee (d. 1250), titled Nayl ul-Awtaar.

For the Scholars:

The Shaykh mentioned that the most superior and complete “bahth ul-ghazeer” is (6) Fath ul-Baaree Sharh Saheeh il-Bukhaaree by al-‘Asqalaanee.

Finally, the Shaykh mentioned how “al-Usool as-Sittah” along with Musnad ul-Imaam Ahmad should be referred back to by the student of knowledge and the scholar.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Translated By: Abu ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al-Misree

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I have had my nikaah with someone from backhome. he is still in Iraq and I really really didn't want to give my consent at the time but I did for my unwell fathers sake - i'm now married, haven;t met my husband and tbh I don't think I'll ever love him. I'm only 19 and feel like I've spoiled everyone's lives, including mine. It's been 7 months and I've tried to believe I'd like him but I can't. I really need help but I don't know who to turn to.. hope u're all well xxx


As ‘Salaamu Aleykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. I hope this reaches you whilst in best of health and emaan.

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah Almighty will say on the Day of Rising, ‘Where are those who loved one another for the sake of My majesty? Today, on the day when there is no shade but My shade, I will shade them.’” [Muslim]

Marriage is something of great significance and if completed abiding by the law of Allah subhana wa ta’ala then there will be endless amounts of rewards. It should only be proceeded for the sake of pleasing Allah azza wa jal. Any other intention my dear sister, may cause there to be a weakness in sincerity - we know it’s very important to obey our fathers, however if it has compromised your sincerity of doing something for the sake of Allah alone, then He will take away the barakah from what is to come.

You’re now married and haven’t yet met your husband in 7 months. I’m sure there may be a reasonable reason as to why  you haven’t yet however by all means provided, please try to visit him at least once and renew your intention while planning to go and Allah may cause a change of heart. Speak to him and interact with him as it may change your outlook on this marriage. Find out about his love for deen - does he commit to his prayers? What is his aqeedah? Does he offer zakah? Also ask him about his intentions regarding the future of your marriage - does he wish to have a family? What will be his means of provision for the family? It may be, that by the will of Allah, you actually like him and he can be an asset through which you reach Jannah and reunite in shaa Allah - The Messenger salallahu aleyhi wa sallam stated; “A believing man should not despise a believing women (his wife); he must look at those qualities of his wife that please him and overlook those which displease him” (Sahih Muslim) - I am sure it relates vice versa.

Also perform salaatul istikhara and ponder deeply on whether or not you will be able to live a life with him - try your utmost best to figure out each and every way possible to maintain your marriage. If you feel that you have used every method of reconciliation then seek the advice of a scholar in shaa Allah, and he would be able to give you a clear stance on your options. If your family are difficult to get through to in regards of this matter, contact your local masjid and you can go there to receive advice in person or even anonymously.

May Allah give you a solution to your dismay and make it easy for you! Remember that Allah does not burden a soul more than what it can bear. Allah tests those whom He loves so reinstate your trust in Allah alone, continue to make du’a and stay steadfast! And Allah knows best xx

Salam, I am 12 years old and i go to secondary school. At my school there are lots of boys and girls and we are all friends. But that is not allowed in Islam so how should I stop it? Because sometimes we got to talk to the boys in class but even outside class they won't stop talking to me and my friends and sometimes we even talk or be friends with them and hang around. I know its haram but because its in school I don't really know what I should do.


Wa aleykum asSalaam lovely! Firstly, I’ve got to say how cute you are ma shaa Allah and I admire how much you want to learn! May Allah always provide you with the urge to learn about your beautiful religion - Ameen.

In a mixed environment, the most important thing is to maintain your modesty. That means that in your tone of speech, you should always remain soft - don’t scream across corridors as some of your classmates may do and in class make sure to focus on why you’re there - to learn (even though it might be a lidddle boring at times.) Your school uniform must abide by Islamic ruling (your headscarf and an abaya or jilbaab as I’m sure most schools allow this - It is fardh (a must do) if you’ve already started puberty). And finally your attitude towards your classmates is super important for your modesty dear! Lets set a scene: You’ve got a class project and have guys in the group. If you make sure that the speech between you and the guy’s is only about your project and make sure that you have your guard up about jokes they might try to drop then believe me, they themselves will shy away from speaking to you unnecessarily.

With those three things building up your modesty, it will steer yourself away from talking to guys and it will definitely strike them too - Their respect for you will reach sky high and they will shy away from speaking to your or trying to be friends with you!

TIP: Whenever you are about to do something at home or at school always ask yourself one question; “Allah is always watching me and is what I’m about to do going to please Allah or is it going to anger him”.

We also think you should also speak to your parents about trying to shift to an all-girls or even better, an Islamic school. That way you will always be in the presence of sisters and will be taught according to how our Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) wanted you to study. Continue to make du’a that Allah keeps you steadfast and we will always, always keep you in our prayers! We love you for the sake of Allah and if you ever have any more questions regarding anything, then let us now in shaa Allah.

And Allah knows best xx

Free mixing - the tool of shaytaan.

Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

Today’s post will be on the topic of free mixing.

Free mixing is interacting with a woman or man who is unlawful for you (non-mahram). SubhanAllah free mixing is rife in today’s society and particularly within the youth.

Allah says in the Qur’an: 

"Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision [looking only at what is lawful and averting their eyes from what is unlawful] and guard their private parts [from being seen and from unlawful acts]. That is purer for them." (Qur’an 24:30)

What the ayah above explains is that to avoid free mixing or even worse zina (wa naudubillah) we as Muslim should lower our gazes from what is unlawful to you - women and men who are not your mahram. What starts the trail of destruction is the glance.

Hadith - Sahih Muslim 5372, Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah:

I asked Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) about the sudden glance (that is cast) on the face (of a non-Mahram). He commanded me that I should turn away my eyes. 

Here is a clear example from the prophet Muhammad pbuh. Everything in the Quran hadith and sunnah is only to help us as Muslims to be better as human beings , but also benefits us in normal day to day life so the rule to lower our gazes and not to free mix only helps us to not fall into big hole where its very hard to come out.


Hadith - Sahih Bukhari 7.4, Narrated Abdullah, r.a. 
We were with the Prophet while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah’s Messanger said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.” 

Basically marriage in shaa Allah should be the goal for someone who is struggling but also not,as its a beautiful sunnah of our prophet Muhammad pbuh. For whoever is seeking to marry make dua pray tahajud ask Allah to give you a pious spouse surely Allah never fails to deliver.
For the one who cannot marry Fast.

So moving back to our topic of free mixing

The problem with people in the 21st century is that everyone is so comfortable with each other laughing, joking, idle talks subhanAllah where will this end ! By committing one of the seven major sins fool is the one who thinks they can keep their desires in check and will not fall into zina.

The Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa salam) also said: “It is better for one of you to be pierced by a steel pin in his head than to touch the hand of a strange woman.” (Narrated by Al-Tabarani in Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabir (20/213), Ibn Abi Shaybah in Al-Musannaf (4/341) and the narrators were declared trustworthy by Al-Haytami and Al-Mundhiri)


What has really become ajeeb nowadays is that freemixing now exists in certain islalmic societys! ALLAHU MUSTA’AAN why why why SubhanAllah does one not fear Allah you have placed an ammanah to do your best by the society. The reason of why an ISOC exist is to please Allah for in turn you be will be pleased by Allah in yomul qiyyamah and to be a caller of the deen. But where I fear this horrid disease has come from (YES free mixing is a disease) Is the lack on right intention we need to renew our intention every minute. The end does not justify the mean commuting haraam for doing good works in the seen just does not work .Please fear Allah as he should be feared and Allah is all-seeing .

Jazakullahu khairan for reading

(Anything good I have said is from Allah and anything wrong I have said is from shaytaan please forgive me)

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"I leave you in the care of Allah, as nothing is lost that is in His care."


"I leave you in the care of Allah, as nothing is lost that is in His care."

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