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Giving Sadaqah/Charity

Giving Sadaqah (charity) One of the scholar “Abu Al- Laith As-Samarqandi” said: Whether it was minor or major, for there are ten good qualities in the Sadaqah, Five in this life and five in the Hereafter. In this Duniya 1) Allah’s Messenger (sallalahu alihuwa sallam) said : Verily, selling entails unnecessary speech, vowing and lying. […]

From the Heart : Taking this Ni’amah for granted

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wabarakatuhu Ya Akhawaat, Ya akhwatee, This is my first “from the heart” post though I have enjoyed them for a while. Heart warming posts on hijrah, child birth, sisterhood, our husbands, have all made me think and reflect and really touched my heart. I love to read them and I love […]

Life of Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman As-Sumayt

The life of Sheikh ‘Abdur Rahman As-Sumayt  The Ummah may soon loose one of its most eminent personalities with illness of Dr Abdur Rahman As-Sumayt. At almost sixty four years of age, he was a true luminary who strove to uphold and make the Word of Allah uppermost. More than seven million people are said […]

A World of Smile

A World of Smile About ten years ago when I was an undergraduate in college, I was working as an intern at my University’s Museum of Natural History. One day while working at the cash register in the gift shop, I saw an elderly couple come in with a little girl in a wheelchair. As […]

The Emperor and the Seed

The Emperor and the Seed  An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It is time for me to […]

Zikr after Salah

Zikr after Salah  To make Zikr after Salah is mentioned in the Quran.  Allah Ta’ala says,  “When you have finished As-Salât, remember Allâh standing, sitting down, and lying down on your sides..” [Quran 4:103] To recite Tasbeehat (pl. Tasbeeh) and Azkar (pl. zikr) after Fardh Salah is Mustahab, agreed by the scholars. However, according to […]

A Wise Old Woman

A Wise Old Woman A scholar once saw an old lady operating her spinning wheel and asked her, “Lady! You’ve been spinning that wheel your entire life. Have you ever taken any time to learn about Your Lord?” The woman replied, “I see everything through this wheel of mine.” “Then tell me, is Allah present […]