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They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: a word on marriage

By: Mawlana Dr. M Mansur Ali Source: IlmGate Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. (Khalil Gibran, The Prophet) Marriage is the oldest traditions known to mankind. It is a continuation of that holy communion that took place between our first parents Adam and Hawwa (May Allah’s peace be on both of them) in the garden of al-Firdaws. Adam (as) enjoyed the bounties of his Lord in paradise. He knew no needs. However, as time passed by he yearned for human company. For love and warmth, for someone to share his thoughts with, to be intimate with, someone who...

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The secret to instilling humility in children

  By: Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych.Assoc. Source: Imagine being told that the humblest man in the world is coming over to visit you. You would expect him to knock very quietly on the door, entering with his head bowed, meekly shuffling to the chair in the corner of the room. A humble person is not someone who thinks he’s nothing. A humble person knows he’s something, but he recognizes God as the source of his greatness. Thinking one is something without recognizing God as the source leads to arrogance. And who would want to raise arrogant children? TAKE PLEASURE NOT PRIDE We want to teach our children that they are special, talented, skilled, and...

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When a spouse rejects self-improvement

By: KAMAL SHAARAWY Source: The Young Man and the Elder Stranger A 24-YEAR-OLD man lived in a small town where everyone knew everyone else. He had a reputation as someone who could not keep a job for long, who did just the necessary minimum to get by. He never hurt anyone or committed any crime but seemed to have no ambition or willingness to improve himself. He had told his mother many times the reason for his lack of desire to improve himself: Everyone he knew was so imperfect that he just didn’t see any point in trying to attain anything good. Some he saw as hypocritical. They might have reputations for being good and upstanding members of the community, but when they got...

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