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Writings from contemplation, stories with hikmah and wisdom.

Mutiara Hikmah Islam

Islamic Quotes from Al Hasan Al Basree

Al-Hasan al-Basree, was born in Madinah, 642 CE and was, in fact, the son of Yasar, the slave of Zayd Ibn Thabet Al Ansari. His mother Ummul Hasan was a slave woman of Ummu Salamah, the wife of the Prophet peace be upon him. So he was born in the house of the Prophet, and …

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A man offers a prayer at the street

The Losers of Ramadan

The Ramadan is ending soon. It will pass with all of its uniqueness and virtues. The month full of blessings and forgiveness from Allah is soon away. Are we getting the most of it? Are we striving hard to get all the virtues in it? Are we giving our bests to live its nights? Or …

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Poem: No Time to Pray

I just want to share this beautiful poem by Fatma Muslima I found on the web. It is thought provoking and should be a good reflection for us. “Pray” I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do. I had to hurry and get to work For bills would soon …

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No excuse for prayers

Verily, As-Sal√Ęt (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. The above verse is from surat An Nisaa ayah 103 of the Noble Quran. Let us ponder and look at ourselves. How is our Salah (five daily compulsory prayers)? Or just look at the pictures below and see how sincere and devoted these …

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Why read the Qur’an when we do not understand arabic?

Recently I found an old note attached on a wall in a friend of mine’s office. It was a printout of an article from the internet with the above title about the virtue or hikmah of reading the holy Qur’an. A beautiful story worth sharing! Here it is: An old American Muslim lived on a …

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