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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]

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Friends in the Light of Surah Al-Asr [Part 2]

Part 1 Righteous Deeds In the Qur'an when Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala addresses the people of faith He says, “...those who believe and do righteous deeds...” He calls our attention to the fact that a correct belief without righteous deeds is not acceptable to Him. Repeated at least 50 times, it tells us how important it… Continue reading Friends in the Light of Surah Al-Asr [Part 2]

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Holding on to Faith in the Face of Opposition [Part 3]

Part 1 | Part 2 Sara had a habit of reading a lot of Du’as. She would pick her D’ua book and browse through the categories listed. She knew there was Du’a to be recited when entering a new place, to benefit from the good that it contained and to keep away from its Fitnah.… Continue reading Holding on to Faith in the Face of Opposition [Part 3]

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Holding on to Faith in the Face of Opposition [Part 2]

Part 1 Sara entered the airport with her head held upright. She was well-aware of the gazes upon her. Men frowning not able to catch a glance and women critical at the choice of her attire. She walked past them as this was expected. Due to the turbulent weather, the flight was delayed. She had… Continue reading Holding on to Faith in the Face of Opposition [Part 2]

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Holding on to Faith in the Face of Opposition [Part 1]

  “What? What is it? Why don’t you say it out?” Sara asked the clammed-up Asma standing at her bedroom door. Asma had been following Sara all day and it was now beginning to bother Sara. “I see you approaching me and then standing aside. Is there anything you want to say? Anything that you… Continue reading Holding on to Faith in the Face of Opposition [Part 1]