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The Question of Capital

The Muslim community of South Africa can count itself lucky in many ways. In particular, we can be grateful for the infrastructure that we have as a minority community. There are thousands of Masaajid, Madaaris and other institutions serving the Muslim community. But, where did these come from and will …

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Rules of a Muslim Home – Rule no. 10

Kindness to one’s Neighbour Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has said that whoever believes in Allah Ta’ala and the Last Day should refrain from causing harm to his neighbour. (Mishkaat) Among the important rules of a Muslim home is being kind and considerate to one’s neighbours. There are numerous Ahaadith …

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Advice to Drug Addicts

There is glaring evidence all over the world of the damage that drug taking does to a person’s health, both physically and spiritually, and so too the adverse and detrimental effects it has on society. I therefore do not wish to emphasize and elaborate on its harms. However, I do …

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Tafseer: Surah Aa’raaf

  A THOUGHT PROVOKING INCIDENT   In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Verse 175: And recite to them the story of him to whom We had given Our verses, then he shed them off, so Satan followed after him and he became one of those who went …

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Wisdom (Poem)

ALLAH knows what is best for us So why should we complain? We always want the sunshine But He knows there must be rain. We always want laughter and the merriment of cheer but our heart will lose their tenderness If we never shed a tear. ALLAH tests us often …

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Indeed I am the Servant of Allah

  “If it is money that you want we will collect enough money for you so that you will be the richest one of us. If it is leadership that you aspire for, we will take you as our leader and never decide on any matter without your approval. If …

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Cleanliness in the Life of a Muslim

Abu Malik al-Ash’ari reported: “The Messenger of Allah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: Cleanliness is half of faith, and ‘Alhamdulillah’ fills the scales …” (Sahih Muslim)   Cleanliness plays a very important part in the life of a Muslim.  There are many Ahadith on different aspects of cleanliness. From washing …

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Ways to Increase your Money

Here are some formulae from the Qur’aan Shareef and Hadith to stave off poverty and increase the blessing in one’s wealth:   Having Taqwa: Doing what Allah Ta’ala wants and abstaining from that which He prohibits. “Whoever has Taqwa (fulfils his duty to Allah Ta’ala), Allah Ta’ala shall make an …

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Be Careful of what you say

  When Maysaan was conquered, Sayyidina Umar Radhiyallaahu Anhu appointed Nu’maan bin ‘Adee Radhiyallaahu Anhu as its governor. Nu’maan Radhiyallaahu Anhu intended taking his wife with him to Maysaan but she would not go. Later (in order to encourage her to join him there) he sent her a letter wherein …

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