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The Cure for Depression: Tafweez – Booklet

Tafweez: (Resigning oneself to the Decisions of Allah) A talk delivered by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel RA “ When in love, the complaint of the Beloved is not appropriate. For me there is no injustice in any of His actions.Outwardly though it may be a calamity,But it is in fact …

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Friend Indeed

A well know Arabic saying advises, “Don’t talk about a person. Ask about his companions.” This simply means that if you want to enquire about a person — about his character, what are his habits, is he responsible, etc., then do not enquire specifically about him. Instead enquire about the …

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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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Bursting the Bubble​

As exhausted as she was, she put in the extra effort. “Never mind if I’m tired, I’ll do it for my hubby,” she thought to herself. She wore attractive clothing and jewellery, applied perfume, prepared his favourite meal and dessert and even lit candles, hoping to please her husband by …

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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 is …

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Turning to God After All Else Has Failed Us

Isn’t it the height of bad faith if we turn to God only after everyone else, or everything else, has failed us? Isn’t that trivialising God’s greatness that we’ve put Him last on our list? If so, will He still listen to my plea for help? Should I still turn to Him? Or will it be a case of: ‘The cheek …

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100 Days Until Ramadan 2019

Although not especially distant, with fewer than 100 days until the arrival of Ramaḍān this year, there is still a significant amount of time before its appearance. As such, we must ask: is it already the topic of any conversation? If we are consistently reminded that from our many failings as an …

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Piles Of Stuff: A Reflection On Consumerism

Bismillah I went straight to my room after returning from my uncle’s janazah (funeral prayer). He died from Leukemia and had just returned from umrah a few weeks before his death. Upon entering my room, the thought that he was being placed into the ground and the men covering him with dirt was so …

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7 Tips To Overcome Anxiety and Worry

Journeying through storms While in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, the sky suddenly darkens and the winds start to pick up. Suddenly, a downpour falls heavily onto your head and shoulders, filling the tiny boat with water. As the boat capsizes, you find yourself surrounded by …

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Am I Normal???​

We are all familiar with the terms ‘normal’ and ‘natural’. However, if asked to furnish a definition for normal and natural, how would we respond? In the modern world, ‘normal’ is often defined as that which conforms to the norms of society and is deemed acceptable by society at large. However, …

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