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Exessive Joking Around
...Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also said: "I tell jokes, but never tell jokes excessively and never say what is not right."...
Gambling as Viewed by Islam
While permitting a variety of games and sports, Islam prohibits any game which involves betting which has an element of gambling in it. But why do people become interested in such games of chance (gambling addiction), be it cards, billiard ball or chess at casinos and gambling dens? A number of reasons could be put forward for this...
Greed and Aspiration (story)
The Abbasid Caliph Haroon al-Rashid desired that any one who had seen the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in his lifetime be brought before him. After some time a very old woman was brought before the Caliph Haroon Rashid...
Hasad (Destructive Jealousy), Sickness of The Soul and Heart
You don't like a person because he/she possesses some thing you imagine to be good that you don't have? You feel 'sick' whenever you see him/her, hear people talking about him/her or even when you think of him/her while you are alone...
Lying in Islam
There are as many advantages for truthfulness as there are disadvantages for lying. Truthfulness is one of the most beautiful traits and lying one of the ugliest. The tongue translates man's external feelings to the outside. Therefore, if lying stems...
Practical ways to avoid arguments
We all get into arguments from time to time. But how do you deal with those people who consistently want to fight and act like they are always right? Contradicting them just feeds their desire for conflict and will cause frustration and strife. Here are five alternative methods for dealing with this type of difficult people.
Prejudice and Racism; Diseases of the Soul
You may think you are superior to others because you belong to a different ethnic group, or you speak a different language, or you are from a different country or you belong to a specific family, group, clan or race...
Pride and Arrogance Are Barriers to Paradise
Proud and arrogant individuals look down upon others and anticipate others to greet them and show respect towards them, always nurturing aspects of their superiority and greatness within their minds. This "puffed up" feeling which imparts a sense of "touch me not" is called pride (Kibr/Takabbur)...
Pride and Over-Confidence
Whoever desires (Al-Izzah) honor, power and glory in this world and the next, let him be obedient towards Allah (SWT), as He says in the Quran: If any do seek for glory and power, then, to Allah belong all glory and power.
Three States of Anger
Anger is one of the conditions of the soul, and possesses three states: The state of excess, the state of deficiency, and the state of moderation...