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Sayyidah Hafsa RA in the Eyes of Sunnis and shias

http://www.twelvershia.net She is Hafsa bint Omar bin Al-Khattab bin Nufail bin Abd Al-Uzza bin Rabah bin Abdullah bin Qurt bin Razah bin Adi bin Ka’ab bin Lu’ay Al-Qurashiyya. She is the elder sister of Abdullah bin Omar. Her mother is Zainab bint Math’oun, the sister of Uthman, Al-Sa’ib, and Qudama, …

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Is It Best for Women To Offer Salah at Home?

Question Are there any authentic virtues in the Hadith for women to perform Salah at home? If yes could a few please be quoted?   Answer 1. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said to Umm Humayd (radiyallahu’anha) who expressed her desire to offer salah behind Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) [in the masjid]: ‘Your …

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House or Home?

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za “Home is where the heart is” forms a well-known phrase which we often hear. However, we seldom hear a person say “house is where the heart is”. The reason is simple – the word ‘house’ generally refers to just the structure, be it of brick and concrete or stone …

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‘The Elephant’s Rope’

By Abu Umaymah eislam.co.za   Very often our past learning experiences inhibit our development and growth. We sometimes are so discouraged by setbacks in life that we don’t explore new avenues of progress. One of the secrets of success is that we should not fear failures. Remember that “failure” is …

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Grief & Loss: Coping With Life’s Pitiless Storms

https://thehumblei.com The following is less about the reason or meaning behind suffering and loss (which I’ve written about here), and more to do with coping with personal tragedy or grief. It was written for a close family, to help console them on the loss of a dear loved one. I have added a note on the nature …

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Shaking hands with one’s son in law

    Question: What is the Islamic opinion on the permissibility of a mother in law shaking hands with / hugging / kissing her son in law and vice versa. Similarly, what is the Islamic opinion on the permissibility of a father in law shaking hands with / hugging / …

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The Significance of the Kashmir Black Day

Why Kashmiris around the world commemorate this day every year. 27th October 1947 is being the darkest day of the Kashmir history, on this unfaithful day when Indian Armed forces with the help of British conspirators landed their forces in the peaceful land of Kashmir. It was 2 pm when …

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Lack Of Sexual Intimacy In Marriage

 RAISING AWARENESS IN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY   It’s not often that we hear of an intimacy-starved marriage, where it is the wife who suffers. A sister shares her struggle.   By Umm Ayoob   It is any woman’s worst nightmare to find out that her husband is not attracted to …

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The Best Day

    Imagine the greatness and virtue of a day which according to authentic Ahaadith is:   The greatest of all days in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala. (Tirmizi #491)   Aadam (Alayhis salaam) was created on that day, entered into Jannah on the same day and also came down to …

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Sayyidah Zainab bint Jahsh Part 8

Mothers of The Believers Series Name and lineage   Zainab bint Jahsh ibn Rubab ibn Ya’mar al Asadi. Her father was the leader of the Banu ‘Abd al Shams. She was from amongst the first group of Sahabah who migrated. Her mother was Umayah bint ‘Abd al Muttalib ibn Hashim, …

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