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Prophet Muhammad(SAW)’s Last Sermon

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Makkah). After praising, and thanking Allah he(SAW) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you …

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Back To School…But What About Islamic Education?

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2013-01-07 Education is the most important and powerful tool which you can use to change the world. An educated nation begets educated children which equals a harmonious environment on earth provided it is used constructively. With the new school year only a few days …

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What is a Real man?

A phrase that has long been thrown around is the popular term, “Real Man”. Being labelled a “Real Man” has forever been seen as the ultimate compliment of respect a man could give another and to be viewed in this way has been regarded as the ultimate goal to achieve …

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Top 10 Misconceptions of Islam & Muslims

by Huma Ahmad MISCONCEPTION #1: Muslims are violent, terrorists and/or extremists. This is the biggest misconception in Islam, no doubt resulting from the constant stereotyping and bashing the media gives Islam. When a gunman attacks a mosque in the name of Judaism, a Catholic IRguerrilla sets off a bomb in …

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A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God-given liberation? I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored …

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Crime – The Disease in Need of a Cure

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 2012-11-12 Crime... A word that has injected a lethal dose of fear into the hearts of South Africans. It has robbed and snatched away our will to roam our neighbourhoods and shopping centers and ravaged our freedom, ripping it to shreds… Crime is a …

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The Concept of Taqlid Simplified- Madhabs

  by Mawlana Khalid Dhorat Taqlid refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialization) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for every view, opinion or verdict expressed by such an expert authority. …

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Watch that tongue

No part of the body has received attention from our Prophet peace be upon him to warn us about as much as the tongue. Yet, it seems that for most of us there is no part of the body we pay less attention to than our tongues. And in spite …

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That time of year….Exams

By Abdurrahman Umar For many when we hear the phrase “It’s that time of year again…” we think of year-end holidays and another year gone. For others it’s the dreaded time of exams. Again! A time of fear and anxiety, a time of wishing we had done more during the …

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Examination Do’s and Don’ts

Examination Do’s and Don’ts Do’s 1. Manage your studying. Do not lock yourself away with your books 24 hours a day. If you study for long periods will stop you really absorbing what you read, rather break up periods of studying with periods of relaxation. Reward yourself for your hard …

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