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Omar Regan – Loving Allah, following Prophet Muhammad & Islamic manners (Video)

info-pictogram1 In this powerful and inspirational Khutbah, Br. Omar Regan reminds the believers to love Allah, follow the prophet Muhammad (s) and how to improve our Islamic character and manners.

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Six ways to help lower the gaze

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Source: productivemuslim.com

By: Aiman Azlan

The eyes have desires that have a great tendency to want to be fulfilled, as if there is a gravity-like force that pulls the sight to the things we should not be looking at. Like gravity, those who resist will feel the force acting on them, while those who just go with the flow will feel little or nothing at all. Like gravity, it takes a lot of strength to escape it.

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The Sunnah of Mental Focus

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By: Abdul-Baseer
Everybody has, at some point of time in their lives, woken up in a state of sluggishness, , , , or felt like a dark cloud has come over their heads.  Perhaps Shaitan visited you during your sleep in a dream or otherwise, perhaps you are ill or perhaps the ebb and flow of life has balanced the abundance of good feeling with some bad.  But we, as active healthy Muslims, must take our affairs into our own hands with the knowledge and strength that Allah  SWT has blessed us with.  Our bodies are a trust that Allah SWT  has bestowed us with, which we must take care of. We must also take our Prophet ﷺ (who was strong, powerful, capable, adaptive and elegant) as the guide whom Allah SWT  sent to remind us. The main difference is that Prophet ﷺ was taught directly by Allah SWT  through the angel AS  while we are blessed in a way that is indirect (through the Qur’an and his Sunnah which has been passed down through generations.)Let us start at the beginning of the day, as that is what generally makes us or breaks us.  ‘Ubaidullah bin Mihsan Al-Ansari  RAu reported:

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whosoever begins the day feeling security and good health; and possessing provision for his day is as though he possessed the whole world.”  [At- Tirmidhi].

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Muhammed Ali impossible is nothing Adidas “The long run” (Video)

info-pictogram1 Muhammed Ali in Adidas commercial, “Impossible is nothing”. other people appearing (Digitally composited) in the commercial are, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Haile Gebrselassie, Ian Thorpe, Tracy McGrady, Maurice Greene and Laila Ali.

The Etiquette of Dua (20 Tips)

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Source: “The Book of Dua”

By: Shaikh Hussain Al- Awaaishah

” An excellent book laying out the rewards, warnings, conditions and other matters related to supplication (du’aa), all being based proofs taken from the Qur‘aan and authentic ahaadeeth o­nly. A truly delightful book. ”

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18 sources of Barakah!

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Source: productivemuslim.com

By: Abu Productive

If we were to look for an Islamic definition of Productivity, it can probably be summarised in the word “barakah” or Blessing. Being able to achieve more with few resources, doing much in little time, and generating a lot with little effort is surely a blessing from Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala). Yet Barakah has somehow become a lost treasure these days; everyone’s looking for it, but no one seems to find it! You always hear people complaining that there’s no barakah in their time, no barakah in their sleep, no barakah in their money and the rest of it.

In this article, we’ll solve this mystery inshaAllah: we’ll find out what Barakah is and where you can find it!
What is Barakah?

A Well-known daee explains it as follows:
والبركة: هي ثبوت الخير الإلهي في الشيء؛ فإنها إذا حلت في قليل كثرته، وإذا حلت في كثير نفع، ومن أعظم ثمار البركة في الأمور كلها إستعمالها في طاعة الله عز وجل.

“Barakah is the attachment of Divine goodness to a thing, so if it occurs in something little, it increases it. And if it occurs in something much it benefits. And the greatest fruits of Barakah in all things is to use that barakah in the obedience of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala)”

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Football Player Nathan Ellington Reverts To Islam!

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info-pictogram1 Football Player Nathan Ellington Reverts To Islam!

Ellington was a “non-practising Christian” until two major influences on his life reshaped his views three years ago. His brother Jason adopted the faith. And then Ellington met his future wife, Alma.

This British soccer player first learned about Islam in 2004. With two of the most important people in his life following Islam, Nathan then explored and accepted Islam for himself. Alhumdulillah. I first learned about Islam when I was researching my post Fast or Be Fast: Muslim Athletes During Ramadan. That had opened my heart to Islam.

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Nouman Ali khan: Advice for New Muslims – Approad to Learning Salaat and Reading the Quran (Video)

12 Tips from the Sunnah to Communicate Effectively with Others

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Source: productivemuslim.com

By: Noorul Irfana Mashooq Rahman

We communicate with people on a daily basis, and what’s better than learning some important types of etiquette that could improve our daily interactions! I personally worked as an elementary school teacher in Sharjah for a period of time. After Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) blessed me with my third child, I couldn’t get back to work and I didn’t miss the work environment much except for a few wonderful things that used to happen. I reminisced all those small, lovely things and especially remembered the peace greetings.

The school where I used to work, being an Islamic one, had the full Islamic greeting instilled in its students from an early age, so whenever I used to enter any classroom and utter the greetings of peace, the entire class would reply, ‘wa’alaykum as-salaam warahmatul laahi wa barakaatuh’ (and may the peace and blessings [of Allah] be upon you) in unison.

It was so beautiful, so pleasing to the ears and I had taken it for granted! Though I knew I could not have that many duas showered over me now that I was at home, I made a mental note to use every talking/meeting opportunity (provided the kids weren’t crying or in tantrum-mode) to say the full greeting to everybody with the hope of receiving the same beautiful greeting; a small decision with much to yield, In sha Allah.

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