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How Sura Ad-Duha Can Change Your life.

  Many of us know surah ad-duha off by heart and have probably read its meaning many times as well, which seems quite straightforward. How many of us, though, have actually gone into the reason behind its revelation and derived the lessons and implications this surah has in our lives? …

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Blind Faith in Allah Ta‘ala

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the Sahaabiyah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was a slave from Rome. She accepted imaan in the very early stages of Islam. On account of her Islam, Abu Jahal and the other disbelievers would torture and persecute her. After accepting Islam, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) …

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Raise not the Niqaab

  (Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah]  ‘Aasim Al-Ahwal (rahimahullah), a renowned narrator of hadeeth, mentions the following: We would go to Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) (to learn hadeeth). Whenever we would go to her, she would use her jilbaab to cover her face as a niqaab. We once said to her, “May Allah …

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Hardships & Calamities – Inspirational

ibnumasood.co.za Instability: The world is something that is never stable. One can be rich today, poor tomorrow, healthy today, sick tomorrow, happy today, and sad tomorrow. There is absolutely no certainty of any comfort or luxury lasting. Disbeliever: Since this world is all that the disbeliever has to live for …

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‘The Elephant’s Rope’

By Abu Umaymah eislam.co.za   Very often our past learning experiences inhibit our development and growth. We sometimes are so discouraged by setbacks in life that we don’t explore new avenues of progress. One of the secrets of success is that we should not fear failures. Remember that “failure” is …

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Grief & Loss: Coping With Life’s Pitiless Storms

https://thehumblei.com The following is less about the reason or meaning behind suffering and loss (which I’ve written about here), and more to do with coping with personal tragedy or grief. It was written for a close family, to help console them on the loss of a dear loved one. I have added a note on the nature …

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Sayyidah Safiyyah bint Huyay Part 7

 Mothers of The Believers Series   Name and lineage   Safiyyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab ibn Sa’yah  Huyay ibn Akhtab was the chief of the Banu al Nadir. Her lineage links up with Lawi, the son of Allah’s Prophet Ya’qub ibn Ishaq ibn Ibrahim (asm), and then later on again …

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Blessing in Disguise

 http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za/ As young children, many of us were dragged to the dentist. Once at the surgery, despite our protests, we were seated on the chair and made to open our mouths, after which the dentist carried out ‘unspeakable atrocities’ against us. Scaling, polishing, filling and worst of all – injecting …

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Cling to the Feet of your Mother, for Paradise lies there

    Let us for a while turn the clock backwards to a point some 25 years back.   Time: 2.15 am   On an unpleasantly cold, mystifying night the moon is sheltered by the murky looming clouds.  The night’s eerie silence is punctuated only by an occasional bark of a dog or …

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