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By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   There was a lady who visited her doctor for a check-up. She explained to him that whenever she used a certain organ in her body, she found herself in trouble. It would become so bad at times that her brother starts fighting with his sisters, …

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Stoop to Conquer: 10 ways of honoring servants

    By Sadaf Farooqi Most Muslims in Eastern countries employ domestic staff as a norm. For some, domestic helpers are a priceless resource who significantly ease our day-to-day chores. Conversely, for others, they can be a source of distress and chagrin. Many women complain to each other about the …

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Cheating and Deception

    Cheating and deception are despicable characteristics that are beneath a decent person.  Intentionally distorting the truth in order to mislead others contradicts the values of honesty, which requires an attitude of sincerity, straightforwardness, and fairness that leaves no room for cheating, lying, trickery, or deceit.  There are many …

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FRIENDS ARE LIKE TREES

  I have this tree analogy when I think of people in my life, be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whomever…They are all placed inside what I call my tree test. It goes like this: LEAF PEOPLE Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on …

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Whatever happened to manners?

  By Sister Jasmine Khan ( eislam ) I was travelling in a bus one day; it was crowded with school children on their way home. As I tried to tune out the chattering of shrill young voices, I looked around and felt that there was something wrong. Then I …

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In an age of mass violence, has humanity lost its value?

  By: Maryam Hedayat Source: MuslimVillage.com Every single day, we come across numerous instances of how a man stabs his brother to death on a dispute of land, how a husband kills his wife just on some baseless suspicion or personal quarrel, how a son murders his father because he is …

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The Qur’an on Patience, Resolve and Success

“Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”    Posted by: MV Media   In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience   Allah Most High tells us in the Qur’an: “And We will surely test you …

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The Lofty Status of the Sahaabah

The Lofty Status of the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) and the Need to Respect them ihyaauddeen.co.z Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had secretly discussed among the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of his plans to attack Makkah Mukarramah. However, Haatib bin Abi Balta’ (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had sent a letter to the people of Makkah …

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The Power of Forgiveness

The act of forgiveness is a strategy to become neutral, to reset the game, to start fresh. Forgiveness is a decision, an intention to get out of guilt, to clear all the debt and baggage that keeps us stuck in self-destructive patterns. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone the …

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Promises, Promises

  No two words can invoke as much hope and confidence as, “I promise.” As children we are taught that promises are unbreakable pledges which cannot be defaulted on under any circumstances. But, as we grow older, the old adage of, “promises were meant to be broken,” more often justifies …

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