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These Are The Companions – Who Are You?

These Are the Prophet (PBUH)'s Companions

Who is the ideal Muslim? The ideal Muslim has the unwavering loyalty and honesty of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “If I were to take a Khalil, I would have taken Abu Bakr (as my Khalil).” (Bukhari) The ideal Muslim… is like ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab: a lion outside and a kitten at home …

Discovering One’s Flaws

Ibn`Atta': Discovering One’s Flaws

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam(Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Trying to discover the flaws within you is better than trying to discover the worlds hidden from you.” One may start his journey to Allah the right way. But unfortunately, he might feel self-conceit or feel that he is doing Allah a …

Prayer Is Better Than Sleep

Prayer Is Better Than Sleep

When young Muslims meet others for the first time and find out that they are Muslim, often one of the very first questions they ask each other is, “Do you pray?” It’s as if this is their touchstone to see if the person they have met is a real Muslim or not. Calling yourself Muslim …

Self- Development: Prayers As Productive Habit

Self- Development: Prayers As Productive Habit

You should aim to develop the following seven spiritually productive activities into habits so that you can hopefully continue benefiting from them throughout your life. I consider these activities as the spiritual ‘bread and butter’ of any productive Muslim. To develop them as habits is the essence of embarking on your journey towards the love …

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track

Two Companions Failed to Immigrate to Madinah... How Umar Saved Them

This is a very inspiring story that involved `Umar ibn Al-Khattab and two other Companions, `Ayyash ibn Abi Rabi`ah and Hisham ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with them). They planned to migrate from Makkah to Madinah together and set a time and place to meet and start the trip.

What Is Righteousness? A Companion Asks

What Is Righteousness? A Companion Asks

An-Nawas ibn Sam`an (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (peace an blessings be upon him) said: “Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding about it” (Muslim) This beautiful hadith was the Prophet’s answer for a question asked by Companion …

How To Not Get Burdened With Worship

How to Not Get Burdened with Worship

To avoid burdening ourselves with worship, it is necessary that we don’t always compare ourselves with others. We should know our own strengths and weaknesses. Other people have other strengths and weaknesses.

3 Ways to Keep Spirituality High in Summer

3 Ways to Keep Spirituality High in Summer

Summertime is fun time. It’s not a problem if you engage in fun activities during the summer. The problem occurs when those fun activities distract you from your Lord, from praying and remembrance, and you end up having a hardened heart.

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