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Never Lose Hope

During the Battle of Uhud, one of the painful tragedies suffered by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the martyrdom of his beloved uncle, Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The person responsible for killing Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was none other than Sayyiduna Wahshi bin Harb (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). At that time, he was …

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The Coffee Cup

  FAILING senior year, a best friend moving a continent away, a fight with your mom, death in the family, that horrible accounts teacher. What do all these have in common? Tests. Tests from Allah, set upon us. To evaluate us, to help us progress, to help us grow. To …

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Tasbeeh-e-Fatimi

Haji Farooq ra senior Khalifa of Shaykh Maulana Maseehullah had mentioned: If a person visits a certain country and sees a beautiful plant, he may desire to take it home. However, there are certain aspects that are of concern to him. The first concern is, Will it grow in his …

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What Happened in New Zealand A Few Days Later

Reflections: In today’s current social and political environment, being Muslim is truly becoming a challenge; it’s a struggle. It feels like we’re living in the times that were described by the Prophet ﷺ in a number of different narrations. The Prophet ﷺ said, “A time will come upon people when a person practicing his …

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Safe and Secure​

In an age of crime and danger, where hijackings, burglaries, hold-ups, murders, rapes and kidnappings are rife, people are understandably worried about their safety and security. Effective safety and security can be acquired through making du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to protect us and reciting the various du‘aas of protection mentioned …

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The Barakah of Surah Baqarah​

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Do not make your homes into graveyards – indeed Shaitaan flees from the home in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” (Saheeh Muslim #1824) Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Do not make your …

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The Hadith of The Cow That Spoke

The Prophet Muhammad (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) never fell short in surprising his companions from time to time with stories, real life ones, which he would use to capture their attention and as a platform to get across to them key messages that each Muslim needs during his journey to Allāh …

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The Supportive Spouse​

Sayyidah Zainab Thaqafiyyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), also known by the name ‘Raitah’, was the respected wife of the renowned Sahaabi, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had dedicated his time to remaining in the blessed company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to serve him and …

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How Islaam Deals With Sadness and Worry

The average human being in the developed world battles sadness and worry on a daily basis. While the majority of the world’s population confront extreme poverty, famine, conflict and despair those of us privileged to lead relatively easy lives must tackle fear, stress, and anxiety. Why are those of us …

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