Monthly Archives: January 2009

Tahullum vs. Hilm

“To bear something displeasing with displeasure is called Tahallum (pretending to be tolerant). And to bear displeasure with pleasure is true Hilm (tolerance).” [Hadhrat Maseehullah Khan Sahab (Rahimahullah)] Undeniably, one of the hardest things to do is display patience and … Continue reading

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A Series on Change

biscuitinabasket is hosting a series of posts over on his blog on the hot topic of change. He opened up his blog for seven days to any and all bloggers (and non-bloggers) who were interested, inviting them to post their … Continue reading

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Resources of the land [26.365]

Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه: Allah’s Prophet صل الله عليه و سلم said, “No bloodmoney will be charged if somebody dies in a mine or in a well or is killed by an animal; and if somebody finds a … Continue reading

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As the Change! comes tumbling down

You know the saying: The more things change, the more they stay the same? Well, in the spirit of that saying, I present to you the actions of Obama Presidency in it’s first week of Change! Exhibit A (foreign policy): … Continue reading

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Words match the deeds [25.365]

Malik related to me that he heard that Abdullah ibn Masud رضي الله عنه used to say, “You must tell the truth. Truthfulness leads to right action. Right action leads to the Garden. Beware of lying. Lying leads to corruption, … Continue reading

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Take nothing back [24.365]

Umar b. Khattab رضي الله عنه reported: I donated a pedigree horse in the path of Allah. Its possesser made it languish. I thought that he would sell it at a cheap price. I asked Allah’s Messenger صل الله عليه … Continue reading

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Mercy [23.365]

Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah رضي الله عنه : The Prophet صل الله عليه و سلم said, “Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to mankind.” [Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 473] Needs no commentary … Continue reading

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A More Cynical Goodbye

Yesterday, we said good-bye to President Bush, and hello to President Obama. I can understand the feelings of the African-American community, to finally see a man of color ascend to the highest office of our land. I am cynical with … Continue reading

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Sincerely loving Allah [22.365]

Narrated ‘Aisha رضي الله عنه : The Prophet صل الله عليه و سلم sent (an army unit) under the command of a man who used to lead his companions in the prayers and would finish his recitation with (the Sura … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go? [21.365]

Narrated Abu Waqid Al-Laithi رضي الله عنه: While Allah’s Apostle صل الله عليه وسلم  was sitting in the mosque with some people, three men came. Two of them came in front of Allah’s Apostle صل الله عليه وسلم  and the … Continue reading

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