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Evil Thoughts

“Repel the thought, for if you don’t, it becomes an idea. So repel the idea, for if you don’t, it will become a desire. So fight against the desire, for if you don’t, it will become a determination and a passion. And if you don’t repel that, it will become …

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Air Time

Air is free. From the day we were born we have been breathing in air. Years have passed and no bill has been sent to us demanding the money we owe for the air we have breathed in. Time is also free. No account has been sent to us for …

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Want a fresh start? Begin on a Wednesday!

In the Western World, the New Year is always perceived as a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. Many utilise the opportunity to reflect on the changes they want (or need) to make and thereafter resolve to follow through on those …

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A Believer’s Mindset at the Time of Fitnah

Nabi Yusha’ (alaihis salaam) once received revelation that one hundred thousand people from his nation will be destroyed in a punishment to befall them. The strange thing was that sixty thousand of them were sinners and transgressors, whereas the remainder forty thousand were outwardly pious people. In astonishment Yusha’ (alaihis …

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“Festive Greetings”??

  A great scholar of Makkah Mukarramah, Shaikh Dahhaan, related the following thought provoking incident: A learned man who lived in Makkah Mukarramah passed away. Sometime later, his grave was re-dug to bury another person. To the utter amazement of those present, there lay in his grave the body of …

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I Don’t Know

Once whilst Ali (radiyallahu anhu) was seated on the mimbar, someone asked him a question. Without any hesitation, he calmly replied: “I don’t know.” The man commented: “How can you ever say: “I don’t know” when you have assumed this exalted position of sitting on the mimbar?” To this Ali …

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Caution

Once a sheep was stolen in Kufah in the time of Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.). When he heard about it, he enquired as to how long does a sheep live for. The people informed him that the maximum lifespan of a sheep is seven years. Hence Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.) …

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Divide and Conquer

By Shariffa Carlo Al Andalusia- A revert Muslim Sister I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and I remembered a story which I wish to share with you all. I have been thinking about the lack of unity we show as Muslims, and how when it comes to …

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The Blessed Days Have Arrived…

Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates: Rasulullah (salallahu alaihi wasalam) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days” (i.e the first ten days of Dhu ’l-Hijjah). (Bukhari) In another Hadith Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that Rasulullah (Sallahu Alaihi …

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The Plight of the Kite

The Plight of the Kite The colourful kite is flying high up in the sky. Attached to it is a string which goes all the way down to a man standing on the ground, who is controlling it. Everyone see’s and admires the kite whereas it is the man behind …

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