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  • Your future is in the Hands of the Best Planner

    Motivational speaker and author of several self-help books, Denis Waitley has said, "Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present towards the future." We can develop a positive attitude towards our future by refusing to dwell on past hardships, realising that they cannot be changed, and knowing that.. More

  • Caution against apathy - II

    Causes of apathy There are many causes of apathy and they vary in importance. Some of them are: insincerity in performing deeds, ostentation, and a lack of religious knowledge that makes one ignorant of the reward of deeds and the virtues of patience. Also, being attached to this worldly life and forgetting the Hereafter, perhaps because of obeying.. More

  • Caution against apathy - I

    All praise be to Allah The Almighty, Who created and proportioned, Who destined and guided; and may prayers and peace be upon the Prophet of guidance, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and those who are guided by him. Success is the goal of those who work hard; and, Allah The Almighty has made it contingent on purifying, disciplining and refining.. More

  • The Arrows of Satan

    Satan readies himself and chooses his prey carefully. He is determined as he shoots the arrows of looks to go through your eyes, tearing the veils of modesty and chastity. This arouses the desires of the weak heart, which commands the body to pursue the satisfaction of such desires. The tongue speaks, the legs walk, and thus, unlawful acts are committed.. More

  • Our duty towards Islam

    Let's summarize our duty in the following points: First: Being proud of this religion. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers.} [Quran 3: 139] The era of hiding and feeling ashamed for belonging to Islam has ended and the era of frankness and declaration has started... More

  • The Secrets of Patience

    The meaning of sabr In the Arabic language, sabr means ‘to hold fast’ ‘cease,’ or ‘choke’. For example, in Bedouin Arabic, to say “one has been killed by sabr,” means one was choked to death. Allah the Most High Says (what means): “And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon.. More

  • Close the Open Doors

    On our journey towards handling the ‎problem of sexual desires that embitter the life of many Muslim ‎young men, let us discuss an important issue that will help you ‎release yourself from the captivity of sexual desires, namely, ‎"closing the open doors”.‎ Here, the words “open doors” stand for everything.. More

  • How Do You Face Good and Bad Times?

    The more one ponders over the apparent and hidden favours from Allah The Almighty upon him, the more he will realise that his Lord has granted him abundant blessings and protected him from a number of evils; this will certainly remove grief and anxiety and bring happiness and contentment.Thus, take heed of the advice of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Mother's Day – A Historical Synopsis-II

    Mother's Day: A Historical Synopsis According to a researcher, “Some historians claim that the celebration of Mother's Day was held first by the ancient Greeks during the celebrations of the spring festival. These celebrations were a gift to the Mother Goddess – Rhea – who was the wife of the Father God - Kronus. In ancient.. More

  • Mother's Day – A Historical Synopsis-I

    The mother in Islam Allah The Almighty Says (what means): · {Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are.. More

  • Mother's Day-An Islam Perspective

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said that his Ummah (nation) would imitate the previous nations from among the Jews, Christians and Persians. He did not say this, of course, by way of praising their deeds in so much as by way of dispraising and chastising those who do so. It was narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed, may Allah.. More

  • Keep Away from Enmity

    The Muslim has a mission in his life, and is required to be effective, active, tolerant and social, mixing with other people and dealing with them with tolerance and in accordance with the worthy Islamic attitudes and behavior. Allah Almighty Says (what means): "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. the Quran), and be.. More

  • Mockery is a disease from Jaahiliyyah

    Allah The Almighty forbids us from mocking people as He Says (what means): {O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them}[Quran 49:11] Adh-Dhahhaak, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, This verse was revealed when members of the Banu Tameem delegation were mocking the poor Companions like.. More

  • The Believer in Times of Crises

    In determining the way in which a Muslim should deal with a time of crisis, it is important to analyze exactly what, essentially, a crisis is in the context of Islamic understanding; particularly as this relates to the Qadar (predestination) of Allah. A crisis, by definition, indicates a pivotal period of time in which a situation or condition seems.. More

  • Contentment is Bliss

    Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas, may Allah be pleased with him, traveled to Makkah after he had become blind. Upon his arrival the people hastened to him and kept on asking him to make supplication for them, and he did, as Allah always accepted his supplication. ‘Abdullaah ibn As-Saa’ib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I came to him.. More