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Serious Consequences of Falling Short in Raising Children

May 22, 2017

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Q. My mother is not compassionate or understanding. Since we were small, she has treated us harshly and has never shown us an ounce of compassion, and we have grown up in this atmosphere. She has never supported me as a girl and has never taught me how to interact with suitors or with people in […]

Importance of Reflection and Taking Stock of Oneself

January 9, 2017

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Q. I have recently begun a form of reflective mediation every night after ‘Isha prayer. I sit in silence focusing on my breathing and I reflect on my past, the sins I have committed, and the good deeds I have done. I then focus on the future and what do I need to do to […]

Blessings of Ramadaan (Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzee)

June 22, 2015

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Ibn al-Jawzee [Rahimahullaah]: “O my dear brother, in this month all faults and mistakes are concealed, all souls and hearts are softened, sins and burdens are forgiven, and Allah `azza wa jall relieves every sad and troubled one. He says to His angels, ‘O My Angels, look at those dry tongues, how they become moist […]

The Khushoo’ of the Salaf

February 9, 2015

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Maymun Bin Hayyan may Allash have mercy upon him – said: “I never saw Muslim bin Yasar – may Allaah have mercy upon him – turning his head while praying, whether the prayer was short or long. Once, a part of the mosque came down and the noise caused fear to the people who were […]

How to make our Earnings and Spendings Noble, while seeking little from this World

February 7, 2015

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Ali ibn Fudail related that he heard his father say to Ibn Mubarak: “You order us to seek little from this world, yet we see you trading in merchandise. Please explain how you reconcile one with the other?”  He said, “O Abu Ali, I do so only to protect myself (from begging), to be generous […]

Why are a lot of people being affected by Jinn these days

January 29, 2015

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In recent times their appears to have been a significant increase in the number of people who are being affected by Jinn. There are numerous causes of this but generally it is due to the fact that society as a whole is moving away from the correct worship of Allah and not even calling towards […]

The way to rid oneself of self-admiration

November 12, 2014

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An-Nawawee said: “The way to rid oneself of self-admiration is to know that knowledge is a blessing from Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) and a complete favour. That belongs to Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) which He takes away, and that belongs to Him which He gives, and everything has an appointed time with Him, so a […]