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  • 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

  • Abusing the environment: an Islamic perspective

    Islam shows great concern for the environment. A number of verses in the Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, have addressed this issue. Islam’s solution to environmental problems lies in man’s adaptation of the guidance of Islam. Allah has stated that He made all the material objects on earth for man’s.. More

  • True belief

    Anas reported that the Prophet said: “No one of you becomes a true believer until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Islam, through its instructions and legislations, was keen to organize people’s relation with their Lord the Almighty, in order for them to attain happiness in both.. More

  • Contentment is a Sign of Wealth

    If people become content with the little they have, then there will be no poor or deprived persons among them. If a person is content with what Allah, The Almighty, has given him, he will be powerful and in no need of others, even if he does not possess a lot in this life. Ash-Shaafi‘i, may Allah have mercy upon him, said, “I knew that.. More

  • Islam's Care about Private Sanctities

    Islam urged the preservation of sanctities with all their different social forms, including preserving the tongue from backbiting and tale bearing as well as preserving lives, properties, and honors. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: O you people who believe with their tongues while faith has not entered their hearts, do not backbite.. More

  • Ways we can cope with our own illness-I

    Always keep in mind that trials are inevitable and people deal with trials in a variety of ways. Allah Says (what means):“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, who, when disaster strikes them, say, 'Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to.. More

  • Ways we can cope with our own illness-II

    Be confident that Allah knows what is best for you: You should palce your trust in Allah and must remember that you do not know the wisdom behind this trial, perhaps it will make you stronger and lead you on a path to a better life. We should never limit Allah’s wisdom to our comprehension level, because we will never be able to comprehend it.. More

  • Love Your Brother for the Sake of Allah

    In our contemporary society, friends are made at school, at work, in neighborhoods and even over the Internet. Friends are made and kept for a variety of reasons. People make friends with others who share common interests, hobbies, and even vices. The final goal of a friendship is often simply company, a desire to spend time with someone, or doing something.. 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

  • Sincerity in intention

    Sincerity has been interpreted as being upright, sincere, truthful, pure, distant from show and ostentation in one's intention and conduct, and being closed to the things that cloud or foul one's heart. Purity of intention, straightforwardness in thoughts, not pursuing any worldly purposes in relations with Allah, and loyalty in servitude to Him are.. More

  • A time for strengthening the family bond

    The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “No one who severs the ties of kinship will enter Paradise.” [At-Tirmithi] The religion of Islam places great importance on maintaining the ties of kinship between family members. All Muslims are to show kindness, generosity, and respect toward both their nearest and most distant relatives,.. More

  • Etiquette and behavior towards Allah

    A Muslim thinks about the countless blessings that Allah has bestowed upon him. He considers the numerous bounties that Allah has given him -- from the time when he was a “drop of fluid” in his mother’s womb. These bounties continue until he meets His Lord. Therefore, a Muslim must thank Allah for these countless bounties with his.. More

  • Etiquettes of Supplicating - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to invoke Allah The Exalted saying: “Allahumma anta rabbi la ilaaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduk, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa‘dika mastata‘t, a‘oothu bika min sharri maa sana‘t, aboo’u laka bini‘matika, wa aboo’u laka bithanbi.. More

  • The Muslim is in the shadow of his charity

    Once upon a time, there was a man named Ibn Gud‘aan. He related his story: 'I once went out during the spring and I saw my camels healthy and with big udders that were filled with milk. I looked at my favorite she-camel and told myself that I would offer it as charity for my poor neighbor, who had seven daughters. I took it and knocked on my poor.. More