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Building Good Character

Khuluq: Islamic manners and morals

By Essam Mahgoub
“Deep, penetrating knowledge is impossible without Taqwa, awe-inspired Allah awareness. For example, Al Khwarithmi was actually a scholar of Inheritance Law. He was so precise in his calculations that his work became known as “Algorithms” in mathematics. This amazing legacy is still in use today. It’s a vital part of computer programming. This is Allah’s gift to a talented servant whose search for knowledge was driven by Taqwa…”

How we lose our Iman (faith)

By Nouman Ali Khan
“Losing your faith comes gradually, not overnight. Beware of keeping bad company. Choose your firends wisely. Seek out friends who love Allah and do good…”

Islam is easy: We make it difficult!

By Nouman Ali Khan
“Sometimes, in our dealings with people, we are too impatient with them. We must be forbearing, mercifull, patient, just as Allah is patient with our own misbehaviour….”

Sunni, Shi’a, Sufi or Salafi: Who is a real Muslim?

by Arshad Gamiet
“For the first time in 1400 years, scholars from Sunni and Shia, true Sufi and and true Salafi traditions came together to clarify these 3 vital issues: (1) Who is a Muslim? (2) Are Muslims allowed to declare other Muslims as apostates [to call them Kafir; to commit Takfir] (3) and finally, what are the qualifications to issue a Fatwa [a legal ruling]. The 200 leading scholars from around the world all came to a unanimous agreement on these vital issues……

A short khutbah on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is an outward journey tracing the spiritual history of Islam. It is also the inward journey each and every one of us must undertake, to find our own centre, in the Kaaba of our heart. What desires, what emotions and passions are still circling, making tawaaf around our spiritual heart? Thespiritual heart, the qalb is the locus of our personality. This is our real driving force. Let’s make sure that it is surrounded by loving thoughts of Remembrance of our most Beloved, Allah…”

A history of Al Aqsa mosque

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“In the opening verse of Sura Al Isra’ Allah mentions the blessed precincts of the Al Aqsa mosque. It is a very special place. It is the only mosque on earth where Prophet Muhammad sws led all his predecessors in prayer, during the auspicious Night Journey and Ascention (Al Isra wal Mi’raj)…

How to thank Allah in the best way

By Atif Jung
“There are countless reasons, both apparent and hidden, for our gratitude to Allah. We are utterly, entirely dependent on Allah. Showing gratitude to Allah is an integral part of Faith, Iman…”

Get your knowledge!

By Khalil Moya, USA
“Al Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sws teach the great importance of acquiring knowledge…”

O Beloved Hujjaj

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“When you remove your designer clothes and put on your Ihram, cast of your attitude, your ego, your arrogance, racism and chauvinism. When you perform the Tawaaf feel part of that ocean of faithful going in waves around the Ka’bah. Consider the majesty of Almighty Allah Most Exalted and realize that you too are part of the infinity of zeroes that is totally dependant on Him. When you pray at the station of Nabee Ibrahim A.S. [Maqami Ibrahim] wonder about his status, impact and influence on world history. ..”

Forgiveness from Allah and from others..

By Essam Mahgoub
“Allah will forgive sins against him, but will not forgive sins against others. We have to seek forgiveness from those we have harmed. We must first repair the damage we’ve caused…”