By: Nasmira Firdous
We live in an age where judging others has become the norm and mocking people for their mistakes has become a huge pastime. While some of us might do it unintentionally, others might fall into this out of ignorance or even arrogance. Calling ourselves the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad comes with certain responsibilities. One such responsibility is correcting people’s mistakes.
Calling ourselves the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad comes with certain responsibilities. One such responsibility is correcting people’s mistakes.
Quite often in this quest of learning the deen and implementing it in our lives, we become over judgemental of our own brothers and sisters. Instead of correcting their mistakes, we pass fatwas, turning them further away from the beauty of this deen. It is important to understand and realize that this deen is easy and beautiful, and correcting people’s mistakes should also be done in a beautiful manner.
“There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern (example) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.” 1
“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
— Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277)
Consistent and daily prayer practice constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam, holding a place of such importance and benefit that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) stated that it is the observance of daily prayers that delineates belief from disbelief.
And it is one of the great gifts of Islam that Allah Almighty has enjoined prayers upon believers, in effect providing a means to fortify and continually reinforce faith and belief, and to continually remember, for indeed, “faith without works is dead.”
By actively and consciously engaging one’s daily prayers, one can benefit greatly from this unique spiritual practice. Islamic prayer, or salah, provides the following three key benefits.
By: Yvonne Maffei
‘Eid ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is a wonderful time for Muslims. It commemorates the obedience of Prophet Abraham (upon him be peace) to Allah (God) where he and son were tested by the command to sacrifice Ismael, and passed the test which actually saved his son, who was replaced by a ram.
The best gifts come from the heart, not from the wallet.
Los mejores regalos vienen del corazón, no de la cartera.
De beste geschenken uit het hart komen, niet uit de portemonnee.
Les meilleurs cadeaux viennent du coeur, pas dans le portefeuille.
Die besten Geschenke kommen von Herzen, nicht aus dem Geldbeutel.
Zuì hǎo de lǐwù shì láizì xīnzàng, ér bùshì cóng qiánbāo.
De bästa gåvor kommer från hjärtat, inte från plånboken.
Luchshiye podarki idut ot serdtsa , a ne iz bumazhnika.
En iyi hediyeler değil cüzdandan, kalpten gelir.
I migliori regali vengono dal cuore, non dal portafoglio.
Hadiah terbaik datang dari hati, bukan dari dompet.