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Dec08

What’s the sense in disobedience?

By: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Source: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Sheikh Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi (Allah have mercy on him) has advised that it is imperative for those who want to be obedient to Allah Most High to not leave their homes unless they are heavily compelled to do so. If there is a need to go out, then the believer must lower his gaze and refrain from meeting with anyone beyond what is necessary (by way of decorum and fulfilling the rights of others). A man, particularly a scholar, must resort to solitude and study the lives of the pious predecessors (first generations of Muslims). He must visit the graves of the pious men. Moreover, no sincere believer should miss the Tahajjud Salaah...

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Dec08

Stop waiting and start living

By: Junaid Kajee Source: MyUmmah 1. Stop waiting for YOUR life to change You’re responsible for YOUR life.No matter how long you wait, nobody is going to walk-up to you and hand you a great life. Nobody is going to face your fears and conquer your doubts so that you can start experiencing the power of the potential you were born with. You’ve got to commit to doing everything you can to lead a truly brilliant life. Starting now, make the decision to unshackle yourself from excuses. Stop evading responsibility and start building the best possible version of your life. 2. Stop waiting for ‘things’ to get better The world over,millions of people find themselves unhappy with their lives,...

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Dec07

Pakistan urges US to exit Afghanistan as “friend” not “failure”

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military says it is taking “every step” required to help the United States successfully achieve a political reconciliation in Afghanistan and exit the war-shattered country “as friend of the region, not as a failure.” The statement comes a day after U.S. special envoy for Afghan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad and sought cooperation from the Pakistani leadership for Washington’s renewed push for finding a negotiated end to the 17-year-old war with the Taliban. Army spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor told reporters in Rawalpindi, where the military is headquartered, that...

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