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The Unforgiving Reality of Adultery/Infidelity

    We as Muslims in this country have an attitude that we are immune to certain calamities or illnesses and so we don’t need to learn about these issues because it will never affect us. This amongst other things is the ignorant attitude that is allowing these problems to …

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Islam and the Gym Culture

    Question:   Many men go to gym. Other members are wearing inappropriate clothing and loud music is blaring. Females also frequent the gyms.          a) Can the parents stop the male children from going to the gym?          b) Can the wife …

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Marrying two Sisters Concurrently

    Nasihah (Advice): Fostered (Suckled) Siblings   Sayyiduna Uqbah Bin Haaris Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: I married a woman and then a black woman came to us and said, “I have suckled both of you (your wife and you).” So, I came to Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and said, “I married …

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Why Must I Obey My Husband?

Question: I am a Muslim female who is a feminist and believes Islam does and shouldn’t subjugate and degrade women. Lately I have been getting a lot of questions in my mind. I want to know why in Islam a wife has to obey her husband. Just them being strong …

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Living my Dream

  Assalaamu ‘alaikum In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful. My journey into purdah was not an easy one. I left school at the age of 14 and went to madrasah. It was my father’s dream for us, his daughters, to be in purdah and become …

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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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From Darkness to Light

  My name is Sumaiya and I would like to inform my respected readers about what I was and what I have become now. I am a born Muslim Alhumdulillah, however I did not grow up in an Islamic environment. My parents separated when I was in grade 11, my mum …

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A Different Take on Why We Need to Exercise

As a personal trainer, when asking potential new female clients what their reasons and motivations are for starting an exercise programme, all too often the response is “I hate my body; I need you to help me make it look right”. Only to see them lose heart and motivation halfway …

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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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Back to School

By Umme Ammarah Schools are about to open and you’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that holidays are just about over. Back to School comes with a barrage of projects, homework, sports practice and of course a day filled with pickups and drop offs. “The roots of education may …

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