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Recognising Arrogance

f you want to know the importance of your heart, then look at the hadith (record of speech or action) of Umm Salamah. The people asked her, “What du`a’ [supplication] did the Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him)] make the most?” She said, “He made the du`a’: ‘Allahuma, muqalib al quloob, thabit qalby `ala deenik. O Allah, the One who turns the hearts, make my heart firm on Your deen (way of life).’” This is the Prophet ﷺ. What about us? We walk across campus and can forget half a juz (part; 1/30) of Qur’an just because of the things we see. We go to class and in one minute our faith is shaken maybe because of something the professor said or maybe from something that fell into the heart. How many of us know this du`a’ and say it all the time?

Forms of protest

Just wondering if certain types of protests wouldn't be Islamically allowed.

E.g. Is going on a hunger strike permissible? As it may be an effective way of protesting however you are denying yourself something halal and it could lead to a massive deterioration of your health.

Or can you say it's the same as when the Muslims didnt eat because of being forced out of Makah...I really need to brush up on my history as I can't remember exactly what happened at that time Wacko

A dream of an educated world

Why is education important?

Well, the first ayah revealed to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was

Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists),

See that bold there? READ! The very first revelation given to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) emphasised the importance of education. Without education we would know nothing! We would be totally lost, unaware of the world and how to live in it.

There would be no scholars, scientists, doctors, engineers, lawyers, mathematicians, and so on and so forth. Because education is needed to understand and learn and teach and develop. Nothing comes from no where and we're not suddenly going to know everything!

Xmas Advice

The following is advice for business people/shop workers etc but I'm sure others can take something from it too. Smile

We are living in a world of means. Working hard and exerting oneself is a means of extra income. During this festive economic season, commence business early in the morning. The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) said,

"اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لِأُمَّتِي فِي بُكُورِهَا"
“O Allah, bless my ummah in their early hours of the day.” (Sunan Tirmidhi)

The early hours are submerged in blessings. It will be noticed that the amount of work carried out in this time is more in comparison to any other time of the day.

We are our own enemies

It is really paining me to see what the enemies of Islam are doing to Muslims. I would like to know how to avenge the muslims?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You imply from your query that the root of the problems of the ummah are the enemies of Islam. This is just one dimension of a multi-dimensional problem facing the ummah.

When searching for a solution in a problem, it is vital that the problem is carefully diagnosed. It is only then that a solution can be considered. If the diagnosis is wrong, no amount of solution will be effective.