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Dr. Husni Hammuda

Pray as if this is your Last Prayer

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Our attitude to prayer is crucial. Careless, clumsy, hasty prayers done with our minds focussed elsewhere, are of no use and are indeed offensive to Allah. When we pray, we must imagine we are addressing the King of the Universe, who deserves our undivided attention and our utmost respect. We have no guarantee that we will be alive for the next prayer, so let us do each one as if it may be our last…”

Don’t be A Muflis (Bankrupt) on judgment day

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“According to an authentic Hadith, the most bankrupt person on the Day of Judgment will be someone who, despite observing the 5 pillars of Islam, will have harmed others with slander, backbiting and unpaid debts. Even when all the good deeds are used to compensate, the bad deeds of the victims will be added. Let us not undermine the value of our own good deeds by harming others…”

Choose your friends wisely

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Whether you like it or not, your choice of friends will influence your character and your reputation. Prophet Muhammad used the analogy of the blacksmith and the perfumery…”

Hajj and the duties of brotherhood/sisterhood

By Dr Husni Hammuda
Hajj is not only about our personal salvation. Hajj is also about being connected, geographically and chronologically, to every other Muslim: past, present and future.

Good manners: the core of a Muslim’s character

By Dr Husni Hammuda

“As memories of Ramadan recede, we must hang on to the lessons learned. All the fasting, prayers and charitable giving should have improved our Adab and Akhlaaq, the good manners we owe towards others. As Prophet Muhammad declared: “I have only been sent  to perfect good manners…” 

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…”

Ayat: verse, sign and miracle in Al-Qur’an

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“There is a saying in Portuguese, that a man isn’t a man until he has done three thiings: He has become a father, he has planted a tree, and he has authored a book. This reminds me of a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad sws, which says that there are three things that live on after our death: A righteous child that prays for him, an ongoing charity that benefits others, and knowledge that he left behind to guide people to good deeds.”