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  • Steadfastness on the Truth

    People who abide by what is right are most resolute in terms of keeping to their words and beliefs, despite the afflictions they may experience – this is exactly what “steadfastness on the truth” symbolizes. Staying firm on what is upright has been a characteristic of the righteous since the initiation of the blessed propagation of.. More

  • The believer does not curse

    When the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, guided the one who was seeking salvation to control his tongue, this was an indication of the grave dangers of the tongue, particularly when one gives it free rein. Getting used to abusing and cursing is one of the greatest dangers of the tongue. Many people think too lightly of this and therefore curse.. More

  • Humility – A Quality of the Ideal

    Allah The Almighty describes the believers in their namesake chapter, Saying (what means): {Indeed, they who are apprehensive from fear of their Lord * And they who believe in the signs of their Lord *And they who do not associate anything with their Lord * And they who give what they give while their hearts are fearful because they will be returning.. More

  • Honesty

    When one's Fitrah (natural disposition) is sound and free from subservience to desires, the characteristic of honesty presents itself. Commenting on the Quranic verse where Allah The Almighty says (what means): {Indeed, We Offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook.. More

  • Ambition

    A wise person should not be satisfied with his or her present circumstances; rather, he or she should continually aspire to achieve noble aims and seek self-improvement. If he or she attains a certain status, he or she must look forward to achieving an even higher one. Undeniably, this has to be done without demonstrating an inclination to this worldly.. More

  • Candor

    Our pure religion appreciates counsel to the extent that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The Deen (religion) is [offering] sincere advice." Thus has Islam nurtured its followers to speak the truth, even if it may be bitter, and to be frank with everyone. Linguistically, candor refers to the quality of being honest.. More

  • Ideological Dualism

    There are many issues in which standing midway (between the two extremes) is mere fantasy. For example, one cannot stand at the same distance from theism and atheism. There cannot be a person who is half atheist and half believer; or a person who is both honest and a liar at the same time, or pious and impious! These opposites can never meet, just like.. More

  • Believers support each other

    Islam came when people were separated into sects, factions and tribes. Allah The Almighty united people by Islam and brought their hearts together, as He The Almighty Says (what means): {And remember the favor of Allah upon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers.}[Quran 3:103] Islam teaches.. More

  • A Ramadan Resolution

    The best thing about the month of Ramadan is that it is a time of purification. I hope that you will agree with me that certain issues must be dealt with head on, and that it makes good sense, sometimes, to talk and listen to one another in a way that shows that we have the courage to stand our ground no matter how hard the consequences may be. Ramadan.. More

  • Three Steps to a Happy Life

    Happiness is the universal goal of people from all walks of life – be they philosophers of a high intellectual caliber or unlettered laborers -- everyone strives in search of happiness and looks for ways to escape the worries of life. However, most people achieve only partial or superficial happiness, which provides temporary relief from their.. More

  • Modesty is a Part of Faith

    It was related on the authority of Abu Mas'ood Al-Badri that: "The Messenger of Allah said: "One of the admonitions of the previous prophets which has been conveyed to people is that if you have no shame, you can do whatever you wish." [Al-Bukhari] Explanation of the Hadeeth: The saying of the Messenger : "…If.. More

  • The ideal personality of the Muslim

    The ideal Muslim character is distinct and balanced. The Muslim is the embodiment of the teachings of the Quran and the‘Sunnah’ (sayings, actions and the approvals of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). He follows the teachings of the Book of Allah (i.e. Quran) and the example of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi.. More

  • Staying steadfast in turbulent times

    Steadfastness in faith has been mentioned on more than one occasion in the Noble Quran and the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition). Allah the Exalted, enjoined the Muslims to be upright in their religion, praising the steadfast people and promising them generous rewards. For instance, Allah the Exalted Says (what means): {So remain on a right course as you.. More

  • The Trade of Sincere Muslims

    There is no doubt that the reward of Allah The Almighty is better and more lasting than any worldly benefit. Allah, the Exalted, Says (what means): {But what is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who have believed and upon their Lord rely.} [Quran 42: 36] Indeed, one's good deeds are generously rewarded by Allah The Almighty; He Says (what.. More

  • Countering Evil with a Better Deed

    Interacting with others in life is necessary, as a person is surrounded by neighbors, relatives and colleagues in institutions of study and workplaces. Due to this dealing with different types of people, it is natural to be made susceptible to harm from some of them. Suppose that every such act one is subjected to, is met by an evil one in its like,.. More