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Five Positive Habits Which Build Happy Families

Happy families are built on a set of pillars. The most important of these pillars include: love, understanding, and mutual respect among everyone. These pillars manifest based on how everyone in the house, big and small, interact with each other and commit to them. Happy families distinguish themselves with certain positive habits which bring their hearts together and …

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Was ‘Tahneek’ Specific to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?

[Translator’s Note: Tahneek is the practice of rubbing a piece of softened date on the roof of the mouth of a newborn. It is a noble practice from Islam with which the newborn is greeted upon entering into the first moments of this life, before any other type of food enters his/her stomach.] Aisha reported that …

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Raising Righteous Children – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

Source: Tuhfah Al-Mawdud by Ibn Qayyim – P. 158-161 and P. 168-171 Allah Says in the Qur’an [meaning of which is], “O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones” [Qur’an 66:6]. Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Teach them [the religion] and teach …

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Brief Meanings of Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar, and La ilaaha illa Allah

Certain often repeated words of praise for Allah in Arabic are usually translated in a very boring way. The translation comes off as dull and even confusing at times. However, in Arabic the meaning is very profound but is lost through such translations. Below, I’ve attempted to show the true meaning of four such words in addition …

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Hadith: “The Religion is Sincerity.” – A Brief Explanation

Advice - Naseeha

Hadith Text The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The religion is naseehah (sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Explanation: This is a great hadith. It gathers all of the affairs of the religion in one expression …

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Ruling on Sitting Briefly Before Getting up after the First or Third Rak’ah in the Salah – Shaykh Al-‘Uthyameen

Man Siting in Salah

Translator’s Note: This is known in Arabic as Jalsat ul Al-Istiraahah (The Sitting of Rest) There are three opinions on this issue among the scholars: First: It is definitely recommended. Second: It is not recommended at all. Third: It is dependent on the condition of the person.  If he finds it difficult to stand immediately …

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