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THE JINN: AERIAL

Among aerial jinn are those who eavesdrop on the angels in the lowest heaven. The jinn then convey this information to some fortunetellers. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas related an incident told to him by another companion of the Prophet. He said that while they were sitting at night with Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH), a falling meteor gave […]

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PATIENCE

Calamities are the foundation on which the higher spiritual quality of patience is developed. Consequently, it is not surprising to find that the righteous are subject to many tragedies and difficulties in their lives. Sa‘d reported that he asked the Prophet (PBUH) who among mankind had the most trials and he replied, “The prophets, then […]

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SLEEP ETIQUETTE: MODERATION IN SLEEP

Aboo Qataadah related that (the people) discussed their over-sleeping, and he asked the Prophet PBUH , “What is the case of people who slept until the sun rose?” Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) replied, “Negligence doesn’t take place while sleeping but while being awake. So, whenever anyone of you forgets to pray or goes to bed without […]

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MEDICINE: HIJAAMAH (CUPPING)

Samurah said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best thing with which you can treat sicknesses is cupping.” Collected by Ahmad, al-Haakim and at-Tabaraanee S.J.S. 3323. Jaabir ibn ‘Abdillaah quoted the Prophet (PBUH) as saying: “If there is any benefit in your medicines, it is in a drink of honey, cupping and light cauterization. However, […]

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PARADISE

Almighty Allaah said: “On that day, those destined for paradise will have the best abode and the nicest places for rest.” Soorah al-Furqaan (25):24 Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as saying:“When those deserving paradise enter it, Almighty Allaah, Most Blessed, will ask: ‘Do you wish Me to give you anything more?’ They will reply: ‘Did You not […]

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REMEMBRANCE OF GOD

“Verily, I am Allaah, there is no god beside Me, so worship Me and establish regular prayer for My remembrance.” Qur’aan, 20:14. The believers are encouraged to remember God as much as possible. Although, moderation in all spheres of life, whether material or spiritual, is generally encouraged in divine law, an exception is made regarding […]

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THE ANGELS: NON-HUMAN

In their normal state, angels are not human-like creatures with a pair of birdlike wings, as portrayed in Greco-Roman legends and Christian influenced works of art. Instead, they are normally huge in size and their wings may number anywhere from two to several hundred: “…making the angels messengers, with wings two and three and four; […]

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LIVELIHOOD

Zayd ibn Jubayr stated that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best livelihood is the bare minimum.” Collected by Ahmad [S.J.S. 3275]. The Prophet (PBUH) instructed his followers to be in this world like a stranger or a traveler (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 8 p. 284, no. 425). According to the Prophet (PBUH), it is best not […]

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