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10 Things Happy People Do Differently

  Happiness is having a large, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns How happy are you and why? This is a question I spend a fair amount of time thinking about, not only as it applies to my own levels of happiness, but also as it applies to …

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Simple ways to Jannah

ASSALAMU-ALAIKUM!   This is really beautiful and shows you the nature of our deen, its about community and caring 1. Cheering up Muslims: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will cheer up (by His forgiveness) He who cheers up his fellow …

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The world within

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi In nearly every culture, people use metaphors that directly or indirectly allude the heart. We call people ‘hard hearted’ because they show no mercy. Likewise people are said to have ‘cold hearts’ or ‘warm hearts’. When someone’s words penetrate our soul …

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Losing One’s Marbles

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable. A …

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The Pleasures of Paradise

…‘Wish,’ and he will wish and wish... Allah Ta’ala has said in the Quran (translation of meaning): “And give good news (O Muhammad) to those who believe and do good deeds, that they will have gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow.…” (Quran 2:25) Allah Ta’ala has also said (interpretation) : …

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My name is Islam (Poem)

Let me, introduce myself. My name, is Islam. The root word of peace- salam, Or even salema- meaning submission. Which to a Muslim, is like his tuition. It’s his ticket in, But before I begin, Let me greet you, like I’m supposed to do, So Assalamu alaikum, may peace be …

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Being Thankful to Allah

The other day, I heard about a Muslim woman in Kosova with her six-month-old infant, who was covered in sores and suffered from a malady of illnesses, all because it had not had a bath since its birth. The mother explained that because of the heavy fighting, she and her …

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The Husband Who Was Too Shy To Look At His Wife

….So I said to him: “And the likes of her truly deserve that from you.”.... This story was recounted by Prof. Khalid Al-Jubeir, consulting cardiovascular surgeon, in one of his lectures: Once I operated on a two and a half year old child. It was Tuesday, and on Wednesday the …

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The Lesson Taught by a Rose

Roses have long been been my favorite flower. I’m always struck by how perfect they are—for a moment. But in that moment, and even more so the moments that follow, roses have taught me an invaluable lesson. And I don’t mean a lesson in botany or horticulture. I mean a …

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