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Forgiving Faheemah

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Sunday, 15 August 2021 06:33

Ask our children:

1. If someone is bad to us, what should we do?

2. What is the meaning of revenge? Is it better to take revenge or to forgive?

Now tell them the story:

Once, there was a little girl whose name was Faheemah. Faheemah never troubled anyone, but lots of other children troubled her, especially when she went to madrasah.

Sometimes Raheemah would hide her kitaabs, then she would get into trouble because Aapa thought that she lost the kitaabs. Sometimes, Naseemah would put water into her shoes, so when it was time to go home and she tried to wear her shoes, her socks would become wet! Finally, there was another naughty girl named Sameenah who liked to put her dirty, snotty tissues into Faheemah’s bag!

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Wholehearted or Unwilling?

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Thursday, 12 August 2021 15:26

Throughout the world, regardless of continent or culture, the symbol of the heart has come to represent love. Perhaps the reason for this is that true love entails complete surrender of the heart to the beloved. One voluntarily sets aside one’s own inclinations, preferences, ideas and aspirations, and wholeHEARTedly embraces the preferences of the beloved, hoping to secure his pleasure and happiness. In other words, one sheds his own identity and ego and molds himself in the mold of the beloved.

Imagine a husband and wife who live together, and go through the motions of married life, but do so grudgingly. Although each may fulfil the rights of the other, the spark in their relationship will swiftly fizzle out, causing it to turn into a relationship-wreck. Likewise, imagine an employee who obeys his employer, but pulls up his face, questions his authority at every turn, and considers his employer to be an inconvenience in his life. Obviously, though such an employee cannot technically be faulted, he will not be expected to last long in his position.

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From the People of Jannah

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Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:09

On one occasion, the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were seated in the blessed presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when he said, “In a few moments, a man from the people of Jannah will appear before you.” Just then, an Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) appeared, carrying his sandals in his left hand, with his beard dripping with the water of wudhu.

This continued for another two days, where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made the same announcement to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), and the very same Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) appeared.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) wished to spend some time in the company of this Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) so that he could observe his conduct and actions, and thus identify the special quality or action he possessed on account of which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had given him the glad tidings of Jannah.

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Khaleelullah

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Saturday, 07 August 2021 14:55

Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) is the Prophet of Allah Ta‘ala who was known as “Khaleelullah”, which means the special friend of Allah Ta‘ala.

It was the habit of Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) that he would not like to eat alone. Rather, he would always try to bring people home as his guests to eat with him. On one occasion, Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) went out, looking for someone to bring home as his guest. However, he could not find anyone to be his guest and share his meal with him, so he returned home.

When Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) got back to his home, he found that a man had entered the house while he was not there and was standing inside. Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) asked him, “O servant of Allah! Why did you enter my home without permission?” The man replied, “The One who is the real owner of your home gave me permission to enter (in other words, I was given permission by Allah Ta‘ala).”

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On the Bright Side (e-book)

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 15:19

In times of difficulty and hardship, it is easy to lose hope and fall into despondency, especially when the suffering is widespread, such as in our current situation. While we cannot control our destiny, we CAN control our perspective. Instead of looking at the thorns with the roses, let us look at the roses with the thorns. This is looking ‘On the Bright Side’.

This book has been prepared to lift our spirits, bolster our courage and soothe the pain of our suffering by showing us the Islamic perspective that we should adopt when  beset by tragedies and calamities, thus allowing us to open our eyes to these beautiful roses.

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