SEE WITH YOUR HEART

Marriage Evils

Today it is tragic to see that Muslim weddings in our city seem to be devoid of any commitment to Islam. They have instead become famous for ostentation, vulgar display of wealth and wasteful expenditure. That too when we as a community are among the most economically...

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Wedding Khutba

All praise and thanks to Allahﷻ the Rabb of the universe. Salam on His Messengerﷺ and his family. To begin, Allahﷻ said:وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ...

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Turkey – History in the making

Please read this whole article. David Herst is a man of courage. Here are some extracts:http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/how-iphone-defeated-tanks-turkey-1556177810To defeat the coup, the Turkish president used his iPhone. Mosques used their loudspeakers,...

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And proclaim the Grace of your Rabb

وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْDuha: 93: 11. And proclaim the Grace of your RabbYesterday we (in Hyderabad, India) had a massive storm with a 100 mph gale and heavy rain. 67 electric transformers burst all over the city. Trees were uprooted and fell...

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Cuthbert Suares Jr. whose memory is alive

There are some people who come into your life as a grace from AllahY. You can't imagine what you could have done to deserve someone like that. Yet it happens. Such a person comes into your life, touches you, and leaves. But the memory remains with you forever. For me,...

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Advice to those about to commit matrimony

Do you want to remain happily married?Then don't do 3 things and do 3 things:DON'T:COLLECT GARBAGE: Have a selective memory. Remember only good and forget all bad. Garbage always stinks and only you will smell it.TRY TO MOULD, CHANGE OR SCULPT: If you didn't like what...

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Corbett Park – Tourism, Incredible India

The India Tourism byline is - Incredible India. I agree. I encountered it. Here is what happened.I decided to go to Corbett Tiger Reserve - being one of my favourite places on earth. I am a lifelong wildlife enthusiast and photographer and ensure that I spend at...

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When the hearts go blind

My dear brotherIt's not my intention to cause you pain by sending these things. Maybe I shouldn't share them with you. This is just my cry of anguish for the pain of...

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20. 10. 2015 – 60

Routine both enables and destroys the opportunity to make real gains. That depends on what you choose to include in your routine. You make the choices. The routine does the rest. For many people they get into a routine which they believe will enable them to live the...

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Old friend, here I come

The idea of meeting old friends after decades of having been out of touch is romantic indeed but one that is in reality fraught with danger. Old friends are a mirror in whom you see your own face and the experience is always moving, sometimes frightening. Old friends...

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Marriage Notes

Allah said about the marriage:وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَRum 30: 21. And among His Signs is this, that He created for...

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If not now, then when?

Our problem today is that some of us have the appearance of Sunnah without its soul, some have the words of that Aqeeda without its Noor and some have nothing.Meaning doesn't mean translation. It means understanding which results in effects on the self. If someone...

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Ramadan, a time of self-indulgence?

So Ramadan is coming along. What are the signs that I see around me? By far the most important of them all – the cleaning of the Haleem cooking cauldrons, repairing of the tandoor ovens and the painting of signs screaming that the Haleem of that particular...

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Balancing Deen and Dunya

Below are two questions and their answers. Sharing for mutual benefit.والسّلامYawar BaigSent:Friday, June 05, 2015 10:08 PMTo: Mirza Yawar BaigSubject: Balancing Deen and Dunya.Assalamu`Alaykum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuhu.Dear Sheikh,You seem to have achieved...

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Abuse is not a right. It is wrong.

New York Times Headline of Sunday January 11 reads: “More than a million people joined over 40 presidents and prime ministers on the streets of Paris on Sunday in the most striking show of solidarity in the West against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept....

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Checklist for Spiritual Development

I wrote in my book -Islam for Beginners - It has been said that true bankruptcy is a full belly and an empty soul. Religion must be a matter of conscious choice.So here's a checklist to show us the state of our soul.1. How much time do you spend in...

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There was a world before plastics and we lived in it

First a disclaimer:Nostalgia alert: Not everything old is or was good. Not everything new is or was bad. But nostalgia feels so good. So enjoy and keep the salt handy.In the world before plastics, glasses were made of glass, or copper or silver and water tasted better...

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Palestine – Why is it happening?

We are all witness to what is happening in Palestine – deplorable, despicable, shameful, horrific and completely avoidable if only some good sense could prevail on all sides. Naturally we, the common people, Muslim or not, are anguished, perplexed and confused about...

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Quranic formula for success

We are all witness to what is happening in Palestine – deplorable, despicable and completely avoidable if only some good sense could prevail on all sides. Naturally we, the common people, Muslim or not, are anguished, perplexed and confused about why there is so much...

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