A Clean Heart Draws Divine Assistance

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Shaikh Abur Rabee’ (Rahmatullahi Alayh) relates: I had often heard of a very pious lady named Fiddhah who lived in a village. I do not visit ladies, but when I heard many miraculous stories about her, I thought of going to her village and paying her a visit. People told me that she had a she goat that yielded both milk and honey. I was amazed to hear this, so I bought myself a new bowl and went to her house. I said to her: “I heard about your she … [Read more...]

Guidance through Respect

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There was once a fire-worshipper who noticed his son eating during the month of Ramadhaan in the presence of the Muslims. He was infuriated and reprimanded his son, “How could you destroy the sanctity of the Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan?” After his death, a scholar from the neighbourhood saw him in a dream enjoying from the bounties of Jannat. He was quite surprised and asked: “Were you not a fire-worshipper?” The man replied: … [Read more...]

The hand that Gives is better than the hand that Receives

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Once Ibrahim bin Adham rahmatullahi alaih met Shaqeeeq Balkhi rahmatullahi alaih in Makkah Mukarramah and asked: “What made you devote all your time to the worship of Allah Ta’ala?” Shaqeeq rahmatullahi alaih replied: “I was once walking through a hot desert when I noticed a bird whose wings were broken off. I decided to wait and see how it would obtain food. I sat close by and watched carefully. After some time, another bird arrived and placed a … [Read more...]

sports Idols

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From a purely materialistic point of view, there are many people who have greatly benefited mankind in general. For instance, computers have made it tremendously easy to accomplish many tasks that previously required great effort and much time. However, ask the millions of computer users worldwide and perhaps a few will know who invented the computer. Similarly, hardly anyone knows who invented the microwave oven or the cellular phone. The same … [Read more...]

Reproach For Not Adding “In Sha’ Allah” When Making a Promise

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Reproach For Not Adding "In Sha' Allah" When Making a Promise "And never say with regard to anything, 'I will certainly do so tomorrow. Unless (you say), 'By Allah's Will.' Remember your Lord when you forget, and say, 'I have the hope that my Lord will guide me to what is closer thereto in direction.'" - Surah Kahaf 18:23-24 Ibn Kathir reports that the Quraysh sent Nadhar bin Haarith and Uqba bin Abi Mu'eet to Madinah (before the Hijrah) to ask … [Read more...]

Fulfillment Of Promises

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Fulfillment Of Promises Allah, the Exalted, says: "And fulfill (every) covenant. Verily! The covenant will be questioned about." (17:34) "And fulfill the Covenant of Allah (Bai`ah: pledge for Islam) when you have covenanted.'' (16:91) "O you who believe! Fulfill (your) obligations.'' (5:1) "O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.'' (61:2,3) Abu … [Read more...]