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Stop avoiding afternoon madrassa!

  2014.05.13Guest contributor, teenager herself, Fatima Moolla of Timeless Teenz reminds us not to dodge afternoon maktab, no matter how busy we think we are.   We’re at a crises level with so many parents thinking that they don’t need to send their children for Islamic education. All these excuses: “It is …

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The problem of women, education, and marriage

by Maryam Hedayat Source: muslimvillage.com   Although we always talk about the advantage and equality of education for both men and women, yet when it comes to the point of marriage, men usually prefer to have less qualified women than they are. We live in a society more equal than ever …

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Meaning of ‘La ilaha illAllah’ & its Conditions

By Bint Mohamoud saudilife Part 1 LA ILAHA ILL-ALLAH – the shahadah or declaration that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah – is a profound statement that has a huge implication in Islam. While the majority of us today can utter and live by the statement without the fear …

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O! Teacher Stop Teaching

  By Mirza Yawar Baig 05 February, 2014 Countercurrents.org Our present methods of teaching which are inflicted on by far the vast majority of children the world over are the single biggest cause for killing the imagination that every child is born with and making them into square blocks which …

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The Madrasah System – The Pride of our Community

  The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it’s Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.   Al-hamdulillah, Allah …

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Top 10 reasons to turn off your TV

  by Mark Stibich   Source: TvTurnOff.org Muslimvillage.org   Turning off your television will gain you, on average, about 4 hours per day. Imagine if you took that time to exercise, give your brain a workout and develop strong relationships. Not only would you be adding years to your life, you would …

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Imam Abu Hatim Razi (رحمه الله)

  Imam Abu Hatim Razi (رحمه الله), One who memorized 300 000 Hadith! Al-miftah.com Imam Abu Hatim, Muhammad ibn Idris Ar-Razi (رحمه الله) was born in Ray (Tehran –Iran) in the year 195 A.H. and he passed away in the year 277 A.H. Lengthy Sojourn He first set out in …

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So Much To Do, So Little Time…

By Areeba Altaf Saudi Life “IT’S 9 p.m., and there are still three assignments that need to be submitted by tonight. I have to attend a one-hour lecture at my virtual university, and then there’s dinner. And yes, I had to call a friend who had been waiting for my …

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Good Manners

One of the most beautiful things I found in Islam when I first encountered it was the emphasis on good manners. One quote a shaykh once made in a lecture particularly stuck with me: A Muslim is made by manners. Nowadays something strange is going on in the UK, where …

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The Reality of Sahih (Authentic) Hadith outside Bukhari & Muslim

  The following paragraphs discredit the erroneous claim of some individuals: that only the narrations of Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are authentic. This rebuttal is summarized in five points. An Outdated Misconception Firstly, in the fourth century of Islam, there existed a deviated sect which – like some individuals …

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