Health

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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What to do at the time of Adversity

  By Shaykhul-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah Allāh Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has granted His servants such tools through which they can alleviate any problem, big or small: Tawbah & Istighfār (Repentance & Seeking Forgiveness) – Sincerely asking Allāh Subhanahu wa Ta’alafor forgiveness of sins will not only erase the sins from …

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Depression

By Shaykh Ash-Shuraym . If one takes a just and unbiased look at the current condition of mankind in general and the Muslims in particular, in an era where technology is at its most advanced and civilization is at its most developed in economic, medical, military and informational terms, they …

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Goodbye to Depression

Every second person complains of stress, anxiety and depression. There are three main causes for this:  1. We have shifted our focus from Allah Ta`ala towards our abilities and resources, and towards people around us. Thus, when everything around us fails us, we lose hope in life and sink into …

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The benefit of detoxing your body

  You change the oils and filters in your car, you wash the dishes and scrub the bathroom sink. You take a shower and you make sure to clean between your fingers. But how often do you cleanse your body from the inside? The body becomes a storage site for …

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Modesty

Natural Instinct of Modesty Eroded Say: (O Muhammad) My Lord has certainly forbidden the Fawaahish(evil and shameful deeds) whether committed openly or secretly, sins(of every type), unjustified oppression, joining partners(in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no …

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Motherhood

In April President Clinton gathered an army of former presidents, state governors, city mayors and hundreds of prominent people from all 50 states to address one of the most pressing problems facing America today. He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army. …

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Why is Homosexuality Prohibited?

QUESTION Salam! I am a teenager from pakistan. I am 17 and doing my a levels. Several people around me are supporters of the lgbtq community. As much as I try to condemn it is hard doing so overtly as it ends up in me being ostracised. In a honesty …

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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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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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