A Muslim Believer’s Attitude During Times of Difficulties and Calamities

“…So, one may wonder how to distinguish whether a person is being simply tested by Allah Ta’ala or being punished for one’s sins…” As part of our Islamic faith, we believe that all matters are in the hands of Allah Ta’ala. However, for some of us our faith can get shaken during times of trials and hardships. It is during those times though that we should remind ourselves that a believer’s position and rank is raised in front of Allah Ta’ala and that such a hardship may very well be a sign of Allah’s love for the believer. This can help us in maintaining and even strengthening our faith. Great

The Delight of Selflessness

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times and extreme weather, the Mujahideen who protect the borders of Islam, the patience of innocent civilians under oppressive regimes are just but a few examples of sacrifices for humanity. ” Great achievements and happiness is the born out of sacrifice and not out of selfishness ” Sacrifice may vary in degree and form. Sometimes it may be little and at times it

16 Qualities That Allah Ta’ala Loves

1 Patience : “And Allah loves as-Sâbirun (the patient).” (Surah Imran 3:146) 2 Justice and Dealing with Equity: “O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is informed of what ye do.” (Surah Maeda 5:8) ” For Allah loves those who are fair (and just). ” [Surah Al Hujurat 49:9] 3 Putting Trust in Allah: “ Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Surah Imran 3:159) 4 Kindness : Ayesha (رضي الله عنها) narrated: The Messenger

And They Called it Women’s Liberation

How Women Were Lured Out of the Home in the USA by Areeba bint Khalid From the 1800s to the present day, family life in the West has remarkably changed. While the West calls this change part of the women freedom movement, a look at history may show otherwise. America before the 1800s was a farming country and ninety percent of the population lived and worked on private farms. Households were mainly self-sufficient–nearly everything needed was produced in the house. The few things that could not be produced at home were bought from local craftsmen. Some other things, especially imports from Europe, were bought from stores. Males would take care

Even if I Die Trying

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) owned a slave whose work was to earn an income for Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). One night, the slave presented Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) with some food that he had earned. As soon as the food was placed before him, Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) picked up a morsel and began to eat. Seeing this, the slave was surprised and asked, “What is the matter? You normally ask me every night (as to how I earned the wealth). Why have you not asked me tonight?” Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I was overcome by extreme hunger. From where did you get this food?” The slave answered,