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Traning the Heart

Smart Ways for Training the Heart

Can you control the feelings in your heart? We have a tremendous power to influence our hearts as long as we believe we can and know how to approach it. It is only impossible for those who come with the attitude: “It is a waste of time, since I am not going to succeed.”…

The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

{Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least.} (Al-Ahzab 33:23) In these modern times of sophisticated technology, people have a real need …

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

It was the 12th year after the commission of the Prophet’s mission. Muslims had endured tremendous hardship at the hands of Quraish, yet they remained steadfast in their faith. The seeds of belief had firmly taken root in the hearts of the believers, yet the realization of Islam at a societal level was stymied by …

Hijrah: Thinking Outside the Box

The event of Hijrah highlights two important aspects of the Prophet’s life (peace and blessings be upon him): – His genius planning and visionary thinking. – His trust in Allah Almighty, and his close connection to the Creator. Anywhere in the Prophet’s biography, you cannot but notice these two traits of his character coming in …

Family of Umm Salamah: Example of Boundless Dedication (Story)

Umm Salamah: Story of an Immigrant Family

Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. She was the daughter of one of the notables in the Makhzum clan nicknamed “Zad Ar-Rakib” (which means the provision for the traveler) because he was well known for his generosity, particularly to travelers. Umm Salamah’s husband was `Abdullah ibn `Abdul-Asad and …

Udhiyah on Behalf of Deceased Parents

Udhiyah on Behalf of Deceased Parents: Will They Get Any Reward?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: You should offer sacrifice or udhiyah on behalf of deceased parents if they have made will to that effect. Otherwise, it is better to give charity on their behalf …

Canadian Muslims Celebrate Diverse `Eid

Toronto’s Muslims celebrated `Eid al-Adha on Friday, September 1, with a colorful display of the community’s diversity and compassion to the city’s special needs population at Woodbine Park.

The Sacrifice Of Ibrahim

The Sacrifice Of Ibrahim

Ibrahim was given a huge test to slaughter his son. However the sacrifice of Ibrahim was not about slaughtering his son but what was in his heart. Powerful.

Celebrating Eid is Difficult for You?

Don't Feel Like Celebrating This Eid?

Well, you may have some valid reasons behind your feelings: 1- Eid Al-Adha is different from Eid Al-Fitr. Here, you did not fast for 30 days and break your fast on the day of Eid. There is no change of habits. You don’t get that happiness that accompanies your first breakfast among family and friend …

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