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Hijrah with Hayaa

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2017 16:19

Ummu Kulthoom bintu ‘Uqbah bin Abi Mu‘ait (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was a Sahaabiyah who brought imaan, in Makkah Mukarramah, during the initial days of Islam. The following is her personal account of how she performed Hijrah to Madeenah Munawwarah. She recounts:

I would leave Makkah Mukarramah and go to an area on its outskirts, known as Tan‘eem, in which I had some family. Once there, I would remain with these relatives, spending three or four days with them. I would thereafter return to my family in Makkah Mukarramah who did not mind the time that I would spend in the outskirts.

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Progress Report

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:19

All companies and businesses have targets and goals that they wish to achieve. In their quest to progress, there are certain procedures that they adopt in order to assist them in achieving their goal. One of these procedures is that of the ‘progress report’.

At regular intervals, the HODs (heads of departments) meet and discuss their progress. They compare the progress that was made to the progress that they had projected, anticipated and hoped to make. If the progress was not as positive as expected, they determine the factors that hindered their progress and work at eliminating these factors. By adopting these procedures, these companies and businesses ultimately make great strides of progress and grow from strength to strength.

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Pining for Paradise

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2017 16:21

Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that before the Battle of Badr, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had sent Busaisah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) as a spy to gather information on the caravan of Abu Sufyaan. After Busaisah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) returned and reported the whereabouts and activities of the caravan, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) emerged from his home and announced, “We have something to pursue. Whoever has his conveyance prepared should ride with us.” Hearing this, some Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), in the eagerness to join the expedition, asked permission to fetch their conveyances from the upper portion of Madeenah Munawwarah. However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not permit them to do so and said, “No, only those whose conveyances are present (will ride with us).”

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A Mother Motivates

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017 16:11

Akbar was the Moghul king of India from the year 963 A.H. until his demise in 1014 A.H. Although in the year 991 A.H. he was responsible for inventing and enforcing a new religion, prior to that he was religiously inclined.

On one occasion, all the dignitaries, eminent personalities and noble people had come to Akbar to pay their respects to him. Among these people was an ‘Aalim named Moulana ‘Abdun Nabi. When he noticed that Akbar was wearing clothing of a saffron colour, he immediately reprimanded Akbar and instructed him to change his clothing, as saffron coloured clothing is impermissible for males to wear. However, when reprimanding Akbar, he became so spirited that he even struck the clothing of Akbar with the tip of his staff.

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“Sale! All Items Reduced up to 50%!”

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 15:58

How many people are there who after seeing the above advertisement, will be able to resist the temptation of embarking on a shopping spree? Even if a person does not really need to buy anything, he will still visit the store to window shop, justifying his action by saying, “Perhaps I will find something on sale that I don’t need now but may possibly need in the future. By buying it now, I will save on the price that I would have paid later on when I needed the item.” Further, if we learn of a sale that we missed, or if the sale item that we wanted is sold out, we feel disappointed and feel that we missed out.

While many people have this attitude and mindset of progressing and constantly benefiting, the reality is that we tend to adopt this mindset only in avenues related to our material benefit, not in avenues of Deeni benefit.

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