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  • The fruits of oppression

    The following is a personal account: There was once a man who hired a worker; this worker would work, day after day, but not receive any payment. One day, the worker demanded his pay, but the employer refused to give him his money. It seems that the employer was in the habit of oppressing people and not giving them their money, to the point that it.. More

  • Etiquettes related to gatherings

    Introduction Every religion and culture, besides a number of other things, have their own distinct set of customs, traditions and etiquettes. In fact, one of the important distinguishing features between one nation and one tribe and another has generally been its distinct set of customs, traditions and etiquettes. The nation or tribe formed by the.. More

  • Rights of the kin in the light of Islam –II

    When your kinfolk are non-Muslim We should know that kindness to parents is a personal duty imposed by Allah on every son and daughter. To be a dutiful child is to ensure that one is closer to Allah the Almighty. It makes it easier to win Allah’s pleasure and be eventually admitted into Paradise. Parents must be obeyed unless they order us to.. More

  • Rights of the kin in the light of Islam –I

    Keeping bonds of kinship is not as easy as it sounds. Families and friends give warmth and meaning to our lives, keep us strong and fulfilled, make us feel loved and wanted, help us grow, struggle and stay the course of an unpredictable and at times unkind life. In Islam, Allah requires us to revere the womb and the relation-ships that emanate from.. More

  • Excellence in faith

    In one of the great prophetic narrations which included few, yet very comprehensive words, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, clarified one of the means for salvation, and a sign of the excellence of Islam. This narration gives the believing slave a tool by which to measure himself and realize how close or far he is from the straight path. Abu.. More

  • Intercession is a Manifestation of Mercy and Cooperation

    The variation that exists among people is one of the approaches of Allah The Almighty for His creation. Thus some people are rich while others are poor, some people are noble while others are not, some people are high-ranking and wellborn while others are not, and so on. People need one another. Some people may commit a mistake that subjects them.. More

  • Mutual Support

    Mutual support is an inclusive description of many forms of co-operation, solidarity and contribution toward filling the gaps. It is demonstrated by offering help, protection and consolation, until the needs of the distressed are met, the grief of the mourners is removed and the wounds of the injured are healed. It is only when selfishness prevails,.. More

  • The oppressor and the oppressed - I

    The position of the oppressed in relation to the oppressor: Allah Says (what means): “And those who, when tyranny strikes them, they defend themselves. And the retribution for an evil act is an evil one like it, but whoever pardons and makes reconciliation - his reward is [due] from Allah. Indeed, He does not like wrongdoers. And whoever.. More

  • The oppressor and the oppressed - II

    The obligation upon an oppressor: The one who oppresses others should fear Allah and beware of transgression, because it will be counted as multiples of transgressions on the Day of Resurrection: one for him disobeying Allah, another for him oppressing his fellow Muslim, and a third for initiating and opening the gate of transgression and oppression.. More

  • A Muslim Should Neither Oppress a Muslim nor Let Him Down

    It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: A Muslim is a brother of his fellow Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor let him down. Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; and whoever.. More

  • Thinking Well of Others Relieves the Heart

    Nothing relieves the heart and makes one happy more than thinking well of others. It protects one from the harm of worrisome thoughts that disturb his peace of mind and exhaust the body. Thinking well of others leads to a sound heart, strengthens the ties of cordiality and love among the individuals of a community, and frees the hearts from hatred and.. More

  • The Virtue of Reconciling People

    Reconciling people is among the great noble morals. The sharia urged it in more than one occasion as Allah Almighty says (what means): {So fear Allah and amend that which is between you.} [Quran 8: 1] The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: Sadaqa (i.e. charity) is due on every joint of a person every day the sun rises... More

  • From the rights of brotherliness

    One of the greatest blessings Allah, the Exalted, bestows upon His servants is having righteous brothers with whom they get along and among whom there is mutual love. No doubt, such brotherliness has rights that should be observed. Our topic here is not the general rights between Muslims, yet the special rights of brotherhood, which we will address.. More

  • Altruism

    If it is easy for you to give without being annoyed, you are a generous person. If you are one of those who donate profusely and retain only little for themselves, you are openhanded. However, if you give while in need yourself, you have reached the highest degree of generosity: altruism; this stems from staunch faith, genuine love, perseverance and.. More

  • Maintaining the ties of kinship

    Verses of the Noble Quran and various Hadeeth of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, call strongly for the upholding of kinship ties and encourage this by offering worldly and religious rewards. There is no doubt that a society whose members maintain family relations and treat each other mercifully forms an invincible fort and a fortified.. More