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Fill the Bucket!

    By Abdur Rahmaan Umar “Sheikh, Ramadaan soon,” said Omar, his gruff voice making him sound a lot older than his 28 years, “We will really have to exert ourselves this Ramadaan!” Sheik Hamaad nodded quietly, taking a sip of his favourite Jasmine tea. “Yup, we really gonna have …

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Four Roads to the Heart

We have four roads that lead to the heart, the eyes, ears, tongue and mind. The heart takes effect from what we see, hear, speak and think. If we see good, hear good, speak good and think good, then the heart becomes good and allows good actions to flow from …

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The Greatest Return

Al-Haadi – Website of Madrasah Taleemuddeen – Isipingo Beach South Africa   There are many great “returns” that people experience in their lives. The returning of a missing child, finding a very valuable lost item or a close family member returning home after spending many years overseas are some instances …

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The Three levels of Fasting

The three levels of fasting, as delineated by the great twelfth century scholar, Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisi: Level One This is the most basic level of fasting, and it is to refrain from the desires of the stomach and private parts. In other words, to refrain from food, drink and sexual …

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Blessings in Disguise…

  By Abu Muhammad Yusuf The journey of life often encompasses difficulties, challenges, trials and tribulations. With the right frame of mind and positive attitude we can come out of each “dark tunnel” better, stronger and wiser. We have a choice on how we respond to life’s “storms.” Either we …

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Winter the best season for the believer

The clocks have gone back Summer time has ended Beginning of winter And everyone is in gloom Illness and depression Rain and snow Travel chaos and snow days Everyone is suffering One way or another Amongst this negativity The believer sees rays of positivity Winter the best season for the …

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“I Can’t, It’s Impossible”

      One often hears these words repeated, and they are a major reason for the state of failure that the Ummah is enduring. These words are rooted in a state of mental inability, even though this inability is illusory, not real. Indeed, disabled minds only produce failure. There …

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Be pleased with Allah

Along with having faith in the phrase, “I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion, and with Muhammad as a Messenger,” you must also be pleased with Allah’s commandments and decrees. When you are selective in your belief in pre-ordainment, your belief is incorrect. Being …

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