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Who does the Gold Belong to?

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once mentioned an incident of a person who purchased some land from another. The purchaser found an earthenware utensil filled with gold buried in the ground. Hence he went to the seller and told him: “Take your gold, for I have purchased from you only the …

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Up and Down

When the price of petrol and food goes up, we all get worried. When rates and taxes go up, we still get worried. When hijacking and killing go up, we get even more worried. So as long as things go up we remain worried. However, the reality is that we …

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Falling In Love With The Tool

Imagine I gifted you with a box full of tools and every material you’d need, and then asked you to build a house–not for me–for yourself. How many people would fall in love with the hammer and forget about building the house? How many would use the tools instead to …

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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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It Isn’t Payday

We’re all eager to get paid. But in our job, we work all day, but never expect our pay to come in every hour–or even every week. We keep working, though. We keep working because we know our pay is being saved up for payday–at the end of the month. …

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What is Your Heart Looking at?

Often what makes us fall into despair is focusing on the wrong things. For example, if we’ve sinned, we focus on the sin, rather than the Most Merciful. If we’re broken, we focus on the break instead of Al Jabbar, the One who mends. If we are in pain, we …

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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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Dua

Nasihah (Advice): Making Dua for others results in your Dua being accepted It is recorded in the Hadith that the Dua of a Muslim for the next Muslim in his absence is never rejected. In another Hadith, it is mentioned that when a person makes Dua for the next Muslim, …

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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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