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Inspiration

A Letter to Allah

  Dear Allah Ta’ala,   It hailed here in Karachi last month, and as surprising and exciting as it was, it left me with a terrible, sinking feeling in my heart. Because of the sudden harsh weather, the girl who helps with the household work at our place could not …

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Living my Dream

  Assalaamu ‘alaikum In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful. My journey into purdah was not an easy one. I left school at the age of 14 and went to madrasah. It was my father’s dream for us, his daughters, to be in purdah and become …

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Just one “A”!

By Abdur Rahmaan Umar   It had been a long two weeks thought Taheera as she stole a moment to gulp down her now lukewarm tea. Yes, it had been two long weeks of covering books, sharpening pencils and struggling to make up sets of pencil colours from leftovers of …

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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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Enter people’s homes blind and leave it deaf.

One friend asked another friend :   “What did your husband gift you to celebrate your child’s birth?”   The friend replied that he did not give her anything.   The first friend was surprised and questioned her friend as to whether this was a good thing. She asked her …

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Envy – Jealousy

Maliha is lying in bed, her laptop resting on her lap. She hasn’t gone to work the last three days, spending the entire period lying around, browsing Facebook, eating chocolate bars, crying violently, or just staring at the ceiling for hours at a time. At thirty eight, Maliha had achieved …

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The Seat of Health

  When many of us think of serious health problems we might think of heart disease or cancer. Others might think of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. One organ, and the diseases associated with that organ, is often overlooked. That organ is the kidney, and the health implications of kidney disease …

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The Hidden Gems of Fajr

  For many of us, waking up for Fajr can be difficult and burdensome however, there are some virtues that we fail to realise! 1) Oath by Fajr 👉As Muslims, we are not allowed to take oaths by anyone other than Allah, But Allah, the Most Majestic can take an …

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Islamic Spirituality and Mental Well-Being

Introduction Modern science has recently taken a keen interest in the wisdoms found in the ancient eastern traditions such as Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Hinduism. In the relatively new field of positive psychology,[1] many of these eastern traditions are utilized to enhance general well-being.[2] The Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation is a …

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The Superiority of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za وَإِذْ أَخَذَ اللَّـهُ مِيثَاقَ النَّبِيِّينَ لَمَا آتَيْتُكُم مِّن كِتَابٍ وَحِكْمَةٍ ثُمَّ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مُّصَدِّقٌ لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ لَتُؤْمِنُنَّ بِهِ وَلَتَنصُرُنَّهُ ۚ قَالَ أَأَقْرَرْتُمْ وَأَخَذْتُمْ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكُمْ إِصْرِي ۖ قَالُوا أَقْرَرْنَا ۚ قَالَ فَاشْهَدُوا وَأَنَا مَعَكُم مِّنَ الشَّاهِدِينَ ﴿٨١﴾ When Allah made the Prophets enter into a covenant: (saying) “If I …

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