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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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Fasting on the Day of Ashura

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of ‘Ashura’, expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day. They […]

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Falsehood is a Grave Treachery

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

What the Prophet (Pbuh) is warning against is argument for argument’s sake. He does not tell us not to have different views on matters which admit such differences, but he does tell us not to try to defend our views as if proving ourselves to be right, as an end in itself. The goal should […]

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The Prophet’s (Pbuh) Farewell Pilgrimage

The Prophet’s (Pbuh) Farewell Pilgrimage

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the ninth day of the Prophet’s (Pbuh) Hajj, the pilgrims proceeded to the Plain of Arafat to stand on the Mount of Mercy. There they stood and prayed to Allah for His mercy. Hajj is one of the five tenets of Islam and every Muslim having the means, and healthy enough to travel, must […]

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Speaking Lies: Unacceptable in Islam

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Hadith (related by Al-Bukhari in Al-Adab Al-Mufrad) quotes the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying: “Ambiguity provides a way out of telling lies.” This is a clear sanction to resort to ambiguity in order to avoid telling a lie. It is well known that telling lies is totally unacceptable in Islam. No matter […]

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Doing Good with God’s Bounty

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a certain attitude people should have towards the life of this world. It has been explained by the Prophet (Pbuh). Should they maintain it, they rise in honor. The Qur’an was Prophet Muhammad’s (Pbuh) permanent companion: He loved it and recited it at all times, in prayer, night worship and whenever he could. […]

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