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Osman Latif, Page 2

Himma – aspire firmly towards Allah

“To cultivate himma, a resolute spiritual aspiration towards Allah, just add 5% to your extra prayers, to your good deeds, and build on that…”

Ramadan Reflections: Allah’s Call

Allah says: “When my servants ask you concerning Me, I am indeed near, I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on Me. Let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me: so that they may walk in the right way….” [Sura Al Baqara 2:186]

Between Fame and Failure: The legacy of Michael Jackson

Michael was a tragic victim of his own success. This, because the success he found was in the realm of an ever-changing entertainment industry; Michael was neither always relevant nor always admired. His success was set on a shaky pedestal from where it and he was then knocked down…

Be a person who can become a nation…

Prophet Ibrahim [Abraham] sought Allah’s good pleasure, by suffering hardship and rejecting idol-worship. His readiness to make a supreme sacrifice of his son Isma-il [Ishmael] and his unquestioning loyalty to his Lord earned him the title of ‘Friend of Allah.’ His sons became prophets of the Jewish and Islamic traditions: He was the father of nations…