Punishment Injured His Pride


Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:18

When a child does something wrong, the punishment needs to be meted out in such a way that the child develops an aversion to the misdeed and not to the person meting out the punishment. As adults we value our self-respect and we dislike being embarrassed before others. The child as well, likes to preserve his self-dignity and respect.

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Remaining Silent


Tuesday, 22 January 2013 06:16

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (mudda zilluhu)


I remain silent most of the time. However, when I get together with other girls and I engage in conversations as well as laugh and talk with them, etc, then I remain uncomfortable the entire night thinking to myself that I should not have done this, I have wasted my time. My heart is not attached to people of my age. My heart desires to be among pious people or among children. But this is not possible here. Most of the girls do not like my ways and they say that I have a “dry” temperament.

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Mothers of the Nations


Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00


A legacy is what one leaves behind after one dies. Your friend might leave behind a valuable piece of art while her grandfather may have left a vintage car. Someone may bid farewell to a state-of-the-art-kitchen equivalent in value to many people’s entire home. On the other hand someone might part with wardrobes full of designer apparel, branded scarves and fashionable footwear: the colours and variety of which could put an exclusive boutique to shame. These are some of the mundane and finite legacies of this world. They are bound to perish one day. They will become outdated and unfashionable. The image that they lend to their owners is redeemed the day they die. The benefit that would accrue to those who possessed them discontinues and ceases the moment they part ways. 

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Salaah - Our Hotline to Allah


Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:46

People instinctively react to problems in different ways. A policeman would immediately reach for his gun while a housewife grabs her rolling-pin. A teenager simply shrieks ‘my phone!’, and a child just latches onto his mother’s skirt. The ahaadeeth clearly point out that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)’s first port of call in a predicament was salaah. (Sunan Abi Dawood #1319) His very nature would take him there. Sayyiduna Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would rush to salaah in any problematic situation, just like a person running for cover in pouring rain.

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Goal - Weight


Wednesday, 16 January 2013 06:05

Allah Ta’ala has created everyone unique. We all have different body structures. Each person’s metabolism is also different. Many people eat much but remain slim while others who, despite eating little, just keep putting on weight. In this era of being extremely concerned about the outer physical self, many people have become obsessed with the concept of “goal-weight” (the ideal weight of a person based on his/her age, height, etc.).

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