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Prayer, the Most Powerful Healer

{Pray to me and I will hear your prayer} (Surat Ghafir 40:60). “Say Du’a for me.” Your friend pleads as she goes to interview for a job. Muslims are accustomed to using du’a and prayer in a number of situations mentioned above, but often forget the power of prayer in healing. One is more likely to drink some herbal tea or …

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Before Action, Double-Check Your Intention

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what they intended. So whoever migrates for the sake of Allah and His messenger, the migration will be counted truly for Allah and His messenger. And whoever migrates for the sake of worldly increase or to marry someone, then the migration will count for whatever it was for.” (Al-Bukhari) Each one of …

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How to Unlock the Treasures of the Friday Sermon

Many courses and seminars have been organised both in our city and in others with the objective of developing the sermon givers and equipping them with the necessary tools to effectively communicate the message of Allah and His messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) to the masses. This article, however, will not address the matter of the Friday sermon from the …

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Unlock the Barakah this Ramadan

All praise is for Allah. We ask Allah to praise and grant peace upon the Messenger, his family and followers. The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever is present for the month let him fast through it. And whoever is ill …

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Never Give Up – Don’t Let Satan Win

“I’ve had it! I’m done! I’ve tried as much as I can, and nothing seems to ever work out the way it is supposed to. No matter what I do it never seems to be enough. I will never be a good Muslim, and I will never hold up to everyone’s expectations of me.” Does this sound familiar to you? …

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Zakah at a Glance

Introduction Zakáh is one of the five fundamental institutions of Islam. It is second only to prayer as an essential article of the faith. Zakáh forms an integral, compulsory and inseparable part of the Islamic way of life. The non-observance or neglect of Zakáh is tantamount to a negation of the faith itself. The early Meccan revelations emphasized the moral …

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Owais Qarni and his love for Prophet

Owais Qarni’s is a story that sets an example for all the Muslims as how even without meeting the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), one may still earn Allah’s favor and His pleasure, on account of his unflinching love for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Owais Qarni (may Allah bless him) could never meet the Prophet (peace …

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15th of Sha’bān: Sunnah or Bid’ah?

 The Significance of the Night of the Middle of Sha’bān  The merit of the night of the middle of Sha’bān is strongly debated among Muslims. Some celebrating the night and fasting the following day, whilst others declaring it an innovation. If this night is truly a blessed night then to dismiss it, is a great loss. However, if it does …

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What does Allah’s mercy offer me?

The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, لما خلق اللهُ آدمَ ونفخ فيه الروحَ ؛ عطس، فقال : الحمدُ للهِ، فحمد اللهَ بإذنهِ، فقال له ربُّه : يرحمُك اللهُ يا آدمُ! “When Allah created Adam and blew within him the soul, Adam sneezed. He said, “Alhamdulillah” so His Lord said, “O Ādam, Allah has mercy upon you.” These were the first words which the ears of man heard from Allah.” [Miskaatul Masaabeeh, Abū Huraira, Saḥīḥ, Albany] The …

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Simple Daily Deeds for Jannah

There are 24 hours in day where so many windows of opportunity exist for us to gain an entrance into Paradise. We are all striving for Allah’s Pleasure and yearning that moment to see His Face in Jannah. So, we need to reflect on how we are today as Muslims, since yesterday has past and we aren’t certain about tomorrow. Hasan …

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