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Building Good Character, Page 2

Read your Quran with careful reflection – Tadabbur

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Too often, during Ramadan, we focus on the quantity of our Quran reading. But we mustn’t forget the quality. We should take time, make time to understand and reflect. Remember that when you read the Quran, Allah is addressing YOU! Allah is talking to you directly…”

Ramadan The Month Of Rehab

By Khalil Moya
“Ramadan is a period of spiritual renewal, detoxification of the soul, and attaining nearness to Allah…”

Khutbah: Know yourself, know Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We can control our lower Self by treating our ugly passions like wild animals that need to be tamed. Do not deny them. Acknowledge them, but be a good zoo-keeper. Keep those beasts under control. Always refer to your Higher Self. Refer to your Soul, your Ruuh, the ‘breath of Allah’ within you. The Ruuh never changes, but the spiritual heart, the Qalb, is always susceptible to change…”

The 3 Most Precious Moments during Ramadan

By Dr Moin Shubib
“There are 3 most precious moments during Ramadan. These moments offer us special opportunities to renew ourselves, leave bad habits and come closer to Allah. If we don’t catch those opportunities, we lose them, perhaps forever…”

Ramadan, the Month of Rehab

By Khalil Moya

“All year round, we enjoy too much freedom, and sometimes we misuse that freedom. Ramadan limits our freedom, so that we can de-toxify ourselves from too much excess..”

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan
“The purpose of fasting and the purpose of Ramadan are different. The purpose of fasting is to develop Taqwa. The purpose of Ramadan is to get closer to the Qur’an. The spirit of Ramadan is lost if you don’t come out of it knowing a little more Qur’an than you did before. The spirit is lost if you don’t come out of Ramadan more in love with the Qur’an than you were before.”

Beware of your inward state!

By Arshad Gamiet
“Prophet Muhammad said that whenever people are studying, seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, then Allah’s angels are there, surrounding them with their wings. You and I cannot see the angels but they are certainly here, protecting us right now. In the same way, we cannot see the devils, the jinn, the subtle beings that try to mislead us from the Straight Path, the Sirat al mustaqeem. But they are there, nonetheless, waiting in ambush to entrap us!”