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Greeting in the Islamic Culture

As-salamu ‘alaykum. It’s the Islamic greeting. It’s so simple and easy to say these two words, and yet the reward of doing so is immense.   The Meaning of the Islamic Greeting The word salam has two meanings: Al-Salam is one of Allah’s most beautiful names. So greeting someone with the salam means: “May Allah […]

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The Quran’s Definition of How to be a Good and Successful Muslim

In my last article, we looked at the qualities that branch out from a Muttaqi’s connection with the Quran. After Allah (swt) mentions these qualities, He wraps up the passage by saying with quite a bit of emphasis: “Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.” (Quran, […]

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The Hidden Hikmah: How To Reap Benefits From Your Trials

Have you heard of the term “placebo effect”? In simple medical terms, placebo effect refers to taking a non-medicine (for eg: a sugar pill) believing that it will cure you and it does. In case of a placebo effect, the recovery of the patient is due to the belief and positive attitude that he has […]

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A Walk in the Shoes of Umm Salamah R.A.

The other Friday, before Salatul  Jumu’ah, I was feeling quite low. So as always, I randomly opened a Khutbah from my ‘watch later’ folder. I almost forgot when had I added this one!  By Allah! It charged me & I could not help but reflect and read more about the story. Insha Allah it will […]

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The Sin of Shirk and Avoidance

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. Surah […]

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The Purpose of Life

Once I was having a terrible day and I found my mind constantly on edge, questioning the purpose of my life and everything that I was going through. Not able to decipher any thoughts, I picked up my bag and went shopping at my favourite mall. I spent more than two hours, going from one […]

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