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Double Garden in Paradise

During the era of the khilaafah of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), there lived a youngster who was very pious. He would exert himself in ‘ibaadah and always remained attached to the masjid. This youngster was such that even Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) himself was fond of him.

This youngster had […]

July 13th, 2019|Categories: Be Inspired|

Easy Way to Give Up Sin

A person once came to the renowned saint, Ebrahim bin Adham (rahimahullah), and said, “O Abu Ishaaq! I am a great sinner. Please give me some advice that will help me to stay away from sin and will save my heart.”

Ebrahim bin Adham (rahimahullah) replied, “If you accept five […]

April 18th, 2019|Categories: Be Inspired|

The Pearl Necklace

Qaadhi Abu Bakr Muhammad bin ‘Abdil Baaqi Al-Ansaari (rahimahullah) (d. 535 A.H.) mentioned the following story of his life:

I was a student in Makkah Mukarramah. One day, I was hungry and could not find anything to eat. On my way home, I found a small velvet pouch tied with a string […]

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Be Inspired|

Fight Fire with Fire

There was once a youth who travelled far away from his homeland and eventually settled down in a small village. He made such an impression on the people of the village, that before long the entire town was buzzing with the news of the newcomer who had “impeccable manners”. The acts […]

November 11th, 2018|Categories: Be Inspired|

180° Turn

Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah) had a neighbour who was living a life of sin, evil and shameless deeds. One day, he came to the gathering of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah) and made salaam to him. To his disappointment, Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) replied to his salaam, but he did not […]

August 4th, 2018|Categories: Be Inspired|

Power of a Mother’s Du’aa

A woman in grief once came to the famous student of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah), Baqiyy bin Makhlad (rahimahullah), and begged him for help. She cried and said, “My beloved son has been captured by the Romans! I am so sad that I cannot sleep the entire night! I cannot […]

April 21st, 2018|Categories: Be Inspired|


Ibnul Jowzi (rahimahullah) narrates that a pious person once mentioned the following story:

I once came to Egypt and saw an amazing sight. I saw a blacksmith who would take the glowing iron out of his furnace using his bare hands! He would even place the iron on his anvil […]

February 10th, 2018|Categories: Be Inspired|

The Tsunami of Sin

It was once revealed to Nabi Yusha’ (‘alaihis salaam) that a punishment would befall his people and destroy one hundred thousand of them. However, the strange thing was that sixty thousand of them were sinners, whereas the other forty thousand were outwardly pious people! In astonishment, Nabi Yusha’ (‘alaihis […]

December 17th, 2017|Categories: Be Inspired|

Perfume of Piety

Once, there was a person whose body always smelled of the most exotic perfume! One day, one of his friends asked him, “What is this wonderful perfume I always smell on you? You must be spending a lot of money on musk if you apply it so often!” The person replied, […]

November 18th, 2017|Categories: Be Inspired|

“What about Allah?”

Once, ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) was travelling with his students. When they stopped for meals, a shepherd passed by with his herd of goats and greeted them by saying: “Assalaamu ‘alaikum”. Ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) invited him to join them, but he said that he was fasting.

Ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) […]

March 24th, 2016|Categories: Be Inspired|