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issue #1 – Rabee’ Al-Awwal/Rabee’ Ath-Thaani


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
أما بعد
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Allāh, Mighty and Exalted, says to those who take heed:

By Al-`Asr. Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.

[Al-‘Asr : 1-3]

In his Tafsīr, Ibn Kathīr mentions, “(By al-Asr) That is, the ages during which the deeds – both good and bad – of the sons of Ādam, `alayhis-salām, take place. Allāh swears by [time], that man is in Khusr, which means in loss and destruction.

(Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds) So Allāh makes an exception, among the species of man being in loss, for those who believe in their hearts and work righteous deeds with their limbs.

(And recommend one another to the truth,) This is to perform acts of obedience and avoid the forbidden things.

(And recommend one another to patience) meaning, with the plots, the evils, and the harms of those who harm people due to their commanding them to do good and forbidding them from evil.”

And ‘Abdullāh bin al-Mubārak recorded in az-Zuhd [p. 51] that al-Hassan al-Basrī said, “I saw those people [the salaf] and how they were more careful about their time than about their Dirhams and Dinārs [i.e. their money].”

So we Muslims live in an age where our time is discarded thoughtlessly, when time is, in fact, the currency with which we buy safety and bliss in the Hereafter. We, the sisters of Dār at-Tibyān, in the effort to benefit from our time, increase our good deeds, and recommend one another to the Truth and to patience, present our brothers and sisters in Islām with a book of short, beneficial lessons and reminders – one for each day in the month – which we hope will add to your knowledge, help you use some of your free time beneficially, and assist you in your accumulation of good deeds.

We ask Allāh to accept this effort from us, to bless it, and to allow us to continue in what is pleasing to Him, Āmīn.

و صلي الله علي نبينا محمد و علي آله و صحبه و سلم

14 Jamād al-Awwal 1428

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