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Qurbani Requires Self-Denial

Eid ul Adha is not simply an occasion of festivity. On this Day we recall the unwavering faith, conviction and sacrifice of Nabî Ibrahim whom the Qur’ân describes in the following words: “Ibrahim was indeed a shining example of virtue, obedient to Allâh, ever inclined to Him and he was …

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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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The Excellence of Daughters

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ASSALAMU-ALAIKUM! by Yoosuf ibn ‘Abdullaah Al-‘Areefee The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters, and along with this general encouragement Islam has given special merits to seeking and bringing up girls – contrary to the thinking of the people of ignorance (age of ‘Jaahiliyyah’) of the past …

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Object of Despair

By Fahim Firfiray From: Faiza Iqbal OBJECT OF DESPAIR Emma is a lawyer And so is Aisha too Colleagues going into court At circa half past two Its 1 O’Clock right now They grab a bite before the trial They chat about this and that Conversing with a smile Aisha …

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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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The journey of a lifetime!

The journey of a lifetime! By :Abu Muhammed At this point in time if one were to look at an air traffic flow chart one would find that at an increasing rate there is a flow of traffic towards what scientists/geographers have confirmed is both the centre and naval of …

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The Five Languages of Love

The Five Languages of Love by Sh. Abdullah Hasan Love is a quality that all human beings desire to inculcate within themselves. Whether we are husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, etc. we all desire to love and to be loved. Married or single, every adult has an emotional love …

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