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Are you struggling today?

As the scorching sun beat down on the sand, an exhausted man turned and began to walk away from his family. His shocked wife called out to him, asking where he was going. The man did not reply. Clutching their baby in her arms, she desperately asked: “Is this what …

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Winning the Race?

  By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za It may be an athletic race, an exam, a business deal, an argument or whatever; our human instinct wants us to be at the top. We all want to win the battle, but in the process are we not losing the war? In pursuit …

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The Emotional Bank

We dictate how others think of us. If a person were to see you in the market and frown at you, then see you at the grocer’s and frown at you, and then you bump into him at a wedding party and see him frowning at you, you would form …

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In this world you are Mr Somebody or Mr Nobody.

  A few weeks ago I attended a funeral of a young lady of 37 years who passed away suddenly of a heart-attack. Besides being the funeral of a muslim sister it became more my duty to do so on account of her once being my immediate neighbour. However this …

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ANGER Gets You Nowhere Slowly

Anger is a natural feeling experienced by every person. Although it is natural, anger can have serious consequences for us as well as the people around us. According to a narration by Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, A MAN SAID TO THE PROPHET (PBUH), “ADVISE ME.” HE …

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Quranic Solution For Depression Part 1

DEPRESSION VS SADNESS   Let’s start by pointing out some basic differences between Depression and Sadness. In essence, sadness is part and parcel of human life and part of being “human”. It is a normal human emotion that more or less all human beings experience in different phases in their …

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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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