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  • Good nutrition: No need for medicine

    Nutrition is one of the most influential factors in growth. The kinds of nutrients that one consumes during childhood affect the physical structure for the rest of one's life, either positively or negatively. Malnutrition does not only mean lack of food, but it also means consuming poor nutrients. In other words, malnutrition means imbalance between.. More

  • A Summer Reminder

    Allah Almighty reminds His slaves of the heat of Hell by making them experience very high temperatures during the summer. The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam informed us that Hell has two breaths: it inhales during our winter and exhales during our summer; he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam also stated that the extreme heat people experience during.. More

  • False Monasticism - II

    Shaykh Yoosuf said, “Mu‘aath, there are other proofs from the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) which prove what I said. Allah The Almighty says (what means): { Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.} [Quran 2:30] Allah The Almighty enjoined the believers to be a successive authority on earth by inhabiting it in.. More

  • False Monasticism - I

    The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "This life is cursed; cursed is everything in it except remembrance of Allah and what is relevant to that, or a scholar, or a learner." Mu‘aath read this Hadeeth (narration) on Thursday morning while turning the pages of a book. He was terrified by what he saw and read,.. More

  • Points to Ponder for Smokers

    If you ask any smoker why he smokes, you would receive many different answers, such as • "I smoke because it relieves depression" • "I smoke because it eases the stress of my family problems". • "I smoke when I'm out with my friends to have fun." • "Smoking helps me forget my work-related worries.. 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

  • Following the Salaf in Taking Ourselves to Account

    Our Salaf (righteous predecessors), may Allah have mercy upon them, would admonish themselves and hold themselves to account, while we on the other hand, who are far worthier of such reproach, are utterly heedless of this, despite committing actions that are destructive and despite being afflicted with diseases of the heart and soul that require major.. More

  • Handling the Pain in Our Neck

    We all have stresses 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 health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could go on... More

  • A Gleam on the Way

    How effective was the first generation of the Ummah (Islamic Nation)? What is the importance of positivity in the life of a Muslim? How has the Quran recorded this effectiveness? These are important and serious questions about the value of positivity and effectiveness and what they represented in the life of the youth who established the civilization.. More

  • Knowledge in Islam and how to seek it

    In this article we’ll try to shed some light on knowledge from Islamic perspective. Generally speaking, the Arabic word for knowledge is 'ilm, which, in most cases, indicates to Islamic knowledge or matters related to Sheree’ah (Islamic Law). Although, some of the Quranic verses in this article refer to Islamic knowledge, yet they are general.. More

  • On self-examination

    In the Quran, Allah Says (what means): {We will set up the scales of justice for the day of resurrection, and no soul shall be treated unjustly at all. And if there is [even] the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountants.} [Quran, 21:47] Allah also Says, (what means): {Let every soul see what it sends on.. More

  • Our Highly Economical Home - II

    Methods to Economize on Electrical Appliances: Allah The Exalted has bestowed knowledge upon humans and as a result of this knowledge there are modern inventions that have made chores easier, resulting in greatly reducing human exertion, thereby freeing up time for other things. Therefore, electrical appliances should be maintained and well taken.. More

  • Our Highly Economical Home - I

    The economics of a Muslim home are based upon a group of values and foundations that distinguish it from any other home; and these are: * Faith that its wealth belongs to Allah The Almighty, and the members of the family are merely temporary trustees for it, Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend out of that.. More

  • Etiquette related to dressing

    A Muslim acknowledges that Allah has ordered him to wear clothing in the verse (which means):"O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying and going round the Ka'bah, and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance. Certainly, He (Allah) likes not the extravagant."[Quran 7:31] Clothing is also a bounty.. More

  • Attire and adornment – I

    Allah Says what means:“O children of Adam! We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness — that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember.”[Quran 7: 26] One of the visible favours of Allah upon His slaves is that He has created.. More