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Feb13

The etiquette of the mosque

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah The illustrious Tabi’ee (student of the Companions); Sa’eed ibnul Musayyab (Allah have mercy on him) said: “One who is seated in the Masjid, is actually seated in the company of Allah Most High.” (Tafsir Qurtubi, vol.6 pg.560) The renowned Mufassir (commentator of Quran) Imam Abu ‘Abdillah Al-Qurtubi (Allah have mercy on him) has listed the following etiquettes of the Masjid: DO’S in Masjid: 1.1. Upon entering the Masjid, one should greet the people with Salam. This only applies when those present are not offering salah, or reciting Quran. If they are occupied in the above, one should not greet them. 1.2. If there is no one...

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Feb11

Six ways to 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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Feb10

What is Sufism?

By: Sheikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller Source: UntotheOne Perhaps the biggest challenge in learning Islam correctly today is the scarcity of traditional ‘ulama. In this meaning, Bukhari relates the sahih, rigorously authenticated hadith that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Truly, Allah does not remove Sacred Knowledge by taking it out of servants, but rather by taking back the souls of Islamic scholars [in death], until, when He has not left a single scholar, the people take the ignorant as leaders, who are asked for and who give Islamic legal opinion without knowledge, misguided and misguiding” (Fath al-Bari, 1.194, hadith 100). The process described by the...

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