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50 Virtues of Masjid al-Aqsa Every Muslim Should Know

by: Amin Habib All praise is for Allāh, and salutations and peace be upon the Messenger of Allāh, upon his family, companions, and whoever follows his guidance. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is one of the most significant sites of Islām on the face of this Earth with some of its merits unique to …

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Tarbiyah (Upbringing) vs Ta’leem (Education)

    Sheikh Salman was asked, “How do you get your kids to love the Salaah?”   The first thing he said was, “Have them love you.”   Learn this life lesson: tarbiyah is founded upon relationship.   Tarbiyah is the raising up and education of a child such that …

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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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The Maktab – Securing your child’s Islamic future

The greatest investment any community can make is to invest in their children. Our children are our future. If we invest in today’s children and develop them into people who are firm in their Imaan, who are upright and respectful and who cherish human value more than material wealth, then …

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The Effects of Sins

1: The prevention of knowledge: Knowledge is a light which Allaah throws into the heart and disobedience extinguishes this light. Imaam Shaafi’ee (rahimahullah) said: “I complained to Wakee’ about the weakness of my memory, so he ordered me to abandon disobedience. And informed me that the knowledge is light. And …

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And They Called it Women’s Liberation

How Women Were Lured Out of the Home in the USA By Areeba bint Khalid From the 1800s to the present day, family life in the West has remarkably changed. While the West calls this change part of the women freedom movement, a look at history may show otherwise. America …

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Seerah Series Part 8: Battle of the Trench

THE BATTLE OF THE DITCH: The Battle of the Ditch took place in Shawwal 5 A.H. It was a decisive battle but it presented to the Muslims grave trials that they had not previously experienced. Allah says in the Qur’an: When they came against you from above you and from …

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Seerah Series Part 4: Hijrah

THE HIJRAH TO MADINAH BEGINS: Once the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah had taken this pledge, the Muslims had more security and some from Makkah took refuge with the Ansar. The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah ordered his Companions and those Muslims who were with him in Makkah to leave …

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