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Virtues of Gratitude and Thankfulness to Allah

Allah has blessed us with more things than we can count. Whether they are physical, emotional, psychological, financial or any other type of favours, we have been bestowed with them without having to ask and without any sort of payment. If one realizes this completely, it is indisputable that we must always be grateful to our Lord and Creator, Allah. “And if you would c...

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Duas to Combat Anxiety and Depression

This world brings heartbreaking news several times each day. Sometimes, the sad news is related to our personal selves, while at other times, they are regarding the violence and the weird things happening all over the globe. Consequently, more than half of our population is suffering from anxiety and depression and remains worried all the time. Such anxieties tend to lower our productivity and ...

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Pillars on which Faith of a Muslim stands

Faith, or Iman, in Islam, has six pillars which are also known as the articles of faith or Arkan al-Iman. These pillars form the foundation of the most important requirement for a person to be called Muslim. If one fails to believe in any of them as much as is needed, his being a Muslim may be considered doubtful. These six pillars have been mentioned in an authentic hadith: ...

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Virtues of Patience in Islam

“Be patient.” We have all heard this phrase innumerable times in life. Whatever the situation life puts one in, a Muslim is required to remain steadfastly patient. The questions that arise here are: what exactly is patience in the light of Islam? What are the situations that call for it? And, how will it benefit us? Let us define it for you, as described by Ibn Al Qayyim, in the sim...

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Duas from Quran and Sunnah for curing illnesses

Qur’an is the most sacred book for Muslims. It is a book which guides us on the right path, soothes us, keeps us from Shaitan and his conspiracies, and helps treat various physical and psychological ailments. Allah has provided us with many supplications in Qur’an and His Messenger (P.B.U.H) taught us various others to help us fight our illnesses. An important point t...

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Tips for Muslims for Overcoming Obstacles of Life

No person in this world can claim to live a life completely devoid of difficulties and calamities. Everyone goes through one thing or the other, whether the world knows about it or not. The established fact is that we all are going to go through some tough times in life; it is an unavoidable, undeniable fact.  Sometimes, these difficulties waver us from the right path and m...

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Status of Poor in the Ummah

Poor people in every nation are always the ones who suffer the most. They are suppressed and treated as inferior to their richer counterparts. They seem to be at a disadvantage, not only financially but also socially. In many parts of the world, the poor are treated worse than animals; Islam strictly forbids such behavior and gives the poor a status of respect and equa...

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Feeding the Hungry in the Light of Islam

Food is the basic necessity of life but in many parts of the world, there are many who sleep with empty stomachs. Men, women, and children who do not have access to sufficient food, mostly due to financial constraints, are living a life below poverty line. It is the responsibility of the wealthier half of the world to help those in need and make sure they have access to, at least, the basic nec...

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Spiritual Development is a Life Long Process

Spirituality is one’s connection with his Creator. It is one of the natural needs of human beings to identify themselves and feel a contact with the One who created them and is in charge of their lives. As we grow up, we get caught up in a great number of worldly affairs and our connection with our Lord weakens. Spiritual development is often neglected by us when, in fact, it needs to be ...

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Significance of Masjid Al Aqsa in Islam

Masjid Al-Aqsa, also known as Bait Al Maqdis, is the most sacred mosque for Muslims after Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabwi. Its importance and significance are evident in the Hadith in which Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) restricts Muslims from traveling to any place for worship other than three mosques: “Do not travel (specifically) to any mosque except three: al-Masjid...

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