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  • Motivation Boosters - III

    In the two previous articles, we have discussed some motivation boosters, the last of which we shall mention here: 1- Turning away from a dispiriting environment Shaykh Muhammad Ismaa‘eel Al-Muqaddim, may Allah preserve him, said: "Man is greatly influenced by his surroundings. If he lives in a frustrating environment where lethargy, slackness.. More

  • Motivation Boosters - II

    In a previous article, we mentioned some motivation boosters; following are some more: 1. Seeking perfection and rising above inadequacy The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah likes what is noble and dislikes what is petty” , meaning every act that is bad and inferior. The Quran urges us to strive for excellence,.. More

  • Motivation Boosters - I

    Unquestionably, being highly motivated is one of the favors that Allah The Almighty bestows upon whomever He wills from His slaves. Being the Ever-Wise, He has created people in varying physical and mental capabilities. However, He has made strength of mind attainable through adopting certain actions and means. Here, we shall briefly enumerate some.. More

  • Allah The Almighty Loves Deliberation - II

    We should be deliberate and not hasty in our speech. What makes us act hastily in any matter, without giving it careful consideration? As long as we are in the process of thinking and have not uttered any words or done an action, we still have the privilege of choice. However, once we have uttered the words or done the action, then we have no choice.. More

  • True Beauty of the Believers - II

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): • {And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom? Thus it has been made pleasing to the disbelievers that which they were doing.} [Quran 6:122] • {O you who have believed, fear Allah and believe.. More

  • True Beauty of the Believers - I

    The worldly life is the abode of afflictions and is full of desires and doubtful matters, so one should be patient, as this patience proves the true love that one has for Allah The Almighty in times of afflictions and one’s contentment with the decree of Allah The Almighty, even if it is different from what he likes. There should be light to purify.. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Certainty … the life of hearts

    Our talk in this article is going to be about one of the highest ranks in the religion and a quality of the virtuous… it is certainty. Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said about the rank of certainty: “It’s importance for belief, is like that of the soul to the body. It is based on this rank that the righteous.. More

  • Waste not excessively

    Have you ever gotten upset when you weren’t able to buy something that you really wanted? Or, have you ever bought something that you could have done without? The answer to these two questions is yes, an unequivocal yes. It is pat of our human nature. We want and we desire constantly. When we allow this to go unchecked our desire for more becomes.. More

  • How to achieve humbleness

    Islam highly commends humbleness and simplicity and reckons that as one of the traits of a true believer. The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said: "Al-Kibr (proud and arrogance) is rejecting the truth and looking down upon people."[Muslim, At-Tirmithi and Abu Daawood] Humility is for one who is important and significant and he fears.. More

  • The excellence of generosity

    Generosity is a virtuous trait that every Muslim should strive to attain. As for the believer who closely adheres to the teachings of Islam, kindness and giving from what he has become part of his good character. Generosity is the opposite of stinginess, as stinginess is a disease of the heart. The Muslim should avoid this bad quality, for it is a.. More

  • Honoring the Ordinances… Even While Sleeping - II

    Those who are righteous greatly honor the sacred ordinances of Allah The Almighty more than others. Here is the clarification in detail: The way of piety Briefly, piety is the way that you should resort to if you seek the honor of this great position; honoring the sacred Ordinances of Allah The Almighty. Undoubtedly, if you want to be one of.. More