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It’s not a Place to Hang Around

  On the way to Tabuk, when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed by Hijr, the ruins of Thamood, he instructed the Sahaabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) to move on quickly and said to them: “Do not enter the dwellings of those who have oppressed themselves except in the condition that you cry, …

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“All that Glitters is not Gold”

  A person had once gone to visit the ruler of his area. The ruler asked him about his condition and the man complained to him about numerous worries and concerns that were troubling him. He also said to the ruler: “You are very fortunate. You are enjoying a very …

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Words of Wisdom

Organise your day, so that you make years out of minutes and months out of seconds. If you desire to be accepted by all and loved by all, you desire the unattainable. Most humans are ungrateful to their Lord, so what treatment should we expect? An act of charity is …

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Captivated Imprisoned And Fettered

By Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim. Among its (the sins) effects is that the disobedient sinner is constantly in the shackles of his Shaytaan and the prison of his shahwa (desires) and the chains/ fetters of his hawaa (whims). So he is a captive, one who is imprisoned and who is tied …

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Help Others

“None of you truly believes (in Allah and His religion) until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim] “Meet the people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live, they should long for you.” …

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9 signs that you are a stranger:

1. when you get up for fajr when others are having sweet dreams and you pray asr when others are busy in office work, selling in markets. 2. when you pay zakat when others find it unfair. 3. when you avoid alcohol while others say “its ok to have some …

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“If Only”

“If only I had remained at home, I would not have been involved in the accident.” “If only I had come a minute earlier, I would have been able to save the child.” “If only . . . ” Often such exclamations are heard from people who have been afflicted …

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Qurbani and the Battlefield of Faith!

“Certainly there is a profound lesson for you in the life of Hazrat Ebrahim Alayhimus Salaam” Ebrahim Alayhimus Salaam abandoned his life of solitude to confront a world steeped in tyranny and rebellion against Allah. He boldly challenged the icons of power and openly denounced falsehood, which pitted him in …

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A Muslim Submits

Islam is submission. As Muslims we submit, surrender and hand over ourselves to the Divine command of Allah Ta‘ala and the perfect Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). In our Imaan, we submit and surrender our intelligence and understanding to believe in Allah Ta‘ala and in the unseen, as explained …

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THE BLIND GIRL

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving husband. He was always there for her. She told her husband, “If I could only see the world, my love for you will be even more…” One day someone donated a pair …

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