Who are you?

Those who saw that a lame ant was preparing as if it would take a long road trip asked ‘What gives? Where are you going?’ The ant replied ‘I am going to hajj’. Those who heard of that said ‘You do not have enough life span for it.’ The ant gave a reply which has become unforgettable throughout history. ‘’Let it be, even if I can’t make it, at least I die on the way of hajj.’’ Our beloved Prophet (pbuh) said: “The deeds are considered by the intentions, and…

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Essence of the intention

Intention, which is an Arabic word, means “a determination to act in a certain way; what one intends to do”.1 It also means “decision of the heart to do something and knowing without thinking why that thing is done”.2 Intention is such a thing that if an action lacks intention, this will prevent it from obtaining the expected results. For instance, if a person stays hungry from pre-dawn until evening without the intention [of fasting for Allah], he will end up suffering from hunger for nothing. So the intention is…

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Intention

Our Prophet said, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions.” 1 Imam Bediuzzaman explained the matter of intention as follows: “This matter of intention is the result of my 40-year life. Yes, the intention has got such a quality that it becomes an elixir and yeast that transforms the habits and behaviours into worship. It is also a spirit that revives the lifeless situations and makes them lively worships. And it has also got such a quality that it transforms the sins into good deeds (worship) and the good…

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