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Ramadan, the Habit Change Opportunity: Taqwa

Mirza Yawar Baig THEY say, ‘Habits make a person.’ Psychologists tell us that habit change takes 21 days. If someone does something continuously for 21 days it will become a habit. We are about to come to the Annual Habit Change Workshop that Allah sends as His Mercy every year …

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Beauty is Skin Deep

Beauty is Skin Deep Question: I am going to be getting married shortly.The girl that i am proposed to is pious and Deeni conscious,however im not too sure of getting married to her because she is not as good looking as my friends wife and others.What should i do? Answer: …

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Woman+Mother=Jewel

If I teach a child to read at school, I’m called a Teacher. If I teach my child to read Qur’aan n his sunnah Du’aaz at home, then I’m just a mother. If I plan lessons for a class, I’m called a Curriculum Coordinator. If educate my child home, then …

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25 Advices for Ramadan

25 Advices for Ramadan From the book Khulaasatul Kalaam 1. Fast Ramadhan with belief and truly seeking the reward of Allah the Most High so that He may forgive you your past sins. 2. Beware of breaking your fast during the days of Ramadhan without a valid Islamic excuse, for …

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Stoning, lashing, et al:of Shariah

CAPITAL punishment is applicable to crimes committed against the five basic human rights that we mentioned: Life, property, honor, religion and intellect. The penal system can be divided into three categories: Hudood; Qisas; and Ta’zeer. Qisas has already been discussed in the first part of this article. Ta’zeer is disciplinary …

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Ramadaan

Lifetime Opportunity You have been given an opportunity of a lifetime. A business operates twenty four hours a day. The owner wishes to take a holiday and has requested you to run the business for one month. The arrangement is that for every second that you will personally man the …

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Zakaat on precious stones?

Question and Answer: Q. Is there Zakaat on precious stones, gems, diamond and expensive ornaments ? (Question published as received) A. No. There is no Zakaat on precious stones or metals besides gold and silver unless they have been purchased with the intention of resale. In this case, they will …

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Virtues of Charity

1. It is mentioned in a Hadith that generosity is a great attribute of Allah Ta’ala. In other words, Allah Ta’ala is extremely generous. 2. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the servant of Allah gives a small piece of bread as charity. In the sight of Allah Ta’ala …

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