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BEING CONTENT


Being content and pleased with what Allah Decreed is from the fruits of knowing (thamart-al-ma'rifa) the Lord because when you know Him you will be pleased and content (rida’) with what He Decreed (qada’). The bitterness of some of what He foreordained will be tasted by the contented, whereas the one who knows his Lord… Continue reading BEING CONTENT

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SEEKING BENEFICIAL KNOWLEDGE


We really ask Allah to grant us beneficial knowledge for it is the foundation. Whenever a person acquires such knowledge he will recognize (mari'fa) the worshipped Lord and be encouraged to serve Him as He commands and loves. It will lead him to the road of sincerity (tariq al-ikhlas). The basis of all fundamentals (aslal-usul)… Continue reading SEEKING BENEFICIAL KNOWLEDGE

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Allah will not Change the Condition of a People Until they Change what is in Themselves


Whoever wants to change and purify (tasjiya) his heart should endeavour to purify his deeds. Allah, the Most High, said:. “If only they had remained firmly on the straight path, We would have given them abundant rain.”[al-Jinn (72): 16] The Prophet (ﷺ) said narrating from His Lord, “If My slaves were obedient to Me, I… Continue reading Allah will not Change the Condition of a People Until they Change what is in Themselves

Allah Loves, Reflections

Self-love: Have you been loving yourself the wrong way?


BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM “Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould),” (Qur’an, 95:4) There are many versions out there on what self-love entails and I pray this piece contributes to the literature. The approach of this piece is not to provide a detailed explanation of what self-love is, but to create an avenue where you reflect… Continue reading Self-love: Have you been loving yourself the wrong way?