In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


5 tips on resolutions for the new Hijri year

By: Abu Muhammad Yusuf Source: The Islamic New has recently begun and people generally ponder about on how to approach this New Islamic Year and their work, health and relationships etc. In reality we don’t need a New Year or special occasion to make a resolution for doing or achieving good. It can be done instantaneously! Common resolutions include cutting down on chocolate/weight, quit smoking, getting in shape, etc. A lot involves benefits to the health and/or improving lifestyle. Others include giving more to charity, being closer to family which boosts a personal level of satisfaction etc. But this we as Muslims should be doing regardless. What about us? Have we set a...

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Getting close to Allah: 10 practical tips

By: Ahmad Afnan Source: It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every aspect of our lives in this world and to be merciful to us so that we may gain mercy in the hereafter in order to enter Jannah in the next world. When we call upon him he would answer our calls and when we ask of him for anything he would give it to us and when we draw nearer to him then our sincerity and intentions will enable us to become closer to him. So we should strive to draw nearer to Allah, the Glorified the Exalted, who is the majesty of honour and...

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Tips on avoiding interest (riba)

By: Zahir Abdul Latheef Source: ProductiveMuslim Isn’t it strange how a Muslim will strictly stay away from eating pork because it is haram, yet the same person has no problem devouring riba (otherwise known as usury or interest)? “…but whoever returns (to dealing in Riba), such are the dwellers of the Fire- they will abide therein”. (Surah Baqarah, verse 275). Riba brings hardship into this life, but much more importantly and frighteningly are its consequences in the grave and akhirah (the Hereafter). So how can we avoid Riba? Living in a Western, riba-based or at the very least riba-involved society, makes it a bit more difficult, however this should not and cannot be used as an...

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