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The Prophet (Pbuh) always expressed gratitude for having any type of food, making it clear that no matter how simple or humble the food was, God was to be praised for having provided it. Commentary by Adil Salahi Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) led a simple life, free of all pretence. With regard to his food, he […]

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The Prophet (Pbuh) never spoke directly to anyone about what he disliked if what he wanted to say could embarrass the person concerned. Examples abound showing that the Prophet was very sensitive to other people’s feelings. Commentary by Adil Salahi There are two important characteristics of the Prophet (peace be upon him): His generosity and […]

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The Prophet has always indicated that Islam is an easy religion, with instructions to its followers that are easy to follow. He wanted to make it absolutely clear that a middle course is the best course and that his example must be followed by all Muslims. Commentary by Adil Salahi We have always tried to […]

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“Souls are like soldiers grouped in ranks: those of them which are familiar with each other will be friends, and those which are unfamiliar will be in conflict.” (Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim and others). Sometimes the Prophet (Pbuh) gives us a glimpse of insight into the realm of the soul, which we know very little […]

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By Adil Salahi Al-Bukhari and Muslim relate on the authority of Aishah, the Prophet’s (Pbuh) wife, that: “When the last ten days of Ramadan began, the Prophet used to spend the whole night in worship, awaken the other members of his household for night worship, and exercise a high degree of self-control.” Let us reflect […]

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Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is quoted as saying: “Make sure to have your suhoor meal, for suhoor is blessed”. It is a concession given to  us by Allah so that we are better able to undertake the task of fasting throughout the day. Commentary by Adil Salahi We fast from dawn to dusk. This is the timing given […]

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Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was on his usual round of the market to get some household needs. He stopped at a shop where a woman customer was engaged in collecting some grocery items. Purchases over, the lady opened the purse to pay for the shopped items. The shopkeeper refused to accept the money and told her: “Go away, no bill, no money. How could I accept money […]

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There was an old man who went to a goldsmith and said, “May I use your scales to weigh my own gold?” Goldsmiths keep very sensitive scales. The goldsmith replied: “Sorry, sir, I don’t have a sieve.” “Don’t make fun of me, “ said the man: “I asked for your scales, not a sieve.” “I don’t have a broom either,” the goldsmith said. “Come on,” […]

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The Prophet (Pbuh) always recommended his followers to start the night with a clean body. He used to say: “Purify your bodies with ablutions”. Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) prepared to receive every new day by engaging in worship in which he was keen that everyone in his household should join. It gives a different arrangement of priorities, looking at life from a new angle. […]

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Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds  he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed and one day the head falconer informed  the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other […]

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