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Allah’s Beautiful Name: Al-Hakeem – The Most Wise

  The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one. Whoever ‘ahsaaha’ [enumerates them, believes in them, ponders their meanings, supplicates with them, and acts according to one’s belief in them] will enter Paradise.” [Saheeh Muslim] Ibn Jareer (rahimahullah) defines Al-Hakeem …

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3 Inspirational Short Stories

The Prophet (peace be upon him) sometimes narrated stories of previous people to the companions. Of course, all these stories were facts and not made up, and the Prophet didn’t narrate them for entertainment but rather to learn lessons from them that we can apply to our own lives. Here …

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Overcome by Concern

  Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin ‘Abdillah Haddaad narrates the following incident from a person whom he knew: I was once present in the Jaami’ Musjid, in the city of Mansoor, on the Day of Jumu‘ah. While in the musjid, I noticed a man in the saff (row) in front of …

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8 Simple Steps to Help You Prepare for Ramadan

Have you ever wondered why it is difficult to concentrate in your prayer? Or why your faith throughout the year is not on a high like it is during Ramadan or through Hajj? Maybe it is because we usually jump straight from a phone conversation into Takbir or because we …

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Honouring the Knowledge of Deen (Islam)

  Haaroon Rasheed was an ‘Abbaasi Khaleefah who ruled over the Muslim empire from 170 A.H. until his demise in 193 A.H. at the age of forty-five. On one occasion, when Haaroon Rasheed came to Madeenah Munawwarah, he sent a messenger to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) with the following message: “Come …

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Who was Lady BARAKAH Radhiyallaahu Anhaa

A young Abyssinian girl ended up for sale in Makkah. There were many like her, boys and girls, Arabs and non-Arabs, who were captured and brought to the slave market of the city to be sold. A terrible fate awaited some who ended up in the hands of cruel masters …

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Sha`baan and the Coming of Ramadaan

  By Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (RA) The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or prevailing. For the Muslim who reaches the months of Rajab and Sha`baan, the presence of …

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Wealth – The Double-Edged Sword

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once mentioned to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “By Allah! It is not poverty that I fear for you! Rather, I fear for you that the world will be spread out for you (i.e. it will be given to you in abundance), as it was spread out …

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Understanding The Story of Nabi Moosa AS P2

    Part 2 THE ADOPTION With a heart steadfast and full of trust in Allah’s promise, she suckled him and then placed Musa AS into a basket. As instructed, she then flung him into the swift currents of the Nile, but she asked her daughter, his older sister, to …

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