September 3, 2020

    21. THE CYCLE OF PURIFICATION

    An indication of defeat is when Shaitan makes victory seem impossible and out of reach. The hypocrite, liar, deceiver and…
    September 7, 2020

    ISA (JESUS) AS – PART 1

    Maryam AS, the mother of Isa AS The final prophet descended from Bani Israel (from the lineage of Ishaq AS,…
    September 11, 2020

    YAHYA (JOHN THE BAPTIST) AS

    His Birth and Early Life We have, in the story of Zakariya AS, given details of how Zakariya’s AS sincere…
    September 1, 2020

    PART 41 – HOLDING TO THE ROPE OF ALLAH

    Reported by Jabir bin `Abdullah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “The dearest and the closest of you to…
    September 14, 2020

    THE QUR’ANIC MAP [PART 3]

    WHAT IS ALLAH SWT TELLING ME? Part 3: Every time you read the Qur’an, remember that the words are addressed…
    September 7, 2020

    THE PHILOSOPHY OF DE-CLUTTERING – PART 4

    Eliminating the negative Marie Kondo, the Japanese tidiness guru, introduced the concept of eliminating things which do not “spark joy”…
    September 11, 2020

    YUSUF AS – PART 3

    SEVEN AFTER SEVEN While Yusuf AS was serving his indefinite sentence in prison, forgotten by all, the King of Egypt…
    November 16, 2020

    15. IMAN IN ACTION V DESIRE

    This iman then has to be followed up by actions. Devote yourself to Allah, doing the utmost zikr to achieve…
    September 14, 2020

    THE SABBATH BREAKERS

    This story relates to a small fishing community comprised of Bani Israel. During this time, because of their persistent disobedience…
    September 2, 2020

    PART 8 – THE VALUE OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND FOCUS

    The first step in the sequence of seeking the knowledge of Allah is to appreciate the value of the knowledge…
    September 1, 2020

    PART 23 – IMAN AND THE LOVE OF ALLAH

    True belief materialises when Allah and Rasulullah SAW are more beloved to us than anyone else. For many who have…
    October 23, 2020

    THE ESSENCE OF HAJJ – PART 7

    Tawaf Idhafa and back to Mina After casting their stones, pilgrims must perform the sacrifice. When Ibrahim AS attempted to…
    September 7, 2020

    WHO AM I AND WHY AM I HERE? PART 8

    Iftiqar (the state of poverty to Allah) This is the most desirable state to be in, and this was the…
    September 11, 2020

    THINKING OF PLASTIC SURGERY?

    We are supposed to be pleased with what Allah has chosen for us, and this includes our physical appearance. Some…
    September 14, 2020

    THE ANT OF SULAIMAN (AS)

    The Prophet Sulaiman (AS) was the son of Daud (David) (AS) who himself was a prophet. Both father and son…
    September 11, 2020

    YUNUS AS

    Seasons came and went, and again the memory of Allah faded from the hearts and minds of humankind. Communities lapsed…
    September 7, 2020

    INTERFAITH MARRIAGES IN ISLAM?

    And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even…
    September 7, 2020

    WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PARENTS DO NOT CHOOSE WISELY?

    The Role of The Parents The role of the parents in the wedding cannot be denied, for their decision, actions…
    September 1, 2020

    PART 34 – THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE

    Wisdom and faith will never flourish in the heart unless the heart is humble, and without the love of dunia,…
    September 7, 2020

    WHEN PEOPLE LET YOU DOWN – PART 1

    We have been through this before, that sinking, disappointing feeling when our closest friends and families are missing during our…
    September 2, 2020

    PART 21 – SETTING OUR PRIORITIES AND THE USEFUL KNOWLEDGE

    A woman wants her husband’s attention and spends hours decorating herself for him to obtain a few minutes of pleasure…
    September 7, 2020

    DISCONTENTMENT

    Habit No 1: Discontentment No matter what you have in life, you feel that it’s not enough. You want a…
    September 7, 2020

    DO NON-MUSLIMS HAVE RIGHTS OVER US?

    Do non-Muslims have rights over us? I was shocked when a Muslim acquaintance once claimed that non-Muslims have no rights.…
    September 11, 2020

    Ibrahim AS [Part 4]

    The Ultimate Sacrifice The years passed, and Ibrahim AS used to visit Hagar and Ismail AS regularly. Ismail AS was…
    September 7, 2020

    INSURANCE AND ASSURANCE OF THE FUTURE – PART 2

    How Do We Insure Our Happiness, then? The word “future” implies the unknown. It can change without notice, whether we…
    September 7, 2020

    25. FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE COMPANIONS

    It is evident from Islamic history that the Companions had to endure over 20 years of hardship before obtaining victory.…
    September 11, 2020

    SULAIMAN AS – PART 3

    Sulaiman AS and Bait-ul Maqdis The Temple of Sulaiman is so legendary that it has found its way into folklore…
    September 7, 2020

    HOW TO COPE WITH DEATH

    I lost my mother when I was 19. It was obvious to anyone that she had been unwell for some…
    September 11, 2020

    HOW TO BE A MILLIONAIRE

    Did you know that this Ramadan you can be a millionaire? All it takes is one day, one raka’ah or…
    September 11, 2020

    ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE LEADERS

    There is no such thing as diplomatic immunity or royal immunity in Islam. Everyone is accountable to each other, and…

    Daily Hadith

    Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The upper hand is better than the lower one (i.e., the spending hand is better than the receiving hand); and begin (charity) with those who are under your care; and the best charity is that which given out of surplus; and he who asks (Allah) to help him abstain from the unlawful and the forbidden, Allah will fulfill his wish; and he who seeks self-sufficiency will be made self-sufficient by Allah”.
    [Al-Bukhari].

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