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Abdullaah ibn Aun’s Expiation

A man enquired from the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “O Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)! What are the rights of parents over their offspring?” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Your entry into Paradise or Hell depends on your good or bad conduct towards your parents.” [Ibn Majah] If you ...

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Umpteenth Chance

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Good behaviour towards parents by which one can be courteous to them after their deaths is to pray the funeral prayer upon them, pray for their forgiveness, fulfill their religious bequests, maintain relationships with those relatives linked through them and honour their friends.” [Abu Daud] Another Hadith informs us that: ...

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Sail or Sink

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Truly, whoever takes the Hereafter as his (primary) concern, Allah places his richness before his eyes (his heart feels content), gathers his inner self (so he is at peace with himself), and this worldly life comes to him with compliance. And whoever has this worldly life as his (main) concern, ...

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The Effect of Sins On Our Well-Being

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A man might be deprived of a provision (that was written for him) because of a sin that he commits; Only supplication changes Al-Qadar (predestination) and only Birr (righteousness) can increase lifespan.” [Nasai] This amazing Hadith informs us that sinning – disobeying Allah Almighty – puts up barriers in the ...

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Hard Times, and Good Times

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallamhas stated,“Relief accompanies difficulties.” [Al-Arbaoon Lin-Nawawi]   It is the way of Allah – based on His infinite wisdom – to have mankind pass through stages in their lives. In general, people go through good times and they go through hard times. Naturally, it is when they go through hard times that they face the most ...

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Early Morning Special

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) prayed: “O Allah, bless my Ummah (in their work) in the early part of the morning.” [Tirmidhi] The time after the commencement of Fajr is a time of immense blessings (Barakah). To receive this Barakah we must be awake. Sleeping after Fajr is a discouraged practice, unless one is ill, weak ...

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Diwali Celebrations

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam once stated on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, “Verily, every nation has a day of religious celebration and today is our day of celebration.” Bukhari As Muslims we do not participate in the religious celebrations of other faiths. Living in a multi-faith society does not mean that we sacrifice our values to appease others. We ...

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Who is the Sacrifice?

Yesterday, Ebrahim Alayhis Salaam stood ready, with knife in hand, to sacrifice his only child to secure Allah’s pleasure. Today, we sacrifice every command of Allah for the happiness of our kids.   Affluenza! Affluenza is a term that describes a mental illness that develops in a child by a parent’s excessive molly coddling which translates into reckless behaviour and ...

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Q. There is a certain sheikh who is saying that he is a Mahram for the elderly women and he will be the Mahram of those women who intend going for Hajj but do not have a Mahram to accompany them. Is this correct?

Q. There is a certain sheikh who is saying that he is a Mahram for the elderly women and he will be the Mahram of those women who intend going for Hajj but do not have a Mahram to accompany them. Is this correct?   (Query published as received)     A. It is not permissible for a female to travel ...

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Nasihah (Advice): The Benefit of Making Dua For Others

One effective way of having Duas answered is to make Dua for others. It is recorded in the Hadith that the Dua of a Muslim for the next Muslim in his absence is never rejected. In another Hadith, it is mentioned that when a person makes Dua for the next Muslim, an angel is appointed to say Ameen to his ...

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