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Maryam: A Woman of Miracles

Reflecting on this past year, we can all agree that we have all faced some very unexpected circumstances. Many have faced (and are still facing) harsh situations in their personal lives due to the pandemic. When we look into the lives of many great figures in our past, we find …

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Do not judge the book by its cover

 http://www.qafila.org/ This incident is mentioned in Shama’il Tirmidhi1. Anas radiallahu anhu says that there was one Sahabi who was a villager living in the rural areas on the outskirts of Madinah al Munawwarah. Whenever he used to come to Madinah al Munawwarah to meet Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam he used …

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How Do YOU React To Hardship & Ease?

  Allāh has kept it no secret: as long as man lives, he shall not be left alone. Tests from all corners of life will be thrown at him in order to uncover his essence and exhibit his core. Indeed, how many a times has one assumed to know another …

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Grief & Loss: Coping With Life’s Pitiless Storms

The following is less about the reason or meaning behind suffering and loss (which I’ve written about here), and more to do with coping with personal tragedy or grief. It was written for a close family, to help console them on the loss of a dear loved one. I have added a note on the nature of …

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“Even if I Die Trying”

  Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) owned a slave whose work was to earn an income for Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). One night, the slave presented Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) with some food that he had earned. As soon as the food was placed before him, Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …

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How to Overcome Sadness

Many of us have a black and white understanding of mental health. Sadness is often attributed to weakness in īmān or committing sins; however a person must understand that just as one can be bruised physically, one can also be bruised emotionally. How did the Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) advise …

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A Trial of Women Liberation and Freedom

By Maulana Syed Muhammad Yusuf Banuri Compiled By: Mufti Umar Anwar Badakhshani Islaminsight.org Honor and respect for women and Islam Another cause of anxiety and mental anguish for the new generation is linked to the fairer sex is their insistence on an incorrect course of action. The honor and respect …

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Strengthening the Bonds of Kinship

  Just imagine: if a close relative hurls insults at you us in a very nasty manner, what would be your reaction?   Most of us would obviously react in any one of the three of manners given below: If you are an extremely hot-tempered individual you would at once …

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