Horror Movies

It is an established fact that TV programs and movies in general, especially scary movies, (apart from being impermissible) can have a lasting effect on one’s mind. The devastating effects of these movies can be understood from the experiences of the viewers. According to one study, a wide range of symptoms were reported, including crying, screaming, trembling, nausea, increased heart rate, feeling of paralysis, shortness of breath and fear of losing control. Some people even become suicidal after watching certain movies, whilst others become rebellious to their parents. Apart from these short term effects, often long term effects could result in depression, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. The frightening scenes

Beauty where it Belongs

  There is a well known principle in life which states, “There is a time and place for everything”. When correct time and place are not taken into consideration, an experience that would have otherwise been extremely enjoyable becomes disappointing and a pain to endure. To understand this in perspective, take the example of a platter of steaming hot, delicious food. The aroma of this gastronomic delight wafts through the air and it’s so tantalizing that people involuntary begin to lick their lips. As appetizing as the platter may be, however, if it is placed in the cubicle of a public toilet, people will refuse to even give it a

Are the two of you Blind?

Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) narrates the following: I was once in the blessed presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while Maimoonah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was also present. While we were with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), ‘Abdullah bin Ummi Maktoom (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) arrived, and this was after the law of Hijaab was revealed. When ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) arrived, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed us, “Adopt Hijaab from him.” We replied, “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! Is he not a blind man who can neither see us nor recognize us?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) responded, “Are the two of you blind? Can the two of you not see him?” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4112) The

No Opportunity for Doubt

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Two persons should not whisper into each other’s ears in the presence of their companion (a third person) for verily that will cause him grief.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4851) Man’s nature is such that when two people are whispering to each other in his presence, he automatically feels that he is being discussed, though most of the time this is not the case. Nevertheless the teachings of Islam are so refined that it does not even allow such a situation to arise which could be a source of pain or grief to the next person. Furthermore, this hadeeth teaches us to avoid doing such things

Endless Greed and Desire

Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “If the son of Aadam has two valleys of wealth, he will desire a third valley (of wealth), and nothing will fill the belly of the son of Aadam besides sand (of the grave), and Allah Ta‘ala forgives those who repent to him.” (Saheeh Muslim #2415) On account of his carnal nature, man is ambitious and greedy. The more he has, the more he wants. If we have three pairs of shoes, we will still pine for the fourth. If the latest phone is released, we will not be satisfied until we upgrade by acquiring it. If we fly