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Halloween

Halloween: To say “hello” to it or not? By Abu Muhammad Yusuf Islam is a complete way of life. Its wisdom is profound. What Islam prescribes and what it prohibits is always of tremendous benefit for humanity as a whole. Every year, on the evening of October 31st, millions of …

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12 Epidural Realities

By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI on 21 October 2012. SOME women love their epidurals (medication administered straight into the spinal cord space during labor to numb the body from the waist down so that she doesn’t feel her labor or birth). But I wonder how many have considered the added …

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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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Muslim Fathers Have to Man Up

by Yahya Whitmer As-Salamu Alaykum, There is an old saying that goes “It takes a village to raise a child”. To me, that statement emphasizes the tremendous impact that a child’s environment and peers has on his or her development. In a hadith narrated by imām Muslim, the Prophet ṣallallāhu …

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Celebrating Birthdays in Islam

Question: My question is regarding celebrating birthdays. I don’t celebrate birthdays, but my family members do. Every year my in laws take my daughter out to celebrate her birthday. I have tried explaining to them in light of Deen and why we do not celebrate birthdays. My husband won’t say …

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20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness

20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI NO one likes feeling nauseas. It’s even worse when you actually vomit. But as we all know, morning sickness and pregnancy often times go hand-in-hand. It’s just one of the many “joys” of expecting a baby. Unfortunately, despite its …

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Parenting: Swimming Against the Current

by Umm Reem muslimmaters.org We are living in a strange time of rat races, struggling to keep up with others around us. This race is not only limited to our wealth, status, or any other type of materialism, but also includes the way we carry out many of our daily …

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A Wake-Up Call For Muslim Parents

A Wake-Up Call For Muslim Parents By Sadaf Farooqi Bismillah Out of all the hi-fi, over-hyped, glamorized, overpaid and stereotyped careers that make news today, peppered with extensive media attention such as red-carpet awards, talk-shows, exclusive interviews and photo-shoots, the single most important and pivotal occupation a person – especially …

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Soft drinks, hard facts

By John Naish In children, soft drinks have been linked to addict-like cravings, as well as twisting kids’ appetites so they hunger for junk food. London – Once upon a time, fizzy drinks were an occasional luxury treat. Now, many of us think nothing of having at least one every …

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“Orphans” …with Parents!

“Orphans” …with Parents! It’s a beautiful sunny day, Moosa and Fatima, two bubbly and vibrant 5 year old twins, try to draw their parent’s attention to the lovely sandcastles they had been constructing for hours in the garden. Dad is too busy viewing television and replying to emails on his …

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