Home

An Opportunity to Purchase Paradise

PDFPrintE-mail

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 08:18

Imagine a person who prepares a pot of food and sends it to his affluent neighbours next door, as a gesture of Islamic character and neighbourly love. Next, imagine a person who prepares a pot of food, and then personally travels to a rural township many kilometres away to feed a household that is dying of starvation.

Outwardly, both people carried out the same action of sending a pot of food to a household. However, while both actions are meritorious and virtuous, the action of saving the poor family from starvation will be more rewarding.

The reason for the latter being more rewarding is that the need fulfilled was greater (due to the starvation) and the personal effort and sacrifice involved in carrying out the deed was more (through personally traveling many kilometres to deliver the meal).

Read more: An Opportunity to Purchase Paradise

 

Help for the Helpless

PDFPrintE-mail

Thursday, 07 January 2021 08:48

Imagine a person lying paralyzed in a bed, utterly helpless and powerless. However, he has the ability to move just one finger. Through moving his finger, he is able to press a ‘S.O.S button’ that contacts his beloved family, alerting them that he requires some assistance.

This person, as paralyzed and powerless as he may be, will enjoy a feeling of safety and security, as he knows that the help of those who love him and care for him can be summoned at the mere press of a button.

In the same way, every human being is ultimately helpless. Despite his strength, wealth, intelligence and everything else, there will come a day when nothing will avail him and he will find himself powerless and paralyzed. Indeed, that day has come for many of us, as we find our loved ones sick, labouring for breath and fighting for their lives, with us powerless and paralyzed to intervene.  

However, if we are powerless, then we have our ‘S.O.S button’ with which we can contact the One who is All-Powerful. This ‘button’ is the du‘aa that was recited by Nabi Yunus (‘alaihis salaam) when he was in the belly of the whale:

Read more: Help for the Helpless

 

True Love and Devotion

PDFPrintE-mail

Monday, 04 January 2021 13:43

Sayyiduna ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the uncle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), had a gutter that protruded over the path which Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would use when proceeding to the masjid.

Once, on a Friday, Sayyiduna ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) slaughtered two chicks. Thereafter, as Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was passing by, wearing his clothing for Jumu‘ah, the blood of the chicks happened to be washed into the gutter, causing it to pour out onto Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and soil his clothing.

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) issued instructions for the gutter to be removed, and then returned home where he removed the soiled clothing. He then donned clean clothing, proceeded to the masjid and conducted the Jumu‘ah.

Read more: True Love and Devotion

 

Faatimah and the Friends

PDFPrintE-mail

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 08:29

Ask our children:

1. Can a Muslim have a friend who is not a Muslim?

2. Why is it important to have the right friends?

Now tell them the story:

There was once a girl named Faatimah who lived in a block of flats. Faatimah had no brothers and sisters, but because she had so many neighbours in all the different flats, she was never bored. She loved going from flat-to-flat, playing with all her friends. There was Hassaanah, and Saalihah, and Humairah and Aakifah and so many others!

Read more: Faatimah and the Friends

 

Better than Expected

PDFPrintE-mail

Monday, 28 December 2020 08:40

On one occasion, Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) were experiencing hunger. In this condition, Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) suggested to Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), “Why do you not go to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and ask him (for some assistance)?”

Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) agreed and proceeded to her father who was with Ummu Ayman (radhiyallahu ‘anha) at that time. When she knocked on the door of the home, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) remarked to Ummu Ayman (radhiyallahu ‘anha), “This is the knock of Faatimah. She has come to us at a time of the day when she does not normally come to us (hence, it would appear that she has some need). Stand and open the door for her.” Ummu Ayman (radhiyallahu ‘anha) thus opened the door for Sayyidah Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

Read more: Better than Expected

 

Page 9 of 290

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>