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  • Enhancing zuhd in Ramadan

    Let us welcome the blessed month of Ramadan this time with a fresh commitment to our Merciful Creator and Sustainer to reorient our lives in His way. The most salient lesson of this month of divine training for the believers is self-restraint and abstinence. As we train ourselves in abstinence from the necessities of life for part of a day through.. More

  • At-Tawakkul: Reliance on Allah – II

    Tawakkul of the bee: First, let us look at the fascinating life of the bee. Allah Says (what means): "And your Lord inspired to the bee: 'Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges.. More

  • At-Tawakkul: Reliance on Allah – I

    Allah the Most High has created us of the best stature and granted us many abilities so that we may look after our needs and those of our relatives and fellow Muslims. He Almighty has invited us to explore the earth and use it for our subsistence. Allah Sayas what means: "It is He who made the earth tame for you – so walk among its slopes.. More

  • Fascination with this world

    The life of this world is fleeting and is often focused on materialism – it is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of it all – but how does that affect our faith? We all love this life to some extent or another – our homes, our cars, and most of all our family – but what we do not know is just how much of a corruption.. More

  • Means of Acquiring Refined Morals

    Undeniably, changing one's morals for the better is the toughest change for the human being, but it is not impossible. There are many ways and methods to help one acquire refined morals, which include the following: Pure creed: Having a pure creed is a serious matter, as one's conduct and behavior are, very often, the fruits of one's creed and ideology... More

  • Ostentation

    There is an abundance of proof in the Quran and Sunnah regarding the impermissibility of ostentation; and those who show off are often dispraised, as when Allah The Almighty Said (what means): {So woe to those who pray*[But] who are heedless of their prayer -*those who make show [of their deeds]} [Quran 107:4-6]; and, {So whoever would hope for the.. More

  • Maintaining Discipline in Worship

    'Abdullah would rise before Fajr (dawn) each morning and rush to the Mosque to offer the prayer. He would return to the Mosque for Maghrib (sunset) and 'Ishaa' (evening) prayers as well. He read the Quran daily. He studied other Islamic books in his spare time. He spent much of his free time with his family and took his role as the spiritual leader.. More

  • White Lies: Are They Permissible?

    Many take the permission of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, to lie in three exceptional cases in the wrong way as a justification for white lies. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "A liar is not one who tries to bring reconciliation amongst people and speaks good (in order to avert dispute), or he conveys good." [Muslim] C.. More

  • The Best Ways to Increase Your Provision

    The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, informed us that when the fetus in its mother’s womb is four months old, Allah The Almighty sends an angel to breathe the soul into it and write down its provision, its lifespan and its deeds, and whether it is doomed or blessed. Provision is also written down and connected to the means that one adopts.. More

  • Practical Steps to Help Lower the Gaze

    Here are some practical steps to control your gaze: 1- First, let us agree upon an issue that greatly affects the way you control your gaze, namely, the issue of the relativity of beauty. The criteria of beauty vary from one person to another and from one sensibility to another. For example, you may like certain clothes and consider them the most.. More

  • Giving Without Limits

    She said, “Az-Zubayr married me when he had nothing but a horse that I used to groom and provide with fodder. I used to grind date stones for his camel (which was used for carrying water), bring water and knead the dough. I used to carry the date stones on my head from the plot of Az-Zubayr which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Examples for good ends

    All perfect praise is due to Allah; I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; may Allaah exalt his mention, as well as his family and all his companions. Fear of an evil end had broken the hearts of our righteous Salaf (predecessors), may Allaah have mercy upon them. Sufyan Ath-Thawri,.. More

  • Virtues of Seeking Knowledge

    Allah Almighty says (what means): {Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.} [Quran 3: 18] {So know [O Muhammad] that there is no deity except Allah and ask forgiveness for your.. More

  • The Prophet's Teachings

    There is a large collection of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,ideas, thoughts, instructions, teachings, beliefs, morals, manners and principles. The greatness and glory of Islam rests upon these ideals. Only a portion of them are listed here. Purity of Self 1. Wise is he who regards himself small, and performs deeds that are useful.. More

  • Roughness Leads to Disunity

    Roughness is a dispraised attribute that implies bad manners. It causes disunity and estrangement among people and severs that which Allah The Almighty ordered to be maintained. Moreover, it has destroyed many households and separated many families. Many people who may love each other have nonetheless been afflicted with roughness and alienation due.. More