Inspiration

The Tool of the Unwearied Believers

The Imām, the jurist, traditionalist, ascetic, indeed polymath, Ibn Al Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, wrote on patience: Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) has made patience a race horse that never falters or stumbles, a sword that never loses its sharpness, a vanquishing army that is never defeated, and a fortified stronghold that never breaks and …

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Loving the Beloveds of the Beloved

Sayyiduna ‘Umar bin Khattaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once mentioned to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “Definitely you are more beloved to me than even my own self.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6632) Just as Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had this intense love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the Ahlul Bayt (family members) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi …

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Martyrdom – The Highest Honour

  To lay down one’s life for the cause of deen is the ultimate sacrifice. Hence being the ultimate sacrifice, martyrdom naturally has the highest honour as well. Allah Ta‘ala describes the martyrs as “living” in the verse: “And say not to those who have been slain in the Path …

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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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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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Intense Love for ALLAH

“Those that believe have intense love for Allah.” True love is such a characteristic that it can drive a person to exert himself to unbelievable sacrifices and hardships. True love also has the power to turn the heart of the beloved to such a degree that the lover can receive …

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Ten Blessed Days of Zil Hajj

  By His wisdom, Allah Ta’ala gave preference to some places and times over others. For Muslims, Friday is the best day of the week, Ramadan is the best month of the year, “Laylat al-Qadr” is the best night in Ramadan, the day of “Arafah” is the best day of …

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