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Silent Tragedy – Parent / Child Relationship

EVERY PARENT WHO CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HIS/HER CHILD SHOULD READ THIS     “I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message. Even if you disagree with my perspective, please, just follow the …

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What Role Does The Father Play part 2

  What benefits does a child receive from his/her relationship with dad that are notably different from those derived from their relationship with mom?   Paternal Authority . In a well-functioning family, the very presence of the father embodies authority and discipline, and it is conveyed simply by his daily …

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8 Simple Steps to Help You Prepare for Ramadan

Have you ever wondered why it is difficult to concentrate in your prayer? Or why your faith throughout the year is not on a high like it is during Ramadan or through Hajj? Maybe it is because we usually jump straight from a phone conversation into Takbir or because we …

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Zakat: Trickle-up economics

The commentaries on Quranic and Hadith texts extol the benefits of Zakat and provide an extensive rationalization for its institution as a pillar of Islam. Some benefits include Zakat’s impacts on fostering social cohesion, providing a safety net for the poor, and forcing capital circulation in the market. Zakat, as …

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Honouring the Knowledge of Deen (Islam)

  Haaroon Rasheed was an ‘Abbaasi Khaleefah who ruled over the Muslim empire from 170 A.H. until his demise in 193 A.H. at the age of forty-five. On one occasion, when Haaroon Rasheed came to Madeenah Munawwarah, he sent a messenger to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) with the following message: “Come …

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Custody of children after divorce

Question My husband gave one talaaq ba’ain. I few weeks later I discovered I was 7weeks expecting. After delivery of baby and iddah expiry I want to know who has custody of this child? Mother or Father? (question posted as received) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Saudi America : A Modern Secular Muslim State is Reborn

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat From being the most powerful, honourable, respectable, chivalrous, pious, progressive, courageous and admirable nation once on earth, the Arab leaders of today have sullied the name and the race of our most noble Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him).  The present Arab powers, …

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A reflection before Ramadaan

  As the Hilaal for Shaaban is sited take a moment to stop and introspect. The most blessed, beautiful an auspicious month is dawning on us and it is up to us to ensure that we are ready to make the most of the month. By that I don’t mean …

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