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Modesty is not just for women.
Sep25

The meaning of modesty

By: jamiat.org.za Source: jamiat.org.za Modesty, or haya in Arabic, is a widely used term nowadays. It is often misinterpreted as just the feelings of shyness or shame one has. Everyone has their own opinion of what being modest is, and they try to brag about their levels of modesty while looking down upon others. Let us look what Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) have to say. The term modesty is referred to in the Quran in the following verses: ‘‘Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” (Surah...

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A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Sep20

After Hajj: Signs of acceptance and fulfillment

By: inter-islam.org Source: inter-islam.org Once again more than one and a half million believers were honored to become the “Guests of Allah” and through Divine Guidance have completed the rituals of Hajj with great love and enthusiasm. How fortunate are those souls who are blessed with the following words from Rasulullah (Allah’s peace be upon him): “Whoever performs Hajj for the Pleasure of Allah and therein utters no word of evil, nor commits any evil deed, shall return from it (free from sin) as the day on which his mother gave birth to him.” (Bukhari, Muslim) “Verily there shall be no reward for a Mabroor (Accepted) Hajj except Jannah.” (Bukhari,...

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Sep18

Being “one of those Sufis”

By: Mohamed Ghilan Source: almadinainstitute.org Imam Abū Hāmid Al-Ghazzāli in his Deliverance from Error talks about having investigated all the intellectual discourses in order to find certainty. The only discourse he couldn’t intellectually comprehend was that of the Sufīs. He read their books and tried to figure it out, but eventually acknowledged that this was one discourse that can’t be intellectualized – it must be realized. That’s the meaning of his statement: فعلمت يقينا أنهم أرباب الأحوال، لا أصحاب الأقوال I knew with certainty that they [Sufis] are people of states, not people of statements Islam is a tradition about obtaining a state. This is embedded...

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