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I’tikaaf – Complete book by Mufti Elias

Says Allama Ibn Qaiyyim Radiallâhu anhu: “The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and preoccupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is …

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Anorexia: A Product of Western Ideals?

Anorexia, which means “without appetite,” is an emotional illness in which a person refuses to eat. Ninety percent of anorexia cases are women and young girls (Balch, p.321). Although an anorexic female is hungry most of the time, she avoids food for psychological reasons. The exact cause of anorexia is …

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Mothers’ Milk

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) was born at a time when it was customary among the wealthy of the Quraysh tribe to have their babies nursed by Bedouins around Makkah. It was believed that a Bedouin wet-nurse gave a strong physical constitution to the child, as well as the easy manners …

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Why the Suffering?

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) Many ask the question : Why is the Ummah suffering so much, despite millions making dua throughout the world, and millions making dua during Haj and Umrah? Why is there no change? The answer can be understood by way of an analogy …

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Inner Dimensions of Fasting – The Real Purpose !

Inner Dimensions of Fasting – The Real Purpose ! Reported on the authority of Sahl bin Sa’ad (R) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Jannah (paradise) has an entrance by the name of AR-RAYYAAN which is exclusively reserved for the fasting individuals. On the Day of Judgment, they …

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Hidden Beauty in the Remembrance of Allah

There’s a hidden world that awaits and welcomes those who continuously remember Allah under all conditions. The remembrance of Allah is an act of worship that is like no other for one can remember Allah wherever he may be and whatever he may be doing. There are no particular rituals …

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Ramadan-The season of change

SO it’s a few days into Ramadan and people around you keep talking about how they love Ramadan. They love how they can focus and worship, they talk about how they love the feeling of the shayateen being chained, and they are just so…happy. And all you can think is, …

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Slaughter of Muslims in Burma –

http://www.zimbio.com/Aung+San+Suu+Kyi/articles/EvRIw2CPCl0/Slaughter+Muslims+Burma+June+2012 After reading and watching helplessly the recent massacre of minority Burmese Muslims by the Buddhist majority, let not another hypocrite sing that phoney and repugnant ‘song’ about Buddhists being “peaceful.” In June 2012, hundreds Burmese Muslims have been butchered, and many more injured and made homeless in Burma as …

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The Prohibition of Photography

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) One of the greatest calamities of our times is the abuse of the camera. In this day and age, with the easy availability of cell-phones, digital cameras, camcorders, etc. everyone seems to be in possession of a tool which has created an …

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HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR RAMADHAAN

SOME HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR RAMADHAAN This article provides useful advice on how to avoid some common problems encountered in Ramadhan. If followed, it would enable one to fast comfortably and enjoy fully the spiritual benefits of Ramadhan. During the holy month of Ramadhan, our diet should not differ very much …

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