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Largess is the way of the believers

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: The Asr-u Saadah (age of bliss – the time of the Prophet -pbuh) society knew very well that giving charity in the way of Allah, glory unto Him, would shield a person from many dangers and troubles, as well as helping him attain to the love of the Almighty. After all, the Quran had declared:“And spend[5] in the way of Allah and cast not yourselves to perdition with your own hands, and do good (to others); surely Allah loves the doers of good.” (al-Baqara, 195) Umm Bujayd -Allah be well-pleased with her-, a female Companion, had once come to the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace-, lamenting: “The blessings of Allah unto you,...

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On killing animals

By: Mufti Musa Furber Source: An excerpt from my Rights and Duties Pertaining to Kept Animals, soon to be published by Tabah Foundation. In addition to forbidding animal abuse in general, the Prophet ﷺ also forbade taking their young, burning them, damaging their habitats, and exterminating species. Ibn Masʿūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: We were with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ on a journey when he drew apart to relieve himself. We saw a red bird that had two young ones with it. We caught them and the red mother bird came, beating the earth with its wings. The Prophet ﷺ then returned and said, “Who has distressed this bird on account of its young? Return them to...

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The secret to a tranquil heart

By: Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Allah have mercy on him) Source: Like the needle of the compass faces North when at rest, so the heart of the Mu’min faces in the direction of Allah Ta’ala’s obedience and pleasure. In the obedience of Allah Ta’ala do we find our peace, contentment and happiness. When a compass is moved or shaken, we observe how the needle is disturbed and begins to move restlessly this way and that way – as if agitated. When it is placed down, it continues to move about until finally it finds its rest in the direction of North. SubhanAllah! We should take lesson from this. …When the heart of a Mu’min is shaken with sins, with disobedience to Allah...

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