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Goal in Life

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Monday, 25 December 2017 09:12

“What is your goal in Life?” This question has remained unchanged over the ages, yet the answers it solicits remain as diverse as ever. From doctor, lawyer, pilot and engineer to sportsman, entrepreneur and even billionaire, every reply aptly reflects the values of the individual answering. Hence, a person infused with the true value of Deen would answer, “My goal in life is to be a true Muslim.” Furthermore, he is likely to add that “I also want to be a true ambassador of Islam all the time.”

True Muslim

In an effort to become true Muslims, it is essential to first of all understand and identify some of the qualities that are the hallmark of a true Muslim. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has mentioned, “A true Muslim is the one who people are safe (at all times) from the harm of his tongue and hand (verbal harm and physical harm).” (Musnad Ahmad #7086) In this hadeeth, we are taught that one will only be a true believer when he adopts the blessed character of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and treats people with complete compassion, kindness and mercy.

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Travelling?

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Monday, 25 December 2017 09:10

The world, despite its vastness, has become a ‘global village’.  200 years ago, It would take a whole day’s journey to travel from one village to another village only 50 km away. Today, the very same distance can comfortably be traversed in as little as 15 min! With the advent of the aircraft, it has become normal for people to jet set to exotic countries in less than 24 hours!

This has brought in its wake the ‘travel’ culture. With the entire country and even foreign countries a mere flight away, many people are no longer content to remain at home – especially in the holiday period. Whether the destination is local such as Durban or Cape Town, or foreign such as New York or London – the planes are packed to capacity as people set out on vacation.

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Q&A: Compassion to Staff

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Monday, 25 December 2017 09:07

Q: We run a family business. I am  forever at loggerheads with my elder brother, who is the CEO, as I think that he does not treat the staff fairly. I feel that it is only out of desperation that the staff grudgingly accept to work for the minimal wages paid to them, and their hearts are forever cursing us. Furthermore, some of the staff have loyally served the business for more than 10 years, yet still earn a pittance, even though the business can well afford to pay a better salary. Please advise.

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Faqeehul Ummah: Harshness to the Wife

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Monday, 25 December 2017 09:03

Summary of Letter

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

I suffer from the malady of being harsh towards my wife, sometimes to the point of even beating her. Please assist me to remedy this illness.

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Passive Participation

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Monday, 25 December 2017 09:00

The illustrious Sahaabi, ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was once invited to a waleemah function. When he was about to enter, he heard some impermissible activity taking place, hence he returned immediately. When he was questioned about the reason for his return, he explained: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: ‘Whosoever adds to the numbers of a people, will be counted from among them, and the one who is pleased with the wrong of a people, will be a partner in their actions.’” (Ithaaful Khiyaratil Maharah vol. 4, pg. 135)      

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Download Al-Haadi Volume 25 Number 2

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Monday, 25 December 2017 08:53

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Parting Advices

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:41

Obedient children give great importance to the ‘parting advice’ of a parent – the advice given before demise. Any sensible person who realizes that his time to leave the world is imminent will advise his family of things that matter most to him, and which will be of prior importance for their benefit and their protection from harm. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), who is closer to us than our own parents, also gave many parting advices to the Ummah on the momentous occasion of Hajjatul Wadaa’ (the Farewell Pilgrimage), less than 3 months prior to his departure from this world. The aspects which he advised were very close to his heart, hence he highlighted them on this unique occasion, in the presence of more than 100 000 Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum). Those who take these advices to heart and adhere to them, insha Allah they will be very close to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Qiyaamah, and will be ushered into the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala.

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Garment Slogans

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Monday, 11 September 2017 16:00

Signs are an easy yet powerful tool for effectively conveying almost any type of message to any group of people. Among the various forms of signs is one that is commonly found but often overlooked –the t-shirt slogan. By one simply plastering a slogan on his chest in bold, attention-grabbing letters, he easily conveys his message to thousands of people.

One of the first people to realize the power of the t-shirt slogan (and then used it to protest the cold war) has the following to say regarding slogans: “Slogans work on so many different levels; they're almost subliminal. They're also a way of people aligning themselves to a cause. They're tribal. Wearing one is like branding yourself.”

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