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THE PERSON WHO KNOWS HOW TO ASK A QUESTION

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The calendar year was 630. When the Prophet (pbuh) was conversing with his companions in the Masjid Al Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque), a stranger appeared in front of the mosque....
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THE ROLE OF THE HEART

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In Islam, iman, that is faith, takes place through the affirmation of the heart and pronouncement of the tongue. What that means is that the true precinct where...
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PRAYER AS A UNIQUE REFUGE

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Prayer, as the most exceptional form of worship, is also the most exceptional form of seeking refuge in Allah. Therefore, when one faces any kind of hardship,...
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SUPEREROGATORY [OPTIONAL] WORSHIP

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Supererogatory worship reinforces the obligatory and is a means for the servant to approach Allah. As part of the nature of being human, it is not possible...
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THE CHILDREN OF THE PROPHET (PBUH)

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The Blessed Prophet (pbuh) had a total of six children with Khadijah; two sons, Qâsım and Abdullah, and four daughters, Zaynab, Ruqayya, Ummu Khulthum and Fâtima. As the Arab custom designated...
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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...