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What Is Midlife Crisis In Married Men?

His phone blinked with a new message. She casually glanced over to see if it was a message from their son who needed to be picked up from after school activity. The message read I love you and I can’t wait to be with you tonight with a trail of …

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Raise not the Niqaab

  (Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah]  ‘Aasim Al-Ahwal (rahimahullah), a renowned narrator of hadeeth, mentions the following: We would go to Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) (to learn hadeeth). Whenever we would go to her, she would use her jilbaab to cover her face as a niqaab. We once said to her, “May Allah …

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Hardships & Calamities – Inspirational

ibnumasood.co.za Instability: The world is something that is never stable. One can be rich today, poor tomorrow, healthy today, sick tomorrow, happy today, and sad tomorrow. There is absolutely no certainty of any comfort or luxury lasting. Disbeliever: Since this world is all that the disbeliever has to live for …

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Sahih Hadiths Outside The Six Famous Books

Question Are we to only follow Hadiths from the sihah sittah? Or are the Hadiths in other books, like Musnad Ahmad etc also acceptable?   Answer In matters of jurisprudence (fiqh) we should follow whatever our Fuqaha have deduced from the Hadiths. One should never endeavour to follow Hadith directly without the …

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Sayyidah Juwairiyah and Maimunah bint Harith RA Part 9

Mothers of The Believers Series   Name and lineage   Juwairiyah bint al Harith ibn Dirar ibn Habib ibn Khuzaimah al Khaza’iyyah al Mustaliqiyyah She was a captive in the Battle of Banu Mustaliq, also known as the Battle of al Muraysi’, in the fifth or sixth year after hijrah. She …

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Concept of child-free life

  Question As-salamu aleikum. What is Islamic view for being “childfree”, voluntary childless (without reason or with reason like “I will be bad parent due some problems)? Is it haram, might it cause sin, curse from Allah or loosing of rizq/barakhat in life? (Question published as received) Answer   In the Name …

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The World’s Fastest-Growing Religion?

  Some months ago, I participated in an interfaith dialogue meeting. There were people from different faith backgrounds there. They spoke about the religion they followed or claimed to follow. Some of them may have also thought that they were present in order to ‘represent’ their faiths. But what about …

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Safeguarding the Secret

Imagine a woman who possesses an exquisite piece of jewellery. She values it, cherishes it and guards it, always fearful for its safety. One day, in a moment of negligence, she confided in a person whom she had wrongfully regarded as a friend, informing her of the jewellery, its location …

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Are YOU a cannibal?

She looked straight into the eyes of her latest victim. She drank every drop of information like a blood thirsty vampire as her dear friend poured her heart out about her impending divorce as well as her husband’s infertility issues. The expression on her face was that of sympathy and …

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