Still on Charity... It is better to seek no publicity in charity. But if it is known there is no harm. If it is for public purposes, it must necessarily be known, and a pedantic show of concealment may itself be a fault. The harm of publicity lies in motives of ostentation. We can better … Continue reading Ramadan: 26th Ramadan, 1438A.H
Still on Charity... Good and evil draw us opposite ways and by opposite motives, and the contrast is well marked out in charity. When we think of doing some real act of kindness or charity, we are assailed with doubts and fear of impoverishment; but evil supports any tendency to selfishness, greed, or even to … Continue reading Ramadan: 25th Ramadan, 1438A.H
IFTAR ORGANISED BY REVIVAL ISLAMIC HERITAGE MOSQUE. @Saki-west LGA, Oyo State, Nigeria. Ramadan: 23rd Ramadan, 1438A.H. "True charity" is like a field with good soil on a high situation. It catches good showers of rain, the moisture penetrates the soil, and yet its elevated situation keeps it well-drained, and healthy favourable conditions increase its output … Continue reading Still on Charity…
Ramadan: 22nd Ramadan, 1438A.H False charity, “to be seen of men,” is really no charity. It is worse, for it betokens a disbelief in Allah and the Hereafter. It is compared to hard barren rock on which by chance has fallen a little soil. Good rain, which renders 'fertile soil more fruitful, washes away the … Continue reading Still on Charity…
Ramadan: 21st Ramadan, 1438A.H A very high standard is set for charity. (1) It must be in the way of Allah. (2) It must expect no reward in this world. (3) It must not be followed by references or reminders to the act of charity. (4) Still less should any annoyance or injury be caused … Continue reading Still on Charity.
“Refrain from the sin in form (open) and in spirit (secret)", that is to say, a human being is enjoined not only to guard against committing deeds that are explicitly and clearly sinful, but he is also to refrain from entertaining evil thoughts. Sinful deeds should be committed neither publicly nor in private. In other … Continue reading Refrain from Open and Secret Sin
(These believers are) those who turn to Allâh (in repentance), who worship Him, who praise Him, who fast, who bow down (before Him), who prostrate themselves (in Prayer), who enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and who keep the limits set by Allâh. Proclaim to such believers good tidings (of untold gifts … Continue reading GOOD TIDINGS
Yes, you have said it all. Silence is Golden. Jazaki’llahu khair
Today I wanted to share an Arabic proverb which is so simple yet powerful
السكوت على الاحمق جوابه
Literal translation: Silence is an answer to the stupid.
There are some things which, to put it frankly, do not deserve a response. For whatever reason that may be, sometimes people are looking for a reaction of some kind, they may be saying something which they intend to provoke, offend or insult.
Rather than rise to it, silence is the best response. Then you do not say anything which could be held against you, you do nothing wrong in giving a response of silence. Not only that, but it lets that person know that whatever they said, was not appropriate or worthy of giving attention to.
If someone says something rude, hurtful, provoking, manipulative or inappropriate, then that ultimately is something stupid and giving a response will only make that person go…
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Jazaki’llahu khair. Niece piece from the servant that have hope in Allah
As sunset approached, she made sincere and heartfelt du’a, knowing that this is the time when supplications are readily accepted; the time between Asr and Maghrib salah; the time just before the fast is broken. She prayed for her fast to be accepted. She prayed for forgiveness for all of the muslims and herself. She prayed for Jannah to be written for everyone. She prayed for good in this life and the next. She prayed for her deepest and most desired dreams to come true.
She broke her fast with dates and sips of water, as the Prophet SAW did.
She prayed Maghrib and as she set the table for iftar for her and her family she looked out the window. She stopped for a moment, the beauty of the sky caught her completely off guard. She was stunned at how casually such a beautiful spectacle held itself in the…
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Ramadan: 13th Ramadan, 1438A.H WHEN WE QUESTION الله Human beings have a natural flare for being arrogant and egotistical. Deep inside of us all, is the capacity and potential to be ungrateful for the abundance of blessings we have. So often we overlook all of the blessings and bounties which are bestowed upon us and … Continue reading WHEN WE QUESTION الله