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However, there are certain rules and guidelines imposed upon us which we disobey at our peril. These are the commandments of Allah, and when we are conscious we realise that since Allah in fact made us, or created us, Allah indeed knows what is best for us. The five daily Salaah is one case in point. We know that it is compulsory, but very often we become neglectful and do not perform it at all. Or, when we do, we make our own rules, mistakenly believing that we know better. The truth is that we do not know better. For instance, we have to perform Salaah at specific times. , Nabi Muhammad (SAW) did not bring the message that we must perform the five Salaah at our own discretion, and at times which we feel we should do it. The time of the five waqts has been specified for us, and we
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Most of us live at such a frenetic pace that when we get home from work we are tired and stressed. This is the time when impatience and intolerance flares up and we fight with our partner, or our children. A good thing to do is to remember who they are and what they mean to us. With consciousness it becomes possible to think before flaring up. The same thing often happens at work as well. When we remember that we are all working to provide a service, even if we never know who benefits from what we do, it could change our attitude. Another thing that is useful is be aware that we are all different and unique, and that we are all the divine creations of Allah. Being conscious at all times that even if we cannot see Allah, Allah is seeing us, should make us pause and consider before we act impulsively.
Rasullullah (SAW) said that on the 10th day of Muharram we should be more generous to our family. We do not have to confine such generosity to the
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