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Takabbur (Pride – Arrogance)

Obstacles in the Way to Jannah Allah Ta’ala says: “Verily, Allah does not love the proud ones.” Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “He who has a grain of pride in his heart will not enter Jannat.” Takabbur is to consider oneself superior to others in attributes of excellence. There are …

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Envious People are Losers In Life

  Envy is the biggest cause of mankind’s downfall throughout history. When one nurtures discontentment, that feeling will eventually lead to hatred and jealousy to those perceived to be better then they are – whether in accomplishment, beauty, status, riches or even number of children. It is the worst characteristic …

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Safety in Silence

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part 4) The blessed speech of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is a miracle, with his every statement brimming with wisdom and meaning. From the treasure of hadeeth, just one example of the profound speech of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is when he said, “He …

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Truth or Lie …?

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part 3) “LIAR!” – From all the accusations that could be leveled against a person, this is definitely among the worst. This word is not a mere accusation – it is a sword that slices through one’s integrity, honesty and truthfulness, leaving them no …

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Pleasant in Speech

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part 2) Did you ever see a wealthy person emerge from the business-class lounge empty handed? Similarly, did you ever see a wealthy person decline when offered a free gift with a purchase? The answer is that most wealthy people, as well-off as they …

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We are Branded

  I will not attend that walimah on Sunday if the Gavin Rajah gown I ordered is not here on time. I cannot simply wear the same Dolce and Gabbana dress I wore at our family dinner.   I just have to have that black Guess bag at the mall. …

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Blinded by the Log

 http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part One) Associating and interacting with people is a basic need of human nature. When meeting and interacting with people, the chosen method of communication is normally that of speech. However, what is the topic that we choose to discuss? Some may discuss the …

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Tie the Tongue Series

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Introduction) Contrary to popular belief, the tongue is not the strongest muscle in the body. However, it may very well be the muscle structure with the greatest endurance. After all, when can you ever remember your tongue becoming tired? As much as we may …

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9 Practical Tips to Rebuild Our Ties of Kinship This Ramadan

Never has a religion emphasized the importance of maintaining the ties of kinship and building strong bonds with one’s relatives/family than the religion of Islam. With verses revealed on this topic, and many ahadith narrated about this virtue, it is ironic to see Muslims today far from this practice and …

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Emotional Detox during Ramadan

 Haleh Banani As you are in the midst of Ramadan you need to make sure that you are completely cleansed in every aspect.  Many of you have prayed long rakats sincerely asking  for forgiveness,  read Qur’an while shedding many tears and engaged in many acts of charity feeling renewed.  The …

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