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  • Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge - I

    Abu Rifa‘ah, May Allaah be pleased with him, came to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) while he was delivering a Khutbah (sermon) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I am a stranger who came to ask about matters of his religion because he does not know about his religion.” The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Allah The Almighty is Bashful and Likes Bashfulness

    It was narrated on the authority of Salman, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Allah is Bashful and Most Generous, He is too Bashful to let someone go empty-handed after raising his hands in supplication." [Abu Dawood] It was narrated on the authority of Ya‘la ibn.. More

  • Fighting Satanic Thoughts about Life

    Question I always feel so depressed, and I have mood swings and sometimes think about other religions. I am sure that I am right, but it is as if Satan is dragging me to think these thoughts, and I try to neglect them. At other times, I think that like everything is haram and that I am supposed to die or live a miserable life and that it is wrong.. More

  • Stress and Anxiety Due to Worldly Matters

    Question Assalamu alaykum. My question is regarding depression, anxiety, and fear. Before I start, let me begin by telling my life story. Ever since first grade, I was a clever student. Everybody appreciated me because I always finished the first from my class until grade 8. My ambition was to be a doctor or an engineer. After grade 9, however, I.. More

  • Our Food Values, Our Future

    More than a fundamental necessity for living, food is a primary source for fulfilling our spiritual essence and inner functions that every man and woman needs for a conscious and balanced being. Indeed, learning the emphasis the Quran and the Sunnah place on the role food plays in the relationship of man to his Lord, the way man is to handle it, from.. More

  • Cheerfulness

    When you come across someone who smiles and treats you kindly, you will no doubt be pleased and feel close to him or her. However, if he or she meets you with a frowning face, you would try to avoid him or her, even if there is benefit in meeting him or her. Hence, the Islamic Shari'ah encourages Muslims to be cheerful and delightful, as it is reflected.. More

  • Overeating

    Man's desire for food is one of his most self-destructive traits. Aadam (Adam) and Hawwa’ (Eve), may Allaah exalthis mention, were expelled from Paradise, the abode of eternal bliss, to the dwelling of suffering and humiliation, because of their appetite. They were forbidden to eat from a specific tree, but, overcome by a need to satiate themselves,.. More

  • Optimal Ways of Attaining Inner Tranquility and Serenity

    This life is not our eternal dwelling but a short-lived and ephemeral abode. A person is destined to face sundry pains, suffering, hardships and sorrows in this transient life, as there are many reasons that lead to boredom, dullness, irritation and anxiety. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {We have certainly created man into hardship.} [Quran.. More

  • None of you should belittle himself

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is reported to have said: No one of you should be prevented by fear from people from speaking the truth if he sees or witnesses it. Indeed, it does not bring his death closer or keep sustenance away that he speaks out the truth or reminds the people of something of which its mention causes them.. More

  • Boredom of life

    The reasons for antipathy and hatred toward the worldly life are varied. Some people dislike this transient life out of their desire for the reward from Allah Almighty and love to meet Him. Hence, one of the righteous predecessors said: "The gift of a believer is death." Such a person detests the worldly life because his life is attached to.. More

  • Do not waste your time!

    Both the Quran and the Sunnah emphasize the importance of time in the life of a Muslim. Allah swears at the beginning of many Soorahs (Chapters) by time or moments in time, for example, Allah Says (what means): “By the dawn and the ten nights (i.e. the first ten days of the month of Thul-Hijjah)...” [Quran 89: 1-2] Allah also Says (what.. 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

  • Follow their Footprints

    There have been people who insisted on leaving their imprints on life, and this is why history has immortalized their mention. They formed the civilization of their Ummah (nation); their renaissance became a source of goodness and light for the entire world, and they were the lanterns which lit the way for the West during their age of darkness. Al-Hasan.. More

  • Perfecting our character

    Having good morals and manners is an essential requisite of our faith—and that takes much thought and effort. The Beloved Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), said: “The best amongst you are the best in character and manners.” (Al-Bukhari) Improving our character, however, is not at.. More

  • How to handle burdens

    We all have stress and burdens in our daily lives. Whether it is school or work or just the trials of life, we carry much on our shoulders. Some of us carry our own loads and some of us carry loads that we share with others, such as health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could.. More

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