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Examine the Speech of Every Person You Hear Today

Imam al-Barbahari, may Allaah have mercy upon him said; "Examine! May Allaah have mercy upon you, the speech of every person that you hear, practically in your day and age. Do not act in haste and do not enter into anything from it until you ask and see – Did any of the companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) speak concerning it or any of the scholars? For if you find a narration from them concerning it then hold tightly onto it and do not exchange it for anything nor give anything precedence over it and consequently fall into the Hell-Fire." The Explanation: Do not be hasty in (holding to be correct) that which you hear from the people, Read more ...
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The Islamic Ruling On Wearing Charms, Amulets, & Talismans

The Islamic Ruling On Wearing Charms, Amulets, & Talismans (Ta'weez or Tamimah) The practice of writing Quranic verses, supplications, remembrances or the names of Allah upon pieces of paper or cloth and then placing them upon the body in the form of a necklace, bracelet, pouch or band has not been reported from the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), nor from his Companions (radhiAllaahu anhum). Every Muslim knows that the finest Religious example to be followed is the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) himself. So if the Prophet and his Companions did not use amulets as a means of protection and warding off evil, or as a means of bringing about Read more ...

Interpersonal Skills: Do not be Dictatorial!

Compare between three fathers. Each one of them sees his son sitting in front of the television screen during the days of his examination. The first one says to his son, “Muhammad! Revise your lessons!” The second says, “Majid! If you do not revise, by Allah, I will hit you and I will not give you any pocket money!” The third says, “Salih! Would you please revise your lessons? It would be better than watching television, don’t you think?” Which of the three would be considered best manners? Undoubtedly, the third, since he presented his order to him as if it were only a suggestion. Similarly, it should be the case when dealing with your Read more ...

Openings for Iblis

"It is a pity," argued Gai Eaton, "that so few people believe any longer in the shaytan, the devil, if not in a personalised form, at least as an influence or a tendency. We need to be able to identify evil, not only when it manifests itself in genocide or torture, but in its roots and its ramifications. We need also to understand how subtly it can operate behind the scenes, seldom showing its true face … The idea of the devil, in Islam as in Christianity, has been that of a force – an agency – which reverses values, making evil seem good, and good seem evil."  [Remembering God: Reflections on Islam (Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 2000), 22] The Read more ...

The Devil’s Attempt

A man once dreamt of Satan. Satan was holding some frayed ropes and broken chains and he was fuming with anger. In his dream, the man felt curious and asked the devil: "Hey, devil, why are you carrying these things?" The devil answered: "I trap people and drag them along with these ropes and chains." "Why are you looking so furious?" the man wanted to know. "Tonight, I intended to drag Sheikh Ansari towards me and to evil but, I failed. Each time I pulled on the ropes or chains, they snapped. I did this seven times, but the result was just the same. Now I am very disappointed about the Sheikh." In the morning, the man rushed to the Sheikh without Read more ...