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Are Muslims lagging behind in Islamic Morals and Etiquettes?

A few days ago, a Muslim lady from Texas allegedly killed her two children because they were autistic and she could not handle the pressure of raising them. (Ref) Last year, a very successful Muslim entrepreneur killed his wife because of domestic issues and now awaits trial. The entrepreneur had …

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Control That Everyday Scourge – Irritation

By Sister S Bemath When you’re pushed from all sides for quick answers, quick results and quick fit-in jobs- . . . constantly interrupted . . . misunderstood because those around you haven’t listened and you have to repeat explanations. When you feel tired and have a headache and people …

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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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Integrity and Honesty

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) It has been mentioned in a Hadeeth that a pious person from the Bani Israeel took a loan of 1000 gold coins and fixing a date, promised to pay back at that time. The person giving the loan required witnesses. The pious …

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Ethical guidelines in Business

  Some general guidelines govern the Islamic code of ethics with relation to both one’s daily life and business conduct. Muslims are required to behave Islamically in their business dealings because Allah Himself is witness to their transactions: In whatever business you may be, and whatever portion you may be …

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Poverty of the Soul Part 1

Today, I’m going to talk about poverty.  Yet, the poverty I speak about today isn’t the apparent kind. You see, before we can begin to speak about a concept, we need a criterion. We need definitions. In speaking about poverty, we need to understand that there is external poverty and …

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Your end may be near…

Operation Death This is the Tale of the Average Man, Who acts contrary to Allah’s Plan, If you are reflected herein, Then repent, and commit no sin. ‘Twas early in the morning at four, When death knocked upon a bedroom door “Who is there”? the sleeping one cried, “I’m Izrael, …

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Humility

  Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) as saying: There was a dispute between Hell and Paradise and it (Hell) said: “The haughty and the proud would find abode in me”. And Paradise said: “The meek and the humble …

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Arrogance

WHAT is SO wrong about feeling self-important? The Qur’an clearly mentions that being arrogant will surely lead one to Hellfire. Allah says: “Enter the gates of Hell to abide eternally therein, and wretched is the residence of the arrogant.” (Qur’an 40:76) “I will turn away from My signs those who …

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Valentine Daze and Other Pagan Customs

There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah (innovation). Like bid’ah they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance and outside influence. Like bid’ah they entail rituals. But unlike bid’ah the rituals have not been given an Islamic face. They are followed …

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