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BUSINESS

Almighty Allaah said: “Give full measure when you measure and weigh with an accurate balance. That is good and better in the end.” Soorah al-Israa (17):35. Almighty Allaah said: “O believers, when the call for prayer is made on Friday, come to the remembrance of Allaah and stop doing business. That is better for you, […]

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ABLUTION (WODOO)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Be upright, although you will never be able to be virtuous [all the time]. But know that the best of your deeds is prayer and that only the true believer will guard his ablution (wudoo).” Authenticated in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, vol. 1, p. 151, no. 224. Wudoo is guarded by […]

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WOMEN

Aboo Hurayrah related that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was asked:“Who is the best among women?” He replied, “She who pleases her husband when he looks at her, obeys him when he instructs her, and who does not oppose him regarding herself and her riches, fearing his displeasure.” Collected by an-Nasaa’ee and al-Bayhaqee in Shu‘ab al-Eemaan and […]

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SEEKING FORGIVENESS FOR THE IDOLATORS

SEEKING FORGIVENESS FOR THE IDOLATORS: Al-Musayyib ibn Hazn reported that when Aboo Taalib was on his deathbed, the Prophet (PBUH) went to him while Aboo Jahl and ‘Abdullaah ibn Abee Umayyah were with him. He said, “O uncle, say: There is no god worthy of worship but Allaah, so that I may plead your case […]

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REMINDER

Tests sometimes serve as a punishing reminder to those who have gone astray and an encouragement for them to return to the correct path. When people deviate, they seldom listen to the advice of those around them. However, when a calamity strikes them or those near and dear to them, it jolts those who still […]

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FUNERAL RITES IN ISLAAM: THE DEATH WISH

No matter how severe the pain of the sickness may become, one is not allowed to hope or wish for death. The death wish reflects a belief that Allaah has burdened one beyond his capacity and indicates a lack of patience. The longer people live, the more opportunity they have to do good and improve […]

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HAJJ (PILGRIMAGE): PROVISIONS

Ibn ‘Abbaas was reported to have said: “The people of Yemen used to come for Hajj without bringing provisions with them. They would say that they were putting their trust in Allaah. Consequently, on their arrival in Makkah, they would beg the people, so Allaah revealed [the verse] ‘Take provision with you. Indeed, the best […]

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JOURNEY

“The best time for a man to come to his family on returning from a journey is at the beginning of the night.” The Prophet (PBUH) disapproved of husbands returning home in the night in order not to catch their wives unprepared to receive them. [See Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 2770 and no. 2772]. Men […]

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THE ANGELS: VISIBLE

According to accounts from the Qur’aan and the hadeeth, angels may take human form on certain occasions. An example from the Qur’aan may be found in the case of Mary, when Angel Gabriel came to inform her of her impending pregnancy: “And mention in the scripture [the story of] Mary, when she withdrew from her […]

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