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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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Five before Five

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, …

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Successful wrongdoers don’t deserve envy

Abu Hurairah relates that the Apostle of God (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “You should never be envious of an evil-doer because of some advantage or prosperity. You do not know what suffering he is going to endure after death. With Allah [i.e., in the Hereafter] …

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Knowledge is for practice!

  There currently seems to be a widespread notion that: knowledge is for propagation, instead of practice. Therefore as soon as we come across a useful piece of information we immediately think of forwarding it instead of first planning to implement it in our lives! Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said, …

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Cleaning Your Inner-self

  Just think, if for any reason a person does not take a shower for a few weeks, what would be the state of his body? Obviously his body would start emitting a very awful stink! Remember, he cannot get rid of that stink even if he decides to put on new, …

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The Ultimate Kindness​

Every mother knows that it is impermissible for a child to breastfeed after the age of two. At the same time, mothers understand that their infant children cannot progress from a purely milk-based diet to a diet of solids overnight. If this drastic, unfamiliar change is thrust upon the child in …

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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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Culture

  Culture is defined as a people’s complete way of life. It consists of all the ideas, objects and ways of doing things created by the group. Culture includes beliefs, customs, language and traditions (World Book Encyclopaedia). While there are numerous cultures and subcultures present in the world, of primary …

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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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