Tag Archives: Hadith

Mid-Ramadhan: Time to Recharge

We have reached the halfway-point of Ramadhan, a reminder of how quickly time passes. We have another 2 weeks to make the most of this blessed month, alhamdulillah we still have time.The Prophet (saw) said: “It is a month of … Continue reading

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Greetings of peace: The meaning and value of ‘Salam’

By Muneerah Razak WHENEVER we see a fellow Muslim, whether we know her or not, we automatically say “Assalamualaikum”. It’s a simple but profound greeting of Peace that defines a Muslim, but is often not given much attention. In fact, sometimes, … 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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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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The Importance of Reflection (Tafakkur) in Islam

**Guest Post** Allah has given human beings the capability of thinking and reasoning. It is this ability which makes humans different from animals and enables them with free will, compared to all other creatures. With this blessing that Allah has … Continue reading

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PART 2: Qur’an ‘The Earthquake’ verses 6-8: Accountability and Hope

PART 2 (continuation from PART 1 Qur’anic reflections.) Part 1 discussed verses 1-5 of Surah 99, ‘The Earthquake’.  In those verses, the focus is on the turmoil facing the Earth on the Day of Judgment. This post will look at … Continue reading

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Daughters are cherished in Islam

..and inshaAllah, they are glad tidings for their parents. Praise be to Allah! The Prophet (saw) said in this authentic hadith:   “Whoever has three daughters whom he gives a safe home, provides for and shows mercy to, Paradise is certainly … Continue reading

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