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Shaping the Mindset

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Monday, 24 August 2020 09:46

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahullah] – Part Two)

The mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) was a simple, uneducated woman. However, despite her lack of education, she had tremendous zeal and enthusiasm for Deen.

In their neighborhood, there was a pious and learned woman known as Maryam Khaalah (Aunt Maryam). The mother of Moulana (rahimahullah) would frequent this woman to learn the aspects of Deen and imaan. Due to her spending time in the company of Maryam Khaalah, her fear of Allah Ta‘ala and concern for the Hereafter increased.

The mother of Moulana (rahimahullah) also made an effort to instill these same qualities into her son. Hence, Moulana (rahimahullah) would say, “I may have taught the Quraan Majeed to my mother, but it was my mother who set me on the path of the Quraan Majeed.”

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Mutton and Peppadew Stew with Couscous

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Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:48

Ingredients:

700g cubed mutton leg/shoulder

3 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp chilli

½ tsp dhana jeero

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp thyme

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Maintaining Moderation in Upbringing #2

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Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:56

(Advice of ‘Allaamah ‘Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani [rahimahullah])

My esteemed senior, ‘Ali Al-Khawaas (rahimahullah) would mention:

“Beware of speaking gently and displaying leniency with your children when they (tantrum or) have a fit of temper, as this will ruin their character and encourage them to continue defying you in the future. Instead, make them aware of their wrongs, and remind them of the punishment which Allah Ta‘ala has prepared for those who engage in these sins.

Beware of swearing your children or insulting them using indecent or vulgar language, as this will cause them to learn these words and then use them when speaking to their friends, and even when speaking to you!

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The Divine Remedy

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 13:47

Multivitamins… Immune boosters… Black seed oil… Senna tea… All these – and many other substances – are currently selling like ‘hot cakes’ as people hope that these will help their bodies to resist the coronavirus. Thereafter, if one contracts the virus and falls ill, then there are many other medications that people will take and treatments that they will pursue in the effort to shake off the illness and regain good health.

However, while strengthening our bodies and immune systems, and taking medication when ill, we must not forget that these means will only be effective if Allah Ta‘ala allows, as He alone can protect us from sickness and cure us when we are ill. Hence, we must remember to turn to Him by giving sadaqah and engaging in du‘aa.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned, “Protect your wealth through (discharging) zakaat, treat your sick through sadaqah, and prepare for the waves of calamities through du‘aa and turning to Allah Ta‘ala in humility.” (Maraaseel Abi Dawood #105)

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Path to Paradise (eBook)

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Saturday, 15 August 2020 07:33

Every single one of us faces the challenge of safely navigating the “Path to Paradise”, especially in the landscape of today’s ever-evolving world. In this regard, diverse articles addressing an array of topics have been written and posted onto the Uswatul Muslimah website. From media and technology, to self-improvement, motivation, marriage, children and more, various spheres of a Muslimah’s life were considered and discussed. 

These articles aim to identify the challenges and hurdles facing a Muslimah of the twenty-first century, together with providing the solution to these predicaments in the light of our beautiful and perfect Deen. 

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