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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Servanthood: first and foremost

Prophet Suleiman (as) He was a blessed gift given to David, peace be upon him. That is, he was a prophet son given to a prophet father. 1 He was the prophet who asked Allah (swt), “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom,” 2 and who was given such a sovereignty that has not been given to any other prophet. He was the one to whom the wind was subjected so that he could travel wherever he wanted. He was the one who was obeyed by jinns and…

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