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May23

Six ways to help lower the gaze

By: Aiman Azlan Source: Productive Muslim The eyes have desires that have a great tendency to want to be fulfilled, as if there is a gravity-like force that pulls the sight to the things we should not be looking at. Like gravity, those who resist will feel the force acting on them, while those who just go with the flow will feel little or nothing at all. Like gravity, it takes a lot of strength to escape it. One of the desires of the eyes is the sexual desire. Some follow this desire willingly, some struggle to keep the gaze down, and others are somewhere in between. If this desire is not kept in check, it can affect our productivity. Looking at what we should not distracts us, and when we...

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May22

The (quick) fiqh of Fasting

  By: Shaykh Mansur Ali Source: Ilmgate Definition: Fasting is to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual intercourse from dawn till dusk with the intention of worship. Types of fasting: 1. Fard: Fixed Fard: 1) Ramadan fast. 2) To vow to fast on a certain day if a wish or desire is fulfilled. Non-fixed Fard: 1) Keeping missed Ramadan fast. 2) A non-fixed fast of pledge 2.  Wajib: A fast, which was broken for whatever reason is wajib to complete. 3.   Sunna: all those fasts that the Prophet kept and encouraged. 1)  ‘Ashura with the day before or after it. 2)  The six fasts of Shawwal. 4.   Mustahab: 1)      To fast every Mondays and Thursdays. 2)      The 13th, 14th,...

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May22

Imam Ahmad’s marriage advice to his son

By: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Source: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Dear son, you will not attain good fortune in your home except by 10 characteristics which you show to your wife, so remember them and be enthusiastic in acting upon them. As for the first two; women like attention and they like to be told clearly that they are loved. So don’t be stingy in expressing your love for your wife. If you become limited in expressing your love, you will create a barrier of harshness between you and her, and there will be a decrease in affection. 3, Ladies hate a strict, overcautious man, yet they seek to use the soft vulnerable one. So use each quality appropriately. This will be more appealing for love...

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