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Recreation within Limits

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Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2016 09:21

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) narrates:

I once went with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on one of his journeys when I was still a young girl and light in weight. During the journey, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) saying, “Proceed ahead.” After the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) had proceeded ahead (and we were now in seclusion), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to me, “Come! Let me race with you!” We therefore raced and I beat the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the race. On this occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not say anything.

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Modern to Modest – Holiday Activity

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:00

Assalaamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh

Respected Mothers and Sisters

There are many challenges and obstacles which we face in our effort to reach Allah Ta‘ala and become His special friends. From challenges in donning the hijaab and shedding indecent dressing to dealing with friends and family members who are upset with us for not attending an impermissible function, the trials are various and assume different forms.

One of the most effective ways of gaining courage and motivation is to read the stories of other people who despite being in a similar predicament to ourselves or facing even more severe difficulties, rose to the challenge and fought against all odds to emerge as people who successfully acquired the love of Allah Ta‘ala and changed their lives.

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Holiday Posts

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:00

Through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala, over the past few years, many articles and audios regarding holidays have been uploaded to the Uswatul Muslimah website. Click here for the Holiday Specials category.

Below are the links to a few of these: 

Holidays

Holidays or Holydays? - mp3

“Clean Fun”

Holiday Guidelines

It’s not a Place to Hang Around

   

The Honour of the In-Laws

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 15:51

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part Ten] – Mother-in-law of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah])

The mother-in-law of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was a very pious woman as well. She was known for her punctuality on performing Tahajjud Salaah. Among her outstanding qualities was the respectable manner in which she always conducted herself and the tact with which she would resolve issues.

When Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) proposed, his father-in-law had already passed away and the proposal was thus placed before his mother-in-law. Although the piety and character of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was well known to all, his poverty was such that it was unimaginable that his proposal would be accepted. However, his mother-in-law was a woman who understood the value of deen and piety. She thus accepted the proposal for her daughter and sent her from a home which had every type of wealth to a home which possessed no material wealth but was filled with the wealth of deen.

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The Test of Gratitude

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Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 15:59

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying:

There were three people from the Banu Israaeel whom Allah Ta‘ala decided to test; a leper, a bald man and a blind man. Allah Ta‘ala therefore sent an angel to them.

The angel came to the leper first and asked him, “What is most beloved to you?” The leper replied, “A good complexion and good skin, as the people detest me due to this illness.” The angel thus passed his hand over the leper, causing his leprosy to be removed and resulting in him being blessed with a good complexion and good skin. The angel thereafter asked him, “Which wealth is most beloved to you?” He replied, “Camels” The angel therefore granted him ten-month pregnant she-camels and said, “May you be blessed in this wealth.”

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