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Be wise and Choose wisely, your life partner

Be wise and choose wisely.

May Allah Give us righteous spouses and children who are the coolness of our eyes.

Do you know why it’s important for parents to be righteous, and the context of this verse ‘and their father had been righteous’?

This verse is in Surah Al Kahf, and in it Allaah tells us how He sent Khidr with Musa a.s to fix a wall that belonged to orphans, who had no idea that two of the best men in the world were doing something for them that would Protect them, because Allah had sent them for that express purpose!

‘And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure for them, and their father had been righteous. So your Lord intended that they reach maturity and extract their treasure, as a mercy from your Lord.’- Surah Al Kahf.

Choose a righteous spouse and work righteousness yourself so that Allah Will Protect and Bless all your descendents in ways you cannot imagine, iA.

POLITENESS TOWARDS PARENTS AND THEIR RIGHT TO IT

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Book 32, Number 6180:
Abu Huraira reported that a person came to Allah,’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said : Who among the people is most deserving of a fine treatment from my hand ? He said : Your mother. He again said : Then who (is the next one) ? He said: Again it is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one) ? He (the Holy Prophet) said : Again, it is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he said: Then it is your father. In the hadith transmitted on the authority of Qutalba, there is no mention of the word “the people”.

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How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.irish-famine-1847

Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia. Read the rest of this entry

Two types of hidden matters

14159_633134040053859_1477757042_nThere are two types of hidden matters:
(1) that which is hidden from you and (2) that which you have hidden yourself from.

As that which is hidden from you is the Paradise, the Hell-Fire, the angels, the damsels of Paradise, the act of resurrection and that which comes after it. All of those things are hidden from you and you believe in them.

The second type of hidden matters is that which you have hidden yourself from O-servant! and that is the Ḥaḍra (presence) of Allāh-Taʿālā. The Ḥaḍra of Allāh-Taʿālā is not absent; it is omnipresent and closer to you than anything else. If you fail to find this Ḥaḍra, then you are the one who is absent, not the Ḥaḍra.~

Gardens of Tafsir of Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse

The Muslim & Loneliness – 10 Verses for Reflection

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When many Muslims think of Ramadan they can remember beautiful moments spent together as a family: eating suhoor1 and iftar2 , bustling into the car to make it to the masjid for taraweeh (late night congregational prayer), celebrating Eid together. Yet speaking to some reverts will reveal the deep sense of loneliness they can experience at iftar3 or on Eid day. This series had initially been intended for any revert brothers or sisters experiencing loneliness during Ramadan. However as I came to realise, this feeling of loneliness is not restricted to reverts or the month of Ramadan, so I hope it will be of benefit to whomever and whenever they feel utterly alone. Insha’Allah (God willing) this series will provide just 10 ayat (verses) to reflect upon from the Book of Allah, a Mercy, Healing, and source of Peace for the believers.

Number 1: “Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Qur’an 57:1) Read the rest of this entry

Is Breathable Nail Polish Sufficient for Wuḍū’?

Presentation1fffMy initial article on Inglot’s breathable nail polish was welcomed by many and severely critiqued by others. One of the main criticisms was that the experiment conducted by one of my students was inaccurate and could not be repeated with success. There were many people who reported successful results while several others who documented failure. Obviously, there are several variables that could lead to the experiment not working as it should. Read the rest of this entry

A gift for 27th Night: Ramadhan Dua with english translation

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By Shaykh Muhammad Jebril | Translated by Shazia Ahmad

Many of us spend a good portion of our Ramadan nights with our hands raised in du`a’ (supplication), listening to the heart-felt words of our imam or shaykh calling on Allah in the witr prayer.  For those of us who don’t speak Arabic, it is a time when we often long to understand the meaning of the words being said with such evident intensity and feeling.  It is for this reason that we would like to present a beautiful du`a’ of Shaykh Muhammad Jebril of Cairo, Egypt – said at the completion of his recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan1 – accompanied by an English translation. Read the rest of this entry

Training of the Heart: Three Radical Loves

The messengers and prophets he sent were great examples of how to manifest our love for Him. When the heart is ready to give up and the soul cannot be burdened with one more pain, remembering the Source of ourselves makes it easier, doable, and the seemingly impossible, possible.

Recently, I had the honor of training a group of emerging young Muslim leaders and I thought of three points that resonated for me whenever I have the opportunity of engaging with future, current and elder leaders of my community.

What are three pieces of advice I wish I had heard when I was embarking on my activism?

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Rachel Corrie (Palestinian Activist)

The justice of occupation:
Israeli Central Court in Haifa exonerate today the occupation army of the murder of American activist Rachel Corrie whom

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Concept of ‘Life of this world’ & ‘Life Hereafter’ in Quran & Sunnah

Life goes like a flash, and everyday we are getting closer to the ‘Day’ , like it or not.. #Prepare #Reflect.

Count yourself before facing Allah swt, count your good deeds and the bad ones…

Almighty Allah bestowed the human beings with a lot of Blessings, gifts, skills etc and bestowed him the title “Ashraf al-Makhlukat” (The Supreme Creature or the crown of the creations). Allah revealed His last revelation (holy Quran) to Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the ‘Seal’ of the prophets. Holy Quran is a comprehensive, authentic and complete book guiding man in every aspect of life, writes TAUSEEF PARRAY

Allah has bestowed mankind both with this ‘worldly life’ and with ‘life hereafter’. This ‘worldly life’, according to the Quran,

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A True story of a Niqabi Sister…

This is a true story of a Niqabi sister in France After picking groceries in the supermarket, the Niqabi sister stood in the line to pay. After few minutes, her turn came up at the checkout counter. The checkout girl who was non Hijabi Arab Muslim girl started to scan the items of the Niqabi sister one buy one and then she looked at her with arrogance and said:”we have in France many problems,…… … your Niqab is one of them!! We, immigrants, are here for trade and not to show our Deen or history! If you want to practice your Deen and wear Niqab then go back to your Arab country and do whatever you want!!” The Niqabi sister stopped putting her grocery in the bag and took off her Niqab… The checkout girl was in total shock! The Niqabi girl who was blond with blue eyes told her: “I am a French girl, not an Arab immigrant! This is my country and THIS IS MY ISLAM!! You born Muslims sold your Deen and we bought it from you.

All praise to Allah (swt) ♥