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Gossiping and slander – Opium for the masses

  Gossiping and slander has become such a norm within our conversations that we often we fail to realise its seriousness. Guest contributor, Saajida Malvina reminds us. Radioislam.co.za   “Hey, have you heard, Zaeem didn’t go to see Hannah!” said Rayaan. “Seriously?” asks Hamzah. “Yes, actually Hannah is going out with Yusuf …

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The Illusion of “Perfect”

Yasmin Mogahed August 13 at 12:54pm ·  As someone who has struggled with depression my entire life, I’m grateful that it’s finally being talked about. It is, of course, tragic that it took the suicide of a comedian to make it happen. In an age of selfies and photoshopped Facebooks, it’s …

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The Delight of Selflessness

  By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times …

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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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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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