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Jumu’ah

Guest post by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous It’s a tired cliché that we miss the beauty around us every day. Just as we might watch our Mum hang out the washing a thousand times and never once see the love that underlies her movements, we often miss the beauty inspired by our…

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The Deserved

My friend told me that he went to Madinah al Munawarrah and wept all night saying,”Ya Rasoolallah, Abu Jahl got to see your face, I am undeserved of seeing you! but I can’t be worse than him, can I?” He kept repeating this until sleep overtook him, and on that night he was blessed with…

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Death

My Dear Son Live as long as you may, for verily you must die. Love whatever you want, for one day you will be separated from it. Do whatever you wish, for you will be repaid for it. (Dear Beloved Son, Ghazali) وعن (أبي هريرة) قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏: ‏ “أكثروا ذكر هاذم اللذات” ‏(‏‏(‏يعنى…

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World [Hijab / Mawlid] Day

Not to spark controversy, but I found a recent comment by Mufti Ismail Menk particularly interesting. Switch ‘World Hijab Day’ for ‘Mawlid’ and see what happens. I’ve done it below for your convenience! Thanks for the clarification, particularly given previous youtube posts :) (Source: https://www.facebook.com/muftimenk/posts/10152536565846971?fref=nf&pnref=story) World Hijab Day Mawlid World Hijab Day is not a celebration. It is…

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The Self

والنفس كالطفل إن تهملهُ شبَّ علــــى حب الرضاعِ وإن تفطمهُ ينفطــــم The self is like an infant; if you neglect its proper care, it will grow up still loving to suckle; But once you wean it, it will be weaned فاصرف هواها وحاذر أن توليــــــــــه إن الهوى ما تولى يصم أو يصـــــم So dismiss its…

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Gliding through paradise

Madinah; the most wonderful place on earth. You can just feel the peace from this video alone. May Allah shorted the time between now and our next return to the city of light! May He bless us to be buried in the blessed garden of paradise: Al-Baqee’. Ameen!

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Spring’s Gift

A response from those who love to those who mock by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I envy the sand that met his feet I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet Of birds that hovered above his head Of spiders who spun their sacred web To save him from his enemies I envy clouds formed from the…