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Halaqa

Virtues of Seeking Knowledge At A Halaqa

There are few places where a Muslim can get beneficial knowledge like a halaqa. It is a gathering for knowledge and understanding of Islam, and a place to improve upon our faith. Halaqa means a religious study circle. It’s the place where scholars of Islam share their knowledge with other Muslims, and the place for […]

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Hakam

Allah al-Hakam (The Judge)

The word ‘hakam’ denotes a judge, and also an arbitrator, or one who settles disputes between two people or groups of people. The former meaning is found in the following ayah: “[Say], “Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge (hakam) while it is He who has revealed to you the Book […]

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Saying JazakAllah Khairan

Saying ‘Jazakallahu Khairan’

Islam is not just a religion. It teaches us much more than that. It teaches us, among other things, the etiquettes of interacting with others. Saying ‘Jazakallahu Khairan’ is one such etiquette. Saying ‘Jazakallahu Khairan’ We say this phrase when someone does something good to us, helps us in some way. Instead of merely saying […]

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Tawba Istighfar

Tawba & Istighfar (Repentance & Forgiveness)

Allah (SWT) created human beings with a weak nature. It’s our duty to seek sincere tawba (repentance) and perform istighfar (forgiveness) as frequently as possible, Insha’Allah. It’s inevitable that we are tempted and fall into sins, and Shaytan is always inciting us towards performing sins. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Every son of Adam commits sin, […]

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Aisha Bint Abubakr

Aisha Bint Abu Bakr: An Exemplary Believer

She is our mother, and we are proud of her. Aisha Bint AbuBakr (RA) was the daughter of the closest companion of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr was such an exemplary believer that he got the title of Al-Siddiq during his lifetime, and of course, after the Prophet’s (SAW) death, he became the […]

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Don't Gain The World And Lose Your Soul

Don’t Gain the World And Lose Your Soul

Okay, so how does one gain the world and lose the soul? Does this mean that you are so distracted by the Dunya that you forget to nourish your soul? Does it mean you are too concerned with worldly matters that you forget your Akhirah? Does it mean that you gain all the materialistic goals […]

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