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  • Mother's Day-An Islam Perspective

    The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said that his Ummah (nation) would imitate the previous nations from among the Jews, Christians and Persians. He did not say this, of course, by way of praising their deeds in so much as by way of dispraising and chastising those who do so. It was narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed, may Allah.. More

  • Keep Away from Enmity

    The Muslim has a mission in his life, and is required to be effective, active, tolerant and social, mixing with other people and dealing with them with tolerance and in accordance with the worthy Islamic attitudes and behavior. Allah Almighty Says (what means): "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. the Quran), and be.. More

  • Mockery is a disease from Jaahiliyyah

    Allah The Almighty forbids us from mocking people as He Says (what means): {O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them}[Quran 49:11] Adh-Dhahhaak, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, This verse was revealed when members of the Banu Tameem delegation were mocking the poor Companions like.. More

  • The Believer in Times of Crises

    In determining the way in which a Muslim should deal with a time of crisis, it is important to analyze exactly what, essentially, a crisis is in the context of Islamic understanding; particularly as this relates to the Qadar (predestination) of Allah. A crisis, by definition, indicates a pivotal period of time in which a situation or condition seems.. More

  • Contentment is Bliss

    Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas, may Allah be pleased with him, traveled to Makkah after he had become blind. Upon his arrival the people hastened to him and kept on asking him to make supplication for them, and he did, as Allah always accepted his supplication. ‘Abdullaah ibn As-Saa’ib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I came to him.. More

  • Knowledge is the Foundation of True Fear

    Fear is the sensation that results from the anticipation of an expected harm; it is also felt when a person loses, or expects to lose something he cherishes. It is the exact opposite of security and can be applied to worldly matters as well as those of the Hereafter. Fear is a state of disturbance of the heart from an evil or harm that may befall a.. More

  • Certainty … the life of hearts

    Our talk in this article is going to be about one of the highest ranks in the religion and a quality of the virtuous… it is certainty. Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said about the rank of certainty: “It’s importance for belief, is like that of the soul to the body. It is based on this rank that the righteous.. More

  • Waste not excessively

    Have you ever gotten upset when you weren’t able to buy something that you really wanted? Or, have you ever bought something that you could have done without? The answer to these two questions is yes, an unequivocal yes. It is pat of our human nature. We want and we desire constantly. When we allow this to go unchecked our desire for more becomes.. More

  • Why do we delay repentance?

    Repentance is ultimately the goal that we all seek. All sane people are conscious of their numerous sins, and those who believe in Allah and His Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, recognize that they will be held accountable for their sins, and therefore desire to be free of the evil consequences of their misdeeds. Islam offers man the ideal.. More

  • A Believer Lives Between Hope and Fear

    A believer lives his life being aware of two things: the first is his shortcomings, sins, and whether his good deeds are being wasted or whether he is becoming deceived due to performing good deeds and becoming complacent and self-satisfied. The second is hoping for the forgiveness of Allah The Almighty and His great mercy, which results from the first. Some.. More

  • Spite

    Spite is a heavy burden that the person carries which results in his own misery, occupies his thinking, ruins his mind and adds to his grief and anxiety. The strange thing is that ignorant people insist on carrying this heavy evil load, until they satisfy their ego and take revenge from the one whom they hate and envy. Spite eats much of the virtue.. More

  • The stage of patience – II

    Just as disobedience is the reason behind all forms of misery and wretchedness, patience with disobedience is the reason behind all forms of success and superiority. It is the patience of those who love Allah The Almighty and know His might and majesty. It is the patience of those young people beset by desires and evil objects that are beautified for.. More

  • The stage of patience - I

    Allah The Almighty describes His closest allies and beloved ones with a quality. Do you know what it is? Allah The Almighty praises those who have this attribute in the best way. Do you know what it is? Allah The Almighty promises those who have this virtue with the greatest reward. Do you know what it is? You will immediately recognize this trait.. More

  • Excessiveness is the Way of Satan

    When excessiveness befalls some people, they go beyond all limits. Some of these people want to do the most perfect of acts, but they go astray. Facts state that such people end up giving up the performance of these righteous deeds altogether. Ibn Hajar, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “If a person delves into religious deeds and abandons.. More

  • Hardness of Heart

    The hard heart is that which contains a mixture of harshness and toughness; a heart that is void of submission and the sense of turning to Allah The Exalted in repentance at all times. This is the severest punishment ever. This is why the disbelievers are punished with having a hard and harsh heart. Maalik ibn Deenaar, may Allah Have mercy upon him,.. More