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Righteousness is good character

By: Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi Source: “Commentary of Forty Hadiths of An Nawawi” (excerpt) Al-Nawwas bin Sam’an, radiyallahu ‘anhu, reported that the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said: “Righteousness is good character, and sin is that which wavers in your heart and which you do not want people to know about.” [Muslim] According to Wabisah bin Ma’bad, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: I came to the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and he said: “You have come to ask about righteousness ?” ” Yes,” I answered. He said: “Consult your heart. Righteousness is that about which the soul feels tranquil and...

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5 gems on good manners

By: Source: One of the most beautiful things I found in Islam when I first encountered it was the emphasis on good manners. One quote a shaykh once made in a lecture particularly stuck with me: A Muslim is made by manners. Nowadays something strange is going on in the UK, where I live. The Islamic schools are becoming known for bad manners— not only from students but from teachers as well. Muslims themselves prefer non-Muslim landlords because at least they’re punctual. The areas in the city that are most dirty are the Muslim areas. What kind of da’wah is this? There’s clearly something wrong. Why is there such a massive difference between what Allah ‘azza wajal...

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Three important duties parents have to children

By: (with minor edits for style and clarity) Source: All the Prophets, including the final and greatest of them – the holy Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace be upon him), have stressed that the brief earthly sojourn of a man is a prelude to the everlasting life of hereafter. It, therefore, follows that greater priority is given to the betterment of prospects in the life to come and attainment of felicity in the hereafter than to the affairs and interests of this life. The holy Prophet (Allah’s peace be upon him) thus has enjoined upon the parents to take care of the religious instruction of their children from the very beginning, otherwise they will be called to...

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