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Peace Please


Thursday, 27 June 2013 19:20

“Verily the believers are brothers, so make peace between your brothers, and FEAR ALLAH so that you may be shown mercy.” (s49 : v10)

Human beings are not made of steel and stone. They have emotions and feelings. Also, besides the Ambiyaa (Alaihimus Salaam) nobody is perfect. Thus mistakes do happen. People sometimes do get upset. As a result relationships get strained or even derailed. However, Taqwa dictates that matters be sorted out amicably.

Furthermore, Taqwa requires that those who are close to the parties make every effort to make peace between them, and to fear Allah Ta’ala in the process, for they too will be questioned about their intentions and actions on the day of Qiyaamah.


Clean Tongue


Thursday, 27 June 2013 19:13

“O you who believe, FEAR ALLAH and speak that which is straight (correct) (s33 : v70)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: Among the things that will throw people most into Jahannum will be the harvest of their tongue.” A Mu’min with Taqwa does not soil his tongue by uttering foul and putrid vulgar words. He also refrains from lying, backbiting, breaking hearts with sarcastic comments, mocking, etc. He keeps his tongue clean… so that he can take the pure name of Allah Ta’ala with a clean tongue.


Make, Not Break…


Thursday, 27 June 2013 19:07

“And FEAR ALLAH in whose name you claim your rights from one another, and beware of (severing) family ties, verily Allah is watchful over you.” (s4 : v1)

Taqwa is not restricted to the musjid or to the month of Ramadhaan. Instead it also extends to social life. A person of Taqwa is therefore always concerned about maintaining family ties. He does his utmost to secure the dua from the Arsh (the throne of Allah Ta’ala) in his favour. Rasulullah (sallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Kinship (family relationships) is suspended  to the Arsh of Allah Ta’ala. It keeps praying: “May Allah Ta’ala maintain the one who maintains me and may he cut off the one who severs me.” Hence the Taqwa “package” is greatly deficient if family ties are not maintained. The reality of maintaining family ties has been summed up in a concise hadith: “Join ties with the one who cuts off ties with you, forgive the one who has oppressed you and show kindness to the one who has ill-treated you”.


Ready for Tomorrow?


Thursday, 27 June 2013 19:02

“O you who believe, FEAR ALLAH, and let every soul see what he has sent ahead for tomorrow. And keep fearing Allah. Verily Allah is aware of what you do.” (s39 : v18)

Every word and deed of the one who has Taqwa will be guided by “tomorrow” – the Hereafter. Tomorrow, on the Day of Judgement, the first question one will be asked about is salaah.    Taqwa will therefore wake one up for Fajr salaah, it will tug one out of the business and into the musjid for Zuhr and Asr and it will ensure that one’s Maghrib and Esha is also performed with jama’ah. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is reported to have said: “Salaah is a pillar of deen. The one who upholds it has established His deen. The one who destroys it has destroyed Deen.” Together with regular performance of all salaah (with jama’ah for males), upholding salaah also includes performing it correctly with complete humility and devotion. Thus the most fundamental element of the solution to one’s problems is salaah. To the extent salaah will be neglected – problems are bound to follow.


The Real Solution


Thursday, 27 June 2013 18:23

“I have a problem!” This is arguably among the most common complaint in any day. From stress and anxiety to chronic illnesses, from cash-flow problems to abject poverty, from petty domestic disputes to family feuds and worst of all minor sins to blatantly trampling the laws of Allah Ta’ala – almost everyone has some problem. Is there any solution – a solution that can make one feel content even in poverty and grateful even in sickness. Is there a solution to the raging infernos in many homes and to the blazing fires in many hearts?.......Yes. The solution is called Taqwa.

Read more: The Real Solution


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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:17

A tsunami is a large tidal wave which reaches heights of approximately 30 meters and travels at a speed of up to 805 km an hour. They often come in a series of waves called a “wave train”.

Hence the destructive force is greatly increased as every successive wave crashes on the shore.

Tsunamis cause widespread destruction and havoc and seriously affect the lives of thousands of people.

While the tsunamis that come from the ocean cause disaster on earth, there are tsunamis of a different form that crash on the hearts of people. In the terminology of the Qur’an and Sunnah, these tsunamis are called “fitna”. These fitna tsunamis overturn hearts and cause havoc and destruction to people’s Deen and Imaan.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:16

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Every ummah was afflicted with a fitna (trial), and the fitna of my ummah is wealth” (Tirmizi).

Abdah bin Abi Lubabah (R.A.) once said: “Shaitaan has declared that no matter how much the son of Adam (A.S.) overpowers me in other aspects, he will not overpower me with regard to his wealth — as to how he will earn it and where he will spend it (i.e. Shaitaan will destroy a person by engaging him in impermissible dealings,  despite his apparent piety in other aspects of life).” The greatest test will come in matters of wealth.

Read more: Fitna


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