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How Sura Ad-Duha Can Change Your life.

  Many of us know surah ad-duha off by heart and have probably read its meaning many times as well, which seems quite straightforward. How many of us, though, have actually gone into the reason behind its revelation and derived the lessons and implications this surah has in our lives? …

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How To Make Yourself Kidnap-Proof

    Maulana Khalid Dhorat   As the saga of Brother Omar Carrim drags on, there is palpable fear amongst many people with over R1 million in their bank accounts. Many do not make as many public appearances nowadays, they have beefed up security at their homes and businesses, and …

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Sayyidah Umm Salamah bint Abi Umayyah Part 10

Mothers of The Believers Series  mahajjah.com   Name and lineage   Umm Salamah Hind bint Abi Umayyah (Hudhayfah) al Makhzumiyyah al Qurshiyyah. Her father on account of his generosity was nicknamed Zad al Rakib (provision of the rider) as he would take care of those who travelled with him leaving them with …

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Blind Faith in Allah Ta‘ala

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the Sahaabiyah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was a slave from Rome. She accepted imaan in the very early stages of Islam. On account of her Islam, Abu Jahal and the other disbelievers would torture and persecute her. After accepting Islam, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) …

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Hardships & Calamities – Inspirational

ibnumasood.co.za Instability: The world is something that is never stable. One can be rich today, poor tomorrow, healthy today, sick tomorrow, happy today, and sad tomorrow. There is absolutely no certainty of any comfort or luxury lasting. Disbeliever: Since this world is all that the disbeliever has to live for …

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Are YOU a cannibal?

She looked straight into the eyes of her latest victim. She drank every drop of information like a blood thirsty vampire as her dear friend poured her heart out about her impending divorce as well as her husband’s infertility issues. The expression on her face was that of sympathy and …

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House or Home?

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za “Home is where the heart is” forms a well-known phrase which we often hear. However, we seldom hear a person say “house is where the heart is”. The reason is simple – the word ‘house’ generally refers to just the structure, be it of brick and concrete or stone …

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‘The Elephant’s Rope’

By Abu Umaymah eislam.co.za   Very often our past learning experiences inhibit our development and growth. We sometimes are so discouraged by setbacks in life that we don’t explore new avenues of progress. One of the secrets of success is that we should not fear failures. Remember that “failure” is …

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Grief & Loss: Coping With Life’s Pitiless Storms

https://thehumblei.com The following is less about the reason or meaning behind suffering and loss (which I’ve written about here), and more to do with coping with personal tragedy or grief. It was written for a close family, to help console them on the loss of a dear loved one. I have added a note on the nature …

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