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History of Al Aqsa – The Third Haram of Islam

Masjid Al-Aqsa has always been dear to the hearts of Muslims, but how much do we know about Islam’s third holiest site and its history? The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised: “None of you is a true believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” …

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It’s our offspring at stake!!!

Upbringing our children in current times is truly challenging. If nothing is done soon, one cannot imagine how worse it could get. There’s nothing more sad than “losing” your child. Tips by Khalifah ‘Umar ibn’Abdil ‘Aziz I feel that Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz’s (rahimahullah) advice below is very apt and …

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Marriage to the father’s cousin

Nasihah (Advice): Consider yourself a stranger and amongst the people of the grave Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam took hold of me and said: “‘O ‘Abdullah, be in this world like a stranger, or one who is passing through, and consider yourself as one …

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Closing Doors To Open More

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy  وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَ‌هُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ‌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ‌ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is …

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Turning to God After All Else Has Failed Us

Isn’t it the height of bad faith if we turn to God only after everyone else, or everything else, has failed us? Isn’t that trivialising God’s greatness that we’ve put Him last on our list? If so, will He still listen to my plea for help? Should I still turn to Him? Or will it be a case of: ‘The cheek …

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100 Days Until Ramadan 2019

Although not especially distant, with fewer than 100 days until the arrival of Ramaḍān this year, there is still a significant amount of time before its appearance. As such, we must ask: is it already the topic of any conversation? If we are consistently reminded that from our many failings as an …

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Piles Of Stuff: A Reflection On Consumerism

Bismillah I went straight to my room after returning from my uncle’s janazah (funeral prayer). He died from Leukemia and had just returned from umrah a few weeks before his death. Upon entering my room, the thought that he was being placed into the ground and the men covering him with dirt was so …

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Fitna of Dajjal & Why Should One Memorize these Ayaat

Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” Who is Dajjal/Anti-Christ? Dajjal is a false prophet and is a liar who will lead people astray. He is the messiah of misguidance who will tempt people by means of the signs that he is given, such as bringing down …

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7 Tips To Overcome Anxiety and Worry

Journeying through storms While in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, the sky suddenly darkens and the winds start to pick up. Suddenly, a downpour falls heavily onto your head and shoulders, filling the tiny boat with water. As the boat capsizes, you find yourself surrounded by …

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