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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

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 25

DAY 25: AVOID SOCIAL COMPARISON

 عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ انْظُرُوا إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ أَسْفَلَ مِنْكُمْ وَلاَ تَنْظُرُوا إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ فَوْقَكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ أَجْدَرُ أَنْ لاَ تَزْدَرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ ‏”‏

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Look to one who is lower than you, and do not … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 24

DAY 24: LOOK AT THE BRIGHTER SIDE

وعن أبي يحيى صهيب بن سنان رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏عجبا لأمر المؤمن إن أمره كله له خير، وليس ذلك لأحد إلا للمؤمن ‏:‏ إن أصابته سراء شكر فكان خيراً له، وإن أصابته ضراء صبر فكان خيراً له‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 23

DAY 23: EXERCISE SELF DISCIPLINE

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ۗ 

“…Verily, Allah will not change the condition of people as long as they do not change their state themselves…”

[Al-Ra’d 13:11]

We are born as individuals and will be standing in front of Allah ﷻ as individuals. So depending on the hands of others … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 22

DAY 22: MAKE THE MOST OF NOW

Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) narrated that,

The Prophet ﷺ said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 6412]

Sometimes we are forced to realize the value of things only after we have lost them. One such important yet underrated blessing … Continue Reading

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Ramadan Reminders 2020, Day 21

DAY 21 : HAVE FAITH

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ * الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ*

“And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and life and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Those who when disaster Continue Reading