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Do You Want Good For Others?

Allāh’s Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”[1] In another narration it is reported that he said, “By the One in whose hand is my soul, a servant does not [truly] believe until he …

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It’s Under Your Nose!

There was once a multi-millionaire businessman who journeyed to a tropical island to enjoy a vacation. One morning, he set out from his chalet, bright and early, to walk on the beach and enjoy the morning air. As he strolled, he caught sight of a local fisherman, hard at work in …

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Love for your Brother

It is undoubtedly an uncomfortable reality, but nevertheless it is the truth. This is in reference to the reality which states that not all those who meet Allah on the Day of Reckoning with Iman will be granted instant access to paradise. Certain deficiencies in Iman may mean that paradise will not be the …

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Bidding her Husband Farewell

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais [radhiyallahu ‘anha] – Part Five) During the year 8 A.H., the momentous Battle of Mutah transpired. This was just a few months after Sayyidah Asmaa bintu ‘Umais (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and her husband, Sayyiduna Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), arrived in Madeenah Munawwarah from Abyssinia. When dispatching the army, Rasulullah …

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The Greatest of Creation ﷺ ﷺ ﷺ

A father; a husband; a statesman; a judge; a peacemaker; a teacher; a warrior; a counsellor; and on top of all this, he was the final prophet and the greatest of all creation. This was who Prophet Mohammad PBUH was. At the age of 40, his Lord would instruct him …

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An Incident Regarding Sincerity & Dislike For Fame

Question Is this incident reliable: قصة صاحب النقب  حدّثني أبو حاتم عن الأصمعيّ قال: حدّثنا أبو عمرو الصّفّار قال: حاصر مسلمة حصناً فندب الناس إلى نقب منه، فما دخله أحد. فجاء رجل من عرض الجيش فدخله ففتحه اللّه عليهم، فنادى مسلمة: أين صاحب النقب؟ فما جاءه أحد، فنادى: إني قد …

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No Price too Great to Pay​

Inspirational Advice On one occasion Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was proceeding in a certain direction when his blessed gaze fell on a building which was tall in height. Seeing the tall building, he asked the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “What is this (building and who has built it)?” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu …

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Information Obsession​

On one occasion, a certain Sahaabi asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “When will Qiyaamah occur?” In response, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked him, “What have you prepared for the Day of Qiyaamah?” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6167) In other words, when the knowledge of the precise moment of Qiyaamah’s occurrence is only known to …

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Sacred Tranquility in Our Age of Distress & Anxiety

The 6 Ayaat for Anxiety and Stress The main thrust of this piece is a short discussion from Ibn al-Qayyim concerning how his shaykh, Ibn Taymiyyah, would recite the six “Verses of Tranquility” in the Qur’an whenever he would feel under pressure or find himself in straightened circumstances. Ibn al-Qayyim …

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