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Patience is a must, my son!

Patience is a must, my son!

In his advice, Shaykh Adabali – the famous scholar and teacher of Osman Bey, the founder of the Ottoman Empire – says “Patience is a must, my son. You cannot arrive at your destination without patience. You cannot reach Mount Qaf without patience.” Yes, you cannot get anywhere without patience....

Beautiful Advice in the Quran

Trusting God: Beautiful Advice in the Quran

There is so little that we know as human beings about our own selves. We think we know everything, when in reality, we do not. Few of us can say we knew exactly where we would end up in adulthood when we were kids, who our best friends would be,...

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability and even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. While hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs...

New Year and Atonement

New Year and Atonement

New Year has already commenced. It marks a whole new beginning. It’s always a mystery, we never know what lies ahead but we always hope that it is not disappointing. For some it will be a year to accomplish the milestones that have been set and worked towards. For some...

There goes a famous dialogue in the Indian film industry these days which is “Never under estimate 3 things in Life – I, Me and Myself”. This is on the tongues of both young and old and they proudly utter this boastful statement to one and all, as and when required.

I, Me and Myself

There goes a famous dialogue in the Indian film industry these days which is “Never under estimate 3 things in Life – I, Me and Myself”. This is on the tongues of both young and old and they proudly utter this boastful statement to one and all, as and when...

Reclaiming the Prophetic Societal Structure

Reclaiming the Prophetic Societal Structure । Mansoor Alam

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) transformed the lives of generations caught between the ever-changing machinations of rival decadent empires. As 7th century Byzantium and Persia each sought to exploit the independent tribes of the region, the Prophet (PBUH) succeeded in inspiring the people to rise above servitude as vassals to foreign powers...

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Is Sugar Really Bad for You?

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when humans only had access to sugar for a few months a year when fruit was in season. Some 80,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers ate fruit sporadically and infrequently, since they were competing with birds. Now, our sugar hits come all...

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Balancing Our Inner and Outer Worlds । Mansoor Alam

It is now known that the old theory of a static Universe is no longer tenable. Modern science has revealed that there is nothing fixed or static in the Universe, and it has been expanding ever since it came into existence. Thus, by nature of its creation, our Universe is...

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Company of Idle Folk

Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullaah) said in Sayd al-Khaatir (p. 240-241): I seek refuge with Allaah from the company of idle folk! I have seen many people who tried with me what is customary among many people of visiting a great deal and they call these frequent visits a kind of service;...

Why Sleep Should Be Student’s Priority

Why Sleep Should Be Student’s Priority

Jakke Tamminen has plenty of students who do that very studenty thing of staying up all night right before an exam, in the hope of stuffing in as much knowledge as they can. But “that’s the worst thing you can do”, the psychology lecturer at the UK’s Royal Holloway University...

Have You Prepared for the Hour? -Jamal Zarabozo

All of us are familiar with the Signs of the Day of Judgement. They are mentioned in numerous hadith of the Prophet (saw). However, there is another “hour” that is, on an individual level, just as important that we must be aware of. This hour is described in the following...

How Your Age Affects Your Appetite

Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability and even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. While hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs...

Food Habits in Islam

Although there are some indigenous characteristics in the patterns of consuming food in different Muslim cultures, Islam has laid down some specific and useful codes of conduct for eating which were recommended by the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims have contributed much to the nutritional practices of the world’s many cultures. The...

The Importance of Youth Syed Kazim

Muslim youth can contribute to Islam by giving time, talent and money. They should also play an important role to bring about positive change in society, and should work with an objective of making Islam prevalent over all the other ways of life. The youth is the stage of life...

After The Month Of Ramadan -Zaynal Abidin

When the month of Ramadan comes, in order to point at that it is the month of mercy, Muslim preachers say “The devils are chained in Ramadan, what remain are your intention and deeds.” Yes, as they indicate, what remains in Ramadan is the lower self which is given to...

Mi’raaj Reviving the Spirit of Hope

The Isra’ and Mi’raaj is a momentous occasion that occurred at a very crucial stage in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This uplifting (mi’raj = ascend) experience took place in the year the Prophet lost two of his valuable pillars of support; his uncle Abu Talib (whose political...

How to Benefit from The Quran

If you truly want to benefit from the Qur’an, your heart must be attentive and alert when reciting it or listening to it. Listen to it carefully with presence of mind, paying attention to it as if Allah Himself was speaking to you directly. Understand that this Qur’an is an...