*Inspiration

True Love

  Once there was an extremely rich King. This King had four wives or rather four Queens. Out of all these four Queens he loved the youngest one the most. The Wazeers (Ministers) would often comment that because she was the youngest she received the maximum amount of the King’s admiration and …

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The progressive slide; Then & Now

Al-Miftah.com It’s a common fact; the further we progress in time from the era of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam), the more we degenerate on a universal basis. The scary part is the speed with which we are currently deteriorating! Emphasis on the inner self Islam has always emphasised on the internal …

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Home, Sweet Home !!

Maulana Khalid Dhorat   Nearly all travel agents have received complaints over the past few days about their patrons, including those who visited the Holy Lands, about how they abuse the hotel facilities. In the communiqué, it’s stated that patrons use the underside of the clothing iron to fry eggs, …

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Happiness: Modernity’s Official Religion

UNTIL THE AMERICAN Declaration of Independence gave us the notion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, people didn’t believe happiness was something that needed to be made into a specific right that they then had the ‘liberty’ to pursue. Instead, pursuing happiness is hard wired into our DNA. …

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Blessing in Disguise

As young children, many of us were dragged to the dentist. Once at the surgery, despite our protests, we were seated on the chair and made to open our mouths, after which the dentist carried out ‘unspeakable atrocities’ against us. Scaling, polishing, filling and worst of all – injecting and …

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The Purification Process

Sayyiduna ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that on one occasion a woman passed by a certain man who fixed his gaze on her (as she passed by). Thereafter, as he passed by a wall, he scraped his face with it. He then came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), while …

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Peer Pressure

  What will the people say? Will they approve of it? Will they laugh at it? It seems that such concerns influence our actions –especially our public conduct– more than anything else. Social pressure is a powerful force. It works by appealing to our desire not to be insulted, ridiculed, …

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The Delight of Selflessness

  By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times …

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