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A special time There are many, many Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world who, due to various negative influences and bad elements, find themselves 'de-railed' from Deen (Religion). Many others sit on the fence, wanting to enjoy or benefit from both sides of the fence - engaging in sins as well as being practical on certain teachings of Deen. However, deep in their hearts is the desire to get back on track, and once again become good, practical Muslims; to jump off the fence and enjoy the green pastures of Islam.

A standard prescription that I give as a reply is as follows. Alhamdulillah, many who followed through with the prescription have found a whole new life - of peace, happiness, blessings and mercy. Once a believer tastes the sweetness that comes with obedience, there is no desire to return to any form of disobedience. As Muslims, we should:

Contemplating on the consequences of sinful behavior and putting a little bit of Mujahada (effort), which entails 'not doing', will Inshallah result in having our sicknesses are cured.

Together with this:

By doing these few things, you have won more than half the battle. And it is not as difficult as Shaytaan and nafs whisper and try to pull you off of the right path. A little courage, a little effort and a little sacrifice are all that is required.

May Allah SWT grant us His Love, such that it becomes easy to give up all sins and submit to His Obedience. May He protect us all from the mischief of Nafs and Shaytaan. May He fill our hearts with Love for this beautiful Deen and inspire us in being a practical and good Muslims and be true role-models to our community.


The Islamic Bulletin
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Vol. XX, No. 26
Note from the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Everyday Dua'a
Giving Up Sins
Thomas Jefferson's
Finding Islam
in America
The Wisdom in Islam
Women in Islam
How I Embraced Islam
Mecca Metro Station
Hajj / Umrah Guide
99 Names of Allah
Supplications After
Remembering Allah
Stories of the
Quran & Science
Cook's Corner
Excellence of Reading
the Quran
The Arabic Alphabet
Tajweed Chart
Islamic Dietary Laws
Kid's Corner