Social Behaviour

Lessons from Surah Al Humazah

FROM THE NOBLE QUR’AAN SURAH AL-HUMAZAH (THE SLANDERER) Surah: 104 THEME: BACKBITING, SLANDERING AND AMASSING OF WEALTH In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 1. Woe unto every backbiter and slanderer. 2. Who amasses wealth and counts it. 3. He thinks that his wealth has immortalized …

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6 Rights of the Muslim

Abu Hurayrah RA narrated that the Messenger of Allaah [SAW] said: “The rights of the Muslim upon the Muslim are six.” It was said, “And what are they Oh Messenger of Allaah?” He [SAW] replied, “When you meet him, give him the greeting of peace, when he invites you, respond …

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10 Habits For Happiness

One of the primary objectives of Islām is to establish happiness in this world. The objectives of the Sharīʿah have shown that if this dīn were practised and applied, there would not only be more justice and fairness, but more specifically happiness—for people, animals and our external environment. So Allāh …

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Words Have Power: A Sacred Truth From the Qur’an

The first principle وَقُولُوا لِلنَّاسِ حُسْناً “Speak to people good words.” The Arabic word used for “good” is “ḥusnā”. As a result, the āyah translates as, “Speak to people good words.”[1] What is interesting is that in other recitations of the verse – namely that of Ḥamzah and al-Kisā’ī – this word is recited …

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Can you swear someone if they swear you?

  Nasihah (Advice): Vulgarity is not part of Islam   Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Samurah radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Verily, obscenity and vulgarity are not part of Islam. Verily, the best people in Islam are those with the best character.” [Musnad Aḥmad] ______________________________   Question and …

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F.I.T.N.A+ : Do I Have a Choice? Part 2

“To Allāh Ta’ālā belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth…” (Al-Qur’ān 2/284) Commentators of the Qur’ān Karīm explain this verse as follows: “Allāh Ta’āla is the Owner of all those residing in the heavens and the earth and we are all His slaves,” Allāh Ta’āla is our …

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Allah’s Pleasure vs People’s Pleasure

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who seeks the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala through (carrying out an action which is pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala, but is) displeasing (to) people, then Allah Ta‘ala will suffice him against the difficulty of the people (i.e. the difficulty …

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 The Enormity of Usurping Inheritance

  Sheikh Budair, may Allah preserve him, delivered the Friday Khutbah entitled, “The Enormity of Usurping Inheritance,” in which he talked about the seriousness and unlawfulness of encroaching upon the inheritance of others, particularly that of women and orphans, as the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, warned against …

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Smartphones – Disconnecting us from reality

S Suliman Squinching, teeging and smizing are all arts to selfie posing. If you don’t know what a selfie is, I’d implore you to remain ignorant but this article might *cough* enlighten *choke* you. If you have never heard the word selfie, teeg or smize before, it means you are …

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