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Dreams are dreams

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi Every winter is followed by a summer. Every night brings with it day. Every death is simultaneous with life. The sun may set in one area but rises in another location. Likewise, every problem and pain brings about an opening in …

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Smile Away Sadness

_ A pleasant countenance is also one of the bounties of Allah Ta’ala. A simple way of removing ones grief and keeping happy is to smile at everyone. It is obvious that a woman is not permitted to smile at a strange man. In fact, smiling at strange men will …

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How you Live…..is how you Die.

  ‘To tell the truth, he looked like he was staring into the eyes of death’ A police officer in a Muslim country wrote the following letter to a Shaykh describing the events that led to his return to Allah. He recalls: Seeing accidents and crash victims was a normal …

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Anytime Resolutions…

5 Easy Tips to Make Our Lives Spiritually Enriching! By Abu Muhammad Yusuf The Islamic New of 1434 has recently ushered in and people generally begin to think about their life and some even make resolutions about how they will approach this New Islamic Year and their work, health and …

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THE COLOUR OF HAPPINESS

  WE all evidently want happiness although most of us have no idea what it actually looks like. How many of us would recognise happiness in its purest form if we came across it? Today, most of us would define happiness as something money can buy. Money can buy many …

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Simple Good Deeds for Big Rewards

    Islam is a practical way of life, and we are surrounded by numerous opportunities to do good. It is just a matter of recognising them. In order to carry out small and easy good deeds yet still achieve a great reward, we must understand and embrace the concept …

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The Coffee Cup

By Huda Thahir on 25 November 2012. FAILING senior year, a best friend moving a continent away, a fight with your mom, death in the family, that horrible accounts teacher. What do all these have in common? Tests. Tests from Allah, set upon us. To evaluate us, to help us …

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The Blessings of Gratitude and Shukr

ASSALAMU-ALAIKUM! Gratitude (shukr) is about expressing thanks and appreciation to those who do any favor to us. Obviously, none can come close to our creator, Allah, who gave us everything. As the Quran states:“Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion” [Infitar 82:7]. As humans, Allah has …

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Attitude of Gratitude: Psychology Behind Shukr

SHE opens her wardrobe. Two dozen dresses of red, yellow, orange, pink and you-name-it colour are hanging in there. After a cursory glance, she bangs the door shut. “Mom, I have ‘nothing’ to wear for the party. I’ve been begging you to take me shopping for ages. You never listen …

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Pearls of Wisdom

Taken from Riyadul Jannah – Abdullah Ibne Abbaas’s (radhiyallahu anhumaa) deep knowledge of the Qur’aan has won him the popular title of “Hibrul Ummah” or Sage of the Ummat. His knowledge, intelligence and juristic acumen was acknowledged and accepted by all the Sahaabah radhiyallahu anhum. Abdullah Ibne Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhumaa) …

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