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12 Principles of Happiness

1. Live within the parameters of your day. Tomorrow is yet to be born. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “In the morning, do not expect to live until the evening, and in the evening, do not expect to live until the morning.” (Bukhari)   2. If your heart is struggling to rest, …

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Goodbye to Depression

Every second person complains of stress, anxiety and depression. There are three main causes for this:  1. We have shifted our focus from Allah Ta`ala towards our abilities and resources, and towards people around us. Thus, when everything around us fails us, we lose hope in life and sink into …

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Smile

Laughing moderately can act as a cure or as therapy for depression and sadness. It has a strong influence on keeping the soul light and the heart clear. Abu Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I make it a practice to laugh in order to give rest and …

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The World Within

  In nearly every culture, people use metaphors that directly or indirectly allude the heart. We call people ‘hard hearted’ because they show no mercy. Likewise people are said to have ‘cold hearts’ or ‘warm hearts’. When someone’s words penetrate our soul and affect us profoundly, we say that person …

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The Other Doors

Our 4 year old son has some fairly serious health problems, so we are “frequent fliers” at the local children’s hospital. Two weeks ago, our son was there for several days having surgery. As stressful as that was for us, my visits to that hospital almost always leave me feeling …

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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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Muharram- Reflect, Resolve & Reclaim

  Muharram is one of the sacred months of the Islamic year. Muharram is the month with which we begin our lunar calendar. It commemorates the Hijrah undertaken by our beloved, The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) to Madina, where he was welcomed with sanctuary. It is …

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Have a Heart!​

  Imagine, for a moment, that there is a refugee camp with a few thousand people seeking shelter and safety. These people are living hand to mouth and are struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Now, a person goes to the very edge of the camp, lights a …

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Mothers of the Nations – Sayyidah Saarah & Haajar – Booklet

During the days of hajj and qurbaani, the amazing incidents of Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) are discussed. However, this great Nabi was supported by two great women, his noble wives. This e-book is a transcript of a programme that was conducted on the pure lives of Sayyidah Saarah and Sayyidah …

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Better Than Hajj

Inspirational Advice The great Imaam and Muhaddith, ‘Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahimahullah), would perform hajj very regularly. He would carry along a lot of luggage and travel in a caravan of many servants and others whom he would sponsor. On one of his journeys for hajj, he was accompanied by a …

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