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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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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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The status of Rasulullah (SAW)

  The position of Rasulullah ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) is likened to the sun in the sky. Amongst the celestial bodies the sun is superior. Rasulullah ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) is also most superior …

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Seeking Halal Earnings

by Khalid Baig According to Abdullah ibn Masud, (RadiAllahu unhu), The Prophet Muhammad, (Sallallahu Alyhi Wasallam), said: ‘Seeking halal earning is a duty after the duty.’ In other words working to earn a halal living is itself a religious obligation second in importance after the primary religious obligations like prayers, …

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The meaning of ” Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Raaji’oon”

Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji’oon Yeah, sure we say this statement when someone dies.Also some of us may say this sentence when they lose something, suffer a setback or harm. But…do you know what it means? Sure, everyone know that it obviously means ‘To Allaah we belong and to …

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