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Oct17

The power of patience

By: Hamza Saleem Source: Islam21c.com Tests, trials, tribulations and calamities are all a part of life, but it is our status as believers and our relationship with the divine reality that will determine how we deal with them. Different calamities bring about different reactions from different people. For some, it causes them to detach themselves from Islām and they turn away from Allāh, but a select few with humility and īmān find a sense of comfort. This calm and collected reaction should be celebrated amidst the roar of complaining many people dish out about their tasks and endeavours, for the affliction of calamities is a certainty of life. Allāh said in the Qur’ān: Do they not see...

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Sep30

The virtue of visiting the sick

By: Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al Miftah Every community has people who fall ill. In Islam, we are encouraged to visit such people and not to neglect them. The extent of the importance of this can be gauged from the five authentic Hadiths below: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) reports that Rasulullah (ﷺ) said: “Whomsoever visits a sick person or visits his brother for the sake of Allah (ﷻ), a caller calls out, ‘You have done good, your footsteps are blessed, and you have prepared an abode in Jannah.” (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2008, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1443 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 2961 with slight variation in the words) Imam Tirmidhi has graded the Hadith sound...

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Sep21

The Quran’s language of mercy

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş The wisdom and secrets of the Qur’ān are as deep as an ocean. However, everybody benefits from it, in as much as their hearts let them. If someone’s heart is as small as the thimble of a tailor, his share from this endless ocean will be as big as his heart. All Muslims, the high and the low, sit before the same reading desk and read the Qur’ān; however everybody benefits from it to the extent that their hearts allow them to. The meanings of the verses of the Qur’ān reveal themselves to the extent of the closeness of the servant to Allah the Almighty. Therefore we should ask ourselves whether our interest and curiosity towards the Qur’ān,...

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