Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)

When I was lecturing at the Rand Afrikaans University, a professor, who was head of the department, mentioned to me, during a conversation:

“The day the Primary Level Religious Institutions (Makaatib) do not exist, the Muslim community will exist as a professional community and as a business community – but they will not exist as a Muslim community anymore.”

It was at that point that I realized the agenda and planning of the enemies of Islam. They were systematically trying to break down the structure of Dien, which…

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THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE

There are various ways in which a Muslim will find an  effective way to communicate using direct contact. But there proves to be etiquette in doing so.

Here are 12 tips from the Sunnah for effective communication [Extracted from Productive Muslim]

  1. Smile: The Prophet (SAW) said:

Your smiling in the face of your brother is charity.” [Jami` at-Tirmidhi] Before you start talking, smile! This is an instant ingredient to start any conversation positively and to remove any past ill feelings that could be present.

Smiling brings joy to the giver and the receiver (imagine being both!).

 

2.…

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Education in Islamic History

From the very earliest days of Islam, the issue of education has been at the forefront at the minds of the Muslims. The very first word of the Quran that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was, in fact, “Read”. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ once stated that “Seeking knowledge is mandatory for all Muslims.” With such a direct command to go out and seek knowledge, Muslims have placed huge emphasis on the educational system in order to fulfill this obligation placed on them by the Prophet ﷺ.

Throughout Islamic history, education was a point of pride and a field Muslims have always excelled…

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Allah has praised Idrees(alaiyhis salaam) - Enoch, describing him as being a prophet and truthful. He is mentioned in the Qur'an:"Verily! He was a man of truth (and) a prophet. We raised him to a high station. (Ch 19:56-57 Quran).

Idrees(peace be upon him) -Enoch was born and raised in Babylon following the teachings and religion of Prophet Adam (pbuh) and his son Sheeth (pbuh). Idrees(peace be upon him) was the 5th generation of the Prophet Adam(pbuh). He was the contemporary of Aadam(pbuh) for 308 years and was the first to be made a prophet after him and Prophet Sheeth(pbuh).…

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Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Growing up is such a challenge. SubhanAllah. We have to cut teeth, bump our heads, scrape our knees, fall out of trees, lose teeth, break bones, deal with acne, change schools, lose friends, “fit in”, stand out… Allahul Musta’an… And then starts the real trying part… being yourself.

In Allah’s Wisdom, He has placed all these events in our lives purposefully and at the most perfect junctures, when we are ready for them. We might not have the ability to deal with new challenges straight away, but when we are ready to learn how, they…

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