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  • Helpful Tips to Quit Smoking

    If you were to apprise a smoker about the harmful effects of smoking and ask him when he plans to quit smoking, he would probably say: tomorrow or the day after, or simply, "later". A person who answers in this manner is not convinced in his heart of the prohibition of smoking in Islam and its harmful effects on his health. It is quite probable.. More

  • Intermixing Between non-Mahram Men and Women

    Intermixing between women and non-Mahram (marriageable) men occurs in some communities without being considered a problem, under the pretext that it is the custom of their fathers and grandfathers and that their intentions are good. In such communities, you see the woman sitting with her husband’s brother or her sister’s husband or with.. More

  • Severity and violence lead to remorse

    In a Hadeeth on the authority of ‘A‘ishah may Allaah be pleased with her, it was mentioned that some Jews came to the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, and said: “As-Samu 'Alaykum [death be on you].” ‘A‘ishah may Allaah be pleased with her therefore said (to the Jews), “[Death] be upon you, and may Allah.. More

  • Respect for the truth

    By Dr. ‘Abdul Kareem Bakkaar The greatness of a person, my sons and daughters, lies in the greatness of what he believes in, what he is willing to sacrifice for, and what he defends. Our true religion, to which we proudly belong, urges us to love and respect the truth and embrace it as it is, without any polishing or distortion. Indeed, one.. More

  • The Virtue of Reconciling People

    Reconciling people is among the great noble morals. The sharia urged it in more than one occasion as Allah the Almighty Says (what means): {So fear Allah and amend that which is between you and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you should be believers} [Quran 8: 1] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:Sadaqa (i.e. charity).. More

  • A believer should not be stung twice from the same hole!

    To be precautious and prudent is a Prophetic directive, especially when dealing with those who have been proven deceitful and dishonest. It is unbecoming of a Muslim to be gullible that he would be deceived twice by the same trick. A person may see things in other than their real form and, thus, he gets deceived by them – and this is normal –.. More

  • Graciously overlooking people’s faults and the morals of the noble

    Author: ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn ‘Abdullah At-Tareef Most people strive to attain happiness and success. In fact, true success in life lies in a person’s sincerity, his devotion to his Lord, his abidance by the provisions of the Sharee‘ah (Islamic principles) that his Lord legislated, mirroring the noblest and best morals in his interaction.. More

  • Allah Loves Excuse (Accepting Apology)

    Allah, The Exalted, has opened a door for repentance that He will never close until the sun rises from the west because He loves to have mercy upon His Slaves and He loves to accept their apology, the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “None loves one's own praise more than Allah, the Exalted, does. For that, He has praised Himself,.. More

  • The courage to Apologize - II

    Allah likes excuse (accepting apology) Allah, the Exalted, has opened a door for repentance that He will never close until the sun rises from the west because He likes to have mercy upon His slaves and He likes to accept their apology, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “None loves one's own praise more than Allah, the Exalted,.. More

  • The Courage to Apologize - I

    Some people may think that apologizing for our mistakes is a weakness. However, it is in reality strength, courage, confidence, purity, and self-righteousness. Besides, apology eliminates hatred and envy and releases the soul of mistrust and doubt. Only great people dare to apologize, and only good people can maintain and foster it because this trait.. More

  • Make your mark in your society

    It is a great deprivation and evident loss for a person to be just a number in the long list of humanity during this life and after death, having no weight in the values of moral code and no contribution in ethical legacy. Such contribution is the last imprint you leave and the last image of you in life. You should leave a mark that commemorates you.. More

  • Reconciling people

    The difference between people is a factual reality and part of the human natural disposition given people’s different morals and natures, and due to their contention and vying for worldly gains like wealth, status and the like. Allah, the Exalted, Says (what means): {And if your Lord had willed, He could have made mankind one community; but they.. More

  • Our need for guidance - II

    The Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, asksAllah for guidance: The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to invoke Allah frequently for guidance: “Allahumma innee as-aluka al-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-`ifafa, wal-ghina (O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity, and contentment") Imam Muslim reported in his saheehfrom.. More

  • Our need for guidance - I

    All praise be to Allah Who guides whomever He Wills to the Straight Path. Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah, who calls for the pleasure of his Lord and guides to the best way. Now coming to the point: People's need for guidance is greater than their need for food and water because food and water are needed so that man would.. More

  • Engage in Dialogue before You Argue

    We were sitting together, as we do every Saturday, with our voices echoing throughout the house when my father interrupted our usual banters with his serious high-pitched voice, saying: “I would like to make an announcement that is very important for all of us, and I would like to listen to your suggestions on the matter afterward.” He added:.. More