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Prophet Lut (AS) – Sodom

Prophet Lut AS was the nephew of the Prophet Ibrahim AS. The story of his people and the punishment they were afflicted with was a shocking incident in the life of Ibrahim AS. Lut AS, as you will recall, left Ur with Ibrahim AS and settled in Palestine. Nothing authoritative …

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A special thanks to those who…

A special thanks to those who traveled across the globe for vacations this summer and did not announce their arrival in airport X or resort Y, out of consideration for their friends’ feelings and circumstances. A special thanks to those who visited the world’s fanciest hotels this summer and resisted …

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Bearing the Burdens of Others

One of the greatest privileges and favours which ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) enjoyed from Allah Ta‘ala was that he was raised in the care of none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The circumstances which led to him entering the care of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are as follows: Before Rasulullah (sallallahu …

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Selfies—Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs

Susruthi Rajanala, BA1; Mayra B. C. Maymone, MD, DSc1; Neelam A. Vashi, MD1 JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0486 We live in an era of edited selfies and ever-evolving standards of beauty. The advent and popularity of image-based social media have put Photoshop and filters in everyone’s arsenal. A few swipes on Snapchat can give …

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Smile

The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “To smile in the company of your brother is charity. ” (Bukhari) It seems that nothing has more power to elevate a mood than the impact of a genuine smile. The benefits of a smile extend not only to the recipient …

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20 tips to becoming a better person

  ONE of the things we constantly try to do is be a better person. That’s because we know that being a better version of ourselves will help them be more successful in life. In this article, we’ll take about 20 tips that will help you be a better person. They …

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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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The New Addiction – Cell Phones as Cigarettes

DIANE FRANCIS Smartphones are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes—and the second-hand consequences are alarming. Cell phone usage is becoming the new smoking. These devices are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes. People now remain glued …

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Why Forgive Others This Ramadan?

You know you’re right. You know what I’m referring to – those times when you get into an argument(s) with a family member, friend, boss, employee, coworker, classmate, teacher or whoever. You know your facts are right or that you’ve been wronged with an insulting remark, sarcastic comment or rudeness. …

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