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  • The Muslim is in the shadow of his charity

    Once upon a time, there was a man named Ibn Gud‘aan. He related his story: 'I once went out during the spring and I saw my camels healthy and with big udders that were filled with milk. I looked at my favorite she-camel and told myself that I would offer it as charity for my poor neighbor, who had seven daughters. I took it and knocked on my poor.. More

  • Hold That Tongue!

    Out of the several ways people harm each other, the harms of the tongue are the most widespread. Harming others by one's tongue is a heinous act that can only be committed by evil people or those who have given in to the evil whispers of Satan. Some of the evils of the tongue that we have been warned against in the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition).. More

  • How to Handle Burdens

    We all have stress and burdens in our daily lives. Whether it is school or work or just the trials of life, we carry much on our shoulders. Some of us carry our own loads and some of us carry loads that we share with others, such as health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could.. More

  • Severity and Violence Lead to Remorse

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

  • Sincerity and Its Fruits - II

    If a servant strives against himself until he does not care about life and the praise and commendation of people and dedicates all his worship to Allah The Almighty, he will be one of the people of sincerity whose every action, word, love and hatred is for the sake of Allah The Almighty alone. The inward and outward actions of such a person are purely.. More

  • Sincerity and Its Fruits-I

    Allah The Almighty has created all of creation to worship Him, and He sent Messengers to people so they would worship Him alone with no partner. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • {And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion} [Quran 98: 5] • {And We sent not before you any messenger except.. More

  • Helping the Distressed

    Helping and supporting those in distress is a trait that is encouraged by Islam and a noble characteristic that is an implication of sincere brotherhood and chivalry. The life and manners of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, present the finest example for every aspect of our life, especially in helping and supporting those in need or.. More

  • Parents: Precious Blessings in our Life

    Allah, The Almighty, has made our parents the cause of our existence and made them the source of providing us with unparalleled love and a sound upbringing. However, when we grow up, we tend to forget the period of our infancy and childhood and disregard their efforts. What ingratitude can be worse than this? The very least we can do for our parents.. More

  • Good nutrition: No need for medicine

    Nutrition is one of the most influential factors in growth. The kinds of nutrients that one consumes during childhood affect the physical structure for the rest of one's life, either positively or negatively. Malnutrition does not only mean lack of food, but it also means consuming poor nutrients. In other words, malnutrition means imbalance between.. More

  • The Way to Reform Society

    Good manners, respecting others, and ensuring their rights result in friendly bonds between people, and removes dislike and grudges from their hearts. In this way the hearts become pure, sympathetic, and kind; so feelings of love and brotherhood prevail. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “He is not from my nation,.. More

  • Having Hope in Allah The Almighty - II

    It is rare for one to benefit from his faith if his heart is full of evil, just as seeds cannot grow in saline water or a swamp. The slave’s hope can be compared to that of a farmer's. Only if a farmer seeks good, fertile soil, sows quality seeds in it, waters it and takes good care of it, can he then wait for the favour of Allah The Almighty... More

  • Having Hope in Allah The Almighty - I

    There are certain deeds that should never be neglected, which affect the heart permanently. Yet, some people, due to their weakness in faith, may be careless and may not perform them regularly. One deed of the heart is to have constant hope in the kindness, generosity and favours of Allah The Almighty. One should be optimistic and never lose hope in.. More

  • Racism: A Sign of Weak Faith

    Allah Almighty Says what means: "You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient." [Quran 3:110] Islam.. More

  • Are you a good neighbor?

    If you are not giving your neighbors their due rights, then you are missing an important part of your duties as a Muslim. A neighbor is someone who lives in the same neighborhood as you; he could be a friend, but does not necessarily have to be one. The definition of a neighbor can have various meanings; for example, it can refer to someone who.. More

  • A Summer Reminder

    Allah Almighty reminds His slaves of the heat of Hell by making them experience very high temperatures during the summer. The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam informed us that Hell has two breaths: it inhales during our winter and exhales during our summer; he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam also stated that the extreme heat people experience during.. More