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Muharram- Reflect, Resolve & Reclaim

For E Islam by Sister Jasmine Khan Muharram is one of the sacred months of the Islamic year. Muharram is the month with which we begin our lunar calendar. It commemorates the Hijrah undertaken by our beloved The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) to Madina, where he …

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Are you struggling today?

As the scorching sun beat down on the sand, an exhausted man turned and began to walk away from his family. His shocked wife called out to him, asking where he was going. The man did not reply. Clutching their baby in her arms, she desperately asked: “Is this what …

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Winning the Race?

  By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za It may be an athletic race, an exam, a business deal, an argument or whatever; our human instinct wants us to be at the top. We all want to win the battle, but in the process are we not losing the war? In pursuit …

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Modesty is a beautiful quality 

Last night at the mall as I was standing in a que to pay for my take out, I heard a roar of laughter from a group of girls standing at the nearby eating area. I turned around and a group of young ladies were trying to get the attention …

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The Emotional Bank

We dictate how others think of us. If a person were to see you in the market and frown at you, then see you at the grocer’s and frown at you, and then you bump into him at a wedding party and see him frowning at you, you would form …

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Better Than Hajj

Inspirational Advice The great Imaam and Muhaddith, ‘Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahimahullah), would perform hajj very regularly. He would carry along a lot of luggage and travel in a caravan of many servants and others whom he would sponsor. On one of his journeys for hajj, he was accompanied by a …

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In this world you are Mr Somebody or Mr Nobody.

  A few weeks ago I attended a funeral of a young lady of 37 years who passed away suddenly of a heart-attack. Besides being the funeral of a muslim sister it became more my duty to do so on account of her once being my immediate neighbour. However this …

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 My Mother’s Day!

  By Abdur Rahmaan Umar eislam.co.za “I love you, mom,” whispered Yusuf as he wrapped the soft pashmina shawl around his mother’s shoulders. The vibrant peach contrasted with the dark rings that had grown under her eyes lately, but their brightness had not faded. Her eyes lit up as she …

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Problems, Problems, Problems…

  By Sister S Bemath PROBLEMS!!!…How we hate them! The time and energy we waste, stewing over problems instead of tackling them cheerfully and constructively, recognising them as the growth points of life and progress. Life can expose us to a series of problems. Problems evoke in us a great …

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Envious People are Losers In Life

  Envy is the biggest cause of mankind’s downfall throughout history. When one nurtures discontentment, that feeling will eventually lead to hatred and jealousy to those perceived to be better then they are – whether in accomplishment, beauty, status, riches or even number of children. It is the worst characteristic …

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