Tag Archives: Deen

On Closed Doors and Detours: Learning from Prophet Yusuf (as)

HAVE YOU EVER been in a situation when something that you planned for goes pear-shaped, and you end up with what seems like the exact opposite of what you sought? Maybe you spent weeks revising for that one exam – you had … Continue reading

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9 Points on Patience by Ibn al-Qayyim

Shaikh Ibn al-Qayyim (ra) gave the following precious advice in his valuable book Zaad al-Ma’aad (4/189-195) (this is the full quotation from his book):

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How to Reflect on Disappointments in Life

Have you been in situations where you are struggling with something that you care about and have put a lot of effort into? This could be a goal related to your studies or work, or it could be something you’re … Continue reading

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The Power Cut

By Amna bint Ashfaq  SO…last night we had a power cut (very rare here in the UK) and our side of the street was immersed in darkness. As I drove up to my house, I saw one side dark, no streetlights, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Good Company

Reflect on who you surround yourself with. Who dominates your environment? Do they help us to become better people? Do they help us to refrain from bad deeds and do they encourage us to do good? Do we gain benefit from … Continue reading

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Qur’anic Reflections: Surah 99, Al Zalzalah (The Earthquake) – Part 1

This short but profound Surah (chapter) describes the Earth’s convulsions on the Day of Judgment, and how this is mirrored by the psychological convulsions that will be experienced by humans on that Day. The analogies, rhythm and imagery are particularly powerful, typical … Continue reading

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Allah will provide for you from sources you could never imagine

THERE are some wonderful lessons that we can draw from this single verse in in the Qur’an – Surah Talaq, ayah 3 – relating to Tawakkal (trust in Allah) and Rida (contentment): “And He (Allah) will provide him from (sources) … Continue reading

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