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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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An important Dua

حَسْبِىَ اللّهُ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ هُوْ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ Allah is sufficient for me, there is no deity except him, upon him I place my trust and he is the Rabb of the great throne. Any person that recites the above Dua seven times morning and evening …

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Smile

Laughing moderately can act as a cure or as therapy for depression and sadness. It has a strong influence on keeping the soul light and the heart clear. Abu Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I make it a practice to laugh in order to give rest and …

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