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Tie the Tongue

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:19 Tuesday, 30 May 2017 07:46

(Tie the Tongue Series – Introduction)

Contrary to popular belief, the tongue is not the strongest muscle in the body. However, it may very well be the muscle structure with the greatest endurance. After all, when can you ever remember your tongue becoming tired? As much as we may eat, swallow or speak, our tongues seem absolutely tireless. Hence, due to its exceptional endurance, exercising this organ causes no strain, and we thus tend to use it without thinking and more than we should. This is a major problem as the seemingly-small tongue actually has the ability to cause serious consequences.

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed the servant of Allah makes a statement which pleases Allah Ta‘ala, and the servant does not attach any importance to what he said, yet Allah Ta‘ala elevates his rank due to this statement. And indeed the servant of Allah makes a statement that angers Allah Ta‘ala, and the servant does not attach any importance to what he said, yet he falls into Jahannum on account of the statement.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6478)

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Health Guidelines for Ramadhaan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:39 Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:32

We are once again on the threshold of Ramadhaan – a month that is well known for its spiritual benefits. However, the act of fasting is replete with health benefits as well. Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah said, “Wage jihaad and earn booty, fast and acquire health, and travel and earn wealth.” (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #5070)

From this hadeeth, we learn that fasting enhances one’s health. Furthermore, it is a well known fact among the Hakeems (physicians) that overeating leads to sicknesses, and fasting is a remedy for many illnesses. Haarith bin Kaldah, the physician of the Arabs, was once asked, “What is the best medicine?” He replied, “Necessity i.e. hunger”. Fasting is a way of giving the body time to reorganize itself and serves as an accepted treatment in many therapies.

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‘Blinding’ Influence

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:28 Monday, 05 June 2017 07:23

(Abu Muslim Al-Khawlaani [rahimahullah] #4)

Whenever Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) would leave the musjid and return home, then on arriving at the entrance of his yard, he would call out the takbeer (Allahu Akbar). Hearing his takbeer, his wife would reply by also calling out the takbeer. After entering the courtyard of the home, Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) would again call out takbeer and his wife would similarly respond. Finally, when he would arrive at the door of his home, he would call out the takbeer and his wife would similarly respond with takbeer. Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) would thereafter enter the home after which his wife would take his sandals and shawl and bring him his food. 

One day, when Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) arrived at the entrance of his yard, he called out the takbeer, as normal, but was surprised when he received no response. He next entered the courtyard and called out the takbeer, but again received no reply. Finally, when entering the home, he called out the takbeer, and again received no reply.

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Respect for Ramadhaan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:17 Monday, 29 May 2017 06:52

There was once a fire worshipper who saw his son eating in the presence of Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan. As soon as he saw his son eating before the Muslims, he hit him and reprimanded him saying, “Why do you not show regard for the sanctity and respect of the Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan?”

It so happened that the fire worshipper passed away that very week. Soon after he passed away, the ‘Aalim of that locality had a dream in which he saw the fire worshipper in Jannah! In the dream, he asked him, “Were you not a fire worshipper?” The man replied, “I was a fire worshipper. However, shortly before I passed away, Allah Ta‘ala honoured me, by inspiring me to accept Islam, due to the respect that I had shown for the month of Ramadhaan.” (Nuzhatul Majaalis pg. 201)

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The Spirit of Ramadhaan - e-book

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:48 Saturday, 20 May 2017 06:41

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.

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