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Promises, Promises

    No two words can invoke as much hope and confidence as, “I promise.” As children we are taught that promises are unbreakable pledges which cannot be defaulted on under any circumstances. But, as we grow older, the old adage of, “promises were meant to be broken,” more often …

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Blessed Fruits

  Allah Ta’ala has repeatedly made reference to the gift of fruit in the Holy Quran. In one verse Allah Ta’ala says: “Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and we produce therewith fruits of various colours.” (Surah Fatir:87) Elsewhere Allah Ta’ala says: “and He …

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The “NEED” of the Hour

ibnumasood.co.za N = Nurturing E = Education E = Example D = Du‘aa   As I walked out of the musjid, an eye-catching poster filled with colour begged for my attention. It was a report-back on Syria by an ‘Aalim scheduled for the forthcoming night. I cancelled my soccer to attend the very promising program. As the Moulana recounted …

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Truthfulness – Honesty in Islam

    Truthfulness is very closely related to trustworthiness and can perhaps be regarded as its twin quality. Like trustworthiness, it was also the second distinguishing feature of our Prophet, Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam as he was called As-Saadiq (the truthful) for his immaculate truthfulness. Similar to trustworthiness, it …

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9 Hot Tips For Winter Souls

By Umme Ammarah (For our readers in the Northern Hemisphere save this article for later in the year when winter creeps in!) It is said winter is a time when people suffer from so called winter blues. But it is interesting to see how many people welcome winter because they …

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“Why me?”

Duzak.org   By Maulana Khalid Dhorat A sign of perfect belief is when one is happy with his Lord in good times, as well as bad times. Both these conditions should be equal to a true believer. If they are not, this is a sign of hypocrisy: hypocrisy in the …

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Forgiveness?

One of the things that stops me from praying Salaah is that my mother will taunt me,” said a college-going girl to me once, “I know I should pray, but I am afraid that she will say, “After doing so many wrong things, now you are praying?”” What this girl was …

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11 Tips to avoid RIBA – (Interest/Usury)

  The Prophet, upon him be peace, taught, “A time will come over people when not a one of them will remain other than consumers of interest; and even those who do not consume it will be effected by its dust.” This hadith was related by Abu Hurayrah and was …

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Eight Casualties of Haram Wealth

Our analysis, when presented with a business venture, is meticulously thorough: “what are the start-up costs?”; “how many partners are involved?”; “what’s the likely return on investment?”. In many cases, however, it may not even occur to ask the most important of all questions: “what’s the Islamic ruling of this venture?” The …

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