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Exams are over….

By Abdur Rahmaan Omar We tumbled out of the exam hall with great haste trying to get as far away from that agonising place. Grateful that it was all over we ran around slapping one another on the back and wishing ourselves good-luck. I saw Paul running to me with …

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Imperfect

by Humaira Khan Asma was always one to focus on what was missing: the sun on a cloudy day, the tiny smudge on her otherwise beautiful painting, the single wrong answer on a test. She feared imperfection like it was a debilitating disease. And it showed. Like this evening. Five …

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A bullet to my Head or 24 Pain Killers

Maulana Khalid Dhorat “Dear Mom, I love you with all my heart. I wasn’t just meant for this world! I hope I can find a place of peace and happiness – a place I am child enough to live, yet man enough to survive. I hurt so bad inside and …

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Eight lies of mother

1. The story began when I was a child; I was a son of a poor family in Africa. We did not even have enough food. Whenever meal times came, mother would often give me her portion of rice. While she was removing her rice into my bowl, she would …

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The Third Parent

The Third Parent As Allah ta’ala states, it is part of our belief that we shall be questioned and are responsible for the following: [Verily! Hearing, Sight, and the heart, all will be questioned (by Allâh).] (Al-Israa 036) And as Rasul Allah – sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam – said, …

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12 Epidural Realities

By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI on 21 October 2012. SOME women love their epidurals (medication administered straight into the spinal cord space during labor to numb the body from the waist down so that she doesn’t feel her labor or birth). But I wonder how many have considered the added …

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The Effects of Domestic Violence

The Effects of Domestic Violence By: Haleh Banani, MA Clinical Psychology As Huda slowly gained consciousness on the floor, she became aware of her surroundings. She felt the cold tile beneath her and the taste of blood in her mouth. The thundering sound of her husband, yelling and cursing at …

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Muslim Fathers Have to Man Up

by Yahya Whitmer As-Salamu Alaykum, There is an old saying that goes “It takes a village to raise a child”. To me, that statement emphasizes the tremendous impact that a child’s environment and peers has on his or her development. In a hadith narrated by imām Muslim, the Prophet ṣallallāhu …

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Celebrating Birthdays in Islam

Question: My question is regarding celebrating birthdays. I don’t celebrate birthdays, but my family members do. Every year my in laws take my daughter out to celebrate her birthday. I have tried explaining to them in light of Deen and why we do not celebrate birthdays. My husband won’t say …

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20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness

20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI NO one likes feeling nauseas. It’s even worse when you actually vomit. But as we all know, morning sickness and pregnancy often times go hand-in-hand. It’s just one of the many “joys” of expecting a baby. Unfortunately, despite its …

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