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Coping with Trials, Misfortunes & Life’s Pitiless Storms

http://thehumblei.com/2012/12/28/patience-and-the-pelting-of-lifes-pitiless-storms/ Life is never without its ups and downs, its triumphs and tears, its joys and sorrows. In the Qur’an we read the following: We will surely test you with fear and hunger, and loss of property and lives and trade. But give glad-tidings to the patient who, when struck …

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The smoke signal

by Abu Muhammad Yusuf Source: muslimvillage.com The journey of life can be like a roller coaster. We often experience extreme conditions which create despondency and hopelessness. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “Verily, if Allah loves a people, He makes them go through …

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Two Jannats

  In the time of ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), there lived a very pious youngster who would spend most of his time in the Musjid. ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was very fond of him. Every night after esha salaah he would go to visit his elderly father. There lived a woman on …

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9 signs that you are a stranger:

1. when you get up for fajr when others are having sweet dreams and you pray asr when others are busy in office work, selling in markets. 2. when you pay zakat when others find it unfair. 3. when you avoid alcohol while others say “its ok to have some …

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Qurbani and the Battlefield of Faith!

“Certainly there is a profound lesson for you in the life of Hazrat Ebrahim Alayhimus Salaam” Ebrahim Alayhimus Salaam abandoned his life of solitude to confront a world steeped in tyranny and rebellion against Allah. He boldly challenged the icons of power and openly denounced falsehood, which pitted him in …

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Let Go of Grudges, for Your Own Sake

  idealmuslimah.com “Pardon them and overlook – Allah loves those who do good.” (Qur’an 5:13) If we hold grudges, our spirits get stuck like trapped birds. We can’t fly the way we’re supposed to, because our own resentments bind us and hold us down. When you hate someone, they don’t …

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A casual stroll through the gardens of Jannat

  By Maulana Khalid Dhorat Our All-Compassionate Lord fashioned three things with His own Hand, not through a process of cause and effect, like everything else. These are His eternal masterpieces which mankind will never cease to admire. They are Prophet Adam, Paradise, and the Taurat (Old Testament). Paradise is …

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THE BLIND GIRL

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving husband. He was always there for her. She told her husband, “If I could only see the world, my love for you will be even more…” One day someone donated a pair …

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Passing the examination of life

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) If in any school, university, college or institute, questions of an examination are given or there is a paper ‘leak-out’, the examination is cancelled or reset. Allah Ta’ala has given us the final question paper consisting of three outwardly simple questions. The …

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How to Clean The Heart

almiftah.com The sin of malice and discord is serious. Even on auspicious occasions despite Allah’s abundant mercy, we always find one particular class of people that are deprived; those who harbour ill-feelings in their hearts towards others. In addition to this, some narrations state that such people’s salah is not …

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