Dignity, not Charity

One day, a man from Madinah approached the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) for help, and the Prophet asked whether he had any possessions in his house. He (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) asked the man to bring More »

Interpersonal Skills: Smile and keep smiling

I have known a person for years, as he is one of my work colleagues. Would you believe me if I tell you that to this day I do not know if More »

Inspiration: What would you do if you found a bag with lots of money?

Episode-3 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. "Indeed, we offered the Trust (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allah has ordained) to the heavens and More »

Inspiration: Who can awaken your conscience?

Episode-2 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.   More »

Inspiration: Believe in Allah and the Last Day? Maintain Strong Family Ties

Episode-1 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. More »

The Jews Alter and Change the Law, Such As Stoning the Adulterer

"O Messenger (Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam)! Let not those who hurry to fall into disbelief grieve you, of such who say: "We believe" with their mouths but their hearts have no More »

The Story of the Boy and the King from Surah al-Buruj

The Story of the Boy and the King - from Surah al-Buruj: Tafsir Ibn Kathir Imam Ahmad recorded from Suhayb that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: Among the people who More »

The Rights of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)

The Rights of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) is the greatest right of any of the creation. None of the creation have a right greater than the rights of Allah's Messenger sal-Allaahu More »

“There Are Times Where My Heart Feels Clouded”

Al-Agharr al-Muzani, who was one amongst the Companions (of the Holy Prophet) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: "There are times where my heart feels clouded (innahu la More »

Picture Perfect : Hajj – The Journey of a Lifetime

Moving images, striking panoramas, majestic mosques and minarets, special aerial images, intimate scenes of rapturous pilgrims - these are just a few rare close up moments of one of the Most important More »

 
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Dignity, not Charity

One day, a man from Madinah approached the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) for help, and the Prophet asked whether he had any possessions in his house. He (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) asked the man to bring the cloth and bowl which he owned, then sold them to one of his companions for two dirhams. The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) told the man to spend one dirham on food for his family, and use the other to buy an axe – then he instructed him to “go and gather firewood, I do not want to see you for a fortnight.” By gathering wood and selling it, the man made ten dirhams, which he used to buy food and clothes for his family Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Smile and keep smiling

I have known a person for years, as he is one of my work colleagues. Would you believe me if I tell you that to this day I do not know if he has teeth or not! He is constantly frowning and sulking, as if smiling may decrease his age or wealth! Jarir bin ‘Abdullah al-Bajali said, “The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) never saw me except that he smiled at me.” Smiling is of various types and of different levels. One type is to be constantly cheerful, where your face is always bright with joy. If you are a teacher and enter the classroom to see your students, meet them with a cheerful face. If you board a plane and walk through the Read more ...
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Inspiration: What would you do if you found a bag with lots of money?

Episode-3 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. "Indeed, we offered the Trust (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant." [Quran, 3:72] Read more ...
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Inspiration: Who can awaken your conscience?

Episode-2 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

 

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Inspiration: Believe in Allah and the Last Day? Maintain Strong Family Ties

Episode-1 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

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The Jews Alter and Change the Law, Such As Stoning the Adulterer

"O Messenger (Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam)! Let not those who hurry to fall into disbelief grieve you, of such who say: "We believe" with their mouths but their hearts have no faith. And of the Jews are men who listen much and eagerly to lies - listen to others who have not come to you. They change the words from their places; they say, "If you are given this, take it, but if you are not given this, then beware!" And whomsoever Allah wants to put in Al-Fitnah [error, because of his rejecting the Faith], you can do nothing for him against Allah. Those are the ones whose hearts Allah does not want to purify (from disbelief and hypocrisy); for them Read more ...
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The Story of the Boy and the King from Surah al-Buruj

The Story of the Boy and the King - from Surah al-Buruj: Tafsir Ibn Kathir Imam Ahmad recorded from Suhayb that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: Among the people who came before you, there was a king who had a sorcerer, and when that sorcerer became old, he said to the king, “I have become old and my time is nearly over, so please send me a boy whom I can teach magic.” So, he sent him a boy and the sorcerer taught him magic. Whenever the boy went to the sorcerer, he sat with a monk who was on the way and listened to his speech and admired them. So, when he went to the sorcerer, he passed by the monk and sat there with him; Read more ...
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The Rights of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)

The Rights of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) is the greatest right of any of the creation. None of the creation have a right greater than the rights of Allah's Messenger sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam. Allah – the Most High – says: “Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner. In order that you (O mankind) may believe in Allah and His Messenger (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and that you assist and honour him (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and (that you) glorify (Allah's) praises morning and afternoon.” [Surah al-Fath, 48:8-9] Therefore it is obligatory Read more ...
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“There Are Times Where My Heart Feels Clouded”

Al-Agharr al-Muzani, who was one amongst the Companions (of the Holy Prophet) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: "There are times where my heart feels clouded (innahu la yughanu ‘ala qalbi); and I seek Allah’s forgiveness a hundred times a day." [Muslim, Sahih, no.2702] Istighfar or “seeking forgiveness” of Allah is not simply confined to when we commit sins. Rather, courtesy (adab) towards Allah requires us to feel a sense of shyness (haya) before Allah on account of committing what He considers disliked (makruh) too; even when no sin has been committed. At a loftier level of faith, those who are distracted from Allah, Read more ...
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What goes up must come down…?

Source: SuhaibWebb.com | By: Jinan Bastaki There is something striking about the life of Yusuf 'alyahi as-salaam (peace be upon him). Every time it seems something good is happening to him, it is taken away or something messes it up. Think about it. He tells his father about his amazing dream, and his father informs him that it is something good, and that he is a prophet. Then his brothers throw him in the well. While he is in the well, waiting to be rescued, some passersby go to collect water, and instead they find him. AlhamdulilLah (praise be to God)! He is saved! But wait… they sell him at a market. He becomes a slave. The minister who buys Read more ...