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What is Meant by Lowering the Gaze?

Praise be to Allah Lowering the gaze (ghadd al-basr) means restraining the gaze and not allowing it to wander or dwell upon anything.  In Islamic terminology it refers to a number of things:  1. Refraining From Looking At People’s ‘Awrahs, Which Includes The Beauty Of A Non-Mahram Woman (Or Man)  Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may… Continue reading What is Meant by Lowering the Gaze?

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Developing a Girl’s Self-Confidence

Praise be to Allah At the age of two, a child starts to form her attitude towards the world around her. Some developmental psychologists think that the sense of self-confidence is one of the first of these attitudes and the strength of these feelings at age 2 depends on the kind of care that the… Continue reading Developing a Girl’s Self-Confidence

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Moving Forward After Ramadan: Self-Improvement

[Adapted from the lecture of Sheikh Yaser Birjas] The blessed month of Ramadan has come to its end. What are our next plans? Are we going to take the road less traveled or regress and return to our pre-Ramadan state? Every year we upgrade our technological devices. No one wants to buy the outdated model… Continue reading Moving Forward After Ramadan: Self-Improvement

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Story of Barsisa, the Worshiper who Died As A Disbeliever

    Shaytan appears as a sincere adviser to humans “And he swore [by Allah ] to them, 'Indeed, I am to you from among the sincere advisors.'” (al-Araaf 21) Wahb ibn Munabbih has related the following lengthy story from the people of the book. We present it here to show the way of Shaytan in his… Continue reading Story of Barsisa, the Worshiper who Died As A Disbeliever

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Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 2]

Part 1 Working on One’s Emaan When the companions of Rasoolullah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, came to him complaining about the doubts and whispering they said, “We find in our hearts things that none of us dares utter.” The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied, “Do you really find that?” They said, “Yes.” He said,… Continue reading Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 2]

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Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 1]

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala introduced Shaytan to us by saying, إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا ۚ “Surely, Shaytan (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy,” [Fatir 35:6]. There could not be a better introduction than this. Clear, concise and complete. He is an enemy so treat him as… Continue reading Shaytan, His Whisperings and the Fight [Part 1]

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Friends in the Light of Surah Al-Asr [Part 3]

Part 1 | Part 2 Patience — the Condition for Our Success The dictionary defines patience as “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Therefore, we learn patience is not keeping quiet while holding a grudge in our heart or it is not patience when we are… Continue reading Friends in the Light of Surah Al-Asr [Part 3]