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THE FIFTH YEAR OF PROPHETHOOD

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The Abyssinian Migration Due to the idolaters’ ruthless persecution, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) advised the believers to migrate, as neither could they freely perform...

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR VIOLATING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN LAWFUL AND UNLAWFUL ACTS

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Dear Ustadh: These days people debate the relationship between Islam and capitalism, and argue that Muslims are becoming supporters of capitalism. What do you have...

WASTEFULNESS– 7

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Health is one of the underappreciated divine bounties. Our Prophet (pbuh) warns of the common ignorance and negligence in this regard. “There are two divine...

WASTEFULNESS – 6

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This worldly life, our test, is embellished with innumerable divine bounties, disclosures to the wise of the power and greatness of Allah the Almighty. These...

WASTEFULNESS – 5

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Allah the Almighty endowed humanity with special qualities like reason, logic, and the ability to reflect. He elevated humanity above all creation. The noble Qur’an...

WASTEFULNESS – 3

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In order for our life to acquire depth, elegance, and meaning, and thus become beautiful, we must avoid wastefulness and other negative qualities. In fact,...

WASTEFULNESS –1

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All the gifts bestowed by our Lord upon His servants are evidences of His mercy, compassion and love. These divine offerings are sent by Allah...

THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN

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Our Lord endowed the calendar of life with certain periods of spiritual gain. During those times, benevolence, forgiveness, and mercy increase. The most fruitful of...

RAYS OF WISDOM FROM THE PRECINCTS OF THE HEART OF RUMİ

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The Friends of Allah are the heirs of the Prophet (pbuh) who put their faith into practice with love. They are the fortunate ones who...

RESPONSIBILITY

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Human beings are the noblest of creatures and the most precious ornament of the universe. Allah the Almighty has provided humanity with many bounties and...

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE – 2

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This orderly universe has not come to exist by chance. Neither was it created as a tool for the satisfaction of desires. It was created...

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE – 1

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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,...

LOVE FOR THE PROPHET’S HOUSEHOLD

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The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Love Allah because He has treated you with beneficence. Love me because you love Allah, and love my family because you...

NORMS FOR A SUBLIME MORALITY – 3

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Allah the Almighty created all beings, and human beings in particular, with an inclination to love. The spiritual progress humans make depends on the degree...

NORMS FOR A SUBLIME MORALITY – 2

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Love attaches to everything related to the beloved. The Mountain of Uhud, for example, is not an ordinary mountain in the minds of Muslims, because...

NORMS FOR A SUBLIME MORALITY – 1

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A believer can develop a perfect spiritual character only by adopting the sublime morality of the Prophet (pbuh). This aim is achievable to the degree...

SOME PARTS FROM AMIRNAME-I ALI

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Parts from Ali’ (may Allah be pleased with Him) Amirname (Written Commands) to Harith b. Ashtar, the Governor of Egypt Adorn your heart with mercy,...

Not to lose excitement and to be persistent

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The most effective motivational forces, which makes the men of service run to serve others and perform their services with pleasure, are the love and...

To try to be a role model

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Men of service should shoulder their duty instead of telling others to do it. Those who sit in their corners, give orders and think that...

To attribute the mistakes to ones own self and success to Allah the Almighty

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It is very important not to mix selfish feelings with the service carried out for the sake of Allah. Men of service should be careful...

Improving oneself scholarly and ethically

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A man of service should not neglect his personal progress in order to offer  quality service to humanity. Effort for continuous improvement must be his/her...

To give primacy to Qur’anic education

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The Holy Qur’an is a Divine trust revealed to the servants of Allah as guidance for them. To carry this trust first to ourselves then...

To maintain moderation

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Like in every other duty, to observe moderation in services is a central principle. Just like a man of service cannot ignore his family, parents...

To know the characteristics of the person to be served

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Human beings, the most respected creation, should be treated with esteem and respect, because his heart is the place of Divine manifestations. That is why...

To act with consultation

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Acting with consultation is a Divine command and a very significant Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).  Allah the Almighty reveals the significance of consultation to...

To be compassionate, merciful and forgiving

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A perfect believer is a man of heart. Mercy and altruism are his most distinctive characteristics and essential nature. In a faithful heart, compassion is...