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Shunning Vulgarity

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Monday, 23 April 2018 16:06

The Quraan Majeed has commanded us to follow Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in all aspects of his mubaarak life. Salvation in this world and the next depends on this. Thus one should emulate Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in acts of ‘ibaadah, monetary dealings, social etiquette and noble character.

Good character was an outstanding and distinguishing feature of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has himself declared: “I was sent to perfect good character.” (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #14201)

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Bread in The Pond

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:30

The water in the pond is looking all calm, still and tranquil. A piece of bread is dropped into the pond. Hundreds of fish now rush for the bread. The attack is on, from all directions, thus disturbing the peace and calm that was once enjoyed.

This is exactly what often happens to our minds and hearts. In the very midst of a joyful and peaceful life, Shaitaan prompts within us an ill feeling or an ill thought regarding someone. Immediately thereafter, the nafs (carnal inner self) floods the inside with hundreds of more ill thoughts and feelings. The mind and heart become battlefields and all peace is lost. At times that is all it takes for the mind or heart to entertain an ill thought or feeling, and there we have it, the Shayateen are on the attack to magnify and amplify the thought or feeling. The war is on and all the joy is gone. If we do not remedy ourselves, then those thoughts and feelings will replay so much within us, that they will seem to be really true. Thus must immediately dispel any such thought or feeling. Don’t dwell on it. Ignore it and turn to Allah Ta‘ala seeking His forgiveness. Seek His protection from the whispers of Shaitaan. All power and might belongs to Allah Ta‘ala alone.

   

Sweet Words

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Monday, 26 March 2018 06:27

If one’s feet slip, it can be extremely dangerous. One could lose one’s balance and fall. This could result in fractured bones, perhaps even a heart attack. Undoubtedly these are serious consequences. However, these effects of the slip of the feet can never compare to the harm that can ensue from the slip of the tongue. It can result in several people suffering a ‘heart attack’. When the tongue slips, it pierces hearts, breaks marriages, splits families, estranges bosom friends and results in a host of other social evils. The soft and fleshy tongue can cause a wound far worse than the wound of the hard teeth. As a poet says: “The wound of the sword will heal - But the wound of the tongue will not.”

Once Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was asked: “What is the path of salvation (from the fitnah that is engulfing us from all directions)?” He replied: “Guard your tongue, let your house be sufficient for you and cry over your sins” (Sunan Tirmizi #2406).

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Loaded for Action

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:14

A little boy, whilst playing in a park, found a belt of bullets. He ran over to his father to show him what he had found. His father warned him that a single bullet is enough to kill a lion and that the bullets should be returned to where he had found them. As the boy ran along to place back the bullets, a small pup chased him. The little boy, in an effort to save himself, threw bullet after bullet at the pup, but to no effect. Eventually the owner came to the scene and with just one instruction, the pup stopped in its track.

Thereafter the boy innocently asked his father, “If one bullet can kill a lion, how come so many bullets could not stop a pup?” The father’s simple reply was, “My dear son! A bullet will only work if it is loaded in a gun.”

In the same way, a person may ask, “I have books and books loaded with incidents of how Allah Ta‘ala’s help came to the Muslims. How is it that I, as a Muslim do not enjoy the same help of Allah Ta‘ala?” The simple reply is that those Muslims were Muslims in the true sense of the word, loaded with good actions. This drew the help of Allah Ta‘ala. We too need to load our lives with good actions. Then insha-Allah, we too will enjoy the help of Allah Ta‘ala.

   

Fashion Trap

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:26

While it is absolutely correct that one should not judge a book by its cover, often the cover does indicate what the book contains. When one possesses the true love of Allah Ta‘ala and His beloved Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the heart, that love will certainly manifest itself in all one’s actions and deeds. It will also dictate one’s likes and dislikes. The true love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) will make one love every aspect of his way of life. It will also generate the deep dislike for the way of life of his enemies.

Modern-day fashions, the creations of those who reject Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), are in direct opposition to the mode of dress that Islam advocates for men and women. But alas, Muslims also take pride in donning the fashions of the west, the very west which hates Islam and the Muslims to the core.

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