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Visiting The Raudha Mubaarak

Visiting The Raudha Mubaarak Virtues of visiting the Raudha Mubaarak: Presenting oneself in the court of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam is one the greatest acts of worship, for which great rewards and virtues have been promised in the Ahaadeeth. Hereunder are a few virtues: “My intercession becomes necessary for the …

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Freedom or Destruction?

Freedom or Destruction?   From all corners of the globe, slogans of freedom are constantly chanted. The call for freedom of speech, children wanting their freedom, women demanding freedom, etc, are commonly heard. The demand for freedom has spiralled out of proportion to such an extent that children want ‘freedom’ …

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What Islam Says About Children

What Islam Says About Children (part 1 of 5): God Guarantees the Rights of Children Islam is a religion revealed by God for all people, in all places, at all times.  As such, Islam is accessible to everybody and is particularly mindful of the importance of respect, rights, and responsibilities.  …

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The Cohesive Nature of the Family

The Cohesive Nature of the Family (part 1 of 4): Introduction God says in the Quran—in a passage that the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, used to repeat often when he would begin his speeches: “O mankind!  Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created …

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Does Islam Oppress Women?

Fourteen hundred years ago Islam gave women rights; rights that could not have been imagined by European counterparts.  Bold words!  Words that have been spoken repeatedly, especially in the last two or three decades by Muslim converts, and Islamic writers, academics and educators across the globe.  Women’s rights, responsibilities, and …

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The Debauchery of American Womanhood

The Debauchery of American Womanhood On my wall, I have a picture of a Muslim woman shrouded in a burka[1]. Beside it is a picture of an American beauty contestant, wearing nothing but a bikini. One woman is totally hidden from the public; the other is totally exposed.  These two …

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Bowing in Karate

Question and Answer: Q. Respected ulama, As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, In the question & answer copied below that was sent earlier this month regarding permissibility of Karate, there is no mention of bowing – it is my understanding that in many martial arts practices, a crucial part of the ritual …

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Polygamy in the West Today

Polygamy in the global community is common, normal and accepted.  According to the Ethnographic Atlas Codebook[1] derived from George P. Murdock’s Ethnographic Atlas recorded the marital composition of 1231 societies, from 1960-1980.  Of these societies, 186 societies were monogamous.  1041 were polygynous.  According to Joseph Ginat, the author of ‘Polygamous …

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Polygamy

                                       Polygamy Islam is criticized for allowing polygamy, for popular culture in the West views polygamy as relatively backward and impoverished.  For many Christians, it is a license to promiscuity, and feminists consider it a violation of women’s rights and demeaning to women.  A crucial point that needs to be …

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Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home By Khalid Baig “My own feeling is that we’ve pushed women too far,” says Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, the 80 year old Harvard University doctor who is frequently called “America’s Pediatrician,” in a recent interview in the Los Angles Times. “We’ve split them in two, and we …

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