In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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When All is Lost: a short story on life’s trials

By: Abu Muhammad Yusuf Source: The journey of life can be like a roller coaster. We often experience extreme conditions which create despondency and hopelessness. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “Verily, if Allah loves a people, He makes them go through trials. Whoever is satisfied, for him is contentment, and whoever is angry upon him is wrath.”(Hadith-Tirmidhi) We have to try hard to embrace the struggles of life and Trust in Allah. There’s no development without pain. Life’s difficulties are necessary for our own development, so when they come along, accept them, embrace them and never ever lose hope...

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The disagreement between Ali and Muawiya (ra)

By: Bilal Mohammad Source: IlmGate Question: Please explain the story of Mu’āwiyah and Alī (Allah be pleased with them both) in detail about what happened and [did] they [fight] each other for [ruling the Caliphate]? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Before we answer your query, it is important to understand that both ‘Alī and Mu’āwiyah (Allah be pleased with them both) were illustrious companions of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace). Being granted the rank of a Sahabi means that both of them along with the rest of the Sahabah (Allah be pleased with them) hold a great status in the eyes of Allah Ta’ālā as apparent from numerous...

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The obligations and proprieties of Jumu’a (Friday)

By: Source: 1 . Every Muslim should make preparations for jumu’ah from Thursday. After the asr salaat of Thursday, he should make a lot of istighfaar. He should clean his clothes and keep them ready. If he does not have any perfume in his house, then if it is possible he should try and obtain some and keep it ready so that he will not get distracted with these things on jumu’ah. The pious people of the past have stated that the person to receive the most benefit on Friday will be that person who waits for it and who makes preparations for it from Thursday. The most unfortunate person will be he who does not even know as to when Friday will fall, so much so that...

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