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The Ugly Side of ‘the ‘Beautiful’ Game’

With a fanbase of an estimated 3.5 billion compared to a world population of 7.5 billion,[1][2]football is the most popular sport in the world and its following is incredible. The spring and summer months entice added attention with the seasons’ grand finales. Clubs compete for domestic and European honours in …

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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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Lunar Eclipse and Ṣalātul Khusūf

An eclipse of the moon (lunar eclipse), which will be total, will be visible from South Africa on the night of Friday, 27th July 2018. This phenomenon takes place when, by the Will of Allah, the earth comes between the sun and the moon and covers the entire moon with …

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Do not let your smartphone outsmart you!

  We all know that the three most essential elements needed for human survival are: Air Water Food Right now another element is rapidly gaining importance in the lives of humans and may soon become the fourth element essential for human survival. That element is the smartphone. Yes, the smartphone. The …

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The Mask of Social Media

  If you’re not careful, you’ll be fooled to think perfection exists. From perfect flawless selfies to wow holiday destinations….social media has people selectively glorifying their lives.. Posting their best food, clothes and moments to create the perception of an ideal life… Behind the scenes however, reality chronicles a very …

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Understanding Secular Education

 www.ka.org.za Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem By Shaykh Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq  (Daamat Barakaatuhum) When I was lecturing at the Rand Afrikaans University, a professor, who was head of the department, mentioned to me, during a conversation: “The day the Primary Level Religious Institutions (Makaatib) do not exist, the Muslim community will …

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The Devil’s Net

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer  http://www.youngmuslimdigest.com/ The social sites that nets billions of youth, are dominated by free-thinkers, atheist and the gay. These sites help the youth cut off their elders from themselves. A sea divides father and son, mother and daughter. They are liberated from such ties by the Satanic …

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The evil of sporting competitions (World Cup)

  The sport of Football:   Defining the sport: This sport has four factors: Two competing teams each consisting of eleven players; a rectangular shaped field of specified dimensions; A ball; And three officials, consisting of one referee on the field and two linesmen who flank each side. The two teams compete …

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FIFA World Cup and Your Spirituality

By Ehab Hassan That time we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – the 2018 FIFA World Cup! This year, Russia is hosting the 21th World Cup soccer tournament from June to July  and it’s the biggest sporting event on the planet. It’s that time when the entire world stops …

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