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Steps to Better Emotional Stress

NooriSiddique.com When faced with challenging situations, do you find yourself quick to blame others, make excuses for yourself or become easily upset, angry, irritable, frustrated, resentful, jealous, defensive? Do you complain frequently? Is your focus more on what you don’t want, than what you do want? Would you agree that …

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The Signs of Allaah’s Love for His Slave

  The love of Allah is a serious and weighty matter, which none attain but very few of the righteous slaves of Allaah. The love of Allaah is “the status for which the righteous compete and strive… It is the nourishment of hearts and souls… the delight of the eyes… …

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Help Others

“None of you truly believes (in Allah and His religion) until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim] “Meet the people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live, they should long for you.” …

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“Why me?”

Duzak.org   By Maulana Khalid Dhorat A sign of perfect belief is when one is happy with his Lord in good times, as well as bad times. Both these conditions should be equal to a true believer. If they are not, this is a sign of hypocrisy: hypocrisy in the …

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Coping with Trials, Misfortunes & Life’s Pitiless Storms

http://thehumblei.com/2012/12/28/patience-and-the-pelting-of-lifes-pitiless-storms/ Life is never without its ups and downs, its triumphs and tears, its joys and sorrows. In the Qur’an we read the following: We will surely test you with fear and hunger, and loss of property and lives and trade. But give glad-tidings to the patient who, when struck …

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GENEROSITY

eislam Allah, The Most Exalted, says: “By no means shall you attain the reality of true piety and righteousness, unless you spend (in Allah’s cause) that which you love “ (Quran-Ale-‘Imran 3: 92) Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah Radiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates: “Whenever Rasullullah Sallaliahu ‘alaihi wasallam was asked for anything, he never …

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The smoke signal

by Abu Muhammad Yusuf Source: muslimvillage.com The journey of life can be like a roller coaster. We often experience extreme conditions which create despondency and hopelessness. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “Verily, if Allah loves a people, He makes them go through …

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Two Jannats

  In the time of ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), there lived a very pious youngster who would spend most of his time in the Musjid. ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was very fond of him. Every night after esha salaah he would go to visit his elderly father. There lived a woman on …

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Qurbani and the Battlefield of Faith!

“Certainly there is a profound lesson for you in the life of Hazrat Ebrahim Alayhimus Salaam” Ebrahim Alayhimus Salaam abandoned his life of solitude to confront a world steeped in tyranny and rebellion against Allah. He boldly challenged the icons of power and openly denounced falsehood, which pitted him in …

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Let Go of Grudges, for Your Own Sake

  idealmuslimah.com “Pardon them and overlook – Allah loves those who do good.” (Qur’an 5:13) If we hold grudges, our spirits get stuck like trapped birds. We can’t fly the way we’re supposed to, because our own resentments bind us and hold us down. When you hate someone, they don’t …

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