RISING TIDES – Poem

RISING TIDES The Rising tides took me high. Rose my pen head whiles my ink drops Dripping on my sheets of epics. The salty foamy hearts float thereon. The tides of love sails us with joy The winds of love carries me, It carries me alone the loving waves. Surfing on the tides with my skaty heart. My trust in tides of love brought me to His shores Plashing me to the Morning moon, the glow. May the coolest moon feel the tidy breezes. The coasts brought forth the lovers…

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DISEASES OF THE SOUL – ENVY (HASAD)

Hasad or malicious envy is a psychological state in which a person wishes for the deprivation of a blessing, talent, or merit possessed by another person (the mahsud). Islamic ethical teachings shed light on the causes and motives of hasad and its harmful spiritual, moral and social effects, and offer practical solutions for combating this spiritual disease. The Causes and Motives of Hasad Qualities in others such as certain intellectual, spiritual, and moral merits, or good and pious deeds, or outward factors such as honour, prestige and wealth can cause…

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ONE ISLAM – ONE ALLAH, ONE PROPHET, AND ONE QUR’AN

Allah (SWT) says: “And hold fast to the rope of Allah, altogether, and do not become divided. And remember Allah’s blessings upon you; how you were enemies, and He reconciled your hearts, and by His grace you became brethren. And you were on the brink of a pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Allah thus clarifies His revelations for you, so that you may be guided.” (Surah aal-Imraan : 103)

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THE FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM

To understand and identify the foundations of human rights in Islam, one need to carefully study the history of Islam during the age when Islam appeared. As a consequence we will briefly examine the conditions during the time of the advent of Islam. Conditions During the Time of the Advent of Islam Islam dawned in land which was the driest and warmest in the world, and despite the fact that it was surrounded by seas from east and west since these seas were relatively narrow they cannot change the climate of the…

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND ISLAM

The issue of human rights, for being an inherent one, has a history as old as human age on the earth. The subject was born when mankind came into existence on the Earth. The bigger the human society and the population grew the vaster the human rights issue was expanded. It has always been the source of freedom-seeking and freedom-fighting movements and it remained the eternal and perpetual ideal of mankind. The historians have unearthed documents in their studies and researches that indicative of the fact that mankind stressed its natural rights and basic freedom…

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DISEASE OF THE SOUL: ANGER

Anger is a psychological state that results from inner agitation and desire for revenge. And when this agitation becomes more violent, it intensifies the fire of anger. A violent commotion engulfs ones brain on account of which the mind and the intellect lose control and become powerless. At that time, the inner state of a person resembles a cave where fire has broken out, filling it with flames and suffocating clouds of smoke that leap out of its mouth with intense heat and a fiery howl. When that happens, it…

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THE DISCIPLINES OF THE PRAYER: CORDIAL DISCIPLINES

One of the cordial disciplines of the worships and the spiritual duties of the traveler along the path to the Hereafter is paying attention to the Might of the Lord and to the humility of servitude. It is one of the important stages for the salik (traveler). The strength of everybody’s suluk (journey) is in proportion to the strength of this attention, or rather the perfection or the imperfection of humanity is connected to the perfection or imperfection of this matter. The more one is overwhelmed by egoism, egotism, self-conceit…

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PEACE: A HALLMARK OF A TRUE MUSLIM

Islam as a universal religion is the religion practiced by all the true Prophets and Messengers sent by Allah with the core principle of monotheism (the belief in a single deity/ worshiping only one and true God). That is why after Allah gave a detailed story of the various prophets, He concluded it with the saying “Surely this Islam is your religion, one religion (only) and I am your lord, therefore serve Me.” (Q; 21:92) In Qur’an 23:52, Allah says “And verily! This your religion (Islamic monotheism) is one religion…

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51ST ANNUAL MAULID COMMEMORATION OF SHEIKH IBRAHIM NIASS (RTA)

Sheikh Mohammed Salis Shaban the founder of Sheikh Salis Shaban Foundation will be holding their 51st Annual Maulid Commemoration in honour of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass (rta) on 15th April, 2017 at the Kawukudi-Park (Accra) around 9:00pm prompt. Sheikh Salis Shaban is a renowned Islamic scholar, one of the khalifa of Baye Niass and a revered Tijaniyya Sufi cleric in Ghana. He was admired by Sheikh Ibrahim Niass for his zeal in learning. He had the privilege to grow in the house of Baye Niass, learning and serving him in most…

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