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Etiquettes of Speech

30 Quranic Verses and Hadith on The Etiquettes of Speech 1. “And when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with ‘Salamaa’ (peaceful words of gentleness).” (Qur’an, 25:63) 2. “If they pass by some vain speech or play, they pass by it with dignity.” (Qur’an, 25:72) 3. …

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Turning to ALLAH in tough times

Many of us have experienced, are experiencing or will experience difficult moments that make us wonder whether there is any hope for our future. These moments rock the foundations of our inner selves. They can throw us into abysses of doubt and devastate our self-esteem, nearly obliterating our sense of …

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Choices

Excerpt from ‘Attaining a Pure Heart’ delivered by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed at SNMC Ottawa, Canada – See more at: http://www.zaynabacademyonline.org/ Some people say that they didn’t even know there is something that exists called the qalb. There are a few words Allāh swt uses in Qur’ān repeatedly- aql (intellect), qalb …

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Modesty

Modesty: An Inside-Out Approach Think modesty (hayā’). What comes to mind? It could be wearing hijāb and dressing modestly. Or maybe it is using decent and clean speech. Or it might be conducting ourselves with dignity and self-respect around the opposite gender. If we know we’ve fallen short in our …

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Honesty is the ‘only’ policy…

Honesty is the only policy…     Several years ago a Sheik recounted what happened to him after he had moved to London. He often took the bus from his home to the downtown area. Some weeks after he arrived, he had the occasion to ride the same bus. When …

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The Forgotten Twig

I leave behind me two things, the Quraan and my teachings and if you follow these you will never go astray. [The Last will Of Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him].(al-mustadrak, hadeeth 318) In this modern day and age we are constantly reminded and bombarded by commercials about our health and …

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The Never-Ending Story

  By Abid Mohammed   A man once complained to the Prophet ﷺ (peace and blessings be upon him) that he had a hard heart. The Prophet ﷺ replied, “If you want your heart to soften, (affectionately) rub the orphan’s head (with your hand) and feed the needy.” [narrated by Ibn …

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Promises, Promises

    No two words can invoke as much hope and confidence as, “I promise.” As children we are taught that promises are unbreakable pledges which cannot be defaulted on under any circumstances. But, as we grow older, the old adage of, “promises were meant to be broken,” more often …

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Forgiveness?

One of the things that stops me from praying Salaah is that my mother will taunt me,” said a college-going girl to me once, “I know I should pray, but I am afraid that she will say, “After doing so many wrong things, now you are praying?”” What this girl was …

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11 Tips to avoid RIBA – (Interest/Usury)

  The Prophet, upon him be peace, taught, “A time will come over people when not a one of them will remain other than consumers of interest; and even those who do not consume it will be effected by its dust.” This hadith was related by Abu Hurayrah and was …

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