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...]

Umar (Radhiallaahu Anhu)

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Second Caliph of Islam Too long Early Life The mission of the Holy Prophet was still in the early stage. Islam was still weak and helpless. The chiefs of Mecca were up against it. One night the Holy Prophet stood in the Kaaba, lost in thoughts. Presently he raised his hands and turned his eyes heavenward. "Lord!" he … [Read more...]

Sha’baan

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Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by … [Read more...]

15 Sha’baan Do’s & Dont’s

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Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by … [Read more...]

The Glory of the Past

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The Glory of the Past & the Disgrace of the Present – Why?   For Muslims there was a time of glory and progress, a time when there was awe and respect in the hearts regarding Muslims. At present there remains no trace of the glory. In the hearts of others there remains no trace of respect or friendship for Muslims. The disgrace has reached such a peak that even among Muslims there remains no respect for each other. Enmity within … [Read more...]

Isra’ and Mi`raj (In Detail)

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Isra' and Mi`raj (In Detail) In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Beneficient, Blessings and Peace upon the Messenger of Allah and his Family and Companions, As the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, was in al-Hijr at the House (the semi-circular space under the waterspout which is open on both sides on the Northwest side of the Ka`ba), lying down at rest between two men (his uncle Hamza and his cousin Ja`far ibn Abi Talib), Jibril and … [Read more...]