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  • The Courage to Apologize - II

    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,.. 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

  • Adhering to Good Manners in Dealing with Opponents

    Author: Yaasir ‘Abdut-Tawwaab Praise be to Allah, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah. A fair caller to Allah must adhere to good manners while dealing with the opponents and patiently accept their criticism which could very well be unfair. Even if those opponents have disobeyed Allah, The Almighty, in dealing.. More

  • The Importance of Water to Human Beings

    Author: Dr. Raaghib As-Sirjaani Water is one of the most important environmental elements for all living creatures on earth. The great emphasis that Islam lays on proper utilization of water starts with edifying man on the extreme importance of this vital element, and how Allah, The Exalted, created all living beings from it, and that none but Him.. More

  • Our Relationship with the Universe

    • Author: Extracted from Mushkilaat Fee Tareeq Al-Hayaah Al-Islaamiyyah by Muhammad Al-Ghazaali I hate the (adulterated) religiosity that blinds a person to the beauty and grandeur of the universe and impairs his understanding against grasping its secrets and harnessing them for his benefit. As I recite the Quran, I sometimes feel that Allah,.. More

  • Building a society characterized by solidarity - I

    From a social perspective, the teachings of Islam aim to bring together all Muslims to be a unified entity, in conformity with the words of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam:“The example of the believers as regards their mutual love and compassion is like that of a single body. If any of its parts aches, all the other parts share in the.. More

  • Building a Society characterized by Solidarity - II

    One of the most important manifestations of solidarity which Islam is keen to instill in our communities is how to treat the elderly and take care of them, starting with one’s parents, acting upon the verse that reads (what means): {And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth.. More

  • Reading for Life

    Author: Dr. ‘Abdul-Kareem Bakkaar Allah, The Exalted, inculcated in mankind inquisitiveness and love for exploration, and this allowed them to develop themselves as “cognitive beings” and to be always prompted to acquire more knowledge without any limits of saturation or repletion. In the past, the process of knowledge acquisition.. More

  • The Muslim in Ramadan

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not.. More

  • Being Bashful of Allah The Almighty

    A person who is bashful of people seeing him commit an evil act, should be more bashful of Allah The Almighty. Consequently, he should neither neglect an obligation nor commit a sin as he knows that Allah The Almighty sees him and that He will inevitably call him to reckoning on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, he feels bashfulness of his Lord. It.. More