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Ikhlas – What and How to Attain It

What is ikhlaas The Arabic word, “Ikhlaas” is translated as “Sincerity”. In Islam, sincerity is “freeing one’s intentions from all impurities in order to come nearer to Allah.” Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “Certainly, Allah does not look at your shapes (appearance) or wealth. But He only looks at your hearts and deeds.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim] If […]

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A Simple Jannah To-Do List for Every Muslim

If I asked you what you want most as a Muslim, you will probably list all the good things of this life, or go straight to say Jannah. It is everyone’s dream. It is the reason we hold on strongly to our faith, and the reason we wake up every day striving to be better […]

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Hijri Calendar

The Hijri calendar was started by Umar (ra) when he became the second Khalifah, to facilitate record-keeping and identifying a particular year in the past. Although the months themselves were named and existed before the Prophet (sa) (though their names might vary), the years were not counted per se. The formal calendar starts counting from […]

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Companionship With The Qur’an In The Month Of Qur’an

Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an. Qur’an is a book that was revealed as a guidance for mankind distinguishing the right from the wrong. As Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an, “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion […]

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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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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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