“As I said, there is a lot to learn. Learning how to have money work for you is a lifetime study. Most people go to college for four years, and their education ends. I already know that my study of money will continue over my lifetime, simply because the more I find out, the more I find out I need to know. Most people never study the subject. They go to work, get their paycheck, balance their checkbooks, and that’s it. On top of that, they wonder why they have money problems. Then, they think that more money will solve the problem. Few realize that it’s their lack of financial education that is the problem. Continue reading
The scholars have pinpointed many major causes for different narrations or wordings of what is apparently one hadith or one incident. The following are some of the major causes: Continue reading
“Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars. Or do those who do evil deeds think they can outrun Us? Evil is what they judge.” Al-Qur’aan suurah Al-‘Ankabut 29:2-4
Belief is not a mere word we say; it is a reality that imposes duties, a trust that carries requirements and a struggle that demands patience and perseverance. It is not enough that people should claim to believe. Continue reading
The truth is clear in this Qur’ān, and the argument Islam presents is clear and powerful. Anyone who knows Islam well but who still rejects it is only doing so because he prefers to pursue his own desires. Allah (God) says: Continue reading
This article is collection of Jireenya Badhaatu’s posts on Facebook, Oct. 2016
“Stay away from three destroyers, hold up three savers.
Three destroyers are following desires, self-admiration(ujb), avarice (shuhha)
Three savers are fear of Allah in secret and public, justice during anger, moderation both in affluence and poverty” Make your principles these things. Continue reading
Indeed bad addiction destroys life. When you are addicted to movie, music, internet and any other addiction, it is difficult to understand why you feel frustrated, bored, pessimistic, hopelessness and etc. Your life becomes dark. You search every possible way to get out of this darkness to light. All of them may defy you. To get out of this darkness what shall you do? Do you work hard to get money so that you can get out of this darkness? Yes, of course, you should work to earn money. But money can’t remove darkness of life. What makes our life dark is not money itself, but it is sin we commit every day. Continue reading
The Qur’ān addresses hearts in the first instance and gives all its light and fragrance to an open mind which receives it with certainty and contentment. When a person’s mind is refreshed with firm belief, it can better appreciate the Qur’ān and understand far more of its meanings than we can imagine. It brings about miraculous changes in this life as one adopts a new way of life and discards his old one. All the systems, legislation and values the Qur’ān promotes are based first and foremost on faith. Hence, a person who does not, deep at heart, believe in God or accept that this Qur’ān is revealed by God or that its contents represent the system God wants implemented in human life, cannot find the desired guidance in the Qur’ān and will not share in the joyful news it brings. Continue reading
Last week we saw the meaning of doubt and its causes. To review doubt causes confusion and depression. Indeed, the first way Satan leads people into the darkness of kufr (disbelief) is to cast doubt upon their heart. Once the person has disbelieved in Allah and The Day of Resurrection, he leads life without a definite goal. No matter how much he owns wealth in this world, his destination is hellfire, may Allah protect us. The best cure for disease of doubt is to seek correct knowledge and with sincere intention. Continue reading
I was born in the 70s to a middle-class family consisting of my mother, father and two older brothers. My memories of family life are of a happy, secure, very close and loving family. Although my parents were not religious they were very strict in certain areas of my upbringing such as instilling good manners, generosity and consideration for others. Continue reading
According to Dictionary.com doubt means;
-to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe.
-to fear; be apprehensive about.
Indeed if doubt creeps in the human mind, it causes much confusion and depression. Due to doubt, how many people remain in halfway from success? Neither do they go forward nor stay at same place. They waver here and there. There are two main doubts that have confused many people and made their life depressed. Those doubts are; Continue reading