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50 Virtues of Masjid al-Aqsa Every Muslim Should Know

by: Amin Habib All praise is for Allāh, and salutations and peace be upon the Messenger of Allāh, upon his family, companions, and whoever follows his guidance. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is one of the most significant sites of Islām on the face of this Earth with some of its merits unique to …

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To date or not to date?

    Girl meets boy, and life seems so sweet. Now that he is in her life, no one else exists. All day long he is the number one feature of her daydreams; the star of the show. She checks her Facebook to see if he has posted on her …

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Janaazah Salaah for Women

  Question and Answer:   Can a woman perform Janaazah Salaah in the Haram behind the Imaam? I see many South African women not performing Janaazah Salaah behind the Imaam in the Haram.   (Question published as received)   There is no obligation on women to perform Salaah in the …

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Poor yet Rich

“This car is too slow!” complained one person. “This food is too salty!” moaned another. “This house is too dark!” muttered a third. “This water is too cold!” exclaimed a fourth. “This clothing is too hot!” groaned a fifth.   Show the first person a child in a rural area …

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Modern media and the war on Islam

  http://www.matwork.co.za A stark reality of the 21st century is the revolution caused by modern media. The words and images radiated by television, radio, movies, magazines, billboards, newspapers and the internet have revolutionised the life of man. Electronic media, especially, due to their convenience and ability to delight the senses …

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My Kind, Cruel Mother

Every cook, from a celebrity chef to a humble homemaker, relies on a few essential ingredients. Safely nestled within their ‘masala dubbah’ (spice box) are powders and pods which though small in quantity, are potent in taste. It is on the foundation of these vital ingredients that the cook exercises her …

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Sisi Mubarak, Everyone!

Posted by: AbdulRahman El-Nounu AbdulFattah al sisi, we salute you. We all rise to congratulate and honour the magnificent man who has managed to maintain a moral code so profoundly. The moral code of Fir’awn (I mean) has been a long-standing tradition maintained and cultivated over the centuries to suit the needs of the wealthy …

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The Unforgiving Reality of Adultery/Infidelity

    We as Muslims in this country have an attitude that we are immune to certain calamities or illnesses and so we don’t need to learn about these issues because it will never affect us. This amongst other things is the ignorant attitude that is allowing these problems to …

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Seven worlds vs. one world

  Let us see what is happening, one evening, in the living room of one of the typical modern Muslim homes.   A middle-aged man is following Google news on his computer   His wife is engrossed in watching the recipe of making a Honey-Kissed Smoothie Bowl on YouTube.   …

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Islam and the Gym Culture

    Question:   Many men go to gym. Other members are wearing inappropriate clothing and loud music is blaring. Females also frequent the gyms.          a) Can the parents stop the male children from going to the gym?          b) Can the wife …

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