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Bearing the Burdens of Others

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Monday, 06 August 2018 13:00

One of the greatest privileges and favours which ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) enjoyed from Allah Ta‘ala was that he was raised in the care of none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The circumstances which led to him entering the care of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are as follows:

Before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was blessed with prophethood, there was a period during which the Quraish and other people of Makkah Mukarramah suffered a severe drought. In this difficult period, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) noticed that his uncle, Abu Taalib, had many dependents, and due to the drought, it was difficult for him to provide for them all. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) thus went to his other uncle, ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was very wealthy, and said, “O ‘Abbaas, my uncle! Your brother, Abu Taalib, has many dependents, and as you can see, people have been afflicted by the drought. Let us approach him and offer to lessen his burden by each of us taking one of his dependents into our care.”

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Persevering for His Pleasure

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:52

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem 

As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

I come from South Asia, from a country named Bangladesh. Alhamdulillah, I was born to a Muslim family who are Sayyids (from the blessed family of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]) by blood. However, my family was not practicing Deen completely. They performed the five daily salaah and tried to earn a halaal income, but they never emphasized on the complete Islamic life since they didn’t know any better.

Since I was ten, I was very fond of complete purdah, but I didn’t know its significance in our Deen and how should I start. Six years later, during Ramadhaan, I felt as if my heart was broken and I was disconnected from Allah Ta‘ala. Therefore, I would perform a lot of salaah, recite Surah Yaseen every morning and cry to Allah Ta‘ala for help. Allah Ta‘ala accepted my pleading and He inculcated the desire in my heart to learn more about Deen.

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Pleased with His Decree

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Monday, 30 July 2018 09:06

(Sayyidah Maryam [‘alaihas salaam] – Part Six)

Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) realized that in conceiving Nabi ‘Isa (‘alaihis salaam), there was a test for her, as people would notice that she was expecting and would ask who had fathered the child. However, she placed her trust in Allah Ta‘ala and accepted that this was His decision.

The first person to notice that Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam) was expecting was her cousin, Yusuf bin Ya’qoob Najjaar. Since he was well aware of the piety and chastity of Sayyidah Maryam (‘alaihas salaam), and everyone knew that she was unmarried, he was extremely surprised to see that she was expecting a child.

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 10:40

Tasty and fun no matter how old you are.

Beat the following ingredients until they form crumbs:

70 g butter

210 g flour

250 g castor sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

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Share and Care

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 09:48

Ask our Children:

Should we share what we have with others, or should we keep everything for ourselves?

Now tell them the story:

Bilaal was a boy who was very greedy and would never share with people. When visitors came to his home and their children wanted to play with his toys, he would shout, “NO! IT’S MINE!” and would refuse to let them play with any of his toys. Also, when he had a chocolate or a packet of chips, he would not share with anyone! He would shout, “IT’S MINE!” Because he never ever shared with anyone, the other children in his school wouldn’t like to play with him or sit with him.

One day, when Bilaal came to school, he realized that he forgot his food at home! When it was break time, he watched in misery as all the other children took their food out of their bags and began to eat. He was so hungry, that his stomach was rumbling away like a tractor “Grrrrrrr!”

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