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The Story of the Prophet and the Jewish Boy

The Story of the Prophet and the Jewish Boy

Prophet Muhammad was paying visit to a sick person who was very dear to him. He was visiting a Jewish boy who had been working for him as his personal servant. The boy used to bring Prophet Muhammad water for his ablutions, get him his sandals, and run errands for him…

Learning the Prophet’s Kindness and Compassion

Learning the Prophet's Kindness and Compassion

A world with kindness starts with each of us. The Prophet (peace be upon him) started the chain reaction of kindness that we are still feeling the effects of today. It is now up to us to keep it going, to keep showing compassion to all of Allah’s creation.

A Motivational Story about Kindness and Compassion

A Motivational Story about Kindness and Compassion

This story made me think hard that day. It is obvious that the kindness and gentleness a person has was reflected in his eyes. I asked myself- what do my eyes reflects of when people look at me? Do they see kindness, gentleness, compassion and sympathy or resentment, hatred, bitterness and anger?

Hajj Lessons to Take Home

Hajj Is Over... What Lessons to Take Home?

As the pilgrims have wrapped up their highly spiritual journey of Hajj, it is time to ponder over Hajj lessons that should be taken home. How daily life should be like following the performance of this great ritual of Islam? And how can Muslims, pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike, benefit from the deep meanings of this …

How Should Believers View Worldly Life? The Prophet Answers

How Should Believers View Worldly Life? The Prophet Answers

`Abdullah bin `Umar narrated: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took hold of my shoulders and said, “Be in this life as a stranger or a passerby.” (Al-Bukhari) Imagine that we are all riding on an airplane. Some are sitting in first class while most of us are crammed in the back. We look forward …

friend acting distant

My Friend Is Acting Distant. What Should I Do?

Asalaamu alaykum, brother, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. Your situation is a common one. We all experience the natural distancing of friendship from time to time. It is painful, I know, when someone you felt previously close to is now distancing themselves from you. However, there are ways to cope, …

Hajj - A Holistic Homecoming for Humbled Muslims

Hajj - A Holistic Homecoming for Humbled Muslims

Hajj imparts tough lessons in humility, tolerance, and compassion, because it forces a person to give up their airs and all aspects of elitism viz. “high maintenance” behavior, and spend five days living a lifestyle that is at par with that of the common man, whether you like it or not.

The Muslim Ummah – United or Broken?

Can we work together for a united ummah? This is why I have written this article. And this is why About is publishing it. We want to be worthy of our beloved Prophet Muhammad’s blessings. We know that other attempts have tried and have failed or have had limited success…

Prophet Muhammad’s Mercy, Justice & Love

We see in him a kind and tender man with a merciful heart, who trembled with sorrow when witnessing a horse or a camel struggling with a heavy load on its back. It is said that he encouraged his followers to show mercy to all of God’s creatures…

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