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Musical Instruments

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of Ignorance.” [Abu Dawud] The evidence against musical instruments, in …

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“Game Over”

Playing is a natural activity for a child and is even important for the correct, healthy development of a child. For a child, playing is not merely a pastime. Rather, it is a developmental and educational process through which the child learns many basic principles such as cause and effect, …

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Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis Part 2

Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis Part 1 Personal data Nothing on the internet is for free. Accessing websites using an internet browser will often lead to a cookie (small piece of data sent from the website to the user’s computer via the browser) being stored on the user’s …

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Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis Part 1

    It is hardly surprising that the iconic founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, along with a number of other tech CEOs and venture capitalists would strictly control their children’s screen time.The prefrontal cortex of the teenage brain, that regulates behaviour and evaluates the consequences of actions, continues to develop …

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What’s Gotten into Us – Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

    McKay Jenkins The author went for his regular medical checkup not anticipating any problems. Though middle aged, he was in good shape. He never smoked, ate all the right foods, and was a dedicated runner and cyclist. His only complaint was a faint, intermittent tightness in his hip, …

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Enough

  Breaking Free from the World of Excess John Naish Getting richer is no longer making us happier—if it ever did. Depression, self-harm, and suicide are on the rise. Families are splitting up. Children are increasingly pressured and some desperately unhappy. Success and happiness are now conditioned by job status, …

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Breaking up with your smartphone is really, really hard

#HELLFONE Washington – Maya Oren wants to dial back her dependence on her smartphone. She plans to do it slowly by getting a new phone – a simple one that doesn’t download apps or take photos or send her notifications. Her new device will place calls and receive them. But …

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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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