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Social Behaviour

6 toxic behaviors: how to find them and fix them

 Posted by: MV Media By: Kathy Caprino Source: huffingtonpost.com In my line of work, I hear from hundreds of people a month, and connect with professionals in a more public, open way than ever before. Through this experience, I’ve seen scores of toxic behaviors that push people away (including me). And I’ve witnessed …

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ARE YOU HURT? #IFORGIVE

 Majed Mahmoud muslimmatters.org As-salaamu alaykum my beloved brothers and respected sisters, Every letter in this article is written from the bottom of my heart and I ask Allah to have it reach your heart. I also ask Allah to accept the time spent writing this article and the time you …

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WHY FORGIVE OTHERS THIS RAMADAN?

You know you’re right. You know what I’m referring to – those times when you get into an argument(s) with a family member, friend, boss, employee, coworker, classmate, teacher or whoever. You know your facts are right or that you’ve been wronged with an insulting remark, sarcastic comment or rudeness. …

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Backbiting and Slander

‘…Allah will defend him in this world and in the next….’   And why did you not, when you heard it, say?  “It is not right of us to speak of this: Glory to God, this is a most serious slander” (Quran 24:16)   A commentary on one of the …

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SABR (PATIENCE)

BY IMAAM IBN AL-QAYYIM  The Definition of Patience ‘Sabr’ is an Arabic word which comes from a root meaning to detain, refrain and stop. There is an expression in Arabic, “so-and-so was killed sabran,” which means that he was captured and detained until he died. In the spiritual sense, patience …

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The pride of a slave girl

 Posted by: MV Media Source: MuslimVillage.com BISMILLĀHIR RAHMĀNIR RAHĪM Glory to Allāh and Salutations on the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam. Sheikh Mālik bin Dīnār* (Rahmatullāh ‘Alaihe) was once walking through the streets of Basrah when he came across a gaudily dressed slave-girl, puffed with pride and attended by her servants and …

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The noble trait of humility

By: Shaykh Muhammad Abdullah al-Gangohi Source: http://www.ilmgate.org/ Extracted from Ikmal ash-Shiyam [2] Whoever asserts tawaadhu’ (humility) for himself, is undoubtedly a man of pride because when a claim of humility is made, it is made after the perception of one’s (supposed) lofty rank. This implies that one believes in one’s personal elevation, hence one …

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On Mercy and Kindness

YMD May, 2014 MERCY is a special Attribute of God, and Rahman (the Beneficent) and Rahim (the Merciful) are His Excellent Names. The bondmen are blessed and deserving of Divine Mercy to the extent to which a reflection of this virtue is present in them, while those who are cruel …

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By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   There was a lady who visited her doctor for a check-up. She explained to him that whenever she used a certain organ in her body, she found herself in trouble. It would become so bad at times that her brother starts fighting with his sisters, …

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Stoop to Conquer: 10 ways of honoring servants

    By Sadaf Farooqi Most Muslims in Eastern countries employ domestic staff as a norm. For some, domestic helpers are a priceless resource who significantly ease our day-to-day chores. Conversely, for others, they can be a source of distress and chagrin. Many women complain to each other about the …

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