Death

Death is a humbling reminder of our own vulnerability, fragility and mortality. If there is any other lesson to consider, whenever we witness death we should also wonder who will be next. Could it be us? Muslims are encouraged to recite Surah Ya-seen on the eve of every Friday as a means of commemorating our… Continue reading Death

Stinginess

Stinginess is despised by human beings, but more worryingly, it is hated by Allah. “Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful. Who are stingy and enjoin upon [other] people stinginess and conceal what Allah has given them of His bounty – and We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment… Continue reading Stinginess

The Deception Years

Abu Huraira (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Years of treachery will come over people in which liars are believed and the truthful are denied, the deceitful are trusted and the trustworthy are considered traitors, and the al-Ruwaybaḍah will deliver speeches.” It was said, “Who are the al-Ruwaybaḍah?” The Prophet said, “Petty men… Continue reading The Deception Years

Caring for the Ill and Old

Imagine that you get old or ill, and you need care, but you find yourself neglected by your loved ones or even your closest family members. We see the increasingly tragic situation in first world and even developing countries, where once the person reaches the level where he needs care, he is neglected, or even… Continue reading Caring for the Ill and Old