Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:49 Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:41
We face, on a daily basis, situations which test our tolerance and patience. Unfortunately, we sometimes fail the test and succumb to our temper, behaving in such a manner that we cause nothing but remorse and regret for ourselves.
Thus, as of today, when faced with any test, simply remember the word ‘CAB’.
‘C’ stands for the ‘Command’ of Allah Ta‘ala. Remember that this test was decreed to happen and there was no way that we could have escaped it. We cannot choose our tests, but we can choose the manner in which we face these tests and challenges.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:38 Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:35
وَمَكَرُوا وَمَكَرَ اللَّـهُ ۖ وَاللَّـهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ
“They (the Jews and all the enemies of Islam) devised a plan, and Allah devised a plan. And Allah is the best of planners.” (Surah Aal-‘Imraan v54)
In this era, the media works hard to instill fear and despondency in the hearts of the Muslim. To achieve this, they continuously portray the Muslim Ummah as being weak, divided, powerless and downtrodden. Hence, the fall of the Muslim countries and the power of others is a scene that is repeatedly painted by the brush of the enemies of Islam.
In the face of this negativity and despondency, we need to repeatedly speak about the power and might of Allah Ta‘ala. It is Allah Ta‘ala alone who makes the final decision and no army or intelligence can ever oppose the plan and system of Allah Ta‘ala. We need to be convinced that Allah Ta‘ala has an unseen, divine system which is full of wisdom. We should not be deceived and disheartened by the apparent plans of man. Rather, we should believe and place our confidence in the hidden, master plan of Allah Ta‘ala. Remember, Allah Ta‘ala has promised that it is the people of taqwa who will ultimately enjoy the favorable outcome.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016 15:43 Monday, 24 October 2016 14:31
(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part Seven] – Wife of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah] #4)
The wife of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) lived under the same roof as her mother-in-law for approximately thirty years. During this lengthy period, she displayed exemplary conduct in her excellent manner of interacting, dealing and serving her mother-in-law. When people live in such close proximity for such a long period, it is obvious that a situation will occasionally arise in which there is some friction between the two parties. Despite these occasional misunderstandings, she always strove to display exemplary character in her interaction with her mother-in-law. On account of both her excellent character and the excellent character of her mother-in-law, these occasional misunderstandings would soon be forgotten and the great harmony which they shared in the home would prevail.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:48 Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:26
There was once a father who had just a single daughter. Being his only child, she was absolutely dear to him and the apple of his eye. When she finally came of age and was proposed in marriage, he was so eager to throw her a wedding that she would never forget that he commenced the wedding preparation one year in advance!
Instead of cards, invitations were engraved into small slabs of marble and hand delivered to all the guests. The utensils in which the food was served were embossed with the names of the bride and groom so that the guests could take them home after the function and keep them as souvenirs!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:29 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:31
I attended the Uswatul Muslimah marriage course and had a question.
Dating was discussed as well as zina, but these topics are very broad. I’m attending full time studies at… There is a Muslim boy at campus who hangs out with my friends and sits with us at specific lectures. He occasionally makes small talk about work and campus.
In the course, it was said that Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had advised that zina should be avoided at all costs. I just wanted some clarification I guess. It feels silly talking about this but I love Allah, and I rather feel silly if it means I ensure I don't disappoint him. Any advice will be helpful.
Jazakallah for taking the time to read this.
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