Monthly Archives: July 2018
Many of us seem to spend an incredible amount of time and energy chasing the dream job. Afterall, a bigger paycheck often translates into a better car, a bigger house and a higher worldly social status.What Are You Striving for: Dunya or Akhirah?
But we are warned about this in The Qur’an:
“Rivalry in worldly increase distracts you (from the remembrance of Allah), till you come to the graves” (102: 1-2).
“Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.” (64:15).
Ever think of the results of all of your worldy efforts?
”It will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained [in the world] except for an afternoon or a morning thereof.” (79:46)
Lavish homes and fancy vacations are temporary worldy fixes whereas dedicating time and effort into something that lasts an eternity make more sense…
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*Your In-Law, not your enemy.*
Dear sisters in Islam,
Many of us here are suffering from the crisis of In-laws in one way or another. Your in-laws are supposed to be parents to you not friends and not enemies.
The moment you enter his home, your in-laws will surely target you, at first, not with intent to harm you, but with the intent to study the kind of person you are. So don’t blame them, instead, give them a very good side of you.
When you treat your in-laws as enemies or see them as being jealous of you, that is the end of you in that house, and that is when the fight begins.
So how do you live peacefully with your in-laws:
1. Your husband’s mother is not a co-wife to you or an enemy, when you perceive her as one, then you will suffer in her…
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10 Beautiful Advice for Muslims
Blessed is he who is born a Muslim. The life of every Muslim is surrounded by advice and warnings; the verses of the Holy Quran and from prophet Nuh (RA) to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) were all sent to advise and warn humanity of the bounties of the hereafter and the punishment that awaits the non-believing men and women.
To be a Muslim is never by our grace but the grace of Allah as many are born Muslims but denounced Islam (SubhanAllah). So also, some are born into non-Muslim families but later accepted Islam. Allah decides whom he wants to be a Muslim and those he choose to let astray. The same Quran that will make people see truth and guidance is the same Quran that will lead others astray how wonderful.
This write-up looks into a few pieces of advice that every Muslims should know…
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Some have the ability to wake up in the middle of the night for “Tahajjud Salaat” daily, but others can not wake up despite much effort. However, they fast on “Mondays and Thursdays” throughout the year.
Others cannot do both of the above, but wherever they walk, they give “generously to beggars.”
Some don’t have the strength to carry out extra ibaadah, but keep a “clean heart and a smiling face” towards people all the time. Others do nothing but just make kids laugh whenever they meet them.
Some are “scholarly and write well, and others are dynamic speakers,” but the introvert may be more compassionate and just to his staff and even have more “wisdom!”
Many professionals have very little knowledge on Islam, but through da’wah, have been instrumental in “bringing many into the fold of Islam”. They have made many parts of their business shariah compliant.
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The importance of Adaab (manners)
With the revelation of Islam and through the noble character of the Messenger of Allah(SAW), the best etiquettes (akhlaaq) and manners were compiled. With regards the importance of maintaining good manners Rasoolillah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one’s good manners.” (Bukhari)
Imam Tabaranee also relates a narration where Abu Huraira(RA) said, “I heard Abu al Qasim (the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), say, ‘The best among you in Islam are those with the best manners, so long as they develop a sense of understanding.’ ”
And in another hadith the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The most beloved of Allah’s servants to Allah are those with the best manners.” (Bukhari, Muslim & Tirmidhi)
Furthermore, Imam Muslim narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Do you know who is the bankrupt?” They answered: A…
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