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Allah is Always There for Us

  By M.B. Ahmed At times in your everyday life you come across someone who persistently harasses you. He always shouts at you, insults you, makes you feel degraded and annoys you in a number of other ways. In that situation you might feel there is no one for you, …

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The Grass is Always Greener…

alhaadi.org Shaikh ‘Abdul Fattaah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah), the renowned Syrian ‘Aalim, writes that he heard the following incident from an ‘Aalim of Pakistan: Once, a certain person went to visit one of the rulers in Northern Pakistan. When the ruler (received him and) asked him how he was, he launched …

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Begging for the Best​

On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) visited a Bedouin who received him warmly and honoured him. So, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) bade him to also visit him. Accordingly, the Bedouin visited Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to him, “If you have any need, you may …

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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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Closing Doors To Open More

  In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy  وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَ‌هُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ‌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ‌ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it …

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The Garment of Marriage​

  From a kurta to an abaaya, and a pair of pants to a shirt – almost all items of clothing are made in the same way – by joining different pieces of fabric together. The process, in essence, is as follows: First, different pieces of cloth are gathered. Then, they …

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Gifts of the Giver

  Have we ever pondered over the lengthy, intricate, multi-stage processes that occur every day for our continued well-being and comfort? Indeed, if we ponder over a ‘simple’ loaf of bread, we will realize that before the loaf landed in our hands, it underwent many processes and followed a lengthy …

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