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The Importance of Thought October 23, 2008

Posted by amatullah32 in Qur'anic Gem.
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‘Watch your thoughts, because your thoughts become your words and your words become your actions’

– How does someone develop an attitude towards something or someone? Everyone establishes an attitude towards someone based on their thought/supposition of that person or thing.
What role does thought/supposition play in our lives?
Regarding the Deen or the Hereafter,about Allah where does our thought take us to?
Different people may see people in the same situation differently, there could be several reactions to one action. Since we expect others to tow our line, there could be misunderstandings and conflict. What we see may not be a reality. My eyes show me what i want to see and my ears make me hear what I want to hear…
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Repel by that which is better October 11, 2008

Posted by fruitsofknowledge in Reflections.
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“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by
that [deed] which is better
…” [Fussilat: 34]

If someone does bad to you, be patient
If someone harms you, be forgiving
If someone behaves ignorantly, be forbearing
If someone deals harshly, be gentle
If someone withholds from you, be generous
If someone wrongs you, be just
If someone argues with you, be silent
If someone opposes you, be well-wishing
If someone dejects you, be optimistic
If someone accuses you, be honest
If someone proves you wrong, be humble
If someone makes a mistake, be merciful

“…and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity
[will become] as though he was a devoted friend.”
[Fussilat: 34]

A Third of Knowledge October 5, 2008

Posted by fruitsofknowledge in Adab al-'Ilm.
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As-Salaamu Alaykum,

This post will be the first in a series which will outline the Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge based on the notes taken at ‘Ilm Summit 2008. Please be advised that although the one who compiled these notes has done their best to verify the information, the knowledge may not be free of errors. If anyone finds a mistake, kindly inform me. May Allah make this a source of benefit for all those who seek enlightenment. ameen

Adab al-‘Ilm – Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge

1 – SINCERITY

One of the highest levels of work in the Shafi’ Fiqh is Imam An-Nawawi’s (Rahimahullah) (d. 676 A.H. / 1277 CE) Al-Majmoo’. The introductory 150 pages of this work deal with Adab-al-‘Ilm and the introduction begins with the issue of sincerity. The first hadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari and An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith collection deals with sincerity behind intention.

All books on etiquettes of attaining knowledge start with advice on sincerity because those who have written these books have dealt with the problems of sincerity.

It is for this reason that Imam Bukhari (Rahimahullah) (d. 256 A.H. / 870 CE), Imam An-Nawawi (Rahimahullah) and other scholars started their works with the very famous hadith on intention…

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Eid Mubarak! October 1, 2008

Posted by fruitsofknowledge in Eid.
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Assalaamu Alaykum,

Firsly, I would like to say Eid Mubarak and may Allah accept from all of us.

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “For every nation there is a feast and this is our feast.” [Bukhari]

What does a Muslim do on Eid?… Watch this video to find out!

ma’assalaam