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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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You Must Know This Man

You Must Know This Man You may be an antheist or an agnostic; or you may belong to any of the religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may be a communist or a believer in democracy and freedom. No matter what you are, and no matter what …

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Eight lies of mother

1. The story began when I was a child; I was a son of a poor family in Africa. We did not even have enough food. Whenever meal times came, mother would often give me her portion of rice. While she was removing her rice into my bowl, she would …

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What is Your Heart Looking at?

Often what makes us fall into despair is focusing on the wrong things. For example, if we’ve sinned, we focus on the sin, rather than the Most Merciful. If we’re broken, we focus on the break instead of Al Jabbar, the One who mends. If we are in pain, we …

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Tests by ALLAH- Part 1

Part 1 By Ebrahim Saifuddin Allah سبحانه و تعالى has tested the people of the past in various ways and will keep on testing His creation. He has informed us about these tests in the Quran. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم also informed us that Allah سبحانه …

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This is Love

This is love. And so there are some who spend their whole lives seeking. Sometimes giving, sometimes taking. Sometimes chasing. But often, just waiting. They believe that love is a place that you get to: a destination at the end of a long road. And they can’t wait for that …

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