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How does a Father Teach his Children Tawheed?

Mu'adh bin Jabal narrates that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "O Mu'adh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?" I said, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "Not to punish them (if they do so)." [Sahih Bukhari, Book #93, Hadith #470] Shaykh Allama Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen -Rahimullaah- was asked: How does a father teach his children Tawheed? He answered: "He teaches them Tawheed just like he teaches them other matters Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Respond to mistreatment with kindness

Most commonly when you deal with people, they treat you how they want to treat you, and not how you want to be treated. Not everyone you meet with cheerfulness is cheerful to you in return. Some of them may even become angry, think badly of you and ask, “What are you laughing at?” Not everyone you present a gift returns your favour. You may give gifts to some people only to find them backbiting you in various gatherings, and accusing you of being foolish and wasting money! Not everyone you are kind to in speech or praise generously or use kind words with responds to you in kind. Allah has divided up manners for people, just as He has divided up their Read more ...
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Does Allah come down to the first heaven on the night of fifteenth Sha’baan?

Praise be to Allah.   This is mentioned in some ahaadeeth, but there is some scholarly difference of opinion as to the soundness of those ahaadeeth. There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the virtue of the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan.  It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash'ari that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah looks down on the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan and forgives all his creation except a mushrik or one who harbours hatred against the Muslims.” [Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1390.] The “one who harbours hatred against the Muslims” means one who has enmity towards a Muslim brother. In Read more ...
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Interpersonal Skills: Who kicked the cat?

Who kicked the cat? Before you answer this question, read the story in full. A person used to work as a secretary for a very ill-mannered manager who did not have a single skill of dealing with people. This manager used to accumulate his workload and take upon his shoulders burdens he could not bear. One day, he called his secretary, so he entered and stood in front of him. The secretary said, “Yes. How may I help, sir?” He said, “I called your phone but you never answered!” The secretary replied, “That was because I was in the other room. I am sorry, sir!” He replied, “You are always saying sorry! Take these papers and give them to Read more ...
Fear Allah alone

The Station of Fear

From among the stations of worshipping Allah and seeking His help is the station of fear. Fear is one of the most important stations on the path and most beneficial for the heart. Fear is an obligation upon everyone, Allah said, "So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers." [Surah 'Ali 'Imran, 3:175] The actual word used for fear in this verse is 'khawf.' Another verse says, "and fear none but Me." [Surah al-Baqarah, 2:40] the actual word being a derivative of 'rahba.' And, "Therefore fear not men but fear Me," [Surah al-Ma'idah, 5:44] the actual word in Arabic being 'khashya.' Different connotations of these various terms Read more ...
Narendra Modi the butcher of gujarat

Muslims view Narendra Modi with Hate not Fear

Recently an acquaintance of mine echoed the following words to me: “Even if Narendra Modi was involved in the 2002 Gujarat riots, I don’t care. His economic work wins out. I will vote for him.” Since then, I have not been able to shake a deep-seated disturbance at his disregard for essential humanity. This disregard, I fear, is shared by many in India. Before I lose your attention, this is not another piece debating Modi’s guilt. In fact, the argument about Modi’s guilt is endless. I have my view, you have yours, and facts are facts—they don't change even after a questionable judgment from the court that gave Modi a clean chit. But that’s Read more ...
Allah's Mercy is Enormous

Allah’s Mercy is Enormous

Once, the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was sitting in a blessed gathering of his and speaking to his companions, meanwhile, a man entered the mosque, looking to his left and right. Then, instead of sitting in the Prophet’s circle, he headed for a corner of the mosque and began to undo his lower garment. The people were left in suspense as to what he is going to do next. Then, to their horror, he raised his lower garment, sat down quite calmly and began to urinate! The Companions were shocked and exploded upon seeing him urinate in the mosque. They were about to rush towards him, but the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) asked them to stay Read more ...
Allah help is near

When will come the Help of Allah?

Trials. At times they are overwhelming. As soon as we get through one, another one seems to simply be waiting for us. Time and time again they pull us backward, and sometimes they slam us flat on our faces not even allowing time for our hands to flail as we fall. They seem never ending, and sometimes it’s just hard to even comprehend why we are going through such things. At the end of the day, we are left in a daze, asking the only question that seems fit: ‘When will this all be over?’ And then we sit, waiting for the answer, hoping that it will come soon. In the Book of Guidance, which is unlike any other book, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (exalted Read more ...
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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 ...
Truth struck me like lightning

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 ...