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  Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was not happy at all. One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; Why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, …

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The Perfume of Piety

There was once a person whose body would always exude the fragrance of the most exotic musk and perfume. A friend one day asked him, “What is this wonderful fragrance I always smell on you? You must be spending a lot of money on musk if you apply it so …

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My Love Story

It wasn’t love at first sight. That would have been impossible, considering I’ve never ever seen Him. But I know Him, far better than anyone I might have met in person. We speak a lot lately. Sometimes, He’ll talk to me for over an hour and I’ll simply sit and …

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Need for Speed

The worldwide trend is to aim for increase in speed. Is this a good thing? DEVIL SPEED “Calmness and patient deliberation is from Allah and haste is from Satan.” (Tirmizi) Our food is increasingly becoming instant and with that comes attendant health problems. A myriad of sicknesses find their root …

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Virtues of Wudu

Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates: ‘I heard my loving friend, Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: The jewelery of a Mu’min (on the Day of Resurrection) will cover to the places where the water of ablution reaches.’ (Muslim) Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates: I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: ‘My …

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Why Do Some People Become Ugly?

Have you ever wondered why so many people who were bright and beautiful as children, however, as they grew older their innocence and beauty eluded them? Well, wonder no more – Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) explains this phenomena to us: “The person who is righteous and honest, his honesty is manifest …

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The Power of Forgiveness

  The act of forgiveness is a strategy to become neutral, to reset the game, to start fresh. Forgiveness is a decision, an intention to get out of guilt, to clear all the debt and baggage that keeps us stuck in self-destructive patterns. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone …

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Incident of the Sock

Once upon a time there was a very rare, wise and saintly rich man whose name was Hamza. Sensing his approaching death, Hamza called his son to his side and gave him these instructions, “My son, I shall be leaving you very shortly. On the day I die and they …

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Story of *2.5%*

  Assalamu alaikum. One day, a very wealthy man was walking on the road. Along the way, he saw a beggar on the sidewalk. The rich man looked kindly at the beggar and asked him why he was begging. The beggar said, “Sir, I’ve been unemployed for a year now. …

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