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  • Remember the Rich Rewards for Virtuous Deeds - II

    One should always supplicate to Allah The Almighty to enable him to perform good deeds and facilitate them for him, because performing virtuous deeds is a gift from Allah The Almighty which He grants to whomever He wishes from amongst His slaves. Humaam ibn Al-Haarith  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him used to supplicate saying, "O Allah! Make me.. More

  • Remember the Rich Rewards for Virtuous Deeds - I

    Allah The Almighty repeatedly reminds us to perform various virtuous deeds. He Says (what means): {“Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord.”} [Quran, 57: 21]. Shaykh ibn As-Sa’di, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, commenting on this, "One who hastens towards virtuous deeds during his life will.. 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

  • The importance of seeking forgiveness

    We should never lose hope or stop asking Allah The Almighty for forgiveness for our sins and mistakes. The importance of seeking forgiveness is shown to us in a narration of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam: O people! Turn to Allah in repentance and seek His forgiveness, for surely I make repentance a hundred times every day. Repentance is such.. 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

  • 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

  • Milestones on the path of dutifulness to parents

    There is no doubt that parents play an effective role in preventing their children from being undutiful. As it is known that prevention is better than cure, we advise noble parents who play the greatest role in this important process, to prepare youth and prevent them from being undutiful. The family is the first incubator where the adolescent grows.. 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