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calamity

The Five tests of today mentioned in the Quran

Allaah Subhanahu ta'ala says in the Quran: "And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e., who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones." [Quran, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:155-157] The Believer is Patient with the Affliction and thus gains a Reward Allaah informs us that He tests and tries His servants, just as Read more ...
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Useful Means for Happy Life

Sheik Abdur-Rahman As-Sa'di (may Allah bless him) said that tranquility and inner peace of one's heart is the goal which each person tries to achieve in his life. That is because tranquility of the heart is the essential prerequisite for peaceful and happy life. The following list includes the top means for happiness: 1. Faith and righteous deeds are the most important and easiest means for happiness. Allah the Exalted says, "Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Marriage is a Protection and a Joy – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part – 1 Praise be to Allah; we praise Him and we seek His help and guidance; we repent to Him and seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has been guided and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has gone astray. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah alone, with no partner or associate. He created us from one soul, Read more ...

Want to have a good Death? Live a good Life!

O mankind, have Taqwa of Allah the Exalted and prepare for the meeting with your Lord, with the preparation of the righteous. Verily the state of man is as his Lord the Exalted said: "O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, so you will meet Him." [Surah Al-'Inshiqaq, 84:6] O Muslims, verily the person does not know where he will die. And he does not know when he will die. As Allah the Exalted said: "No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things)." [Surah Luqman, 31: 34] If we Read more ...

Every Soul Shall Taste Death

“The eyes surely tear, and the heart is surely in pain, but (with my tongue) I will only say that which is pleasing to Allah, and we are indeed sad at being separated from you, O Ibrahim.” — Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), upon losing his child Ibrahim at 2 years old. Almighty Lord Allah (Subhanahu Ta 'ala - exalted is He) says in the Quran: "Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;" [Surah Al-Mulk, 67:1-2] Every one of us has to die. In this regard Allah mentioned Read more ...

How the Truth struck me like lightning – Zahra Bainter

Zahra Baintner is a German woman who traversed a turbulent phase of life to finally embrace Islam. In her story, Baintner says she was not lucky enough to be born in a Muslim community. “There is no new born child who is not born on fitra (the natural disposition and inclination to Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew or Christian or Magian.” [Hadith-e-Nabwi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam]   "Some people are lucky enough to be born into Muslim households and brought up according to the principles of Islam. Adhan and Iqamah is whispered into their ears, thus right from their birth they are taught Allah’s name, that He is one and Read more ...

If what you desire does not happen, then desire that which does

If you are obliged to do something or forced into a situation then you might as well enjoy it!. This is what I used to say to a young man who had diabetes. He used to drink tea without sugar and feel sorry for himself. I would say to him, “When you feel sorry and sad while drinking your tea, does the bitterness turn into sweetness?” “No”, he replied. I said, “Then, so long as you are forced in to a situation, enjoy it.” What I mean here is that the world is not always as we wish it to be, and this happens frequently in our lives. Perhaps your car is old, its air conditioner is not working and the seat covers are all torn. At present, you Read more ...

Love during the Time of Quraysh

Love is a powerful theme that features throughout history, with the power to launch a thousand ships or destroy a country. Zainab bint Muhammad (radhiAllahu anha) is an example of the strength of love and a Muslim woman's patience and courage. Although her story does not feature as prominently in Islamic history as some other Sahabiyaat such as her mother, Khadijah, or her step-mother Aishah, she experienced one of the most difficult struggles faced by Muslim women: the battle between true love and spiritual conviction. Zainab bint RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was the eldest daughter of RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and his Read more ...

The Swiss who wanted Minarets Banned embraced Islam

The Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame as a result of his opposition to mosques in his homeland, Switzerland, has now embraced the faith he reviled. Daniel Streich was a member of the Swiss People’s Party in Switzerland. A well-known politician, Streich led the calls for a ban on minarets across Switzerland. He was active in building anti-Muslim sentiments throughout Switzerland. This sustained campaign led to him being given a high-ranking position in the Swiss Army. Daniel Streich, born in Bulle, Canton of Fribourg, is a Swiss military instructor, community council member and a former member of Swiss People’s Party (SVP). Streich Read more ...

The Signs of Bliss & Misery

"One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: "I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!" then when [Sulaiman (Solomon)] saw it placed before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for (the good of) his ownself, and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his ownself). Certainly! My Lord is Rich (Free of all wants), Bountiful."" [Quran, Surah al-Naml, 27:40] "As for man, when his Lord tries him by giving him honour and gifts, then he says (puffed up): "My Lord has honoured me." But when He tries him, by straitening Read more ...