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  • The Practice of Self-Purification - I

    Lexically, the Arabic word `tazkiyah' means purification and development—of anything—to the level of perfection. As a Quranic term, it expresses a way of ridding ourselves of flawed tendencies and leanings as well as providing one with the means to attain piety and to help our souls develop to become as perfect as humanly possible. In other.. More

  • Etiquettes of Supplicating - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to invoke Allah The Exalted saying: “Allahumma anta rabbi la ilaaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduk, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa‘dika mastata‘t, a‘oothu bika min sharri maa sana‘t, aboo’u laka bini‘matika, wa aboo’u laka bithanbi.. More

  • Obligation of the five daily prayers

    Prayer is the most obligatory of the Five Pillars of Islam next to the Two Testifications of Faith (I bear witness that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger), and it was ordained in the best and the most perfect way for an act of worship. Prayer includes many of the acts of worship,.. More

  • Common Mistakes in Raising Children

    Having difficulty dealing with children has become a widespread phenomenon. Many parents seem to be quite at loss when it comes to enforcing good morals in their children. Research has shown that some parents use fruitless styles to achieve this goal. There are certain common mistakes parents make in bringing up their children -- both boys and girls... More

  • Staying Steadfast in Turbulent Times

    Steadfastness in faith has been mentioned on more than one occasion in the Noble Quran and the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition). Allah The Exalted, enjoined the Muslims to be upright in their religion, praising the steadfast people and promising them generous rewards. For instance, Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {So remain on a right course as you.. More

  • Countering Evil with a Better Deed

    Interacting with others in life is necessary, as a person is surrounded by neighbors, relatives and colleagues in institutions of study and workplaces. Due to this dealing with different types of people, it is natural to be made susceptible to harm from some of them. Suppose that every such act one is subjected to, is met by an evil one in its like,.. More

  • 'You' and 'I': The Art of Communication in Marital Life – I

    He said he was coming in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes pass, half an hour, an hour, and then he shows up. The wife: "You said ten minutes, and I have been waiting here for an hour." The husband: "Forgive me, there was too much traffic." The wife: "This is not the first time. That’s the way you are; always late... More

  • Milestones on the path of dutifulness to parents

    There is no doubt that parents play an effective role in preventing their children from being undutiful. As it is known that prevention is better than cure, we advise noble parents who play the greatest role in this important process, to prepare youth and prevent them from being undutiful. The family is the first incubator where the adolescent grows.. More

  • Relate Ka‘b's Story to Your Child

    My friend: What is the story of Ka‘b and how can I relate it? I: Don't you know the story of Ka‘b, my friend? It is one of the most effective stories which will help your child stop lying. My friend: How? I: Stories have a profound impact on changing bad behavior into upright behavior, and even adults themselves love to listen to stories.. More

  • How to Handle Burdens

    We all have stress and burdens in our daily lives. Whether it is school or work or just the trials of life, we carry much on our shoulders. Some of us carry our own loads and some of us carry loads that we share with others, such as health problems, personal family issues, financial dilemmas, marital discord, employment troubles, and the list could.. More

  • Zakah and Hajj

    Zakah: The Muslim women pay Zakat (obligatory charity) on her wealth, if she is wealthy enough to be liable for Zakat. Every year at a specified time, she calculates how much she owns and pays what she has to, because Zakat is a pillar of Islam, and there can be no compromise or excuse when it comes to paying it every year, even if the amount comes.. More

  • Hijab protects against corruption

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.} [Quran 33:59] Consider with me how Allah The Almighty starts with.. More

  • Life is established on justice

    Justice is the balance that Allah has imposed for His creatures and established for fulfilling rights. It is one of the foundations upon which this world is established, and without it life can neither be orderly nor reformed. Justice leads to bringing people together and urges them to be obedient to Allah. It is also a cause of development and increase.. More

  • ‘Eesa (Jesus) in The Quran

    Let us read the interesting story of ‘Eesa, may Allah exalt his mention, with the unique Quranic style and observe the smooth dialogue to see the high status of ‘Eesa, may Allah exalt his mention, for Muslims who love, revere and respect him as an honorable Prophet and an infallible human being. Allah The Almighty Says (what means):.. More

  • The Preventative Remedy for Spinsterhood

    Overcoming the Problem of Large Dowries Costly dowries are one of the greatest obstacles to marriage. The Sharee‘ah provides a practical solution to this problem in the Book of Allah The Almighty and in the verbal as well as practical Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. In the Quran, Allah The AlmightySays (what means):.. More

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