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Konya outside the mosque by CharlesFred / Creative Commons

Good Friendships and Relations

By: Tasnim Nazeer Source: Much of our lives are spent interacting with family, friends and co-workers. All of these relationships are governed by codes of conduct, and the most important rule for a Muslim to follow in maintaining them is having ‘taqwa’ (being ever conscious of God). If we try our best to acquire a higher state of taqwa in our hearts, we will analyze our every action to ensure that what we do is pleasing to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He) and that we maintain our relations with others in the best manner possible. The Need for Good Company Maintaining good company cannot be overstated as it...

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The noble aims and intentions of Sufism

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş MV Editor’s note: These are lofty aims and intentions that we should have and renew every day of our lives and they form the basis of the subject the shaykh is discussing, Sufism. The aim of Sufism or Tasawwuf is to be able to carry (the servant) to a friendship with Allah Almighty. In other words, Sufism is to be able to perfect belief. Or to carry the Divine Law to perfection. There is nothing outside of the Divine Law. Everything outside the bounds of the Divine Law is falsehood. Even if you were to see a person flying in the air, it is still falsehood if this does not conform to the Divine Law. Sufism is the endeavour to carry the...

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Prayer: a port in every storm

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Prayer, as the most exceptional form of worship, is also the most exceptional form of seeking refuge in Allah. Therefore, when one faces any kind of hardship, trouble, tribulation, suffering, and pain he is supposed to turn to prayer immediately. This is the tradition which the Prophet (pbuh) often put into practice. Hudhayfa said: “The Prophet used to turn to prayer whenever he faced a difficulty.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud). Abu Darda said: “The Prophet used to go into the mosque whenever a storm broke out, and would stay there until it was over. He also used to pray during the eclipse of the moon or the sun.” We may here elaborate on the eclipse...

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