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  • Signs of Heart Disease

    There are numerous signs of a sickness of the heart. The first of them, is finding it difficult to live by the purpose of our creation, which is to know Allah The Almighty, love Him, yearn to meet Him, turn to Him in repentance and to prefer doing all this to any other desire. Indeed, whoever gives precedence to his or her whims, over the love of, and.. More

  • Maryam bint Jahsh

    Muslim women excelled, not only in Fiqh, Hadeeth and Tafseer but also in other Islamic sciences. One such example is Maryam bint Jahsh, may Allaah have mercy upon her, who lived in the 4th Century; she was an expert in the language in which Allah chose to reveal the Quran (i.e. Arabic). She was married to the great Yemeni scholar Jamaal Ad-Deen ‘Ali.. More

  • Nutrition tips for pregnant women

    Most of us consider pregnancy a very ordinary period of life. However, nutrition specialists have not ceased studying it till now in an attempt to draw nutritional plans for pregnant women during this critical time of their life. The purpose of these plans is to ensure good health for both the mother and the healthy development of the fetus. Therefore,.. More

  • Adolescence Requires Understanding

    Adolescence Requires Understanding Adolescence is the stage when the person moves from childhood to adulthood. It is considered one of the most difficult transitional stages as it is accompanied by rapid physiological changes in the physical and mental growth of the individual. It is also accompanied by many mixed psychological feelings. One of the.. More

  • A Blessing to her People: Juwayriyah bint Al-Haarith

    Juwayriyah, may Allah be pleased with her, chose Allah The Almighty and His Messenger, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and preferred Islam to polytheism and thus came to be honored as one of the Mothers of the Believers. It was reported that her father, Al-Haarith ibn Abu Dhiraar, the chief and leader of the Banu Al-Mustaliq, went to the.. More

  • Haleemah As-Sa‘diyyah: The Blessed Wet-Nurse

    Haleemah, may Allah be pleased with her, breastfed the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, until he was weaned, and he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, remembered this as a favor from her. Abu At-Tufayl said: "I saw the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, distributing meat in Al-Ji‘irraanah. A woman came to him.. More

  • Smile to Make Your Children Happy

    The following are some lines from the diary of a child speaking about his happy childhood, "My father was always cheerful and his smile never left his face, even in the most difficult situations. This smile meant a great deal to us as it revealed how much our father loves us. This smile used to force us to behave properly and avoid mistakes so.. More

  • Competition in doing good deeds

    Believers naturally have a competitive drive and are usually dissatisfied with what is low, and they never rest in this life, for they always aspire to perfection. The believer always feels that he is in a competition, and, therefore, makes his preparations and puts his shoulder to the wheel to attain his goals and to become one of the forerunners... More

  • The Daughters of Scholars

    Islam advocates educating women and enlightening them about the teachings of religion, as this greatly influences the life of women as well as that of their children in the future. As Hafiz Ibrahim, the Poet of the Nile, said, "The mother is a school; if she is well-prepared, a noble nation is prepared." Besides, the Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Saffaanah bint Haatim At-Taa'i - Generous Daughter of a Generous Man

    The father of Saffaanah, may Allah be pleased with her, was the legendary ruler who personified Arab generosity in the pre-Islamic era: Haatim at-Taa'i. When Islam dominated the region and conquests were made everywhere, the cavalry of the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, conquered her tribe, Tayyi’. Saffaanah, who was an eloquent.. More

  • My daughter and the inaccessible fort

    Like a wonderful butterfly and a beautiful flower, she joyously moves here and there, creating an atmosphere of happiness and pleasure. Whenever I see her, my heart and eyes fill with great delight. Once, she had a fever because of a sore throat -- a common childhood disease -- which made her little body become feverish. Her temperature kept rising.. More

  • Make Your Mark

    When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to follow them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're cooking, cleaning, even raising our own (Cabbage Patch) kids. We're amazed at how much they know and we're impressed by all that they can do... More

  • A time for strengthening the family bond

    The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “No one who severs the ties of kinship will enter Paradise.” [At-Tirmithi] The religion of Islam places great importance on maintaining the ties of kinship between family members. All Muslims are to show kindness, generosity, and respect toward both their nearest and most distant relatives,.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - III

    4. Lifelong commitment This principle deals with the question of effectiveness how can we insure that our tazkiyah efforts bear their expected fruits, help us achieve piety, and fulfill our purpose in this life? Allah Almighty gave a hint: "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it, that perhaps you may become righteous&q.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - II

    Principles of Tazkiyah As shown earlier, tazkiyah is a fundamental part of Prophet Muhammad's mission, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his life constitutes a unique example of it. Together with his teaching, this example was responsible for altering the lives of his Companions to such an extent that they became the pinnacle and paradigm generation.. More

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