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A Haji Never Tastes Poverty

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:05

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “A Haji never becomes poor and destitute.” (Majma’uz Zawaaid #5272) 

Despite the rising costs of performing haj, this hadith is sufficient to remove all fears of becoming poor due to performing haj. A true Believer places his trust on Allah Ta’ala and is convinced with the words of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

   

The Power of Intention

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:38

Once a man from the Bani Israeel passed by a sand dune at a time when people were suffering with hunger due to drought and famine. He thought to himself: “Had I possessed food equivalent to the granules of sand in this sand dune, I would have distributed every bit of it amongst these people to relieve them of their hunger.” Allah Ta’ala sent revelation to the Nabi of that time: “Inform that man that Allah Ta’ala has acknowledged and appreciated your noble intention and has hence recorded for you the reward of spending that amount of food in charity.” (Mirqaat-ul-Mafateeh, vol.1, pg.100)

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Diamond for a Stone

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 07:46

People generally abandon their own culture and identity, and they borrow from cultures of others due to following their base desires or for some personal benefit or due to having an inferiority complex. As Muslims we need to remind ourselves that all the temporary pleasures of this world will one day come to an end. Eternal enjoyment is only in Paradise. We also need to remind ourselves that Allah Ta’ala, our creator, knows what is most beneficial for us. Thus all our benefits lie in the teachings of Islam.

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Doctor Panelbeater

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 07:45

Imagine that one day a panel beater wakes up in the morning and he thinks to himself: “My entire life I have been working on car bodies, it is time I start working on human bodies.”  Acting on this thought of his, he opens a little surgery next to his workshop, where he boldly carries out open-heart surgery. And how does he do it? He simply places the patient on the workshop bench and next to him is the medical textbook lying open. He reads the first line, “cut there!” So he goes over to the patient’s chest and he cuts there. Then he reads the next instruction, “Put your hand in and take it out!” So he puts his hands in, but instead of taking out the heart, he pulls out the liver.

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A Casual Chat

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:40

There was a woman by the name of Hind al-Khus al-Iyadiyyah. She was one of the wealthy women in the pre Islamic times, well known for her intelligence, wit, eloquence and words of wisdom. Inspite of being a woman of position and honour amongst her people, she committed adultery with her slave boy. People asked her: “Of all people, what made you commit adultery with your slave boy whereas you are a leading woman of your tribe? Why not with a free person instead?” So she replied: “The factors which prompted me to commit adultery and that too with a slave, were two. One was that we had easy accessibility to each other due to living in the same place, and the second factor was long chats.” (Risaalatul Mustarshideen – Pg: 177)

Lesson: Being in privacy with strange men or casually chatting with them may eventually lead one to falling into the most despicable of actions and thereby bringing her perpetual disgrace. These two factors are the highly inflammable ingredients that cause explosion and destruction.

   

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