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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:59

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: 

Take a Break

Holidays or Holydays? - mp3

Parents or Holidays?

Serenity Coastal Resort VS The Gardens of Paradise

Passive Participation

Holidays

 

The Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:48

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.

Read more: The Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

 

The True ‘Eid

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:04

A group of people once passed by a monk in a monastery. Seeing him, they enquired, “When do the people of this monastery celebrate ‘Eid?” The monk replied, “On the day that they are forgiven.”

The monk then recited the following:

لَيْسَ الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ لَبِسَ الْجَدِيْدْ ، إِنَّمَا الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ طَاعَاتُهُ تَزِيْدْ

‘Eid is not for those who merely wear new clothing. ‘Eid is actually for those whose good deeds increase.

لَيَسْ الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ تَجَمَّلَ بِاللِّبَاسِ وَالرُّكُوْبْ ، إِنَّمَا الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ غُفِرَتْ لَهُ الذُّنُوْبْ

 ‘Eid is not for those who merely beautify themselves by wearing attractive clothing and riding on exotic conveyances. ‘Eid is actually for those whose sins have been forgiven.

(Lataaiful Ma‘aarif pg. 483)

Annually, the day of ‘Eid is eagerly anticipated by the Muslim Ummah and is viewed as an occasion of happiness and rejoicing. However, how many people spend their Ramadhaan in such a manner that they actually have something to celebrate? If the Ramadhaan was profitable, by them earning the mercy and forgiveness of Allah Ta‘ala and changing their lives, then this is definitely one of the greatest blessings that one can rejoice over.

If we have not appreciated this blessed month as we ought to have done, then it is still not too late. There are still a few invaluable moments remaining which we can use to turn to Allah Ta‘ala and seek His forgiveness. If we do so, there is hope that Allah Ta‘ala will shower His mercy on us and also include us among those who gained His mercy in this month. 

   

Spirit of Qurbaani

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 August 2017 09:13

By: Moulana Ahmad Paruk

Atmosphere vs Spirit / What’s the Point in Spilling Blood / Submitting to His Command / Checklist of Submission / Hallmark of Islam / Give the Best to Him / Two Sons of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) / Benefit in this World and Hereafter / Appreciate Allah’s Invitation

Duration: 00:30:41 - Format: mp3 - Size: 5.3 MB

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Safeguarding the Secret

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:38

Imagine a woman who possesses an exquisite piece of jewellery. She values it, cherishes it and guards it, always fearful for its safety.

One day, in a moment of negligence, she confided in a person whom she had wrongfully regarded as a friend, informing her of the jewellery, its location and even its worth! Shortly thereafter, the home was burgled and her precious jewellery was stolen. In the aftermath of this tragedy, she wrung her hands in regret, lamenting to herself, “Why did I reveal the secret?”

Similarly, all women associate and interact with other women. As Allah Ta‘ala has created all people uniquely and blessed them differently, one woman may have some feature that is exceptionally attractive, while another may be attractive and blessed with beauty in a different aspect, and a third woman may be blessed with beauty in all aspects!

Read more: Safeguarding the Secret

   

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