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Need for Speed

The worldwide trend is to aim for increase in speed. Is this a good thing? DEVIL SPEED “Calmness and patient deliberation is from Allah and haste is from Satan.” (Tirmizi) Our food is increasingly becoming instant and with that comes attendant health problems. A myriad of sicknesses find their root …

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Islam & Mental Health

What is Mental Health? Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health does not only affect the way we think, feel, and act but also how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is not limited to emotional problems. For instance, if a …

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Why Do Some People Become Ugly?

Have you ever wondered why so many people who were bright and beautiful as children, however, as they grew older their innocence and beauty eluded them? Well, wonder no more – Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) explains this phenomena to us: “The person who is righteous and honest, his honesty is manifest …

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The Power of Forgiveness

  The act of forgiveness is a strategy to become neutral, to reset the game, to start fresh. Forgiveness is a decision, an intention to get out of guilt, to clear all the debt and baggage that keeps us stuck in self-destructive patterns. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone …

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Envy – Destroy it Before it Destroys You

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not hate one another, do not envy one another and do not turn your backs on one other. But O’ slaves of Allah, be brothers!” (Saheeh Al-Bukhaari) Abu Hatim: The intelligent one must avoid envy in every circumstance, for indeed …

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Help Others

“None of you truly believes (in Allah and His religion) until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim] “Meet the people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live, they should long for you.” …

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Hero Worship

Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Qur`aan Shareef, in Surah Munafiqoon: “But Honour belongs to Allah, His Messenger and the Believers...” [Surah Munafiqoon 63 : 6] and ‘…To those who take for friends Unbelievers rather than Believers : Is it honour they seek among them ? Nay, – All honour …

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Fireproof!

Ibnul Jowzi (rahimahullah) narrates that a pious person once mentioned: I once entered Egypt where I found a blacksmith who would extract iron from his furnace using nothing but his bare hands! He would then place the iron on his anvil and turn it with his hands without apparently experiencing …

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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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