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Some Reflections on Life

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan The Period of Youth The Prophet is reported to have said that on the Day of Judgment, every person would be questioned about some issues, one of these being how he spent his youth. (Shuʿab al-Iman lil-Bayhaqi, hadith no. 1648). Youth is a period when a person’s strength is fully alive […]

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Humility and its Virtues

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said: “…and no one will exercise humility for Allah’s sake, except that Allah will raise him up.” (Muslim) The Prophet said: “Whoever possesses an atom’s weight of ‘kibr’ will not enter paradise.” (Muslim) Humility is when a person does not see himself as being better or above other people […]

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Are You Your Own Best Friend?

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Sheima Sumer Salam Do you treat yourself the same way you would treat your best friend? Would you ever show your best friend disrespect or unkindness? Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself” (Bukhari, Muslim). This hadith assumes that we already […]

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Take Wisdom Wherever You Find It

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Abu Huraira, a Companion of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is reported to have said: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The wise saying is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it then he has a right to it.” (Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi) By Ahsan Jafri The Quran (49:13) […]

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Speak Good or Keep Silent

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Whoso believes in God and the Last Day, let him speak good or keep silent” (Bukhari, Tirmidhi) This is a very simple hadith, but how many Muslims actually try to follow it? How many of us have deeply reflected on it? If we want to follow this blessed hadith, we must only […]

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Patiently Facing Annoyances

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Abdullah ibn Umar reports that the Prophet once said, “A believer who engages with people and is patient when he faces annoyance from them shall have greater reward than he who neither interacts with others nor remains patient at the troubles caused by them.” (Musnad Ahmad, hadith no. 5022) A person who lives all by […]

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The Best Table Manners

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Commentary by Adil Salahi Abu Hurairah reports: The Prophet (Pbuh) never criticized any type of food. If he liked it, he would eat; otherwise he would not touch it. (Related by Ahmad, Al-Bukhari and Muslim.) This is the proper approach to food. If you do not like the type of food available, do not start […]

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Lessons from the Hadith – “All creatures are [like] a family of God…”

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All creatures are [like] a family of God: and He loves most those who are kindest to His family.” (Narrated by Anas. Mishkat al-Masabih, 3:1392; quoted from Bukhari.) By Sheima Salam Sumer In this article I explore the lessons of this hadith in relation to three […]

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Care for Animals: Prophetic Guidance

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

“A man was walking on a road in scorching heat; he saw a well and went down into it to quench his thirst. When he climbed up again, he saw a dog panting with thirst and said to himself: ‘This dog is as thirsty as I was.’ He went down into the well again, filled […]

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Sincere Attitude Towards Repentance

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Prophet (Pbuh) is reported to have said: “A person who repents having committed his sins is like one who has committed no sins.” Every time we turn to God in repentance, He turns to us with forgiveness and acceptance. The emphasis, however, is always on our attitude being genuine. The main and clear aspect […]

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