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“I Can’t, It’s Impossible”

      One often hears these words repeated, and they are a major reason for the state of failure that the Ummah is enduring. These words are rooted in a state of mental inability, even though this inability is illusory, not real. Indeed, disabled minds only produce failure. There …

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Be pleased with Allah

Along with having faith in the phrase, “I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion, and with Muhammad as a Messenger,” you must also be pleased with Allah’s commandments and decrees. When you are selective in your belief in pre-ordainment, your belief is incorrect. Being …

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Words of Wisdom

Hadith of the Week The On the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Prophet (PBUH) said: Allah the Almighty said: I am as My servant thinks I am*. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention …

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The Miracle of Positive Thinking

  By Sister Shahnaaz Bemath Thinking positive can work miracles. You may have been told to “guard your thoughts”, but felt the advice to be pointless. After all, your thoughts are private. How can they possibly affect someone else? The fact is, thoughts do seem to boomerang in some mysterious …

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Forgiveness-Its Something Extra Special!!!

  “So fear Allah and adjust all matters of difference among you.” (Quran-8:1) The Messenger of Allah Muhammad [Peace be upon him] is reported to have said: “ If one gives charity it does not diminish his wealth; if one forgives others, Allah bestows more honour on him; and if …

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Behind every Dark Cloud there is a Silver Lining

  Behind every Dark Cloud there is a Silver Lining     Hamza married Ruwayda. After the nikaah(wedding), Ruwayda’s mother gave her a newly opened bank savings book with a R2000 deposit amount at the local Islamic Bank. Ruwayda’s mother said: “Take this savings book. Keep it as a record …

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Good Conduct Toward Others:

  The Prophet Muhammad (s) said, “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” ——— Bukhari and Muslim. The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “He will not enter Paradise whose neighbour is not secure from his wrongful conduct.“ ——— Sahih Muslim, Hadith 15. …

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R 20 million forfeited in interest

  Abbās Radhiyallāhu Anhu forfeits approximately R 20 million interest due to him Point taken from the presentation of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb in his Business Campaign talk in Zambia- 21-April 2013 In the pre-Islāmic era, the tribe of Banū Makhzūm owed the tribe of Saqīf an interest bearing …

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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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