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The Illusion of “Perfect”

Yasmin Mogahed August 13 at 12:54pm ·  As someone who has struggled with depression my entire life, I’m grateful that it’s finally being talked about. It is, of course, tragic that it took the suicide of a comedian to make it happen. In an age of selfies and photoshopped Facebooks, it’s …

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THE MORE EVILS WILL OPEN UP BEFORE THEM.

BY SHAIKH MUHAMMAD IBN SALIH “The more people increase in comfort and luxury and the more they open up before the people [with the Dunya], the more evils will open up before them. It is comfort and luxury that destroys a person. Because if a person was to concern himself …

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The first ten days of Ramadan: pure mercy

   Posted by: MV Media By: Maria Zain Ramadan is known to be broken down into thirds. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the “Ten Days of Mercy”. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the “mercy” really mean to Muslims? One …

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Lower your gaze and Raise your Status

Motivational Story Cii Radio | 23 June 2014/24 Shabaan 1435 This is a story of one of the companions of Rasulullah SAW whose name was Tha’laba ibn Abdur rahman RA. He was a young man about the age of 16 and he would always run errands for Nabi Muhammad SAW. …

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Courage!

By Sister S Bemath eislam.co.za Many of us are poor imitations of what we ought to be . . . It is a fact of life that all successful people have one trait in common—courage. Without it there is little hope for achievement and fulfilment. We can never be our …

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Think Positive. Be Productive

By Areeba Altaf saudilife SAMIA kept checking the notifications on her mobile, desperately waiting for her friend Leena’s email. Why is she taking so long to reply? Is she angry with me? Doesn’t she need me anymore? Many such thoughts flashed through Samia’s mind. But things were completely the opposite …

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How to build a commitment to Allah SWT at a young age

 THREE Inspiring Stories Bint Assalaam – Cii Radio | 4 June 2014/5 Shabaan 1435 Leading a double life means being Muslim at home and being someone else at school or university, at work or in other circles. Those who can relate to leading a double life have probably done it or …

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Whatever you do – Do it to the best of your ability

Fatima Haffejee | Words weren’t always my strong point (even now, I’m not sure it still is) and yet, I’ve, since as long as I can remember, been an avid journal writer. It is something beyond description to be able to recollect your life in words. Almost like watching a video …

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OVERCOMING TESTS FROM ALLAH

  By virtue of being created as human beings, we will be tested. We will be thrown into countless trials, into situations that may arise unpleasant and awkward, and into times of difficulty when it seems as though there is little reason to hope. Tests will come at us from …

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On Mercy and Kindness

YMD May, 2014 MERCY is a special Attribute of God, and Rahman (the Beneficent) and Rahim (the Merciful) are His Excellent Names. The bondmen are blessed and deserving of Divine Mercy to the extent to which a reflection of this virtue is present in them, while those who are cruel …

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