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Why Should I Marry?

  Introduction Marriage in Islam Why marry? Marriage and its Connection with Fornication and Homosexuality The Knock-on Effects of Fornication and Homosexuality Marriage and Masturbation A Final Word Regarding Marriage   Introduction In light of modern day, what is marriage? What does it mean? The Collins Paperback English Dictionary states …

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Valentine Day, Birthdays, and Other Daze

What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know.   By Khalid Baig Courtesy: Al Balagh – www.albalagh.net   There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah. Like bid’ah they flourish …

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The Simple Solution

    ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following incident: A certain Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once encountered a male jinn. On meeting the jinn, the Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) engaged him in a wrestling match and beat him! After beating the jinn, the Sahaabi (radhiyallahu …

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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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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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Tarbiyah (Upbringing) vs Ta’leem (Education)

    Sheikh Salman was asked, “How do you get your kids to love the Salaah?”   The first thing he said was, “Have them love you.”   Learn this life lesson: tarbiyah is founded upon relationship.   Tarbiyah is the raising up and education of a child such that …

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Just one “A”!

By Abdur Rahmaan Umar   It had been a long two weeks thought Taheera as she stole a moment to gulp down her now lukewarm tea. Yes, it had been two long weeks of covering books, sharpening pencils and struggling to make up sets of pencil colours from leftovers of …

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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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The Maktab – Securing your child’s Islamic future

The greatest investment any community can make is to invest in their children. Our children are our future. If we invest in today’s children and develop them into people who are firm in their Imaan, who are upright and respectful and who cherish human value more than material wealth, then …

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