In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Jan22

Nikah: a partnership of goodness and self-improvement

By: Uswatul Muslimah Source: Uswatul Muslimah There are many different partnerships in this world, and each has its own purpose. The purpose of a business partnership is to make money, while the purpose of a political partnership is to gain dominance, power and rulership. Similarly, nikaah is a life-long partnership which has multiple objectives. If raising the Muslims of tomorrow and gaining financial and social security are considered as objectives, then one of the primary objectives of nikaah, without a doubt, is definitely that of the imaan and Deen of the spouses to become complete and remain protected. Hence, a marriage in which each passing day finds the religious condition of the...

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Jan07

The spiritual danger of excessive laughter

By: Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Source: SeekersHub It is narrated with a sound chain of transmission that our Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Do not laugh too much, for verily excessive laughter kills the heart.” [Bukhari, Adab al-Mufrad; Sunan Tirmidhi; Sunan Ibn Maja; Musnad Ahmad] And in some narrations, there is an addition, “For verily excessive laughter kills the heart and removes the light of one’s face,” or in another version, “For verily excessive laughter corrupts the heart.” [Bayhaqi, Shu’ab] Scholarly Commentary This latter version helps explain what is meant by the version of “killing the heart,” namely, that the death of the heart refers to its spiritual...

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Jan04

Deciding who to take religious knowledge from

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah In the fast developing world of today, a lot depends on “Making the Right Choice” Making the incorrect choice is sometimes detrimental, depending on the venture at hand. Conversely, at times one can live with its consequences or even make up for the loss. Deen is delicate When it comes to the affairs of one’s deen (Religion) the margin for error is very fine. Therefore making the correct choice is absolutely essential. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) use to command the masses to accept knowledge only from reliable sources. (Fathul Mulhim, vol.1 pg.264) This refers to: Choosing the correct book, Choosing the correct website, Choosing the...

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