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  • Honesty

    When one's Fitrah (natural disposition) is sound and free from subservience to desires, the characteristic of honesty presents itself. Commenting on the Quranic verse where Allah The Almighty says (what means): {Indeed, We Offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook.. More

  • The Unrestrained Gaze

    This refers to the prying eye that looks at what it is not allowed to, in clear opposition to what Allah The Almighty has ordered us of lowering the gaze, when He Says (what means): {Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is acquainted with what they do. And tell the.. More

  • Ambition

    A wise person should not be satisfied with his or her present circumstances; rather, he or she should continually aspire to achieve noble aims and seek self-improvement. If he or she attains a certain status, he or she must look forward to achieving an even higher one. Undeniably, this has to be done without demonstrating an inclination to this worldly.. More

  • The Absolute Submission

    Allah Says (what means): {And it is not [possible] for one to die except by permission of Allah at a decree determined..} [Quran 3:145] The eternity we all wish for, Muslim or Non-Muslim, is everlasting life in Heaven, Paradise, the Garden of Eden, the Blue Yonder, whatever you want to call it, with its beauty, splendor, ease, and closeness to the.. More

  • Candor

    Our pure religion appreciates counsel to the extent that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The Deen (religion) is [offering] sincere advice." Thus has Islam nurtured its followers to speak the truth, even if it may be bitter, and to be frank with everyone. Linguistically, candor refers to the quality of being honest.. More

  • Ideological Dualism

    There are many issues in which standing midway (between the two extremes) is mere fantasy. For example, one cannot stand at the same distance from theism and atheism. There cannot be a person who is half atheist and half believer; or a person who is both honest and a liar at the same time, or pious and impious! These opposites can never meet, just like.. More

  • The Dilemma of Ill Thoughts

    The disease of ill thoughts is one of the most fatal diseases that can destroy individuals and communities. Once it becomes deep-rooted in the soul of a person, it destroys all ties of intimacy and affection, and it incites hatred and resentment. Some people, whose hearts are morally diseased, only look at others through dark glasses. For them, all.. More

  • Benefits of Seeking Forgiveness

    Do you want to have peace of mind, reassurance, and joy? You should ask for the forgiveness of Allah, The Almighty. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {And [saying], "Seek Forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him, [and] He Will Let you enjoy a good provision} [Quran 11: 3] Do you want to have a strong body and be healthy, and be free.. More

  • A Ramadan Resolution

    The best thing about the month of Ramadan is that it is a time of purification. I hope that you will agree with me that certain issues must be dealt with head on, and that it makes good sense, sometimes, to talk and listen to one another in a way that shows that we have the courage to stand our ground no matter how hard the consequences may be. Ramadan.. More

  • Three Steps to a Happy Life

    Happiness is the universal goal of people from all walks of life – be they philosophers of a high intellectual caliber or unlettered laborers -- everyone strives in search of happiness and looks for ways to escape the worries of life. However, most people achieve only partial or superficial happiness, which provides temporary relief from their.. More

  • Obscenity – the Root of Evil and Sins

    There is no doubt that a virtuous person does not find it easy to utter obscenities lest he or she expose him/herself to the Wrath of Allah The Almighty and disgrace in the eyes of people. Although vulgarity is certainly dispraised and forbidden, foul words indeed abound. Motives behind this behavior Obscenity originates from wickedness and ignobility... More

  • Treachery – A characteristic of the low-minded

    Muslims should set the best example in keeping their promises, even if it causes them to have to forego some interests. Saleem ibn ‘Aamir, may Allah have mercy upon him, relates: “There was a [provisional] treaty between Mu‘aawiyah, may Allah be pleased with him, and the Romans. However, he marched towards them in order to attack.. More

  • The Different Ranks of People Who Fear Allah

    The Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, and the righteous Salaf, (predecessors) may Allah have mercy upon them were extremely fearful of Allah, The Almighty. For instance, Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, had two dark lines under his eyes due to the extent of his crying; ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, once recited.. More

  • Modesty is a Part of Faith

    It was related on the authority of Abu Mas'ood Al-Badri that: "The Messenger of Allah said: "One of the admonitions of the previous prophets which has been conveyed to people is that if you have no shame, you can do whatever you wish." [Al-Bukhari] Explanation of the Hadeeth: The saying of the Messenger : "…If.. More

  • The crucial role of the heart

    The Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), informed us in a very famous Hadeeth (narration), commonly quoted with reference to what is lawful and what is unlawful, about the important role of the heart. He, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: ““What is lawful is clear and what is forbidden is clear,.. More