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A Gift in Disguise

Sayyiduna ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Death is the gift of a believer.” (Tabraani – Majma‘uz Zawaaid #3940) When the lockdown commenced, there were many people who were stranded in foreign countries. Their governments may have attempted repatriation efforts, but they were unsuccessful and these …

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Brevity of Life

The silent narrow pathways of graveyards help you to understand the brevity of life. There is very little noise there – perhaps just the wind rustling through some lone trees and the faraway chatter of gravediggers that have taken a break from their work. Perhaps the muffled cries of the …

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Healthy Living

  6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy     Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “Indeed [among] the first things a person will be asked about on the Day of Qiyamah is that it will be said to him, ‘Did We not make …

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The Never-Ending Story

  By Abid Mohammed   A man once complained to the Prophet ﷺ (peace and blessings be upon him) that he had a hard heart. The Prophet ﷺ replied, “If you want your heart to soften, (affectionately) rub the orphan’s head (with your hand) and feed the needy.” [narrated by Ibn …

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The More Evils Will open up Before Them.

“The more people increase in comfort and luxury and the more they open up before the people [with the Dunya], the more evils will open up before them. It is comfort and luxury that destroys a person. Because if a person was to concern himself with comfort and luxury and …

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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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“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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After Ramadan: Keeping the Connection – Part 1

  by Sheikh Kamaludeen Ahmed* Allah SWT gave us a beautiful gift and He announced in the Quraan that, “Indeed I am intimately near to you. I am very close to you” and “We are even closer to you than your own Jugular vein”. We are closer to you than …

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7 Conditions to purify your Heart in Ramadhan

  Seven conditions that we, as Muslims must possess for our hearts to be saleem (Healthy & Sound). By Imam Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (ibn Al-Qayyim) rahimahullah. The heart is the seat of Iman, or faith. The heart is the source of all righteous action. Purity (Tazkiya) of the heart …

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Are you happy or sad that Ramadan is ending soon?

  Ramaḍān is drawing to a close and the people of īmān are sad. For them, Ramaḍān was what brought happiness. 1 – They were happy because the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) would be. When Ramaḍān would arrive, he would ascend the pulpit and announce: قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَمَضَانُ شَهْرٌ مُبَارَكٌ “Ramaḍān has come to you! A …

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