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Is Islam Really an Outdated Religion?

“Modernisation is the current term for an old process-the process of social change whereby less developed societies acquire characteristics common to more developed societies.” -Daniel Lerner

According to this definition by an American scholar, modernisation aims to achieve a better life, which is one of the goals of Islam, too. When it comes to a ‘better’ life, from improved provisions for … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 30

DAY 30 : HAVE A HEALTHY SLEEPY PATTERN

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ مَنَامُكُم بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَابْتِغَاؤُكُم مِّن فَضْلِهِ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ

“And of His signs is your sleep by night and day and your seeking of His bounty. Indeed in that are signs for a people who listen.”

(Surah Ar Room 30:23)

Thus, the night is created for … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 29

DAY 29 : LET GO OF WHAT CAN’T BE CHANGED

وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تَكۡرَهُواْ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَهُوَ خَيۡرٌ۬ لَّڪُمۡ‌ۖ وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ۬ لَّكُمۡ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ وَأَنتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُون

“َ… and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 28

DAY 28:SELECT FRIENDS THAT LIFT YOU UP

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بُرْدَةَ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا بُرْدَةَ بْنَ أَبِي مُوسَى، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ مَثَلُ الْجَلِيسِ الصَّالِحِ وَالْجَلِيسِ السَّوْءِ كَمَثَلِ صَاحِبِ الْمِسْكِ، وَكِيرِ الْحَدَّادِ، لاَ يَعْدَمُكَ مِنْ صَاحِبِ الْمِسْكِ إِمَّا تَشْتَرِيهِ، أَوْ تَجِدُ رِيحَهُ، وَكِيرُ الْحَدَّادِ يُحْرِقُ … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 27

DAY 27 : DON’T RIDICULE OTHERS

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌ مِّن قَوْمٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَاءٌ مِّن نِّسَاءٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُنَّ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُنَّ ۖ وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ ۖ بِئْسَ الِاسْمُ الْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ الْإِيمَانِ ۚ وَمَن لَّمْ يَتُبْ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 26

DAY 26:SEE FAILURE AS AN OPPORTUNITY

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا (٥)

 إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا  (٦

“So verily, with the hardship, there is relief, Verily, with the hardship, there is relief.”

[Surah Al Inshirah 94: 5-6]

One of the secrets of success is that we should not fear failures. Rather, we must pick up the sweet fruits hidden in defeat. … Continue Reading