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United in Purpose

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:53

A household is made up of not one but many members. In order for the household to progress and be productive, it is important for them to be united in purpose - all working towards and assisting each other to reach a common goal.

Thus if the husband is on deen but does not have the support of his wife and children as they are not on deen, he will definitely find it difficult and face challenges to remain firm on his deen. This naturally applies to every member of the household and not the husband alone.

It is thus important for every member of the home, the husband, wife and children, to all be firm on deen. Everyone will strive for one common goal - “The pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala”.

If they are not united in their goal and focus, everyone will be pulling in their own direction. This is the root of all tension and fights in our homes today.

We all simply need to work together to please one Allah Ta‘ala alone.

   

Allah Ta‘ala’s System for Musjidul Aqsa

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:07

Allah Ta‘ala has one system for the Ka’bah Musharrafah and another system for Musjidul Aqsa. The system for the Ka’bah is that He will always protect it. Therefore when Abrahah had come with his elephants to attack the Ka’bah, although the Quraish were ascribing partners with Allah Ta‘ala and were involved in all types of wrong, Allah Ta‘ala still destroyed Abrahah and his army.

However His system for Musjidul Aqsa is totally different. Allah Ta‘ala explains in the opening verses of Surah Bani Israaeel that as long as you are in My obedience, the control of the Musjid will be in your hands and when you leave My obedience then the control will also leave your hands.

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Mind over Matter

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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2015 15:21

Ever heard of “Mind over Matter”? Wondered what it’s all about?

The following incident, extracted and summarized from “The New Scientist” of May 2009, sheds some light on the matter.

Late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, Vance Vanders bumped into a witch doctor who shoved a bottle of unpleasant-smelling liquid under his nose and told him he was about to die and no one could save him.

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Hocus Pocus and Bogus!

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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2015 15:17

I sat in the line of the waiting room, secretly examining those around me. To my left was a shabbily-dressed woman with bloodshot eyes who’d clearly spent the past few days crying. To the right I spotted a balding man who constantly fidgeted. He was trying to put on a calm demeanour and display a brave front, but the stains of sweat rapidly spreading on his shirt betrayed his nervousness. Everybody here, it seemed, had a problem “too huge to cope with” and had knocked on the door of renowned herbal doctor from Uganda, Prof. Ali Baba, for relief.

“Next!” We all jumped as he called for the next “patient” to come through. I suddenly realized that it was my turn and stood panicking, my heart thumping in my chest. I stood for a moment, breathing deeply, trying to soothe my nerves. I clenched and unclenched my fists, feeling my chewed nails dig into my sweaty palms. “It’s now or never.” I thought. I braced myself and pushed open his door entering the unknown…

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Running for Cover!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 16:23

When we leave the privacy of our homes and enter the public eye, we tend to change the way we behave in order to present a certain image of ourselves to society. The need to constantly present and maintain that image stems from the fear of public opinion which lurks in the back of our minds: “What will people say?”

It is when we are within the confines of our homes, however, that our true colours are exposed. The secrets we harbour in our hearts are revealed when the four walls of our homes shield us from public scrutiny. Do we cover ourselves from head to toe when leaving home, displaying piety in dressing to the world, whereas in the privacy of the home, we dress in such immodest and revealing clothing, that if an unexpected visitor were to knock at the door, we would find ourselves running for cover, trying to quickly throw a burqa over ourselves to save us embarrassment? This is living a double-life.

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