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Submission

In certain situations, especially long term or difficult ones; we often establish a different pattern of behavior in order to manage our pain. This pattern of behavior becomes our coping mechanism, our armor, and the newly established familiar, or comfort zone. In all cases, this is not a bad thing. …

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Living to Die or Dying to Live

Death is a harsh and fearful reality faced by everyone who lives. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around a dying person have the ability to prevent it. It is something that happens every moment and is something encountered by the young and the old, …

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The Secret to Success

During the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), there were two major kingdoms in the nearby lands; Rome and Persia. On the night of the birth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), a tremor had struck the palace of the Persian ruler, causing fourteen towers of his palace to collapse. This …

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Instilling Humility in Children

Imagine being told that the humblest man in the world is coming over to visit you. You would expect him to knock very quietly on the door, entering with his head bowed, meekly shuffling to the chair in the corner of the room. A humble person is not someone who …

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Social Media Platforms

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Respected ‘Ulama I am on certain social media platforms, and I find that it sometimes takes too much of my time. I had the intention of deleting it but find it necessary as well for communication purposes, especially because I am teaching. Please advise. Jazakallah Answer: Bismihi …

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Never Lose Hope

  الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين All Praises are for Allah and Peace and Blessings upon the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, his family and his companions. Allah, The Exalted Said: وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ …

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Rays of Radiance (e-book)

  As we draw closer to Qiyaamah, we are once again entering a ‘dark age’. The invitation to evil is overwhelming and the temptation to sin is almost irresistible. Reading the incidents of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), the Taabi‘een and our other pious predecessors causes our hearts to become illuminated. …

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Riba, Women, and the Western Education System

  I know two young women who have exorbitant amounts of college loans with no way to pay them back. There are lots and lots of people like this in the US (that’s why it’s called the college debt crisis), but these two particular people are in my own life. …

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Love for your Brother/Sister what You Love for Yourself

It is undoubtedly an uncomfortable reality, but nevertheless it is the truth. This is in reference to the reality which states that not all those who meet Allah on the Day of Reckoning with Iman will be granted instant access to paradise. Certain deficiencies in Iman may mean that paradise will not be the …

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Positive Thinking

Moulana Ravat gave a lecture on Positive Thinking in which he mentioned that in the world today, anxiety, fear, worry and negative thinking has overwhelmed many of us. Individuals are brought down by negative thinking, that results from financial problems, their health, their profile and so on. All of these …

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