Many of you will recall how our parents and grandparents would make a list of items they needed to buy before visiting the store or the market. This was part of their planning and would make sure they don’t lose track of their expenses. However, we seem to have given up on this approach. I strongly recommend each one of you to begin this again. Keep a note-book and make a list of all items you need to buy before you step out to the market. You will be surprised how your expenses will fall in line, helping you keep a track of your expenses in a better manner.
Surprise a little girl with a lovely colorful dress for Eid, and watch as her smile grows from cheek to cheek and her eyes sparkle with excitement. Oh, how great it would feel to be the reason for the happiness of a little girl who has witnessed much hardship and struggle at her very young age, it's priceless!
While we are all eager to make our Ramadan productive, let’s learn one of the aspects with which the beloved Prophet (sa) made his Ramadan special; generosity! Read and find out some practical ways of being generous and inculcating this habit in our lives during and after Ramadan.
We can be thankful to Allah for each and every blessing in many different ways. But did you know that Prophet (peace be upon him) made an exclusive mode of thanksgiving for one of the biological blessings we have?What is it and how do we fulfill it? Read this article to find out.
Sitting in the company of poor people helps us to get onto right track and enables us to ponder on blessings we have, seeing people who are deprived of basic accessorizes of life, not only softens our hearts, but makes us humble, and thankful to our creator. That is why it has been told to us to always see people below us, and not to fall into unremitting worldly race, because it never ends.
Some of what we do is greater than other things depending on where Allah made us excel. It is like a farmer who is producing exotic fruits and he has some trees which are special which he reserves for himself and does not take to the market while some are standard marketable produce and others are below par than what he would want to send to market. Allah grants us special blessings in some areas and makes us deficient in others.
Distress, anxiety, joys, fear, worries and happiness: different facets that make up this mesmerizing sojourn called “life”. There are moments where you relish the joys and happiness with every breath you take. And then, there are moments when the human soul, weak in its creation but as mighty as it thinks of itself, tries to shred realities and instead, buries itself into worldly deceptions. In this article, let us undertake a journey that would help us free our hearts from worries, let us perform tiny little acts that could weigh heavy on our scale of good deeds, helping us have an eeman high, in sha Allah.
The home must be a place of worship, a classroom, a place of taking care of the necessities of life, a place of close family relationships, a place for rest, a place for work, a place for drawing near to Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala even when no one else can see, a place of thinking, a place of upbringing steadfast and upright Muslim children. The home is the place we always return to in this world while the hereafter is the place we will certainly return to, after our death. Thus, it is a temporary resting place for us given as sustenance from AllahAllah Subhanahu-wa-Taala which we should use to prepare for the final resting place to come.