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Food without Any Salt

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 March 2013 08:53

Salt is that special ingredient which perfects the flavour in food. In the absence of salt there is no taste in the food. Likewise modesty is that special quality which completes a woman and takes her to great heights, without which she becomes a plaything and a source of destruction. 

In this era there is a calculated effort being made by the forces of falsehood to remove every covering of modesty from a woman. This effort is made through the TV, newspapers, magazines and even billboards, to the extent that a woman of purity is left to feel nauseous. As Muslim women we cannot allow the trend and the environment to dictate our lives, otherwise modesty will eventually be uprooted entirely, resulting in total corruption and chaos. In the western lifestyle, people generally have no qualms and hesitation in undressing on the beach and walking almost totally naked in front of the whole world. The slightest degree of unease is not felt and no excuse of nudity is perceived. This is an indication of how modesty can be removed from its roots. With the removal of modesty the doors of sins are flung open. Let us hold onto our modesty though the world may regard us as “strange” and “abnormal.” After all, in a shameless society, modesty and shame will be looked at as “abnormal”

 
 

Fed Like the Birds

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Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 09:25

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “If you place your trust completely in Allah Ta‘ala, as it ought to be, then surely you will be provided sustenance in the manner that birds are provided sustenance. They leave in the morning with their belly empty and return in the evening with their belly full.” (Tirmizi #2344)

Every person’s main worry and concern is his/her sustenance. This overwhelming worry results in tension and high stress levels. The moment man’s gaze moves away from Allah Ta‘ala, then he begins to feel that the burden of sustenance lies completely on his shoulders. Man needs to take a lesson from the birds - the lesson of trust. While adopting the means and making a reasonable effort, to have one’s complete trust in Allah Ta‘ala. This will bring much relief in our lives.

 

Life’s a rollercoaster! Enjoy the ride.

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 16:06

Life is topsy turvy. One day you are feeling high and the next day low. Every coming day is, well ... just unpredictable.

Life is like a see saw, it’s just like that

One up one down, tit for tat

You a ball one day, and the next you a bat

Be happy like a child, bear patience till the end

Old became gold, just like that

This phenomena affects everyone, without exception. Every Nabi that set foot on this planet experienced these feelings and emotions. The rich in their high rise apartments and the poor in their crumbling huts, the pious on their prayer mats as well as the sinful on their sofas and couches - every single one rides the changing tides of fortune. All shake the hands of prosperity and poverty. Everyone’s bowl is filled with his share of happiness and sadness, as well as the excitement and disappointment.

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Cover up . . . on the Catwalk!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:36

She stepped onto the catwalk, her outfit clinging to her body. She was dressed, yet undressed. She was covered, yet uncovered. Cameras flashed and music blared from each end of the arena. Heads turned and everybody looked in her direction. Some stared. Many ogled. She didn’t seem to mind the attention. In fact, she didn’t mind anything at all. It was all in a day’s work for her. This was her business. She sold her body using it to display the latest designs from around the globe. 

After the show … most certainly … another sale is on the cards! 

She would sell her body to those who had fancied her, at a price, of course. But she was at risk. Those who couldn’t afford her were plotting other ways of violating her already violated self. They couldn’t control themselves. They saw her and liked her. Bad luck for her, but it was her fault and the worst was still to come. 

Stable, happy families were about to be ripped apart. Fathers who emotionally supported young innocent children, were about to be detached from them and husbands who once would love their darling wives with all their heart, were now torn between this wench and them. Her figure and gait would haunt them when they would look at their loyal life partners and the thought of her “charming” smile and “shy” giggle would shatter the hugs and kisses they would shower on their kids.

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A Phone Call Away

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:15

Nowadays many people generally only meet family members on the occasion of a death or a wedding in the family. While it may not be possible to travel and meet family members who live long distances away from us, we can occasionally give them a phone call just to greet them and find out as to how they are keeping. We will be surprised as to what du‘aas and supplications a simple phone call can earn for ourselves. Perhaps an old aunt is bedridden and feeling very low on that day, just at that time you called, and her spirits are boosted once again. Your voice brings a smile to her face and her heart instantaneously flows with du‘aas for you. We tend to forget that our progress and achievements are very often due to the du‘aas of those around us. At times we focus on the big things in life, forgetting that even the little things really do count. 

 

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