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Washing the Dead Body


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:54

The body of a deceased person totally submits and surrenders itself to those who are washing it. They move the body to the left, to the right, they tilt it, they pour water over it but there is no resistance or complaint from the body with regards to being moved or the temperature of the water. Thus the body is thoroughly washed and ready to be lowered into the grave. In the same way when a person submits and surrenders his/her heart to Allah Ta’ala, which may have turned dead due to sin and desire, then with the grace and mercy of Allah Ta’ala his/her heart will be spiritually cleansed and ready to be presented in the court of Allah Ta’ala.


It is Your Company - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)


Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:48

Step back a moment and reflect . . . Imagine . . . Think of a woman who has experienced all the ups and downs of life, enduring the death of one husband after the other, going through the difficulty of earning for herself due to her circumstances, suffering the heartache of the divorce of her daughters because of her faith, living in a home that was constantly beset with abuse and persecution for the sake of her Rabb, going into exile in her old age, tolerating adverse conditions of hunger and starvation . . . yet still maintaining the same intense love for her husband like a newly-wed bride . . . yet still dedicated to him with her heart and soul, totally compliant with her mind and body . . . yet still pouring every vestige of her strength in nurturing her children . . . yet still spending large amounts of money for the cause of her faith with a smile ... yet still motivating those around her despite the hostile environment . . .

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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:46

An intelligent woman, a sincere philanthropist, a pious soul, a patient human, a devoted wife, a caring spouse, a loyal partner, a loving mother, an expert homemaker . . . The Ideal Woman and a dream for many . . . This was Sayyidah Khadeejah Al-Kubraa (radiyallahu anha).

Indeed, this superwoman had supported Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) when he had no worldly resources; trusted and believed in him when most had denied him; encouraged and understood him when he took up the call with trembling steps; withstood persecution, insults, threats and torture and was a lifelong helpmate of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) till her last breath at the age of sixty five.

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One Tight Slap


Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 15:09

A young girl was once walking along a road. After a while she sensed that she was being followed. She turned around to find a boy walking behind her. She asked him as to why he was following her. He replied that he loves her deeply and was infatuated with her extreme beauty. She said to him, “My beauty is nothing. My sister is walking behind and she is much more beautiful than me.” As soon as she said this, the boy turned around to look behind him. But as he turned to look, the girl gave him a tight slap and said to him, “Do you not have any shame? You claim to love me, but you turn your gaze towards someone other than me!!” 

Lesson: In the very same way, it should never be that we claim to love Allah Ta’ala but our hearts are inclined to the haraam fashions, lusts and temptations of this temporary world. The one in who’s heart the love of Allah Ta’ala has settled will never look in any other direction.


Smile and the World will Smile with You


Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 14:58

There once lived a couple who were almost totally opposite to each other in everything. The wife was extremely beautiful and good natured while the husband was the most unattractive and ill tempered person around. One day the wife was asked “How do you remain patient with such a man in your marriage?” She replied, “In my life I may have committed a sin, therefore as a punishment Allah Ta’ala gave me such a husband. As for my husband, he may have done a good deed in his life, thus Allah Ta’ala has rewarded him with a beautiful wife like me.”

Lesson: A positive person will manage to bring about happiness and a smile in the most negative conditions, whereas a negative person will choose to remain sad and frown in even a positive condition. We need to programme our minds to become positive and remain positive. The world is full of negatives. We need more positives to brighten things up. It does not cost us anything to smile, but it definitely has a great impact. It will make us feel happier and brighten up the day of others around us as well.


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