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ADIY IBN HATIM’S ACCEPTANCE OF ISLAM

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Adiy’s father was the illustrious Hatim Tai, a man from the Tayy tribe whose generosity had become legendary. Adiy, much like his father, was a generous man...
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TAZIM OR REVERENCE

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Tazim is the outcome of certain fine feelings, such as taqwa (Allah-consciousness), love, humility, appreciation of value, and sensitivity of the heart that are born of faith. The essence...
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THE TEST OF THANKING

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Our master the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) used to narrate stories from the past to his friends. One of those stories went like this: “Among...
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AN EMINENT STATE OF SERVITUDE: MODESTY

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Servitude to Allah the Almighty is first of all an act of consciousness. It is the essence of our servitude to realize our nothingness before Divine Power...
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THE SMILE OF THE FRIENDS OF ALLAH

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Righteous believers, who are adorned with the morals of the Prophet (pbuh), follow the footsteps of the Prophet in every aspect of their lives. They give people...
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USWAT’UL-HASANAH / THE QUINTESSENTİAL EXAMPLE

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Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh) is the only prophet, and in fact, the only man in history to have every intricate detail of his life recorded. Only a limited...
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FEELINGS GREW DEEPER AND MORE SPIRITUAL

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The Companions reached the furthermost point attainable by reason and spirit. Setting themselves free from the nafsu’l-ammara (the evil-commanding ego), they attained a perfected soul. They made a habit...
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THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SUFI TRAINING

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In tasawwuf, there are certain principles outlined by the Sufi great Abdulkhaliq Gujdawani -may Allah sanctify his secret-. Abidance by these principles followed particularly by the Naqshbandi way and which are motivated...
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RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE

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Islamic ethics include all aspects of human beauty and perfection and take the human soul to the zenith of virtues. They have an exceptional essence, for they...
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TO BE ACCUSTOMED BY THE LANGUAGE OF MERCY OF THE QUR’ĀN

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The wisdom and secrets of the Qur’ān are as deep as an ocean. However, everybody benefits from it, in as much as their hearts let...
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AFFINITY

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Among the most dominant attributes of the created world engendered by the cosmic play of complementary opposites are affinity and balance. If this harmony is disrupted on a...
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THE MOST PROSPEROUS WAY TO GET TO KNOW THE PROPHET (PBUH)

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The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) would be better known by reading him from the hearts than reading about him from the books. In other words it is...
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WE DO NOT CHANGE A GOOD DEED OF HEREAFTER FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD

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When Moses (a.s) learned that Pharaoh was coming to kill him, he immediately set out for a journey to Midian without taking any food with him. For...
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PRAYING IN CONGREGATION

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Social training is one of the most important principles of Islam. And the first lesson for the Muslim starts with praying in congregation. This is the most...
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SMILING

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Life in this world continues with its ups and downs. Human soul is like a guest house. Not just sorrows and afflictions but also happiness and goodness...
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MINOR ABLUTION, MAJOR ABLUTION OF THE BODY, ABLUTION WITH SAND OR EARTH IN THE ABSENCE OF WATER (DRY ABLUTION)

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1. Minor Ablution (Wudu) Obligatory Requirements (Fardh) of Minor Ablution: 1. Washing the face....
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TO LIVE ONE’S FAITH WITH A PASSION

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Faith is the light of the intellect, the polish of the consciousness and the harmony of the emotions in the heart. Passing happily from this temporary world...
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FAITH AND WORSHIP

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During the caliphate of Omar, a Muslim army was sent against the Romans in the Qaysariyye district of Damascus. Abdullah bin Huzafe was in that army. The...
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HAPPY FAMILY LIFE

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Allah Almighty made the attribute of oneness exclusively for Himself, and created the rest of creation in pairs. He placed the law of attraction between the opposite sexes in...
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THE PROPHET’S SMILE

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Smile can be described as laughing by showing only a small part of the teeth. This was the smile of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). His...
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SPIRITUAL FORESIGHT (FIRASAH)

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Firasah is a light with which the Lord awards the hearts of His beloved servants. In other words, it is the transpiring of an incisive intelligence, genius,...
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HUMILITY

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Tawadhu’ (humility) is to be humble and to be aware of one’s nothingness before Allah. A person may have been given knowledge, position and property. However, he...
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FEAR AND HOPE

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One of the distinguishing traits of those believers who have attained to perfection in their faith, is their fear of Allah that is born of...
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THE ORIGIN OF SUFISM II

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The essence of Sufism consists of uplifting our spiritual dimension to a certain degree of maturity and making it receptive to the knowledge and love of the...
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THE ORIGIN OF SUFISM

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In addition to His innumerable blessings, Allah, glory unto Him has granted human beings a unique quality, an extremely precious and subtle quality at that. The Almighty...
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DECLARATION OF FAITH AT THE LAST BREATH

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Being able to say the Declaration of Faith that is, َ“There is no deity but Allah” (Kalimah-i-Tauhid) at one’s last breath is a great good fortune of...
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THE MOST PROSPEROUS WAY TO GET TO KNOW THE PROPHET

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The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) would be better known by reading him from the hearts than reading about him from the books. In other words it is...
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THE TRUTH OF FRIENDSHIP

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Love is like a stream which flows between two hearts. Those who love always remember their beloved with both their hearts and minds. They offer whatever they...
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BE A FRIEND NOT A BURDEN

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Someone told Junaid al-Baghdādī (q.s): “We don’t see real brotherhood anymore. What happened to the old brotherhoods?” Junaid (q.s) replied: “If you are looking for a brother...
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THE HUMILITY OF OUR PROPHET

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The Messenger of Allah says: “Allah the Almighty revealed to me that “Be so humble toward each other that none of you should transgress his limits and...