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Time management tips from the Seerah


By: Taha Ghayyur

Time is limited. Death is certain. However, our intention to live a productive life and to serve Allah (glorified and exalted be He) and His creation will itself be enough to count as a positive action.

If you study the seerah (life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him)) with specific focus on his daily and regular routines, it is an eye-opener. How meticulous he was in planning every aspect of his day; how he prioritized tasks; how serious he was about keeping his word and how he kept his speech precise and not indulging in idle talk. He was the best of creation, Khayru-l-Khalq, and it is natural we should learn from his example. Below are five lessons on time-management that we can draw from the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) enormously productive and purpose-driven life.

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Take 7 Steps for Gaza




Israel’s latest atrocity in Gaza has led to thousands of you asking what you can do to help. FOA has put together a guide on a number of different campaigns which we hope you will each sign up to, so that collectively, we can help end the suffering of the Palestinian people.

If you cannot take all the recommended actions, commit yourself to at least one and be consistent with it. Palestinians need us in times of crisis, and these times of crisis are not just when Israel unleashes its mass death and destruction.

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Eid Blessings!

Eid Mubarak

By: Suhaib Webb


The word ‘Eīd comes from a word that means to return. The ‘Arab’s coined the term for holidays because they occurred “returned” every year. While that is important, the idea of returning challenges us to ponder a few thing

 Returning to God 

The Prophet (sa) said, “Believers are like horses; they escape from their master only to return one day.” For many, this Ramadān was difficult. I heard from a number of folks that this was the “toughest” Ramadān ever. Others complained “I did not feel I did well this year. The long days were difficult to manage.” As we come out of Ramadān, we cannot be defeated by a sense of guilt. Instead, let us return to Allah by repenting to him, refresh our hearts and renew our commitment to faith.

Allāh says,

وَمَن يَعْمَلْ سُوۤءاً أَوْ يَظْلِمْ نَفْسَهُ ثُمَّ يَسْتَغْفِرِ ٱللَّهَ يَجِدِ ٱللَّهَ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً

“Who wrongs others, or his own soul, then seeks God’s pardon, he will find God forgiving merciful.” Qur’ān 4:110

Meaning: Who commits any sin or crime, then repents sincerely to God, replacing evil with good, or by righting a wrong committed, he will discover that his lord will cover his faults and guide him from his mistakes.

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Don’t follow your emotions, follow Islam, because emotions change every moment but Islam is consistent.

gb copy Don’t follow your emotions, follow Islam, because emotions change every moment but Islam is consistent.
es copy No sigas a tus emociones, siga el Islam, porque las emociones cambian a cada momento, pero el Islam es consistente.
nl copy Volg niet je emoties, volgen de islam, omdat emoties veranderen elk moment, maar de islam is consistent.
fr copy Ne suivez pas vos émotions, suivre l’islam, parce que les émotions changent à chaque instant, mais l’islam est compatible.
de copy Folgen Sie nicht Ihre Emotionen, Islam folgen, denn Gefühle ändern sich jedes Moment, aber der Islam ist konsistent.
CN67867 Bùyào gēnsuí nǐ de qíngxù, zūnxún yīsīlán jiào, yīn wéi qíngxù měi shí měi kè biànhuà, dàn yīsīlán jiào shì yīzhì de.
Sweden Följ inte dina känslor, följa islam, eftersom känslor förändras varje ögonblick, men islam är konsekvent.
rus7897 Ne sleduyte svoi emotsii , sledovat’ islamu , potomu chto emotsii menyayutsya kazhdyy moment , no Islam yavlyayetsya posledovatel’nym.
4523turkey Duygularınızı takip duygular her an değiştirebilir ama İslam tutarlı olduğundan, İslam’ı takip etmeyin.
images Non seguite le vostre emozioni, seguire l’Islam, perché le emozioni cambiano ogni momento, ma l’Islam è coerente.
indonesiaID Jangan mengikuti emosi Anda, ikuti Islam, karena emosi berubah setiap saat, tetapi Islam konsisten.