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Others before Ourselves

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:33 Monday, 22 May 2017 06:26

(The Life of Ummu Sulaim [radhiyallahu ‘anha] #6)

A man once came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and complained of hunger. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) thus sent a message to his respected wives, enquiring as to whether they had any food. However, they all replied, “We do not have anything besides water.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then turned to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and asked, “Who will host this man as his guest?” Hearing the request of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the husband of Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha), stood and said, “I will!”

Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter proceeded home with the guest. On arriving home, he encouraged his wife, Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha), to feed the guest saying, “Honour the guest of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).” His wife replied, “We only have food for the children!” Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instructed, “Prepare the food, distract the children and put them to sleep.”

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Time is Money

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:19 Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:10

We live in a world of import and export, a world in which most goods and commodities are available in most countries for most of the year. However, despite the year-round availability, there are many goods that enjoy a ‘peak season’. Astute businessmen are those who identify this period and utilize it to their advantage. For farmers, it may be the season in which their crops are harvested, while for shop owners, month-end and December are a few of the periods that deliver peak sales.

Unique Opportunity

The season presents a unique opportunity for one to secure tremendous profits in a minimal period of time. Hence, the farmer who diligently tends to his fields and ensures that he is present for the harvesting season will likely enjoy a bumper crop. Similarly, the shop owner will open his doors on time and remain behind the counter for the entire day in order to tend to the flood of customers.

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Health Guidelines for Ramadhaan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:39 Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:32

We are once again on the threshold of Ramadhaan – a month that is well known for its spiritual benefits. However, the act of fasting is replete with health benefits as well. Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah said, “Wage jihaad and earn booty, fast and acquire health, and travel and earn wealth.” (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #5070)

From this hadeeth, we learn that fasting enhances one’s health. Furthermore, it is a well known fact among the Hakeems (physicians) that overeating leads to sicknesses, and fasting is a remedy for many illnesses. Haarith bin Kaldah, the physician of the Arabs, was once asked, “What is the best medicine?” He replied, “Necessity i.e. hunger”. Fasting is a way of giving the body time to reorganize itself and serves as an accepted treatment in many therapies.

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The Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:48 Saturday, 20 May 2017 06:41

The blessed month of Ramadhaan holds a very special place in the heart of every Muslim, and is eagerly anticipated by one and all. While most people are aware of the abundant blessings, special mercies and tremendous rewards that are on offer in this auspicious period, not all manage to capitalize on this opportunity and improve their relationship with their Creator during this month of mercy.  

In this regard, it is the pious servants of Allah Ta‘ala who truly understand the objective of Ramadhaan and the crucial role it plays in the life of a Muslim. They thus value every second of this blessed month and strive to gain maximum goodness and blessings from it.

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The Blessed Bread

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:30 Monday, 15 May 2017 06:27

(Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani [rahimahullah] #3)

On one occasion, the wife of Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani (rahimahullah) said to him, “O Abu Muslim! We do not have any flour!” Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) asked her, “Do you have any money?” She replied, “I have one dirham which we earned through selling yarn.” Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) instructed, “Hand me the dirham and give me a sack.”

Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) thereafter proceeded to the market and stood before a man who was selling food. However, at that moment, a beggar also arrived and stood before Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) imploring, “O Abu Muslim! Give me some charity!” As Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) only had one dirham and there was no food at home, he turned and fled from the beggar, arriving at another food stall. The beggar, however, followed him and continued to call out to him. Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) thus fled for a third time and went to a third stall, but the beggar persistently followed him and continued to implore him for charity.

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