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Anger Management: Practical Tips To Control Your Temper

Anger is a misunderstood emotion; it is what you do with it that matters. It can be destructive like a storm, but can act as motivation for change. It tells us when our boundaries are being crossed and can deter adversaries. The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (sall Allāhu ‘alayhi …

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Fasting: A Gift of Sabr

The phrase ‘be patient’ often sounds rather dry and grim. We don’t really hear these words and feel a gush of inspiration or even think, ‘that’s exactly what I needed to hear.’ In a world fuelled by instant gratification, upholding the quality of patience in wait of a later reward …

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Are you happy or sad that Ramadan is ending soon?

  Ramaḍān is drawing to a close and the people of īmān are sad. For them, Ramaḍān was what brought happiness. 1 – They were happy because the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) would be. When Ramaḍān would arrive, he would ascend the pulpit and announce: قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَمَضَانُ شَهْرٌ مُبَارَكٌ “Ramaḍān has come to you! A …

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I’tikaaf- “The Spiritual Retreat”

  eislam.co.za The meaning of Itikaf is to seclude oneself in the Masjid  with the express niyyah (intention) of Itikaf. Allah Ta’ala has indeed in His perfect wisdom created humanity in a unique way. He has made it such that from time to time His creation needs a rest. We rest …

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Laylatul Qadr-The Night of Power!

  Allah Ta’ala in His infinite Mercy has favoured us in so many ways. Such blessings that we cannot possibly enumerate nor show sufficient gratitude to the Almighty. Amongst the many blessings include a very special GIFT: Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Power.   It is an opportunity to gain …

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Three Ramadan Messages

Now that we are past the halfway point of Ramaḍān, I wish to relay three brief messages that are simple in their meanings but crucial in their importance, particularly to those who fear that this year will be like the many Ramaḍāns before it. The first: Be happy This is exactly what …

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Itikaf Explained (detailed)

  The basic purpose of I’tikâf is that the heart gets attached to Allâh and, with it, one attains inner composure and equanimity and pre‑occupation with the mundane things of life ceases and absorption in the eternal Reality takes its place, and the state is reached in which all fears, …

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Battle of Badr 17th Ramadan 2AH

  THE DECISIVE BATTLE OF BADR: The Great Expedition of Badr took place in Ramadan, 2 A.H. Allah called this battle ‘The Day of Distinguishing.’ Allah says, ‘if you believe in Allah and what We sent down on Our servant on the Day of Distinguishing, the day the two hosts …

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