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Never losing the hope…

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Source: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

By: Fareed Ahmad

The arabic word for or grief is “Gham” – derived from the word “Ghaamama (the cloud) “. Although there’s no apparent relationship between and cloud, there is a hidden one.  Just like how a cloud blocks away sunshine from lighting up the earth,/grief also acts as a stumbling block, hindering man’s positive energy and performance.

Just like a cloud blocks all the sun-shine coming down to the earth, sadness or grief, one way or another, also acts as a stumbling block for a man’s positive energy and performance. 2

It is very natural that when a person is and everything is going according to his whims and desires and his own wishful thinking, his performance is at it’s peak, but when he is tested or a strikes him, he becomes pessimistic and isn’t able to give a good performance.

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“This ummah of yours is a single ummah…”

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Source: en.islamtoday.net

By: Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

“This ummah of yours is a single ummah, and I am your Lord, so worship me. But they were cut off from one another in the matter of their unity, and yet they will all return to Us.” [Sûrah al-Anbiyâ’: 92-93]
The Arabic word “ummah” as it is used in these verses means: “people united by faith”. This particular meaning for the word “ummah” is often see in the Qur’ân. For instance, Allah says: “Humanity was a single ummah and Allah sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings…” [Sûrah al-Baqarah: 213]“This ummah of yours is a single ummah, and I am your Lord, so worship me.” [Sûrah al-Anbiyâ’: 92]

What is ‘Aqeedah?

Praise be to Allaah.

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Source: http://islamqa.info/

Aqeedah refers to those matters which are believed in, with certainty and conviction, in one’s heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty.

The Arabic word ‘aqeedah stems from the root ‘aqada, which conveys meanings of certainty, affirmation, confirmation, etc. In the Qur’aan, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allaah will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths (bimaa ‘aqqadtum al-aymaan)…”
[al-Maa’idah 5:87]

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Could Israel Be Facing The Third Intifada? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Intifada is an Arabic word that means “shaking off”, but it is more commonly associated with two Palestinian uprisings against the Israeli military occupation in 1987 and 2000.
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